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Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

Oct 03, 2017

Updated 11/3/2017

Tetra Tech ARD is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager position on an upcoming USAID-funded program in Honduras that is designed to foster competitive, resilient, and inclusive market systems that provide increased economic opportunities that incorporate poor, marginalized Hondurans and reduce incentives to migrate.


The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager manages all MEL staff and activities of the project. He/she ensures that each data point reported to USAID is supported with valid data in our project office. He/she ensues the MEL Plan/Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) is successfully implemented, and updated as necessary/required by the client. The MEL Manager will be responsible for ensuring successful Data Quality Assessment(s), evaluations, and other audits.


Roles and Responsibilities:
The MEL Coordinator will be responsible for designing and operationalizing a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework, managing information flows, maintaining data validity, ensuring compliance of monitoring and evaluation activities, integrating collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) into all aspects of implementation, and reporting out to stakeholders. This individual will be also responsible for the learning and knowledge management aspect of the Activity, including leading the development and implementation of the collaborating, learning and adapting agenda, engaging technical, management and operational staff, USAID and other stakeholders throughout the process managing adaptively. As such, the MEL Coordinator, amongst other responsibilities, will:

• Lead the baseline data collection process, develop the MEL plan, and perform other related monitoring and evaluation efforts for the Activity;
• Coordinate with the COP, other key personnel, and Activity personnel, to provide monitoring and evaluation support on all technical-related activities;
• Design and coordinate learning approaches that enable analysis of data, context and emerging experience, as well as iterative adaptive management for the Activity's technical approaches, and its targets and indicators to unpredicted challenges and opportunities posed by the market, the socio-political environment in Honduras, institutional capacities and other influences;
• Improve Activity implementation through an iterative and dynamic learning approach that seeks to fill key knowledge gaps, inform interventions and, as needed, refine the Activity's theory of change throughout implementation as completed through a variety of learning processes and activities (ie studies, desk reviews, analyses, learning events, stakeholder workshops, etc.);
• Lead regular strategy meetings with COP, other Activity personnel, and USAID to analyze progress and lessons learned in order to inform and update new work plans;
• Coordinate with other Mission-led MEL Activities such as MESCLA

• Bachelor’s degree in organizational/management sciences, psychometrics, measurement, statistics, demography or other relevant field is required. A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred. However, three years of additional experience (in addition to the eight year experience requirement) measuring systemic change in market systems, including experience designing and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems, may be substituted for a Master’s degree if candidate only possesses a Bachelor-level degree.
• At least eight (8) years of relevant experience designing and utilizing monitoring and evaluation systems for activities of similar size and scope for donors/U.S. Government agencies or international NGO or institutions, preferably with experience developing and using a Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach.
• At least five (5) years supervisory work experience, including direct supervision of professional and support staff and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables is preferred.
• Proven success in leading highly collaborative, dynamic teams through processes of organizational change.
• Fluent Spanish and English
*Honduran nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


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