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POSITION TITLE: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL), USDA McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program
Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) for an anticipated $20 million USDA-funded McGovern Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition program in Nepal. This results-oriented program is focused on increasing literacy and quality education; reducing hunger and improving nutrition among primary school-aged students (especially girls), pregnant and lactating women, and children under five years old in Nepal. In addition to concentrating on the production, procurement, storage and administration of nutritional resources, this project will include WASH, maternal health, nutritional education and more. The Director of MERL will lead the development and oversight of the MERL system to ensure data quality and collaborative learning and adaptation throughout implementation.
The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USDA M&E requirements are met on timely basis and guides data collection, management of the data, and display of the results – based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs. This includes data analysis, reporting, and dissemination, building capacity of M&E and technical staff in these areas, and ensuring compliance
Develop efficient and accurate data collection and analysis system that includes efficient processes for collecting and analyzing data and ensuring data quality
Lead knowledge sharing activities within project, with USDA, other implementing partners, and with target countries’ governments
Lead the evaluation efforts of the project, from the design stage to findings sharing and use
Build the capacity of the project team in MEL
Participate in Winrock International’s Community of Practice
Collaborate with communications team to visualize important findings
Qualifications and background:
Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public health, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation
Minimum of seven years’ experience managing and implementing complex MEL systems for international development projects, preferably with USDA
Experience managing large M&E databases and conducting timely data analysis and developing reports. SQL database experience preferred
Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
Experience managing and developing surveys required
Experience with capacity building in MEL required
Experience with mobile data collection strongly preferred
Experience with tools and approaches for monitoring watershed management required
Familiarity with USAID M&E requirements strongly preferred
Proven record of designing and implementing data collection tools including surveys
Familiarity with emerging trends in MEL for WASH, nutrition, education, maternal health especially in the context of Asia
Strong skills on training design and facilitation
Good command of written and oral English
Proficiency in word processing, database management, statistical analysis, survey, and presentation software (Microsoft)
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Winrock International is an equal opportunity employer.
Women, people with disabilities and those belonging to discriminated groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
All employees should adhere to Donor and Winrock International’s code of ethics, and specifically child safeguarding and trafficking in persons provisions covered in the project agreement.