Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist
Sajhedari - Support to Federalism (STF)

The USAID/Nepal Sajhedari - Support to Federalism (STF) project is a six-year technical assistance project that aims to support the Government of Nepal (GoN) in the transition from a unitary state to a three-tiered federal system. This support will be focused on achievement of the following objectives:

1: The GoN creates sound policies and legislation that empower, finance and regulate provincial and municipal governments;

2: Provincial and municipal governments are more responsive, accountable, transparent and effective; and

3: Citizens and civil society organizations in the target municipalities are more involved in local decision-making and oversight.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

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NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1

SUPERVISOR: MEL Director

LOCATION: Provincial Office (7) 

ROLE PURPOSE: 

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will work closely with the MEL Director to implement the key MEL components of this project.  

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Support all of the project’s MEL activities and support the implementation of the project MEL Plan at the national and provincial levels 

  • Ensure that MEL activities are conducted appropriately and in line with project, country, and donor MEL needs

  • Support the collection, cleaning, analysis, and reporting of MEL data according to the project's MEL plan

  • Support to identify appropriate performance indicators for tracking results and monitoring critical assumptions and/or preparing comprehensive performance monitoring plans

  • Ensure regular management of applicable M&E processes, procedures, and systems to ensure appropriate data is collected, managed and used to track project implementation and results

  • Manage, maintain and update the Project’s M&E database 

  • Collaborate with the project technical team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices

  • In collaboration with the MEL Director, develop data control processes and mechanism to be followed before, during, and after data entry to assure the accuracy of data

  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including conducting data verification, validation, and  conducting internal and external data quality assessments (DQAs)

  • Contribute to needs assessments, capacity assessments, operations research, or other data collection efforts as appropriate

  • Participate in the development of various types of data reports on a routine basis including visual presentation of key project-related data. Check the accuracy of data in all project reports and deliverables

  • Attend relevant meetings at province level and ensure effective coordination, collaboration, learning and sharing among development actors

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, Statistics, Social Sciences or other relevant fields

  • Six years of relevant professional experience in monitoring, evaluation, and research with progressively increasing level of responsibility

  • Demonstrated experience managing project M&E activities; USAID experience preferred

  • Experience supporting  M&E in the governance sector preferred

  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills required; experience managing M&E systems or databases required

  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, good judgment, and problem-solving abilities

  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills

  • Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of results and research findings

  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, Statistical Software)

  • Fluency in English

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