Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager
Date: 10 October 2018
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Accountability, Equity and Inclusion
Relief International values accountability, equity and inclusion in all aspects of program and project activities, and fully respects “Do No Harm” principles. Its staff is committed to ensuring the non-discrimination of marginalized groups in the management and allocation of resources, and fostering local participation, accountability, integration of services and strategic partnerships.
Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager
Number of Position: 1
Location: Sittwe , Frequent travel to project townships
Report to: Head of Rakhine Programs
Starting Date: Immediately
General Description of Role
The objective of this position is to provide leadership and technical input for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems for RI programs in Rakhine. The post-holder is responsible for supporting MEL interventions throughout the project cycle for multiple projects, coordinating with program teams and MEL staff in target locations to establish log frames, monitoring frameworks and data collection work plans. S/he will identify opportunities for cross-programme evaluation and learning. The post-holder is also responsible for contributing to country-level data analysis through the RI ‘dashboard’ and for contributing to emerging Myanmar and global-level RI MEL initiatives
Monitoring and evaluation of projects
- Leads on strategy and design of MEL components for all RI projects in Rakhine
- Responsible for overseeing MEL throughout the project cycle and collaboration with relevant project staff for:
- the development of log frames during the proposal development process
- establishing indicator monitoring frameworks for RI projects in Rakhine
- the setting up of MEL work plans for all projects to establish timelines, responsibilities for data collection, data analysis and project learning meetings
- overseeing baseline studies, needs assessments, post-distribution monitoring, focus groups, KIIs and other qualitative or in-depth data gathering exercises
- designing data collection tools and procedures and ensure familiarity within the project teams
- providing guidance, support and training to MEL and program staff and partners in Rakhine and Shan for high quality project monitoring
- undertaking field monitoring visit to support data collection standard monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies such as MSC stories, KII, FGD, etc
- checking the quality and accuracy of collected data through a review of activities, completed monitoring forms/databases, and disaggregated data reported
- preparing MEL data for donor reports and presentations requests from RI staff, donors, local stakeholders and other agencies
- Institutes regular project learning meetings with program and finance staff to assess progress towards project objectives and trends; make recommendations based on findings
- Identifies opportunities for cross-programmatic learning
- Contributes to the set-up and coordinate the maintenance of data for the Myanmar country level ‘dashboard’ to demonstrate progress towards country strategy
Capacity building and support to program staff
- Provide other MEL staff and project staff with support and training to improve quality of data collection, storage and security
- Roll-out training to MEL and project staff in new RI MEL initiatives and data collection methods
Collaboration with RI’s global programme and MEL systems
- Compile data and other MEL reporting for RI quarterly/annual reports
- Work closely with RI Myanmar MEL team members to share tools and learning
- Engage with global MEL staff for support on MEL design and implementation issues, including data collection tools and templates, data storage protocols, and evaluations
- Ensure the values of participation, partnership, sustainability, social responsibility, cost effectiveness, transparency, and accountability are reflected in work place.
- Any other responsibilities may reasonably be required from time to time.
- University degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field. Further certification in MEL, statistics or economics preferred.
- At least 5 years’ experience working in a limited resource setting, with a focus on program monitoring and evaluation; experience in a management position preferred.
- Previous experience in managing large scale program MEL systems essential.
- Demonstrated data management and analytical skills, with demonstrated experience in managing medium to large data systems.
- Proficiency in data analysis packages (EPI info, SPSS, Strats, etc)
- Demonstrated experience in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools and processes in an international development context.
- Proven MEL training and capacity building skills.
- Previous experience in survey/baseline and end line design, collection and analysis.
- Ability to demonstrate outstanding written and oral communications skills in Myanmar and English.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV and names of three referees to Relief International at firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to Relief International at No. 202, U Wisara Road, West Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.