Job Announcement National Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager-Yangon                                 Date: 15th May 2019 Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 1…


Job Announcement

National Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager-Yangon

                                Date: 15th May 2019

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 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.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.

Job Title:

National Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

 Number of Position:


Based Location:

Yangon (Myanmar), Frequent travel to project townships

Report To:

Deputy Country Director

Start Date:



General Description of Role

In Myanmar, RI works in selected townships in Rakhine and Shan States, providing dignified solutions to displaced and conflict affected communities.

The objective of this position is to provide leadership and technical input for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems for all RI programs in Myanmar.  The post-holder is responsible for overseeing MEL strategy, supporting MEL staff, ensuring quality control, providing technical capacity for specific MEL interventions, and providing guidance for all project learning.  S/he will also identify opportunities for cross-programme evaluation and learning, and spearhead improvements in the way data is analysed and presented to key stakeholders.  The post-holder is also responsible for contributing to global-level RI MEL initiatives. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Provides guidance and leadership for design of MEL components for all RI projects
  • Responsible for supporting MEL systems throughout the project cycle including:
  • the development of logframes during the proposal development process, together with the program design team;
  • overseeing large-scale data collection such as baseline studies, needs assessments, post-distribution monitoring, or other in-depth data gathering exercises;
  • designing data collection tools and procedures and ensuring 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;
  • initiating good practice for data quality assurance across all projects;
  • overseeing MEL data for donor reports and presentations requests from RI staff, donors, local stakeholders and other agencies


  1. Communications and learning
  • Institutes a regular project learning schedule to ensure progress towards project objectives is being tracked and examination of trends; make recommendations based on findings
  • Identifies opportunities for cross-programmatic learning
  • Provides oversight to the set-up of the Myanmar country level data management system and appraises progress towards country strategy
  • Identifies opportunities for stakeholder communications, and development of communications materials, based on data analysis


  1. Line management and capacity building
  • Directly line manages Yangon MEL staff and provides technical line management to field office MEL staff
  • Provides project staff with support and training to improve quality of data collection, storage and security
  • Rolls out training to MEL and project staff in new RI MEL initiatives and data collection methods


  1. Collaboration with RI’s global programme and MEL systems
  • Provides analysis of data for RI quarterly/annual reports
  • Works closely with RI Myanmar MEL team members to share tools and learning
  • Engages with global MEL staff for support on MEL design and implementation issues, including data collection tools and templates, data storage protocols, and evaluations


  1. General
  • 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 10 years’ experience working in a limited resource setting, with a focus on program monitoring and evaluation for humanitarian and/or development programmes; experience in a management position essential.
  • Previous experience in managing large scale program MEL systems.
  • 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.

To Apply,

Interested  candidates should send  their  cover  letter, CV  and names of three referees  to Relief International at  or  deliver  to  Relief  International  at  No.  202, U Wisara Road, West  Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon quoting “National Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager MEL)” in the subject line. The position will be advertised no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 28th, 2019.


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.

RI values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value: Inclusiveness, Transparency and Accountability, Agility and Innovation, Collaboration, Sustainability

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.



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