Demonstrated successful track record managing grants programs in high-risk and remote management environments
Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of USAID grants modalities and requirements
Demonstrated ability to adapt grants making into larger project strategic goals effectively
Experience reviewing and negotiating budgets drafting memoranda of negotiation conducting pre-award responsibility assessments and tracking spending strongly preferred
Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members partner institutions and stakeholders
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment to meet deadlines and to exercise good professional judgment that reflects positively on the image and communicates the established program message
Excellent written and oral English
Duties & Responsibilities
The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director is responsible for developing and implementing the Activity Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and designing and populating the project’s M&E system. S/he will work with technical staff to ensure timely and consistent data collection and develop databases and spreadsheets to ensure data is easily available. S/he will train staff and selected partners on M&E system operations collection methods and collecting data from technical staff and partners to update the system. S/he will perform statistical analyses and/or create graphics to inform reporting requirements and project communication products.
Lead the M&E team in designing implementing and managing a M&E system of data collection tools and procedures analysis and reporting related to project targets.
Finalize the project’s AMELP as required per the contract lead the effort to revise the AMELP to ensure its use as a management tool and lead the preparation of other MEL reports as required or requested by USAID.
Lead the design and sharing of MEL databases and spreadsheets and determine the most appropriate and efficient formatting for reporting and sharing MEL information.
Supervise a staff of MEL specialists who will organize the collection of data in accordance with the AMEP maintain the MEL systems and periodically evaluate and adjust MEL systems to improve their effectiveness and ensure accurate data compile and analyze relevant date on project indicators for reporting requirements and prepare as-requested MEL data for client requirements.
Oversee the process of ensuring data quality and integrity by periodically conducting field visits and spot checks to verify data and investigate any data anomalies.
Contribute to weekly monthly quarterly and annual progress reports as needed.
Work with Knowledge Management team on interpreting performance results and research findings to adjust them for different audiences and provide necessary inputs to the project’s communication tools.
Coordinate with technical teams with regional offices as needed and with relevant stakeholders to ensure that project initiatives are in line with performance targets.
Ensure that the M&E team regularly communicates progress against targets to project staff.
Support the achievement of overall project goals as required to ensure project performance.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Please submit your updated CV and cover letter to AfghanistanWEDRecruit@chemonics.com with a subject line (MEL Director– 002– ) no later than February 27 2021. Correspondents without a subject line will not be entertained.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
CVs received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
This vacancy is open only to Afghan Nationals
No in-person appointments or telephone calls will be entertained
Candidates who are applying for this position must fully meet the education requirement as specified
At the time of application candidates must also meet in full the experience requirement
Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide educational documents such as degrees diplomas certificates and other pertinent documents as needed. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in disqualification of their application from further consideration
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