Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/ SWN) is a wholly Nepali-owned multidisciplinary research and infrastructure development consulting service provider. It has leading expertise in Nepal in Third Party Monitoring, capacity building of Local Governments in infrastructure service delivery, and a deep commitment to inclusive social and governance initiatives at different spheres of governance in Nepal. SWN is a choice of international development partners and the Government of Nepal for delivery of quality outputs in design and management of projects and programmes; green infrastructure development; social protection based programmes; field-based research works on social and governance issues including gender-related areas; and monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes. It has a strong in-house management capability for undertaking the above assignments. We encourage potential applicants to visit www.swnepal.com.np for more details on our team, location, and our services.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

Financial Remuneration: Attractive package reflecting competencies and experience.

Working Days: 5 days a week (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

Contract: Long-term 

Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (Central Office)

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)   

 

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems, e.g. results-based management (RBM) frameworks, that are innovative and that align with the project’s theory of change and logical framework. 
  • Win projects for the organization. The MEL Coordinator will have a pivotal role in designing and reviewing proposals, nurturing client/consultant relationships, exploring new market opportunities, and negotiating budgets and services.
  • Direct the overall delivery of projects, including the design of research methodologies, research instruments, data collection and analysis plans and risk-mitigating measures.
  • Ensure that the project design is innovative, cost-effective, and practical.
  • Lead the MEL unit and its day-to-day operations. This responsibility includes project management, contract management, procurement of services, business development, a delegation of roles and responsibilities within the team, client communication and managing multiple projects among many others.
  • Coordinate with diverse stakeholders, e.g. clients, consultants, government/non-government officials, etc. on a regular basis to ensure the effective completion of assignments.
  • Coordinate work plan activities to align with project milestones and to ensure effective operations throughout the planning and delivery process.
  • Establish strong networks with new and existing clients, donors, consultants, and stakeholders.
  • Carry out structured market analyses to forecast future project opportunities, identify ongoing opportunities and evaluate competitions.
  • Prepare high-quality final reports that align and exceed client expectations. 

Education:

  •  Advanced university degree, i.e. Master's, in economics, international development, monitoring and evaluation, political science, or other related fields.

 Professional Experience:

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the design, development, and/or implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems in development projects which are implemented by I/NGOs, IGOs, or government institutions for Nepal’s development sector.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods, statistics, data collection instruments, and analytical approaches.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in preparing and implementing the theory of change (ToC) and logical frameworks.

  • Experience leading complex development projects, including managing multi-disciplinary teams with diverse backgrounds and ideas.

  • Experience in developing and delivering monitoring and evaluation-related capacity-building initiatives. 

 Core Competencies and Technical/Functional Expertise:

  • Excellent ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams in a rapidly-changing work environment.

  • Excellent ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and implement multiple tasks within strict deadlines and produce high-quality deliverables.

  • Strong knowledge of Nepal’s development sector.

  • Professional technical knowledge and expertise in evaluation process management, evaluation design, data analysis, and reporting.

  • Demonstrates high levels of moral integrity, enthusiasm, and commitment to the growth of the organization.

  • Proactive and detail-oriented individual with a dedication to identifying solutions to problems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Nepali languages.

  • Proficient in utilizing statistical packages, e.g. Microsoft Excel, STATA, R, for data analysis.

  • Strong training, capacity building, and facilitation expertise.

  • Ability and willingness for field travel.
  • Positive attitude and a good sense of humor. 
Other considerations:
    • Strong understanding of the Nepali and international development sectors.
    • Available for interview week commencing 10th October 2022 (video conference if necessary).

To apply:

SWN offers a dynamic and exciting work environment and attractive staff benefits, including flexible working hours.

If you are an action-orientated and astute individual who would like to join our team, to support a dynamic and growing business, please apply by sending your CV indicating your current address in Kathmandu Valley no later than 15th October 2022 at info@swnepal.com.np.

*Covering letter and qualification certificates are NOT required at this stage*

We give priority to candidates who live within a comfortable commuting distance from the SWN office in Maharjgunj/Panipokhari, Kathmandu

We encourage potential applicants to visit www.swnepal.com.np for more details on our team, location, and our services. 


Job Overview

Category Consulting & Professional Services, Social Science, Research
Openings 1
Salary Based on experience
Position Type Full Time
Position Level Mid Level
Experience 9+ years
Posted Date 21 Sep, 2022
Apply Before 15 Oct, 2022
City Kathmandu