Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)Advisor
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FHI 360 Nepal
FHI 360, an international NGO, is recruiting a highly qualified and dynamic Nepali citizen for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)Advisor for an anticipated USAID Nepal-supported project entitled Equity and Inclusion in Education. This position will be based in Kathmandu with frequent travel to the project’s target provinces—and is contingent upon award and funder’s approval.
The anticipated five-year USAID Nepal-funded Equity and Inclusion in Education activity will support the Government of Nepal to improve equitable access to quality basic education services for marginalized communities. The objectives are to reduce the number of out-of-school children and improve learning outcomes for marginalized students. Areas of focus may include decreasing financial barriers to education, increasing use of targeted non-formal education, increasing enrollment in early childhood education, increasing the relevance of education,and improving equitable teaching practices. This activity will provide targeted support to municipalities to implement evidence-based interventions that are driven by the local context in one or more of the following provinces: Province No. 2, Sudurpaschim, and/or Karnali.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor
The MEL Advisor will provide technical leadership and oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the anticipated project. The Advisor will lead the development of the MEL plan; design, implement, and maintain MEL systems and processes to capture program activities and results; and ensure the collection and analysis of quality, timely and valid data. The Advisor collaborates with the project team, partner organizations and government counterparts to support learning, evaluation and planning; oversee data analysis, dissemination, and use; and train MEL personnel. The Advisor reports on MEL data and develops strategies for project improvements for greater impact and sustainability.The MEL Advisor will build capacity of government counterparts and develop and implement a learning program to inform policymakers and other stakeholders.
- Lead the development and implementation of the MEL plan for the Activity, including indicator selection and definition, target setting for all indicators, planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
- Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to collect, interpret and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project results and data that meet donor reporting requirements
- Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results; design appropriate feedback mechanisms to assess whether approaches implemented by the project are effective.
- Working closely with the COP, lead team of M&E officers and provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components, such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
- Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance to partners implementing monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality
- Contribute to collaborative, learning and adaptive (CLA) approach throughout the entire project; design program learning plan, ensure that findings from all monitoring, assessment and survey activities are fed back into the project and disseminated to stakeholders and partners for continuous program adjustments.
- Undertake periodic reviews of project MEL systems; provide guidance for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.
- Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, government counterparts, and other key stakeholders.
- Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc.
- Work collaboratively with members of FHI 360’s Research & Evaluation team to achieve project M&E goals.
- Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, education, international development, or related field from an accredited university
- At least 6-8 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on programs related to education in complex, resource-constrained settings
- Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
- Strong analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
- Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
- Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).
- Experience in the education sector in Nepal or the region strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of US Government rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding compliance and reporting on projects and programs.
- Fluency in English and Nepali required; knowledge in local language from Province No. 2, Karnali, and/or Sudurpaschim will add a value
To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers
Deadline for application is till October 22, 2021.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.