Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.
Pact is recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for an upcoming USAID-funded governance project in Nepal. This project will provide technical assistance and capacity building to the Government of Nepal in the transition from a unitary state to a federation of provinces and enhance citizen participation in and oversight of local governance.
The MEL Director is responsible for overall leadership and oversight of the project’s MEL team. S/he will manage the project’s MEL Plan, develop relevant MEL and adaptive management tools and processes, and provide technical training and guidance to the project team and partners on relevant MEL tools and processes and data use for decision-making. The MEL Director will lead data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is incorporated into programmatic decision-making and into program reports for submission to USAID. This position is contingent upon award.