Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.
Pact is recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager (MELM) for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Sri Lanka, Increased Demand and Engagement for Accountability (IDEA). The purpose of IDEA is to ensure that Sri Lanka has a vibrant civil society which empowers citizens to advance democratic values of citizen participation and government accountability on a range of governance and reform issues. This program will seek to support civil society advocacy to advance good governance reforms, improve the enabling environment for civil society, and strengthen the organizational capacity and sustainability of civil society organizations (CSOs). IDEA will strengthen the ability of CSOs to constructively engage the public and the government as a key driver of reform in Sri Lanka.
The MELM is responsible providing overall leadership and oversight for project monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L). S/he will manage the project’s ME&L Plan, develop relevant ME&L tools, and provide technical training and guidance to the project team and partners on relevant ME&L tools and processes. S/he will lead the monitoring of data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy and incorporated into program reports for submission to USAID. This position is contingent upon award.
The MELM will report to the Chief of Party.