Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning Specialist

Chemonics, Malawi

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th March, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Malawi Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests activity (“Tiphike Mwa Makono”). This five-year activity will promote sustainable forest management and energy options to maintain forest cover and reduce land-based emissions in Malawi. By increasing the demand for alternative and efficient energy options and technologies, and the supply of sustainable wood fuels from well-managed forest resources, the activity will help Malawi reduce unsustainable tree cutting in both public and customary forests, improve forest cover as well as conserve associated watersheds. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and ongoing revision of a MEL system that adheres to client guidance and meets the program’s needs for learning, analysis, and reporting
  • Provide support, advice, and oversight on activity-level and program-level monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning, ensuring quality and consistency across the program
  • Report directly to the chief of party

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in natural resources management/conservation, renewable energy, statistics, development planning, geographic information systems, or a related field — or, in lieu thereof, a bachelor’s degree and three additional years of experience in a relevant field
  • Minimum five years of experience in monitoring and evaluation on donor-funded projects
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including surveys and focus groups
  • Experience with USAID management information systems; the Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting approach; and project environmental mitigation and monitoring plans preferred
  • Experience linking research and program findings to program design and implementation
  • Experience in relevant data collection and processing methods, web-based data management systems, and data quality assurance
  • Experience with alternative energy and efficient cooking technologies, low-emissions development, energy, and forestry preferred
  • Experience with MEL for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, including carbon inventories and measurement, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gases, preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in spatial analysis, landcover mapping, and geographic information systems
  • Experience managing and coordinating evaluations and data quality assessments
  • Experience working with local organizations to ensure effective MEL and adherence to all requirements preferred
  • Experience with USAID and/or other international donor-funded projects
  • Fluent English; excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proficient Chichewa or another applicable language preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity


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