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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager - Sri Lanka

FHI 360

FHI 360

Sri Lanka
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

FHI360 is currently seeking qualified Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager candidates to be proposed on the anticipated USAID/Sri Lanka New Reconciliation Activity which seeks to support Sri Lanka's continued journey toward reconciliation by facilitating constructive interaction across diverse entities and identities to address grievances and misperceptions, fostering inclusive and transparent collaboration to improve equitable access to services and socioeconomic opportunity, and building individual and institutional capacities and leadership to interrupt existent or potential cycles of violence. The New Reconciliation Activity will likely seek to help Sri Lanka face the challenge of broader reconciliation issues, bring diverse groups together to promote national unity, recover from recent political and economic instability, integrate different groups into the mainstream political and economic system, and address local and national grievances that threaten the stability of the country. Activities will engage diverse communities across Sri Lanka, with a cross-cutting objective of empowering women and youth in reconciliation and peacebuilding processes.

Job Summary:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager (MEL Manager) will be responsible for supporting the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan for the project. S/he will work closely with the project team to implement systems to safeguard the collection and management of data and will ensure that project learning is shared with project staff and partners and is used to inform needed changes to program activities. The MEL Manager will also play a key role in reviewing, selecting, and designing final research grant activities. S/he will also be responsible for providing technical oversight and monitoring to some of these research grant activities. The MEL Manager will be located in Colombo. This position will report to the Chief of Party.

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees MEL activities in close collaboration with the Chief of Party.
  • Develops and directly contributes to the development and implementation of the MEL plan, tools and systems and oversees the implementation and integration of a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to collect, interpret, and apply data and project learning that demonstrates impact and project accountability and progress, and informs adaptation of project activities;
  • Develops and supports the design and implementation of high-quality quantitative and qualitative surveys and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results;
  • Promotes dissemination and use of lessons learned by the project team and partners;
  • Provides training to staff and primary stakeholders on the MEL plan and tools;
  • Conducts data collection and verification and contributes to project performance and data reports as required;
  • Supervises a small team and coordinates with country-based staff on data collection and MEL activities to be conducted in the country;
  • Contributes, as requested, to the design and oversight of project-funded research activities;
  • Oversees capacity development activities on MEL topics, including the development of relevant workshop materials, development of MEL guides and direct technical support to grantees on MEL.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience managing and/or effectively implementing research, monitoring, evaluation, and/or learning activities for development activities, especially in the democracy, governance, peacebuilding, social science research, and/or other relevant sectors.
  • Experience designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research and survey methodologies.
  • Experience developing monitoring and evaluation systems and data collection tools.
  • Informed of current program developments in democracy and governance and/or peacebuilding and conflict mitigation programming.
  • Ideally, the candidate will also have worked on USAID or other donor programs and be familiar with USAID’s approach to MEL and CLA.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English; proficiency in Sinhala and Tamil preferred.

*Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

*Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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