Global Communities

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager

	 	 

MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (MEL) MANAGER

Background

Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is implementing the USAID-funded Up to Youth Activity in Kosovo, a five-year, positive youth development project working with youth 15 – 24 years of age. Our goal is to empower youth to make a positive impact on their communities and build youth resiliency to risky behaviors. Up to Youth commenced its activities on April 2019 and works in nine selected municipalities in Kosovo to mobilize youth to be forces for positive change. The following are the three specific objectives of Up to Youth:

Objective 1: Mobilizes youth to be forces for positive change by focusing on identifying, recognizing and bringing together vulnerable youth who have the potential and will for positive change.

Objective 2: Develops and demonstrates life/soft skills among youth by preparing youth with the necessary skills to engage in meaningful ways and play active roles in their municipal and/or national economy.

Objective 3: Develops, builds and supports resilience partners in fostering an environment for youth to engage in a positive and meaningful way.

Responsibilities

Global Communities is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager for the USAID-funded Up to Youth Activity, who will be working in Pristina office, with the MEL team. The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager will be responsible and accountable for the performance of project programmatic monitoring and evaluation systems. The MEL Manager is responsible for 1) developing and maintaining the M&E systems, plans and tools; 2) monitoring program progress towards indicator targets and impact; 3) ensuring data quality assurance; and 4) supporting reporting. S/he is also responsible for responding to ongoing needs and queries for specific data, information and/or reports. The MEL Manager supervises the MEL Coordinator and MEL Assistant.

In particular, he/she will: 

  • Establish and implement M&E systems, including the program MEL Plan, to ensure program activities are tracked, reviewed in line with the overall program goal and implementation plan and have the desired impact to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Lead efforts to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results of the program activities.
  • Design M&E tools, forms and data collection standard operating procedures to track program activities, outcomes and impact.
  • Ensure adherence to compliance of M&E methodology, systems and tools.
  • Oversee M&E data base design, set up and management.
  • Ensure all relevant program staff are able to utilize the database to analyze program information and results.
  • Oversee data processing including data transfer, entry, verification and cleaning.
  • Conduct data quality assurance checks at program sites and partner organizations.
  • Develop, implement and oversee work plan related to M&E activities.
  • Promote and ensure use of data for decision-making processes and knowledge sharing among program offices and teams. 
  • Develop and instill mechanisms for collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) in the program, to enhance impact and results.
  • Support the dissemination of learning and coordinate with the communications partners as needed.
  • Support the documentation of program learning throughout the life of the program.
  • Provide oversight, direction and mentoring to M&E staff.
  • Build M&E competencies of program and partner staff to ensure accurate data collection, monitoring, data analysis and interpretation and reporting.
  • Contribute to HQ and donor reports particularly on program progress towards indicators.
  • Produce analytical summaries including graphs, charts, tables, narratives and visuals to fulfill internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Support program evaluations including mid-term and end term evaluations including participating in the contracting, design and report reviews.
  • Advise the COP on M&E-related approaches, procedures and policies and results.
  • Visit activity partner communities to monitor the development and implementation of M&E activities and support teams in line with approved travel.
  • Contribute to the Global Communities’ internal M&E newsletter and other journals and platforms as appropriate.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all privileged information regarding both human resources and fiscal matters.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time. Must be able and willing to frequently travel domestically to regional program offices and sites.  
  • High degree of computer literacy; Excel and Word are essential. 
  • Knowledge of M&E databases and analytical software a plus.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. 
  • Excellent communication, writing and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. 
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player. 

Qualifications

  • University degree; Statistical, research, or data-management content preferred.
  • Workplace experience generating, managing and reporting on data.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluations systems.
  • Experience utilizing applications in the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
  • Experience implementing, managing data systems and tools from collection to analysis to reporting.
  • Direct supervisory and management experience.
  • Flexibility and cultural sensitivity when working with NGO partners.
  • Ability to interact clearly and effectively with donors and other organizations.
  • Ability to negotiate solutions to problems.
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English, and Albanian.

How to Apply 

  • Please send your applications with CVs and cover letters to the following address kosovorecruitment@KosovoUpToYouth.org;
  • Please state “Last Name, First Name – Position” in the subject line of your email;
  • Applications will be accepted through 5PM on September 26, 2021. Applications received after that time will not be considered;
  • Global Communities provides equal opportunities to all applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, parental status, or political affiliation.

Members of marginalized groups are highly encouraged to apply.

 

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