The MEL Manager of the programme plays an executive role and is accountable for ensuring programme information and knowledge management, and high-quality delivery in Ecuador and Peru.
The MEL Manager will be responsible for:
Lead the design and implementation of the Monitoring, Planning and Learning Plan (MEL Plan) for the whole programme.
Ensuring that the data generated by activities are gathered in a trustful, precise and timely way, with an approach on good adaptive management practices and continuous improvement.
Ensuring a robust monitoring and learning system is developed and implemented across the consortium that is responsive to the needs of the programme and donor.
Overseeing partners’ MEL systems for the different programme components.
Supporting the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party to prepare donor reports and systematisation of programme information for provide to communications and outreach program strategy.
Drawing together learning from programme implementation, developing learning materials and facilitating learning across the consortium and beyond.
Facilitating mid-term and final evaluation.
Advising and overseeing the data collection service provider.
The MEL Manager will have the support of the data collection service provider and play your role with close coordination with consortium-level MEL.
Accountabilities are indicated below with approximate level of effort against each.
Person Profile To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
Engineering degree, or equivalent, in subjects related to monitoring and evaluation and/or international development, such as systems, computer science, economics, natural resources or forestry studies.
At least 8 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of international cooperation projects, preferably with some years in the environmental sector.
Experience in planning, design, and implementation of monitoring systems for tracking/performance of activities and indicators.
Experience in the collection, analysis, synthesis, management, systematisation of information for learning activities and knowledge management.
Skills and experience in the implementation and delivery of information technology services.
Willingness to work as part of a team. A team player, able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and with differing objectives, bringing people together, managing potential conflict and facilitating communication and learning.
Fluency in Spanish and intermediate or advanced command of English.
Significant experience working in the environment and/or development sector in southern America, including experience in a senior MEL capacity.
Master’s level qualification preferred in livelihoods and/or environment; undergraduate qualification in a relevant field required.
Strong analytical skills and a curiosity to learn and share learning for programme improvement.
Proven track record of developing and implementing MEL systems in complex project environments.
Ability to work collaboratively with project partners using an adaptive management approach to ensure delivery responds to learning and changes in context.
Proven track record of using key project MEL tools and skills and of supporting teams in multiple locations to build capacity in these areas.
Ability to design and facilitate learning workshops.
Must be able to clearly undertake tasks and deliver to time-pressured deadlines, including travel at short-notice and working effectively with other team members.
Fluent in English and Spanish and able to write high quality internal and external reports in English.
Commitment to environmental and humanitarian principles and to supporting people to improve their lives.
Experience of working in the Andes-Amazon landscape is desirable.
Experience of facilitating on-line learning and webinars would be an advantage.
If you are interested in this position and fulfill the requirements, please send your CV with a letter of intent indicating why you are the right candidate for this job. Please include your salary expectation and three professional references.
Please name files in the following manner: “CV_Name_Surname” (CV) and “LI_Name_Surname” (letter of intent), and send both documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line labeled “MEL Manager” by 3 November 2023.