Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Associate - Malawi
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Role||Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Associate|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||3|
|Nationality||Any African Nationality|
|Degree||Masters in International Relations, Public Policy, Statistics or related field preferred|
We are seeking a smart, dedicated and analytical or field research professional to be an MEL Associate located in Zomba, Malawi. Overall, the MEL Associate will be responsible for using data to continually improve our operations, and impact on our customers. The MEL department operates like an in-house research institution and the results are used first and foremost to inform program decision-making and to rigorously understand impact.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Goal-oriented survey design, field-testing of survey instruments, and revision.
Innovate to ensure efficient and action-oriented data collection and results.
Conduct data analysis and write reports to draw both early and final conclusions and actionable results.
Work closely with the Field teams to ensure the M&E results and recommendations are understood and acted upon.
Supervision of local MEL management including Field Coordinators, MEL Specialists, and Data Coordinators which support a team of ~30 full-time enumerators. This will include the following duties:
Regular mentor-ship of MEL team members through field visits, meetings, and career reviews.
In-field supervision of key MEL activities, with an eye to "perfect" quality standard.
Quality-control and supervision of data collection processes.
Overseeing in-field follow up on errors.
Oversee the hiring and development of MEL staff.
Update hiring protocols when necessary and use them to hire top-quality data collectors.
Conduct regular trainings to improve skills of local MEL leads.
Appropriately deal with under-performing staff.
This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Strong and relevant work experiences such as rural data collection, research or prior field-based MEL work
Academic or professional experience designing and implementing evaluations/research and analyzing findings
Solid quantitative skills and experience with statistical software (STATA preferred)
Ability to multi-task well and meet deadlines consistently
Masters in International Relations, Public Policy, Statistics or related field preferred but not strictly required
Positive attitude; oriented towards