Social Solutions

MEL Specialist, Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity

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ID
2019-1487
# of Openings
1
Category
Monitoring and Evalution

Overview

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions), is a Hispanic- and woman-owned firm consulting firm dedicated to the creation of solutions to improve the health and well-being of underserved populations worldwide. Since 2005, we have worked in more than 70 countries to provide quality monitoring and evaluation; training and technical assistance; program development and implementation; and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization and were named the top USAID women-led business partner in 2018.

Overview of the Position

Social Solutions is seeking a MEL Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Nepal MEL) Activity in Nepal. The Nepal MEL Activity will support USAID/Nepal Mission and is expected to focus on the provision of technical and advisory services in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating, and learning from monitoring and evaluation of the Mission’s portfolios, in order to improve the achievement and sustainability of USAID’s development outcomes.

 

This mechanism will provide the Mission with a set of performance and impact evaluations for varied activities which contribute to the Nepal Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCS), thematic regional assessments and studies, and learning activities that have supported Mission programming. This position will be full-time and based in Nepal.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and other USAID technical staff to develop the methodologies necessary to meet the deliverables required in the SOWs for evaluation tasks.
  • Serve as lead analyst for interpreting the results of surveys and other field data and responsible for report preparation.
  • Assist in the assessment of impact evaluations and performance monitoring.
  • Develop M&E plans, define project indicators, and collect and review monitoring data.
  • Contribute to performance and impact evaluations through questionnaire development, key informant in-depth interviewing, managing survey data collection, reviewing data, preparing datasets, analyzing quantitative or qualitative data, and report writing.
  • Interpret outcomes of implementation through data or other evidenced-based sources and provide program recommendations as needed.
  • Assist in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, environmental compliance, and management of information systems.
  • Provide quality assurance/quality control for local subcontractors.
  • Collect and verify data on technical implementation, coordinate with both technical and operation staff and contribute to overall project reporting requirements as per contractual agreements. This might entail, and not be limited to, quarterly and weekly reports, evaluation and case studies, success stories, etc.
  • Work closely with project leadership and manage directly project efforts to effectively design and implement dissemination strategies and activities to communicate analytical products developed under the project as part of learning and/or strategic communications and public outreach agenda.
  • The successful candidate will take the lead in supporting learning agendas, collaboration, learning and adapting, and knowledge management activities; all aimed at facilitating effective collaboration and promote learning and sharing among stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as applied social sciences, development economics, or monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility working in M&E for donor­ funded development programs. Previous USAID experience is a plus.
  • Experience in developing performance management plans (PMPs) and conducting data quality assessments (DQAs); analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data; using online M&E databases to collect performance indicators; conducting routine monitoring of data for a donor-funded project; and conducting participatory or impact evaluations.
  • Experience writing findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluation reports.
  • Experience in report writing, especially under USAID contracts, and development of dissemination; knowledge management and communication strategies.
  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Nepali.

Equal Employer

Social Solutions International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.socialsolutions.biz.

 

Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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