Chemonics Iraq seeks applications from qualified candidates for multiple Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Assistant (MEL Assistant) positions for a USAID sponsored project. One position will be based in Anbar. The MEL Assistant plays a support role in information capture and reporting on a wide range of program activities. Working under the supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager, the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Assistant will need to have critical thinking skills, independent judgment, and initiative and be expected to collaborate and coordinate with all members of the team. S/he will play a support role in the information capturing and reporting of program activities in coordination with the MEL Officer.
- Monitor the overall implementation of program activities by collecting data in the field and reporting at the output and outcome level in accordance with MEL plans.
- Work closely with MEL Officer to ensure that MEL plans are executed in a timely manner.
- Ensure timely and accurate data collection and reporting for baseline studies, activity monitoring, surveys, pre/post-intervention assessments, and evaluations, using quantitative and qualitative tools including but not limited to focus group discussions, key informant interviews, qualitative observation, and surveys.
- Provide input to the MEL Officer in creating and developing tools and templates to collect and analyze data.
- Conduct regular field visits to program locations and activities. Draft site visit reports and share with wider team.
- Collect, analyze, and systematize feedback on individual activities or clusters of activities.
- Assist grantees with report preparation to ensure that reports capture results and impact, not only volume of activity.
- Schedule, organize, and carry out the logistics of field data collection.
- Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- A Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in a relevant field.
- At least one year of demonstrated experience in data collection and reporting on program impact and implementation is highly desirable. Experience with donor-funded organizations is preferable.
- A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) is required. Experience working with data collection software favorable.
- Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, the general public, and partner institutions including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, and support organizations.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and exercise good, professional judgement.
- Good analytical ability and knowledge of project objectives to carry out data collection and monitoring.
- Employee will be required to travel, sometimes extensively, within Iraq.
- Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; Written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.