Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Assistant for the Iraq Regional Program (IRP) based in Mosul, Iraq. IRP is a USAID project that aims to promote an inclusive and stable Iraq; assist persecuted, conflict-affected populations; and support stabilization and recovery efforts. The MEL Assistant plays a support role in information capture and reporting on a wide range of IRP activities.
Support the program’s M&E efforts to ensure that M&E is fully integrated into the project’s activity development cycle, including design of activity M&E plans, leading the collection and analysis of M&E data, and reporting M&E results.
Work closely with Program Development Officers (PDOs) to ensure that M&E plans are executed in a timely and on regular basis.
Support the MEL team with maintaining complete and accurate monitoring and evaluation files, including MEL data in grant files using the Chemonics grants file checklist.
Supports MEL Officer in creating and developing tools and template to collect and analyze data
Supports the design and implementation of MEL training for IRP staff and partners
Process source documents by reviewing data for deficiencies, resolving discrepancies by using standard procedures or returning incomplete documents to the IRP team member for resolution
Liaises with FPAs to ensure their submission of site visit reports
Supports MEL Officer in reviewing FPA monthly reports
Prepares initial drafts of Success Stories and other reports for MEL Officer’s review, as requested
Collect, analyze, and systematize feedback on individual activities or clusters of activities.
Ensure that consistent monitoring and relevant reporting are taking place in appropriate sections of the OTI anywhere database at each stage of project development, implementation, and closeout.
Assist project staff in drafting monthly impact and result summaries for active grants.
Assist program staff, and grantees if necessary, with report preparation to ensure that reports capture results and impact, not only volume of activity.
Schedule and organize the logistics of field data collection.
A Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in a relevant field.
At least one year of demonstrated experience in the analysis and reporting on program impact and implementation is highly desirable. Experience with donor-funded organizations is preferable.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and exercise good, professional judgment that communicates the established message of the program.
Good analytical ability and knowledge of project objectives to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans, identify clusters, and analyze monitoring and evaluation data.
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.