Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer (MEL Officer)

Posted 10 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Iraq Community Resilience Initiative – Ta’afi (ICRI-Ta’afi) is a United States Agency for International Development Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) program implemented by Chemonics International in Iraq. ICRI-Ta’afi aims to increase stability in Iraq by supporting accelerated recovery in conflict-affected areas, improvement of the public’s perception of local leadership, and strengthened social fabric of Iraqi communities. 
Purpose: The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer is responsible for overall monitoring, evaluation, and documentation of learning for activities under ICRI-Ta’afi. In collaboration with other colleagues within the grants management unit, the MEL Officer plays a key role, drawing on lessons learned and best practices to contribute to the development and implementation of quality activities.
The MEL Officer role will report to the MEL Manager and line manage Field Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator (FMC)
Work Location and Number of Vacancies:
The positions are based in Erbil. (1) vacancy.
  • Leads monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) efforts for a designated portfolio of small grants 
  • Develops MEL plans and tests information flow mechanisms, data collection and analysis tools for assessment, monitoring, and evaluation purposes 
  • Collaborates with FMC to ensure the timely, accurate, and reliable high-quality in-person, online, and remote data collection, reporting, and analysis for pre/post-intervention assessments, activity monitoring, surveys, and evaluations using quantitative and qualitative tools
  • Liaises with FMC, program development officers, and the field team to analyze and report on emerging program trends to inform program development and create a robust feedback loop 
  • Conducts grant evaluations, identifies lessons learned, and shares relevant information with the broader ICRI-Ta’afi team to support team-wide learning
  • Contributes to program-level learning initiatives, research, data collection and analysis
  • Provides capacity building to team members and partners on monitoring and evaluation topics
  • Other duties as requested
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required
  • A minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation or analysis and reporting on program impact and implementation required. Experience with donor-funded organizations preferred
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, preferably with respect to research, analysis, and MEL
  • Demonstrated understanding of the local and regional political context, with the ability to think creatively in conceptualizing project activities and results
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) required. Experience working with data collection software preferred. Experience working with data visualization software well regarded
  • 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
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with fellow staff members, the general public, and partner institutions, including local NGOs and governmental entities
  • Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and “do no harm” principles
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; written and oral fluency in Kurdish and other local languages is desirable, but not required
  • Willingness to travel within Iraq occasionally
Equal employment opportunities:
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices based on 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.
Additional Information
  • Contract period: 12 Months with possibility of extension
  • Salary: The salary of this position falls under band FSN-09
  • The selected candidates will be vetted.
  • Chemonics Iraq offers a fair, competitive, and transparent recruitment process. We are promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their loved ones. We are just as committed to creating an environment that encourages professional learning and growth. Our benefits include:
  • Health insurance for its full-time fixed-term employees and their dependents (spouse and children) at no additional cost. The health insurance Chemonics provides is an exclusive package with wide network in different cities within Iraq. The employees and their dependents can visit hospitals and receive treatments with no payment.
  • Life insurance for the employee at no additional cost
  • Resilience Support Program at no additional cost
  • Annual professional development fund for approved trainings for each employee. 
  • Online platforms for language and technical skills development (Mango Languages and Degreed) 
  • Contribution to Social Security scheme.
Application Instructions
Due to high number of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applications are due by 26 September 2020

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