FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager candidates to be proposed on the anticipated USAID/BiH Countering Ethno-nationalism in Bosnia & Herzegovina Task Order issued under the Programming for Prevention and Peacebuilding (P4P2) IDIQ. The project’s anticipated primary focus is to address the issue of ethno-nationalistic divisions which are hindering prosperous socio-economic development of the country by implementing memorialization initiatives that counterbalance one-sided narratives of the past, increasing youth’s resilience to divisive influences, and generating media and narratives that combat hateful rhetoric and promote shared values. This project will take place for approximately 5 years, between September 2024 to 2029, with an estimated budget ceiling between $4-9.99M. Employment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360, as well as USAID approval of the finalist.

Job Summary:

The MEL Manager will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan for the project. S/he will work closely with the project team to implement systems to safeguard the collection and management of data and will ensure that project learning is shared with project staff and partners and is used to inform needed changes to program activities. The MEL Manager will also play a key role in reviewing, selecting, designing, and monitoring any research-related grant activities. The position will report to the Chief of Party. The MEL Manager will be located will be located in Sarajevo, BiH with anticipated project-funded travel throughout the country.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees MEL activities in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and participates as a member of the Senior Management Team.
  • Develops and directly contributes to the development and implementation of the MEL plan, tools and systems and oversees the implementation and integration of a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to collect, interpret, and apply data and project learning that demonstrates impact and project accountability and progress, and informs adaptation of project activities;
  • Develops and supports the design and implementation of high-quality quantitative and qualitative surveys and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results;
  • Promotes dissemination and use of lessons learned by the project team and partners;
  • Provides training to staff and primary stakeholders on the MEL plan and tools;
  • Conducts data collection and verification and contributes to project performance and data reports as required;
  • Ensures all relevant project staff are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Ensures data collection tools and systems are being used correctly by staff and subcontractors to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation; coordinate with the home office to conduct internal data quality assessments and to address any issues identified;
  • Identifies MEL technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision;
  • Supervises a data analyst and coordinates with staff on data collection and MEL activities;
  • Contributes, as requested, to the design and oversight of project-funded research activities;
  • Oversees capacity development activities on MEL topics, including the development of relevant workshop materials, development of MEL guides and direct technical support to grantees on MEL.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Eight (8) or more years of relevant experience including experience managing and/or effectively implementing research, monitoring, evaluation, and/or learning activities for development activities, especially in the democracy, governance, rule of law, peacebuilding, social science research, and/or other relevant sectors.
  • Experience designing and implementing qualitative and quantitative research and survey methodologies.
  • Experience developing monitoring and evaluation systems and data collection tools.
  • Informed of current program developments in democracy and governance, rule of law, access to justice, and/or anti-corruption programming.
  • Ideally, the candidate will also have worked on USAID or other donor programs and be familiar with USAID’s approach to ME&L and CLA.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English and Bosnian, Serbian, and/or Croatian.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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