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YMELP II - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager

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Last update: Mar 28, 2024 Last update: Mar 28, 2024


Deadline: Mar 27, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Yemen
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 10 years
Date posted:Feb 9, 2024


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International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over 100 countries and implemented over 300 projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies, and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) and institutional support across many areas and sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, agriculture, economic growth, food security, education, environment, and global health.

Job Title:                       Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Manager (MEL Manager)

Department/Location: MERL/ Aden - Yemen

Reports To:                   DCOP

Supervise:                     MEL Specialists and Coordination Officer

Type:                             Regular Full-Time

Classification:               Exempt

Overview: IBTCI is seeking an experienced MEL Manager to support the Yemen Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Project (YMELP II), a USAID third-party monitoring (TPM), and verification contract. The purpose of this contract is to monitor USAID humanitarian assistance and verify and provide independent confirmation of humanitarian aid programs in Yemen.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

  • Assist the DCOP in ensuring the quality of the monitoring reports and the smoothness of the monitoring process.
  • Review the monitoring reports before sharing with the DCOP.
  • Assign reports for reviewing among the MELs Specialists.
  • Jointly plan the monitoring visit plan with the Coordination Officer.
  • Engage in preparing training materials for monitors, protocols, monitoring tools, and reporting templates.
  • Jointly with MELs prepare debriefing reports to IPs.
  • Participate jointly with MELs in visiting IP organizations (roundtable discussions).
  • Facilitate the implementation of DQAs and Evaluations as appropriate.
  • Oversee the technical quality and smoothness of the process of the output of the subcontracting firms.
  • Engage with the subcontracting firms to ensure the quality of the monitoring reports and the smoothness of the monitoring process.
  • Engage in feedback sessions to build the capacity of MELs, and sub-contracting firms.
  • Manage, support, and build the capacity of MELS.
  • Assist in the preparation of key deliverables such as the monthly monitoring reports, presentations, and annual reports.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as directed by the DCOP and the COP.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ten years of working experience in monitoring and evaluation; preferably in Yemen.
  • Having experience in supervising teams or subordinates.
  • Having analytical skills and the ability to use analysis software for qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;

Education: Bachelor of Arts in a relevant field. 

Working Environment: Work is typically performed in an office environment. 

Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibility:  This position does have supervisory responsibilities.

Travel:  International travel may be required and may include travel to fragile and/or conflict-prone zones.

Work Authorization:  Candidate must be authorized to work in Aden, Yemen.

 Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the Organization:

IBTCI has been in business since 1987. We specialize in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning (MERL), Institutional Support (IS), Financial & Risk Management (FRM), Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP); Social & Behavior Change (SBC) and Capacity Building.   We provide these services across many sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, resilience & food security, conflict & crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth & trade, education & human capacity development, energy & infrastructure, environment & climate change, global health & WASH and humanitarian and disaster assistance. At IBTCI, our colleagues are encouraged to collaborate and be part of the solution while getting the tools and guidance needed to grow and support our clients' missions.

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