Job Description

M&E Specialist, Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (AMELA) Kabul, Afghanistan Project Summary: The purpose of AMELA is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning Support Services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. The services provided under AMELA will contribute to supporting USAID/Afghanistan as an effective development organization with strong learning and adaptive management processes. **Please note: Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary: The M&E Specialist, in conjunction with the Monitoring technical team, is responsible for overseeing Project Monitoring and verification (M&V) activities targeting monitoring of IP programming, in addition to the training of local Afghan staff to collect data on the outputs, outcomes, and in some cases impact of USAID funded projects. Familiarity with M&E methodologies will be considered an additional asset. The position requires travel throughout Afghanistan, subject to Security considerations. Estimated Level of Effort: Full Time NTA Rate: Grade C, Steps 1-5 Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development of a USAID portfolio-wide TPM plan, including the specific parameters of site visits, asset verification, and Data Collection for selected USAID projects and associated geographic sites;

  • Implement the TPM plan through overseeing and/or participating in site visits/site visit validations to capture and analyze data in a timely and accurate manner;

  • Manage portfolio of Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) TPM monitoring activities;

  • QA/QC of data collected on site visits for selected USAID projects;

  • As requested by USAID, conduct assessments and studies of project impact;

  • Carry out baseline surveys before projects begin, followed by periodic surveys to track progress;

  • Collect public opinion information on views and impact of work performed through the projects;

  • Train and supervise local staff to complete M&V work at project sites;

  • Provide feedback to USAID managers on project shortcomings and recommendations for improving Project Implementation and impact;

  • Work with USAID officials to improve M&V systems where site visits find deficiencies; and

  • Other duties as specified by Project Management.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field;

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience working on humanitarian projects and/or supervising TPM of humanitarian activities required;

  • A minimum of five (5) years of substantive experience in managing the TPM needs and activities associated with humanitarian or Development Projects in complex environments, ideally including Afghanistan;

  • Willingness and ability to visit project sites in the insecure operating environments throughout Afghanistan;

  • Knowledge of USAID performance monitoring guidelines and rules (ADS 203);

  • Excellent English writing skills and speaking ability, and ideally working knowledge of local languages.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
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