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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer –Monrovia

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    Full Time
  • Posted:
    4 years ago
  • Category:
    Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Deadline:
    December 3, 2019

Vacancy Announcement
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been working in Liberia since 2002.
Mercy Corps invites applications from all interested and potential Liberian candidates for the following position:
1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer – 01 position, based in Monrovia.
2. Please find below the full position description for this position.
“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds,
especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer”.
3. How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their detailed CV with a cover letter along with other
relevant certificates to the email address lr-jobs@mercycorps.org.Or apply through the system below. You are requested to mention the title of the position on
the subject line of the e-mail while applying.
Hard copies of the CV with cover letter along with all relevant certificates can be dropped at Mercy Corps’ Office located
on Tubman Boulevard, Oldest Congo Town, Sophie, and Opposite SOS Clinic. Monrovia. Label the left corner of the
envelope with the title of the position for which you are applying.
Last date for the submission of CV is December 1, 2019 by 04:00 pm. Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all CV(s) without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not
be entertained. The interview process will be ongoing upon receiving of applications.
Position: Description
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Position Status: Full-time, Regular
Salary Level: Level 4
Current Team Member: N/A
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been working in Liberia since 2002.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps has been present in Liberia since 2002, focusing its interventions on Governance, Youth Livelihoods, Economic
Growth and Development. With funding from the EU, SIDA and USDA, Mercy Corps has been able to work together with
communities in Liberia to respond to their various needs bringing benefits to more than 40,000 beneficiaries through the
provision of employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and access to energy.
The Supporting Effective Advocacy in Liberia (SEAL) will ensure that Liberian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) contribute to
inclusive wealth creation for a more equal and transparent society in support of Liberia’s 2030 Agenda for Transformation.
The program seeks to ensure that Liberian CSOs are credible actors in the governance of the country through their
engagement in the formulation of public policy, and the monitoring of its implementation.
General Position Summary
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will work with the Mercy Corps Supporting Effective Advocacy in
Liberia (SEAL) program team as well as our local partner organizations to oversee and ensure the collection of quality M&E
data for the program. The M&E Officer will be responsible for supporting the SEAL Program Manager to oversee the
monitoring and data collection of the project, lead surveys, analyze data to provide insight to project team, and contribute
to report writing. S/he will ensure that performance monitoring and results reporting tools and processes across the entire
program are in place, effectively implemented and well synchronized between the two program sites.. The MEL officer will
be an integral member of the project team learning and reflection processes, leading discussion on beneficiary feedback.
Essential Job Responsibilities
● Develop M&E Plan(s) for programs and proposals.
● Develop a system for reporting and validating program data (Excel, Tola, Access, etc.)
● Work closely with the program teams and local partners, to ensure effective monitoring, evaluation and
reporting of program activities and results.
● Coordinate reporting with local partners, specifically tracking deadlines, ensuring adherence to monitoring
formats and requirements, ensuring reporting quality and accuracy, and periodic report writing, editing, and
● Compile progress against indicators and report back to the team according to the monitoring plan.
● Develop Data Quality Assessment Plan.
● Perform spot checks on the team’s data collected and reports each month.
● Actively participate in any additional evaluation M&E activities including but not limited to baseline surveys,
mid-term, end line surveys, evaluations, households surveys
Program Management
● Contribute to learning/research agenda.
● Build the capacity of all relevant team members to implement program monitoring tools, accurately enter
program data into relevant databases, and enable them to develop excellent reports and other documents.
● Build the capacity of our local partner organizations through ongoing training and support on: monitoring
tools, entering program data into databases, the development of reports and other documents.
● Document lessons learned and success stories on the project.
● Ensure adherence to program management minimum standards in carrying out his/her duties, advising and
supporting other staff in the same as required.
● Other duties as assigned.
● Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
● Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.
Organizational Learning
● As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning
organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team
members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
● Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our
beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively
engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field
Supervisory Responsibility
Reports Directly To: SEAL Program Manager, Country MEL Manager
Works Directly With: SEAL Program team, Finance, Operations
Knowledge and Experience
● BA/S or equivalent, preferable in business administration, public administration or international development.
● 3-5 years M&E experience
● Fluent in both spoken and written English.
● Previous experience working on EU funded programs preferred
● Relevant experience in field survey/data collection techniques, data entry, data verification, and analysis
● Good understanding and skills at data management.
● Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office applications.
● Strong team coordination, listening, and consensus building skills.
Success Factors
A strong team member will be conscientious, with excellent judgement, capable of multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem-solving
and attention to detail with strategic vision. S/he must have the confidence, and humility, to work effectively with a large
variety of people who will be diverse culturally, economically and in social status. S/he must be sensitive to political and
cultural nuance and able to consistently apply excellent judgment to a variety of demanding and fast-changing situations, as
well as the ability to foster solid working relationships with Mercy Corps staff, LNGOs and CBOs. Working as part of a team
and coordinating with project personnel, as well as strong organizational skills, are essential to this position.

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