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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pact’s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.
Pact seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager for the USAID Bolstering Civil Society (BCS) Activity, which will assist Sri Lanka in maintaining a vibrant civil society that empowers citizens to advance democratic values, protect their rights, and advocate for the meaningful participation of all. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity.
The MEL Manager provides strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program. This individual also supervises MERL staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all MERL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Manager oversees all MEL activities, provides technical direction and support, ensures the accurate reporting of results for program activities, and ensures the program aligns with Pact’s quality standards for MERL in close coordination with Pact’s Results and Measurement (R&M) Team.
Oversee the design and implementation of the project’s MERL system in coordination with Pact’s Results and Measurement (R&M) Team to develop key performance indicators, targets, tools, and appropriate MERL responsibilities across the project.
Manage baseline assessments and support the implementation of research studies with Pact’s HQ R&M Team.
Develop and disseminate relevant M&E tools, formats and lead the provision of M&E specific technical training.
Oversee data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
Coordinate any external evaluation processes, including drafting evaluation ToR and selection of firm, in alignment with award.
Supervise other M&E staff and oversee consortium partners’ compliance with MEL system.
Work closely with partners to establish their internal MERL systems, M&E plans, and data quality management, oversee partners’ compliance with MEL system, and design and conduct trainings to support capacity for MEL among partners.
Ensure appropriate training and supportive supervision of all partners in monitoring and evaluation procedures, data collection tools, and data management practices in alignment with the MELP.
Strengthen staff and partners’ capacity in qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation techniques through comprehensive staff training, mentoring, and/or coaching.
Conduct and manage Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA); ensuring implementation of corrective actions to improve data quality and accountability of staff and partners.
Oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive project database, ensure accurate and timely storage of electronic files.
Responsible for the data analysis, writing, and review of the results and learning sections of program reports in collaboration with program staff, before submission to donor and ensure consortium partners’ compliance with internal data quality requirements and timely submissions for reporting.
Commitment to applied learning and adaptation based on data: Lead the program team on routine reviews and interpretation of data for learning and adaptation; package and disseminate timely findings in a meaningful way and make suggestions for adaption_._
Manage MERL team members
Create a learning agenda and implement a system designed to identify lessons learned and disseminate timely information.
Produce learning products and thought leadership pieces relevant to the project intervention, present in local conferences or on webinars regarding project’s MERL successes.
Other tasks as assigned.