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over 1 year ago

APROACH Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Resonance is an award-winning frontier market solutions firm based in Burlington, Vermont that helps a variety of donor, commercial and investor clients around the world achieve to catalyze lasting impact. We envision a prosperous and just world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and vibrant communities where business, governments and citizens work together creating a better world for all.

Resonance seeks to catalyze large-scale social, environmental, and economic change by new and dynamic forms of collaboration. We do this by fostering public-private partnerships, facilitating sustainable investment, and providing deep analytical insights in frontier markets. We strive to merge strategic insight with practical on-the-ground knowledge into an integrated approach that emphasizes results.

We seek candidates who are ready to apply their analytical and problem-solving skills to some of our planet’s greatest challenges in an entrepreneurial, fun, and fast-paced environment. We are looking for passionate and committed people who can work collaboratively to deliver results for our clients and stakeholders around the world.

Resonance is currently seeking Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager candidates to propose for an upcoming 5-year USAID-funded Zambia Alternatives to Charcoal project. The purpose of this activity is to promote energy alternatives to charcoal with the goal of reducing deforestation and forest degradation in certain provinces of Zambia. The position is contingent upon contract award.

The MEL Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party and develop MEL systems and indicators to capture program performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of all project activities. The MEL Manager is responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes, challenges and lessons learned to USAID and ensuring that all reporting requirements are met.

Essential Functions:

  • The MEL will oversee the collection, management, analysis and use of project data, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes.
  • Develop Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning framework, including determining relevant indicators and metrics to measure program and grant activities impact, aligning with USAID reporting requirements;
  • Oversee implementation of a baseline study on the indicators, including drafting tools and survey methodology;
  • Contribute to the program’s day-to-day and longer-term activity trackers, capturing and analyzing indicator data for reporting, identify lessons learned;
  • Ensure the grants portfolio has a rigorous MEL framework with a database and unique targets for each grantee; and advise local partners and grant awardees on requirements of technical milestone deliverables and provide feedback, in coordination with field and headquarter staff;
  • Monitor the results of the program’s activities and lead periodic evaluations, contribute to dissemination of results to external audiences, and review technical milestones to confirm they meet program requirements.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, media studies, business, international affairs or a related field
  • Five (5) years of relevant Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning experience, preferably around natural resource management, alternative livelihoods, social enterprise support, and/or open innovation;
  • Thorough understanding of USAID Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and other policies, regulations, and procedures
  • Record of maintenance and database management skills and data capture, complex statistical analysis, and lessons-learned dissemination;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability working collaboratively on cross-cultural teams;
  • Ability to work independently to manage high volume work flow, perform complex tasks, and prioritize multiple projects; strong quantitative, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability and interest to live and work in Lusaka, Zambia.

Preferred Education, Experience & Competencies:

  • Advanced Degree in statistics, economics, public administration, business, or a related field;
  • Experience leading the formulation and implementation of a MEL framework for a USAID project.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment.
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of SSG-Advisors, LLC (doing business as Resonance) is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  • Resonance hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.
  • Resonance believes that employees should be provided with a working environment which enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability.
  • We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.
  • We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.

Work Authorization/security clearance:

  • Zambian work authorization

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to the email below:

Please include “Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager” in the email subject line, and save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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