Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist

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WorldFish is looking for a highly motivated Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist to support the MEL Department at Headquarters. The MEL specialist will be based in Malaysia or in one of the WF offices in Africa or Asia and will contribute to the implementation and management of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system and activities across the organisation. 

Under the guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Leader, the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist will provide support and technical assistance to plan, design and inform the deployment of robust MEL system for WorldFish and the CGIAR research portfolio. S/he will support projects and research programs in developing work plans, MEL frameworks, strategy documents, and field activities. By doing this s/he will ensure the WorldFish projects are integrated with and operate alongside the existing MEL framework. S/he will also support the use of the digital platform and Management Information Systems on research, knowledge sharing and data management contributing to a proficient result-based system focused on Aquatic Food Systems.

The successful candidate should have an interest in research for development monitoring and evaluation, be familiar with qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques for analysis, and comprehensive strategies for effective engagement in support of MEL implementation.

Responsibilities:  

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) system in WorldFish while ensuring alignment with established Result Based-Management (RBM) and Knowledge Sharing (KS) standards and processes. 
  • Work closely with researchers, projects, and country teams in developing and reviewing the Theory of Change for projects, country programs, and WorldFish. 
  • Ensure alignment of various portfolios to existing WorldFish monitoring systems to ensure consistent reporting of deliverables, outputs, and outcomes. 
  • Support annual planning and reporting processes for WorldFish and the Initiatives. 
  • Support impact tracking and monitoring protocols to ensure that project/research impacts are well documented and in compliance with WorldFish and CGIAR strategy and objectives. 
  • Monitor the performance of WorldFish portfolios as per established KPIs and provide key recommendations to leadership to facilitate informed decision-making and knowledge sharing. 
  • Provide guidance and support to research and project teams in using the MEL web-based platform to ensure effective and real-time monitoring and knowledge sharing across WorldFish. 
  • Check data quality and integrity and provide recommendations for improvement. This includes reviewing reported results such as outcome and impact indicators. 
  • Support the development and enhancement of policies tools and processes to strengthen the MEL framework across the organization. 
  • Provide MEL capacity building and support to staff as needed. 

Requirements:

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s Degree in international development, agricultural economics, or a relevant social science. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and highly relevant experience will also be considered. Professional training in MEL is a plus. 
  • At least 5 years of working experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) role(s), with a focus on survey design and report preparation 
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the international development sector. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in large, multi-country projects. 
  • Proficiency in essential computer software/packages such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint or similar software. 
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of a broad set of monitoring and evaluation methods suitable for use in complex systems. 
  • Proven capability in project MEL activities, including project planning, implementation, and report writing. 
  • Experience working on projects focused on aquaculture, agriculture, or fishery science. 
  • Expertise in managing and curating datasets for decision-making in project implementation. 
  • Excellent data analysis skills, including the ability to produce tables/graphs with interpretation and make verbal presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with stakeholders, partners and individuals in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
  • Motivated to learn and use new information technologies related to MEL and data.  
  • Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English. 

Source:  https://apply.workable.com/worldfish/j/459954360F/

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