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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor, Ghana PELA

Job Description

Dexis is seeking an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for an upcoming multi-year regional contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) West Africa Mission. The project will strengthen USAID/West Africa’s effectiveness implementing its projects; coordinating its activities; learning from its experiences; and serving as an information, communication, and thought-leader regarding peace promotion and countering violent extremism (CVE) in the West Africa region. This is a long-term position expected to start in 2017. The position is contingent upon award.



  • Assist the USAID West Africa mission to measure the effectiveness of USAID/West Africa CVE programs and make evidence-based decisions to provide the region with better programming to promote peace and counter violent extremism in the region
  • Provide technical direction for evaluations and analyses to inform evidence based decision making by the Mission, as well as as to promote interagency understanding of regional peace and governance efforts
  • Design evaluation and research methodologies
  • Ensure quality of evaluations and assessment conducted by long-term and short-term technical assistance consultants
  • Assist the Chief of Party in the preparation of work plans/selection of indicators and annual implementation plans with a view towards the project’s MEL requirements
  • Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats
  • Provide capacity building to USAID Missions and local implementing partners in monitoring, evaluation, and learning


Specialist Experience

  • Master’s degree in the social sciences with a focus on evaluation methods
  • At least 10 years of experience in designing and implementing international donor-funded evaluations and assessments, preferably in Francophone Africa
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in research design, research methods, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and management, and dissemination of lessons for a range of stakeholders
  • Experience in the gender dimensions of evaluations
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience creating and managing performance monitoring plans and building knowledge management systems
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing both English and French
  • Preferably authorized to work in Ghana





Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting.  Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Job Summary

  • Ghana
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
17 July 2017
Applications Deadline
12 September 2017

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