Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for the upcoming USAID/Mali Local Governance program. The USAID Local Governance Program intends to improve the development of high-quality local development (PDSEC) plans, social service delivery, and public accountability. The activity will focus on the inclusive participation of all citizens in the development of plans at the Commune level that account for the needs of women, youth and marginalized groups. It will strengthen civil society organizations capacity in advocacy, and support resource mobilization for social accountability. It will raise awareness of citizens about their roles in development planning, budget analysis, public hearings and advocacy, while also improving the capacity of local authorities to respond to their populations’ needs.
The MEL Director is responsible for leading the establishment and implementation of the project’s gender-sensitive MEL system, including obtaining, analyzing, organizing, and interpreting project data and ensuring compliance with donor and Save the Children MEL requirements. S/he will work closely with the technical team to build an evidence base, track project progress, facilitate learning and adaptive management, ensure a strong child-friendly accountability mechanism, manage internal evaluations/studies and facilitate external evaluations.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Qualified local national candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
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