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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Organization: Tetra Tech

Apply By: 15 Apr 2024

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist – Forest-PLUS 3.0, New Delhi, India  

Tetra Tech is currently accepting applications from qualified Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning  (MEL) Specialist candidates for the USAID/India Forest-PLUS 3.0 program.  

Forest-PLUS 3.0 is a three-year program of USAID that will be implemented by Tetra Tech in India from  Dec 2023 to Dec 2026. The purpose of the program is to provide technical assistance that supports the  Government of India to strengthen sustainable, inclusive and data-driven management of forest landscapes.  Forest-PLUS 3.0 will build on, scale up, and institutionalize at a national level the solutions developed and  piloted by Forest-PLUS 2.0, which was implemented from Dec 2018 to Dec 2023, to support India’s forest 

based climate mitigation commitments by: (1) improving the sustainable management and eco-restoration  of forest landscapes through technological innovations; and (2) strengthening the institutional and enabling  environment for inclusive and resilient forest ecosystems.  

Position Description/Summary:  

The role of the MEL Specialist is to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems consistent  with the Forest-PLUS 3.0 MEL Plan. The MEL Specialist is also expected to ensure that data generated  from activities and interventions are reliably and accurately collected in a timely manner. The MEL  Specialist will provide on-site monitoring, oversight, and accountability of program activities and will  provide mentoring and training assistance/services not only to program staff but to third party data  collectors as well. This position is based at the Forest-PLUS 3.0 Office in New Delhi and will involve travel  to different states of India.  

Responsibilities:  

Design a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system based on the approved MEL plan with  support from Tetra Tech Home Office MEL specialist  

Review and develop annual revisions of the MEL Plan as needed.  

Lead the process of developing and reviewing annually Forest-PLUS 3.0’s Theory of Change 

 Conceptualize the data collection process, design data collection instruments, carry out secondary  data quality control, and analyze data including disaggregated data on social groups 

Develop baseline assessment and other evaluation methodologies  

Develop standardized data collection tools for all performance indicators of the program in  consultation with the technical team and relevant stakeholders  

Manage and update the Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) on a quarterly basis. 

Train all staff and partners who are responsible for data collection and provide ongoing support and  guidance to follow MEL systems and procedures, and collect high-quality data  

Conduct regular field visits to participate in program activities and interact with program partners,  beneficiaries to gather relevant feedback for learning and adaptive management  

Ensure that data from field-based activities, grantees, sub-contractors and secondary data are input  into an established project database in a timely, effective and efficient process, and are accurate,  correct and reliable.  

Verify program results with supporting documentation, photographs, and success stories (with  direct quotes from program beneficiaries). 

Work with the Communications Specialist to develop Knowledge products tailored to specific  audiences in terms of format and content.  

Participate in the development of the overall program strategy and the preparation of annual work  plans, quarterly reports, annual reports and other technical reports.  

Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports on progress against the MEL Plan 

As required, participate in client-directed data quality assessment (DQA) and preparation of report(s).  

Qualifications 

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as natural resource management (NRM), rural development,  international development, statistics, public policy, demographics, or other related discipline and 5  years of relevant work experience  

Relevant professional experience in an international or national development organization or USAID  funded program preferred.  

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels and functions within the  organization and program.  

Requires an ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

Familiarity with various MEL approaches to data analytics, data visualization, and data use Intermediate  or advanced skills in Microsoft Office and / or Google Suite.  

Highly organized individual able to pay close attention to detail.  

Self-driven, proactive, with ability to get work done with minimal day-to-day supervision. 

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage several major activities simultaneously.

Good understanding of the use of information technology in natural resources management sector 

Must be willing to travel across to the program states and other places as required. 

Proficiency in English and Hindi required.   

About the Organization:  

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused  delivery in more than 550 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise  and dedication of our employees — 27,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable  solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water,  environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. We are an  Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans employer.


How to apply

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process: 

Cover Letter  

CV in reverse chronological format  

Eligible and interested candidates may apply to recruitment.indfor@tetratech.com on or  before 15 April,2024  

Previous Applicants are requested not to re-apply.

Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have  been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.  

 
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