Global Communities is an international development non-profit organization. Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
Global Communities is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist to join the Partnerships and Programs team at the headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
Under the guidance of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, the MEL Specialist functions within the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management (MELKM) Unit to add value to three key MEL functions across the organization: 1) program support; 2) new business development; and 3) thought leadership. This position provides assistance to headquarters and field-based staff in the design and use of quality MEL systems, processes and standards with the goal of generating valid data to measure program performance, identify areas for improvement, and assess results, effectiveness and impact; ensuring adherence to quality MEL systems and standards throughout the organization and the life cycle of programs; strengthening MEL staff capacity in MEL; promoting sharing of MEL knowledge and best practices; and incorporating MEL results into improved programming.
The MEL Specialist plays a key role in supporting general needs of field programs, particularly during new project start up. This person will assist in the development of high-quality MEL processes, tools and systems to collect, store and analyze monitoring data, integrate mobile technologies/ICT4D into data collection plans, ensure industry data quality standards are followed, provide and/or develop training or capacity building solutions appropriate for field staff and that use adult learning approaches; and provide organizational-level monitoring system support. The MEL Specialist will also provide support to other HQ and field MEL functions, including new business development, review and analysis of MEL data, results and reporting; and design and oversight of assessments, evaluations and related research instruments.
Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. EOE/AA - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individual with Disabilities.