Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

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For External Use

Location: Pristina, Kosovo

Group/Practice/Unit: Education Practice

Who We Are

IREX is a global development and education organization. We strive for a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world—where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive. With a projected annual portfolio of more than $150 million and more than 750 staff worldwide, we work with partners in more than 100 countries in four areas essential to progress: cultivating leaders, empowering youth, strengthening institutions, and increasing access to quality education and information.

Job Summary

Supports the management of a program(s) in the field; supports the development of project work products, to include but not limited to, program timelines, budgets, reports, and other products/documents as Identified. Under the guidance of the Data & Performance Manager,

  • The MEL Officer will support all Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)/ Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) activities for PSWD Activity, including tracking progress on activity indicators, and ensuring effective inclusion practices throughout the program.
  • The MEL Officer will support the development of project work products, to include but not limited to, data collection tools, program timelines, reports, and other MEL products/documents.
  • The MEL officer will be a critical part of the overall PSWD team and will provide support to the MEL/CLA processes through their understanding of USAID and/or donor MEL/CLA requirements.
  • They will have an in-depth grasp of the PSWD program across all objectives and will be knowledgeable about all PSWD indicators, data collection, and MEL/CLA work and action planning, timelines, and USAID requirements.
  • They will participate (and lead when requested) in all MEL/CLA team meetings and be able to represent the MEL/CLA team at PSWD and external meetings as needed.

We are doers. Our decades of on-the-ground experience help us create greater impact, practical recommendations, and lasting partnerships.

Are you the next member of our team?

Your Background & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, public policy, international development, economics, social sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience in a MEL position supporting the execution of MEL activities on international development projects.
  • Good command of English and Albanian. Serbian is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working on USAID projects preferred.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience planning and managing surveys, assessments, and studies.
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Experience in creating highly engaging data visuals.
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Good knowledge of program implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Good computer applications skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in diversified environments.
  • Ability to read and interpret regulations and procedures and clearly communicate them to others.
  • Ability to collect and input data- into computerized databases and spreadsheet.
  • Must demonstrate valid proof of unrestricted authorization to work in Kosovo

Your Daily Tasks

Task and Project Coordination/Management

  • Support data collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting activities, ensuring that data is of high quality and audit worthy.
  • Support the preparation and review of program reports in collaboration with program staff.
  • Support the development and/or finalization of MEL related workplans and ensure it is kept up to date in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
  • Support with the organizing and/or undertaking of training with sub awardees and partners on MEL as required.
  • Support the collection and verification of data to ensure compliance with Activity guidelines.
  • Undertake statistical analysis on activities carried out and prepare reports to assist in enhancing service delivery.
  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on MEL data as required. Work with IREX HQ to ensure that all program data is uploaded to the IREX relational database (Activity Info) and that IREX is able to report on IREX Strategic Plan indicators/goals as per relevant PSWD work and data. 
  • Participate, as requested, in IREX MERL Community of Practice and IREX MERL activities and events. 
  • Perform additional duties and tasks to meet the needs of the organization, team, or as assigned by manager.

Relational Communication

  • Ensure clear communication with sub awardees and partners on data collection and results.
  • Provide guidance and support on research activities.

Partner Engagement / Business Development

  • Participate with ideas and research on design process.

Budget, Financial and Project Compliance

  • Contribute to planning on MEL budget allocation needs.
    • Supervise, manage, and build the capacity of the Workforce Innovations Officer and Program’s Associate

Teamwork and Leadership

We conduct background checks on all successful candidates.

This position is not eligible for Immigration Sponsorship.

Use Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer, Private Sector-led Workforce Development Activity (NEW) | IREX Job Board ( link to apply. This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by May 26, 2024.


EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.

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