Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist at DevTech Systems Incorporated

DevTech Systems, Inc. (DevTech) is an international consulting firm and small business dedicated to development, with over 30 years of experience providing advisory services and technical assistance to government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders in more than 100 countries. We are a data driven organization that specializes in informing policy making by delivering focused data-driven evidence-based analysis products and services. DevTech core practice areas include: Economic and Data analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation, Education and Youth Development, Gender and Inclusive Development, and Public Financial Management.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist for SystemsLocation: AbujaBackgroundDevTech manages the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Activity (The MEL Activity). The overall goal of The MEL Activity is for USAID/Nigeria to become a premier practitioner of program monitoring and evaluation with an embedded learning and adaptive culture which ensure Mission activities strategically align with USAID/Nigeria’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives (DO).The ultimate expected results are to strengthen USAID’s M&E system, to enhance M&E capacity of local entities, to improve accountability and the use of empirical evidence for programming, learning and adapting, and to maintain strategic alignment with the DOs outlined in the Mission’s CDCS.To support the Mission’s activities and reporting requirements, DevTech/MEL is developing an improved reporting tool, Performance Reporting System (PRS)/Monitor, which tracks indicator performance across the Mission’s portfolio.OverviewDevTech is seeking a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist for Systems to lead the implementation of and improve the PRS/Monitor requirements for the Mission, its implementing partners, and with GON reporting requirements.The MEL Activity has conducted a comprehensive needs assessment of Mission reporting requirements, needs and preferences for continual improvements to the reporting application and developed a work plan to address those needs.The Senior MEL Specialist for Systems will collaborate with a team of application developers and MEL’s M&E Specialists to ensure timely execution of deliverables in accordance with the approved work plan, and ensure that Mission feedback is appropriately communicated to the development team and integrated into a revised work plan and budget.S/he will work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the PRS and its data collection, reporting and analysis meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders, to include all USAID M&E-related reporting requirements.Additionally, the Senior MEL Specialist for Systems will provide key expertise in the design and analysis of results which will be a core aspect of the Mission’s Collaboration, Learning and Adapting component.S/he will build capacity in these areas of responsibility in the Mission and its implementing partners.Specific Duties & ResponsibilitiesCollect feedback from USAID/Nigeria’s five technical teams on the functionality of the tool and ensure that communication is efficiently delivered to the team of developers, the work plan is adjusted, and an updated timeline is provided to the MEL team and USAID/NigeriaEnsure data in PRS/Monitor are up-to-date, accurate and reliable; update as necessary with changes in indicators and feedback from the technical teams and IPsSupport the technical teams with data cleaning, data validation, data analysis, and data visualizations during Portfolio Reviews, Performance and Plan Reporting, mid-course stocktaking for the new CDCS, and other reporting needs using the PRS/Monitor platformConduct training for IPs and Mission staff on data entry, data analysis, data visualizations, and how to maximize the functionality of the platformTroubleshoot and provide hotline support; maintain Service Log to document any interactions with USAID and IPs to ensure all requests are addressed immediately or followed-up in a timely mannerGain familiarity with the system/platform, the IPs, and the data in the system to anticipate challenges and propose creative, efficient and effective solutions before they occur

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