Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

from Winrock International
Closing date: 02 Dec 2019


Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), Philippines Youth Activity

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Director of MEL for an anticipated USAID-funded Youth Activity in the Philippines. The proposed objectives of the project are to improve literacy, life and employability skills; to strengthen local capacity to deliver education and training services; and to strengthen youth leadership and engagement.

The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.


Applicants should go to the ‘Join Us’ link at to submit an application or send an email with a resume and cover letter referencing Philippines Director M&E to by January15, 2019. Qualified Filipino nationals are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those residing in the Philippines.

Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.


Position Description

POSITION TITLE: Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Philippines Youth Activity

LOCATION: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party (COP), Philippines Youth Activity

Position Summary:

The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) will be responsible for implementing and managing the MEL team and activities, including the coordination of an externally conducted impact evaluation, delivering a MEL plan for a high-quality, results-oriented project focused on working with the government to support improved basic education and life skills for vulnerable youth.

The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.


The Director of MEL will oversee the implementation of the program’s M&E activities, data reporting requirements, and learning. S/he will also serve as the MEL liaison and point of contact on matters related to MEL with UASID and any external evaluation contractors throughout the life of the project. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Manage a rigorous approach to monitoring and evaluation, including mobile and web-based technologies, and experimental and quasi experimental evaluations in systems for monitoring performance toward specific goals and objectives;

· Develop a learning plan and lead activities to carry out the plan including robust analysis and ongoing learning throughout the life of project and specific after-action reviews at key points in implementation;

· Oversee implementation of a baseline study on the indicators of the activity, including review of tools and survey methodology; training of enumerators and review of data quality and analysis;

· Collaborate and liaise with the external evaluation contractor to design and carry out mid-term and end-term evaluations;

· Conduct a baseline survey;

· Design and implement a MEL plan in coordination with USAID, including selection and tracking of specific indicators, developing strategies for data collection and regular reporting on approved indicators;

· Develop criteria for beneficiary selection and tracking;

· Handle the day-to-day tracking, and reporting on activities under the award;

· Design data collection instruments, schedules, analysis methods, and applied technologies;

· Monitor the results of the program’s activities and contribute to periodic evaluations/assessments; contribute to the analysis and dissemination of results to internal and external audiences;

· Contribute to research design and methodology for project-related research (separate from baseline survey);

· Contribute extensively to quarterly and annual reports; and

· Other duties as assigned.


Education: Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation. Alternatively, a bachelor’s level degree with ten years of relevant work experience beyond the degree.

Work Experience:

· A minimum of seven years’ progressively responsible experience in the monitoring & evaluation of donor-funded international development projects; at least three of which were at a manager level.

· Knowledge of USG reporting requirements, including experience designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans, rigorous impact evaluation design, and working with external consultants for third party evaluations.

· Experience with Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) practices.

· Understanding of impact evaluation methodology and research methodology strongly preferred.


· Excellent written and oral communication skill in English is required.

· Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet (preferably Microsoft Access and Excel), and presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint).

· Familiarity with database and statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS or STATA.

How to apply:


Applicants should go to the ‘Join Us’ link at to submit an application or send an email with a resume and cover letter referencing Philippines Director M&E to by January15, 2019. Qualified Filipino nationals are strongly encouraged to apply, especially those residing in the Philippines.