Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officers - Investing in Independent Media

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Internews Network is an international media development organization, whose mission is to give people a voice and the information to empower communities. To support implementation of a USAID-funded Investing in Independent Media (IIM) Activity in Southeast Asia, Internews is seeking two Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officers. The MEL Officers will support the project tam in collecting, collating, analyzing and reporting monitoring information on the project indicator framework in line with Internews' data quality standards to ensure ongoing monitoring of program progress and performance to inform learning and adaptation of the project in real time. The MEL Officers report to and will be supervised by the MEL Manager, and will work closely with other project staff, including Research and Grants Coordinators, project partners, and grantees.


This position will be at-post in one of Internews' Asia regional field offices. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of Internews' offices are closed or partially remote and staff are working remotely. Until the situation meaningfully changes, this role will also function remotely. The incumbent will ultimately be based at-post in Southeast Asia. You should apply with the understanding that work hours will need to be coordinated to align in part with those of colleagues in Southeast Asia and on the East Coast of the United States.

All remote candidates will be considered. However, you must have work authorization in your location that does not require sponsorship from Internews. Additionally, there are locations in which Internews is not able to support fully remote work.

Wherever possible, we work to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors, and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate's location and where the role is hired.


We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Coordinate with partners and grantees to collect data around the indicators in the project logframe, using data collection tools as advised by the MEL Manager;
  • Enter data into project databases, including cleaning, coding, dating, and identifying gaps and irregularities;
  • Analyze or automate the analysis of this data, identifying trends and outliers;
  • Develop periodic (weekly, monthly, bi-annual) and ad hoc reports on this data for the MEL Manager and the wider project team;
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships within the MEL team and with all functional teams, and project partners and grantees; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor; and
  • In all duties, demonstrate understanding of and strong commitment to upholding Internews' Core Values. QUALIFICATIONS WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • University degree in media, development, or another related subject

  • Some experience with Southeast Asia media/journalism - work experience preferred

  • Proven experience in qualitative and quantitative research, including research methodologies, primary data collection, entry and analysis

  • Experience and knowledge of MEL preferred, including experience working with indicator frameworks, monitoring tools, and/or conducting evaluations

  • Good analytical and report writing skills with proven command of English and Burmese

  • Experience working with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams

  • Ability to work effectively on a multicultural team and maintain effective communication with remote colleagues

  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize a shifting workload

How to apply

To apply, please submit CV and optionally a cover letter via our Careers page.