MEL Officer

  • Contract
  • Mozambique
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

DAI Global


MEL Officer


March 2023






Senior MEL Officer

1. Project Background

A five-year initiative to support the Government of the Republic of Mozambique’s efforts to decentralize governance and thereby improve delivery of public services at central, provincial, district, and/or municipal levels. LOGOS will engage with subnational government entities to strengthen their effectiveness, transparency, and accountability; and to improve service delivery in health, education, and WASH sectors in targeted geographic areas. LOGOS’ key objectives include:

  • Strengthening economic governance of targeted Mozambican institutions;
  • Building the service delivery capacity of targeted subnational governments; and
  • Accelerating resilient, broad-based economic growth in targeted subnational territories.

2. Objectives of the assignment

The MEL Officer will assist the MEL Lead with the design and management of the systems for data collection, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and knowledge management (KM). S/he will ensure that the Project team generates data and learns from Project activities on an ongoing basis to identify the highest return opportunities, ensure effective knowledge management, inform the Project’s adaptive management approach, and improve Project accountability and effectiveness.

3. Tasks & Responsibilities

In order to achieve the results identified in the SOW, the MEL Officer will work in collaboration with other Mozambique LOGOs staff to carry out a variety of activities under the MEL component. S/He will assist the MEL lead to undertake the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan and M&E system.
  • Contribute to the Program knowledge management strategy, including development and dissemination of materials.
  • Assist designing evidence‐based approach’s to test new approaches, assess best practices and capture learning to enable scale-up.
  • Assists develop a learning agenda, including answering and assessing learning questions.
  • Assist in the design and lead rigorous baseline and specialized assessments of technical activities to determine efficacy of proposed interventions and measure Project impact.
  • Support technical teams to develop and track activity indicators
  • Ensure disaggregation of data as required and the appropriate measurement of the LOGOs gender, equity and youth goals.
  • Work with technical teams to develop appropriate M&E plans for each activity during implementation.
  • Help to conduct participatory M&E of technical field activities to measure quantitative as well as qualitative impact.
  • Enter data on TAMIS database, updating and maintain the Project dashboard
  • Contribute to M&E and performance management reporting.
  • Contribute to developing reporting and public information products through preparing weekly internal field reports.
  • Conducts spot checks, assesses data quality, and makes recommendations for enhancing data quality
  • Contribute, as needed, to the work of other Components teams in designing appropriate sector monitoring systems and integrating data for decision-making.
  • Contribute to, and participate in, project reporting, events, and learning activities – particularly the Annual Pause and Reflect sessions
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

4. Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning of donor funded development activities, including implementation of baseline and midline surveys and managing large M&E databases.
  • At least 6 years of overall international donor funded activities experience required
  • Advanced degree in statistics, sociology, demographics, or other field related to monitoring and evaluation of governance activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID MEL requirements and reporting protocols preferred.
  • Experience in development and implementation of learning agendas, including knowledge management and documentation learning.
  • Familiarity with developing M&E indicators and plans.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to summarize information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Excellent research and data collection methodology skills;
  • Excellent gender – and age- sensitive needs assessment, analysis and strategy development;
  • Ability to create organizational work plans;
  • Skills in supporting staff with a variety of levels of knowledge and capabilities.
  • Training skills to build the capacity of partner institutions such as subcontractor partners, government institutions, etc.
  • Ability to work independently to efficiently meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet programs and data base management such as SPSS, STATA, and Excel ;
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge;
  • Ability to work with the kobo toolbox or activity info will be an asset

Woman and persons of minority groups are encouraged to apply

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply via this link:

Deadline: 26 Mar 2023