Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor

American Bar Association (ABA ROLI)

Industry: Legal, Insurance

City: Yerevan

Employment type: Full time

Deadline: 2/28/2021


The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI),  a leading USAID implementer of programs that promote justice, economic opportunity and human dignity through the rule of law is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor to serve on a USAID-funded Rule of Law program in Armenia to help the Government of Armenia reform justice sector institutions through: (1) establishing effective and efficient court administration and case management system; (2) supporting self-regulatory institutional capacity development; and (3) improving legal and professional education.


Primary roles and responsibilities of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor are to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive monitoring, evaluation, and learning system for the program;
  • Assess programs’ impacts and successes of activities and performance at all levels.  S/he will conduct impact assessments, baseline studies, surveys, and needs assessments to identify necessary changes and future program opportunities.
  • Work with technical leads, technical legal experts to develop appropriate performance indicators for programs and will report directly to COP.
  • Review and upkeep of program theory of change and logical/results frameworks used to ensure that identified outcomes and outputs, as well as strategies for the program, remain relevant;
  • Managing data collection, analysis, and reporting on performance indicators by project team members and project counterparts;
  • Developing the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, setting out specific quantifiable performance indicators and targets for overall objectives and activities, and establishing monitoring systems to measure project progress.


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, international development, evaluation research, statistics, or a related field;
  • Minimum 5 years’ of experience designing, managing and implementing results-based M&E activities;
  • Experience with strategic planning, and/or performance management, including experience implementing international development programs in rule of law, good governance,
  • Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines and tools for monitoring and evaluation, especially impact evaluation at an international development organization;
  • Knowledge of USG and/or other donor contracts, cooperative agreements, and grant regulations.

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ABA ROLI offers competitive salaries and benefits packages. Female candidates are encouraged to apply, we are an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send a short cover letter and by February 15, 2021.

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