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Consultant - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Mercy Corps

8 - 9 years Amman - Jordan

Any Nationality

, Posted on June 4, 2018 1 Opening

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The Water Innovations Technologies (WIT) project is a 5-year $35 million USAID-funded program designed to increase water conservation in Jordan. Jordan has one of the lowest levels of water availability per capita in the world. Renewed action is required to make better use of existing water resources due to economic, population, and climate pressures. The WIT project will contribute to the overall objective of conserving water in Jordan, through the adoption of proven water-saving technologies and techniques, by achieving three integrated outcomes: 1) Water conserving technologies and behavior changes are adopted at the agricultural, community and household levels; 2) Access to financing for adoption of water conservation technology is improved; and 3) Institutions strengthened to support water saving technologies. WIT partners include International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and International Center for Bio- saline Agriculture (ICBA) and four other local partners.
Purpose/Project Description:
WIT project completed a Market Assessment and Intervention Strategy in August 2017. This Market Assessment led to changes in the project design. The Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP) was written with the new Results Chains and associated indicators in mind. The revised AMELP includes 21 indicators, however, the AMELP has not been approved yet and the WIT team would like to revisit the revised AMELP. In the light of this, the consultant, with the support of the WIT MEAL manager, will revise the AMELP, including the performance indicator reference sheets (PIRS), produce monitoring and evaluation tools, and standard operating procedures for project indicators.
The Consultant will:
• Revise the AMELP including Performance Indicators Reference Sheets (PIRS);
• Develop quality indicators that reflect an MSD approach
• Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each indicator;
• Develop Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools for each Indicator;
• Finalize M&E data flows;
• Review the WIT Water Accounts Plan prepared by IWMI to make sure that the M&E tools include all recommendations from the plan;
• Revise the WIT Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) Plan and review the Yr. 2 Learning agenda prepared by IWMI; Make recommendations on possible additional learning pathways with partners on priority M&E topics;
• Present findings to WIT Team.
The Consultant will submit:
• A revised AMELP reflecting MSD approach
• Standard operating procedures (SOPs) of all WIT indicators
• Monitoring and Evaluation tools for all WIT indicators.
• M&E data flow chart;
• Memo on learning pathways;
• Trip report with recommendations.
Timeframe / Schedule:
The anticipated length of this consultancy is approximately 30 days (not including travel days). The consultancy should start the fourth week of June. 2018. A final timeline will be developed in consultation with Mercy Corps/ WIT project at the beginning of the consultancy to establish deadlines for submission of deliverables.
The Consultant will report to:
WIT Acting Chief of Party
The Consultant will work closely with:
MEAL Manager, Market Systems Development (MSD) Advisor, M&E staff, team leaders, partners and the Performance and Quality (PAQ) advisor as needed.
Required Experience and Skills:
• At least 8 years of experience designing M&E strategies, systems, and / or frameworks
• Experience on USAID funded projects required
• Knowledge about the Market Systems Development approach in M&E
• Successful experience in developing learning and capacity development tools for M&E
• Experience designing internal and external processes for M&E
• Experience in coaching or mentoring staff or partner organizations
• In-depth knowledge of key MEAL topic areas, such as Data Quality Assessments (DQAs), training pre- and post-tests, development of SOPs, and beneficiary accountability
• Direct experience in coaching project teams through the process of setting-up M&E systems
• Experience in scoping, developing and maintaining M&E databases
• Knowledge of the Middle East context and constraints on water related topics (or similar conflict contexts) preferred
• English fluency required; Arabic language skills are an added advantage

Industry Type : NGO / Social Services / Community Services / Non-Profit
Functional Area : IT Software


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