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14 Jul 2020

Sr. MEL Specialist – USAID South Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project

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QED is preparing to bid on the upcoming USAID/South Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project. The concept of the USAID/South Sudan Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project is to create rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning system to strengthen USAID/South Sudan’s evidence-based decision making that would enhance USAID’s development objectives in South Sudan.

The Senior M&E Specialist is a full time position based in Juba, South Sudan. It is expected to be a 5-year project scheduled to begin late-2020. Position is contingent upon award. This position will serve as the primary MEL Specialist and will oversee all MEL activities in country.


  • Design and oversee performance and impact evaluations, cross-sector evaluations, whole-of-project evaluations for programming across USAID/South Sudan’s portfolio
  • Design and oversee quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports and evaluations
  • Develop M&E plans, define project indicators, and collect and review monitoring data and contribute to performance and impact evaluations through questionnaire development
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the project, including the data quality assessments, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques
  • Design, quality development and production of all data quality assessment reports, assist in the production of evaluations reports and any assessments, population-based surveys and studies including the testing of the development hypotheses
  • Interpret outcomes of implementation through data or other evidenced-based sources and provide program recommendations as needed
  • Assist in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, environmental compliance, and management of information systems
  • Design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations
  • Support the maintenance of the Mission’s PMP and the development, maintenance as well as quality control of implementing partners’ M&E Plans and outputs


  • Minimum 8 years of international development and program experience, with substantive work in design, management, and implementation of evaluations and assessments, data analysis, and performance monitoring
  • Advanced university degree in relevant subject areas, preferably International Development and/or Development Management with a desired emphasis in M&E
  • Substantial technical experience in monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, preferably for USAID or another donor
  • Prior experience working on USAID-funded programs in South Sudan or East Africa preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb data analysis skills including good command of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as Tableau, SPSS, STATA, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of USAID Evaluation Policy and ADS regulations
  • Fluency in English required, Arabic and native Sudanese languages preferred
  • South Sudanese citizens are highly encouraged to apply

About the Organization

QED is a global consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience providing data-driven and insightful solutions in more than 90 countries. We are passionate about transforming lives through knowledge-based solutions. Leveraging deep expertise in monitoring, evaluation, global health, and learning, we help our clients collect, analyze, visualize, and ultimately use data in more effective ways. Our work maximizes results through the use of cutting edge technologies and innovation, organizational development, and evidence-based decision-making.

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