Senior MEL Technical Advisor – Southern Africa


SoCha, LLC is seeking CVs for a potential Senior MEL Technical Advisor position on a MEL platform project with a USAID Mission in Southern Africa. The position reports directly to the Chief of Party.

The salary range is USD $75,000 to $95,000.

Scope of Work

Illustrative Functions of the Positions

  • Scopes evaluations and assessments with the Mission;
  • Recommends methodologies and approaches;
  • Oversees the quality of services that the project delivers;
  • Advises the Advisors and evaluation teams on day-to-day technical issues;
  • Removes roadblocks for evaluators in the field;
  • Assures the intellectual rigor of assessments and evaluations;
  • Reviews final draft deliverables; and
  • Serves as the senior face of the project alongside the Chief of Party at events.

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Advanced degree (or an additional 5 years of work experience in lieu of a masters) in sociology, management, law, public administration, economics, or other relevant social science field;
  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible professional experience involving international development;
  • Understanding of how MEL and CLA improve USAID’s programs.
  • Demonstrated experience liaising with high-level private and public sector representatives.
  • Proven ability to respond quickly to newly emergent tasks.
  • Experience with US Government agencies and programs;
  • Prior experience working in African cultures; and
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills in English.

Location: Southern Africa (to be determined)

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