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Chemonics International

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18 Mars 2021 Il y a 2 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis et 1 autre(s) régions
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Développement économique et social

Title: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist
Length of Assignment: Long-Term
Reports to: MEL Director


The Tunisia Jobs, Opportunities & Business Success (JOBS) project is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The purpose of the JOBS project is to help Tunisian private companies increase their sales and exports sustainably in order to increase economic growth opportunities, including job creation. JOBS will achieve this objective through a multi-dimensional approach including:

  • provide SMEs with needed resources, know-how, enhanced competitiveness;
  • enhance workforce development by reducing the education/training gap between the university and vocational training systems and the actual needs of Tunisian businesses;
  • promote a more effective business enabling environment by working with the public and private sectors to promote policy and regulatory reforms; and
  • communicate to Tunisians, especially youth, the importance of market-led economic growth and entrepreneurship to deliver needed resources to companies.


The MEL specialist will provide data gathering, analysis, and reporting expertise to the project in accordance with Chemonics’ highest standards and USAID regulations. The position is central to JOBS meeting its contractual objectives, ensuring that information provided on JOBS’ targets (job creation, increased in sales, people trained, etc.) are accurate and quantifiable.

Specifically, the role of the MEL specialist will be to support the technical teams during data collection, verification, and reporting through the ArcGIS system. The MEL specialist will verify data collected electronically from project activities through the ArcGIS system and conduct spot checks during field monitoring based on data trends. S/He will support the MEL director in the implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (Plan) and MEL activities outlined in the Annual Work Plan.


In collaboration with other MEL team members, the MEL specialist’s duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Support the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring, evaluation and learning system
  • Support management of performance indicator tracking system within the ArcGIS system by electronically tracking all JOBS activities implemented by all the components teams
  • Supervise MEL interns and MEL assistants during data entry and verification in ArcGIS.
  • Monitor through ArcGIS dashboard data flow patterns that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Review data entered into the ArcGIS system for completeness and accuracy against supporting documents uploaded by the component teams
  • Perform data quality and integrity assessments in collaboration with Business Advisors (BAs) in field data verification by conducting regular field monitoring visits to identify issues (if any) and where adaptations might be needed
  • Collaborate with BAs to identify and rectify any data quality issues within the system including missing and incorrect data
  • Support MEL training and one-on-one capacity building for component teams especially BAs.
  • Support the use of technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, etc.
  • Contribute to the preparation of progress reports for project management (i.e. quarterly and annual report and annual workplan) capturing qualitative and quantitative data, including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and providing specific recommendations
  • Support USAID technical staff or third-party monitoring groups during their field visits and Data Quality Assessments (DQAs).
  • Regularly communicate progress against targets to project staff


  • Perform other project duties as required.


This position is long-term, on a full-time basis.


The assignment will be in Tunis, with occasionally travel to other regions of the country.


The MEL specialist will report to the Tunisia JOBS MEL Director.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in business management and administration, economics, finance, or related subject with emphasis on private sector development
  • Approximately 3-5 years experience in the private sector is required with business experience in finance, operations, marketing, HR, or other areas.
  • MEL background or experience with USAID MEL systems is desired but not mandatory.
  • Experience in programs such as ArcGIS or any other GIS/mobile data collection application is desired but not required.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to think strategically and integrate diverse information from varied sources.
  • Adept at identifying and framing business problems, setting priorities, and making critical assessments.
  • Ability to understand the needs of an organization and identify creative solutions. Committed to providing the highest level of service and continuously adapting its delivery to specific client needs and requirements.
  • Excellent management, organization, communication (verbal and written) and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize assignments and meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to confidently engage with staff at all levels to define needs and expectations, collaborate on projects and communicate results.
  • Flexibility and ability to travel for varying lengths of time.
  • English language skills at a functional to fluent level are highly desired. French and Arabic fluency is required.

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