The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist are responsible for the design, implementation, and management of the AMP monitoring, evaluation, and learning program. S/he will assist the MEL Director in ensuring that the performance monitoring plan is implemented and that progress toward indicator targets is reported to the AMP team as needed and to USAID as required.
The duties and responsibilities of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist include:
Support the MEL Director in timely and effective implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities of the AMP project in line with M&E manual and workplan and the stated objectives of the project;
Ensure that all information relevant to key project indicators and outputs is collected in a timely manner by and that all information collected is consistent with the information required for progress reporting and outcome monitoring;
Contribute to enhanced project quality by undertaking quality monitoring in the field, recording lessons learned and providing best practices and by supporting the provision of on-the-job coaching of staff in field office, implementing partners and key stakeholders;
Contribute to the compilation of regular progress reports, information and communication materials by capturing and providing success stories, challenges and lessons learned;
Provide inputs for regular updates of factsheets, bulletins, social media content, or human-interest stories based on the M&E data of the AMP project, in close coordination with the Communication & Visibility focal point in Kabul.
Develop a baseline survey, data collection instruments, timeline of MEL activities, and staff training in data collection use, analysis, and reporting.
Manage and undertake the collection of data and information required for USAID reports and unanticipated information requests;
Assure that the AMP COP is aware of all USAID compliance responsibilities, including those relating to performance reporting and environmental compliance;
Assist in designing and conducting surveys to measure improvements in agricultural technologies and practices in all intervention areas;
Provide training to other AMP staff, beneficiaries, and clients as requested and in consultation with Team Leads;
Regularly preparing and entering program information into Afghan Info and TraiNet;
Performing other tasks assigned by MEL Director.