DI seeks to hire a consultant to effectively support the MLSA in establishing its MEL system. The specialist must specialize in developing and implementing a comprehensive MEL system and advocating for legislative amendments to ensure its long-term sustainability and effectiveness. This position is only open to Armenian citizens.

  • Assess the existing MEL practices within MLSA to understand strengths, weaknesses, and gaps;
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders within MLSA and with MEL Focal Point consultant to collect feedback, requirements, and expectations for the MEL framework;
  • Design a structured MEL framework tailored to MLSA's programs and policies, including objectives, methodologies, data collection protocols, and performance indicators;
  • Define key performance indicators (KPIs) aligned with MLSA's goals and objectives to effectively measure the outcomes and impacts of policies and programs;
  • Establish plans for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of MLSA's programs and policies;
  • Establish feedback mechanisms to facilitate continuous improvement and learning, enabling MLSA to adapt its strategies based on evaluation results and stakeholder input.
Required Qualifications:
Academic Qualifications:
  • A Master's or Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Economics, Evaluation, or a related field.

Professional Experience:
-At least 7 years of professional experience designing, implementing, and managing MEL systems, preferably within governmental or large organizational contexts;
  • Previous experience working within or closely with government agencies, understanding the intricacies of public sector operations and policymaking processes.

Skills and Competencies:
  • In-depth knowledge of MEL methodologies, data collection and analysis techniques, performance measurement, and impact evaluation;
  • Strong analytical skills to assess existing systems and identify gaps to provide relevant recommendation;
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects, including planning, executing, and monitoring MEL activities;
  • Excellent communication skills to advocate for legislative changes, engage with stakeholders, and present findings and recommendations;
  • Proficiency in engaging and collaborating with various stakeholders, including government officials, policymakers, and civil society organizations;
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing environments and challenges, with a proactive approach to problem-solving;
  • Proficiency in spoken and written Armenian and English.

The consultant must be based in Armenia, preferably in Yerevan. This position is only open to Armenian citizens.

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