Counterpart International, Inc.

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, Armenia

Job Locations AM-Yerevan
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Counterpart is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager to help develop, implement, and oversee the Civil Society in Action (CSA) program’s monitoring, evaluation and learning activities. This is a full-time position based in Yerevan, Armenia. This position will report to the Chief of Party (CoP). Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Develop, implement, and oversee the program’s performance management and reporting system, including preparing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MELP), Collaborating Learning and Adapting framework, as well as the Performance Management Plan (PMP).
  • Implement flexible mechanisms for adaptive management and learning throughout the project cycle.
  • Establish and provide training on data collection and management systems to in-country project staff.
  • Work with USAID and project staff to develop relevant indicators (mix of custom and standard indicators from the Standard Foreign Assistance Master Indicator list) to track and measure project implementation, outcomes, and impact.
  • Develop monitoring forms & reports for all program activities.
  • Design, conduct, and manage internal assessments and evaluations to assess program impact.
  • Support external evaluators in the implementation of independent studies, assessment, and evaluations of the project.
  • Ensure the collection of quantitative and qualitative data is fed into the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and corresponding means of verification through sound data collection methodology, data cross referencing, data tabulation/analysis, and by conducting periodic data quality assessments.
  • Conduct regular visits to project sites within Armenia to provide continued technical assistance and ensure proper monitoring of project activities.
  • Collect, analyze, and synthesize data for reports to USAID and HQ.
  • Act as a technical resource on all MEL, QA & QC issues.
  • Manage the program’s inputs into Counterpart’s M&E database and Management Information System.
  • Work closely with the COP and HQ staff to review program performance and propose adjustments to reflect best practices and learning.
  • Identify unique opportunities and cost-effective methodologies to contribute to data collection, capture transformational change, prevent unintended harm, and develop flexible mechanisms for adaptive management and learning throughout the project implementation cycle.
  • Provide technical assistance to CSO partners and participants as required.
  • Enter training information into the Development Information System (DIS) database on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist in projecting and monitoring budget execution as related to M&E activities.
  • Other related tasks as may be required by Chief of Party.



  • A Bachelor’s degree in M&E, statistics, public policy, international development, or a related field.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible general work experience.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience managing MEL for large-scale international development programs, including designing, and implementing MEL results frameworks; developing PMPs, work plans, and indicators; developing and implementing learning agendas, and monitoring on-going programs for USAID or other large donor organizations.
  • Strong understanding of evaluation methods and standards under the USAID Evaluation Policy.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communications skills to meet the technical and managerial requirements of the program related to MEL, including training for project staff and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop gender-sensitive indicators and program approaches for activities.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with CSOs, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries.
  • Computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, the internet, and data analysis software and tools.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Armenian.



  • Advanced English language skills.
  • Knowledge of database terminology will be an advantage.
  • Experience in focus group discussions and/or surveys will be an advantage.
  • Experience reporting results to USG agencies.


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