Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

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World Resources Institute

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Delhi, India

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15 days ago

Job Description

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Associate, WRI India

Institution Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, non-profit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on building sustainable and livable cities and working towards a low carbon economy. Through research, analysis, and recommendations, World Resources Institute puts ideas into action to build transformative solutions to protect the earth, promote livelihoods, and enhance human well-being. WRI India has the capacity to convene key stakeholders, and forge strategic partnerships with governments, business, foundations, civil society organizations, institutes and NGOs, to scale-up solutions that can bring game-changing results for the sustainable management of natural resources in India.
Program Overview for Sustainable Cities and Transport At WRI India Ross Center we focus on 10 integrated solutions to urban challenges. Through applied research, tools, hands-on advice, and by tapping our network of global experts, we accelerate transformative urban initiatives that have the power to change Indian cities into thriving, equitable and low-carbon places that are good for people and the planet.
Working at WRI India Ross Center offers you the unique opportunity to learn and grow as you collaborate with a diverse set of change agents across Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. As India’s biggest urban focused think and do tank, we seek thoughtful, enterprise-minded and sensitive individuals who can help us support this transformation and make a positive difference to citizens’ everyday lives.

Position Overview:

The MEL Associate will work with the Project Director to provide MEL & ICT support for the project (Improving Access to WASH and Healthy Space Services Delivery to two
Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Communities in Delhi through Implementation of Water Sensitive Urban Design Demonstration Projects to make such Communities Liveable, Healthy and Resilient in the face of Impending Climate Change and Disaster Risks) through the
project lifecycle. This position will be responsible for coordinating the monitoring, evaluation, and learning deliverables of the project. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong MEL background that is ready to lead MEL deliverables for a large multi-year, multi-partner grant. If you are passionate about sustainable development and improving inclusive WASH and Healthy Space Service provisions for urban disadvantaged and vulnerable communities, this may be the role for you.

Job Responsibilities:

Data management, analysis and reporting
  • Provide support for project performance monitoring activities and systems, including
necessary data management and visualization software and data collection
instruments, to collect, store, manage, analyze and report M&E data on indicators
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders (e.g. DFAT, consortium partners, sub awardees,
WRI colleagues, other organizations and third-party sources etc.) for timely data
collection, verification and feedback
  • Conduct regular and ad-hoc data analysis and develop reports (monthly, quarterly, annually) to share knowledge, demonstrate progress and facilitate continuous learning for DFAT and project management
  • Ensure timely MEL reporting to DFAT, OPM and with Project Leads
  • Working with our communications team, translate data into simple, powerful messages that resonate with various stakeholders and audiences
  • Working with Research, Data and Innovation (RDI) and Managing for Results (MfR) teams at WRI to ensure that data collection and analysis are of the highest standards Collaborative

Learning and Adaptation
  • Support collaboration, learning and adaptation efforts, to help in the identification, analysis, and synthesis of lessons learned from program implementation
  • Coordinate with buy-in clients, network and implementation partners, WRI project colleagues and other stakeholders to support the development of learning-oriented reports
  • Participate in regular project management planning meetings and provide analytical feedback and support to inform technical decisions
  • Engage the project team in the Learning Plan, leading the writing of the plan and ensuring that the project staff understand their roles, how the project fosters collaborative learning and systematically shares the learning and uses it to adaptively manage the project, especially learning between the pilots.

MEL Plan Development
  • Support annual MEL planning process, including engaging partners and stakeholders during annual stock-taking events and other project related opportunities to intentionally and iteratively adapt and improve the ToC and MEL plan; update, annually or as needed, the project’s MEL Plan and Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRs), Context Indicator Reference Sheets (CIRS) and other elements of the MEL plan
  • Support and advise colleagues on activity-level and project-wide monitoring and evaluation efforts, ensuring quality and consistency

Data Quality Assurance
  • Responsible for data quality assurance, including regular data quality assessments
and supporting the development of systems to support high quality performance data
  • Ensure MEL procedures support data quality assurances, develop and document the procedures as needed for the project.

Job Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning for international development work or comparable work in another industry
  • Experience implementing MEL Plans, including both quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting on performance and context indicators through development projects or related industry projects
  • Experience using digital technology for data collection, management, analysis, and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience with M&E lifecycle, including conducting interviews, surveys, and other data collection methods, cleaning data, managing data responsibly, analyzing the data, effectively conveying key insights and
contextualizing results, documenting processes, methodologies, managing and/or conducting evaluations, etc
  • Experience with mid-term and final evaluation management
  • Detail oriented, able to manage multiple priorities, ensure highest standards and consistency of work
  • Demonstrated experience conducting formal and informal MEL trainings, mentoring staff and staff from partner organizations
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working effectively and respectfully in diverse teams and communities around the globe
  • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative and accomplish work with minimal supervision
  • Strong critical thinking capabilities with an ability to rapidly assess situational needs, develop problem solving strategies, and implement sustainable solutions

  • Master’s degree in a related discipline
  • Experience in supporting MEL for developmental projects is strongly preferred
  • Experience of ICT/ communication/ outreach/ engagement is strongly preferred
  • Experience with project start-up, where systems and procedures need to be
  • Experience with Dev Results, Power BI

Duration: 2 Years extendable based on Performance and Project requirements

Location: New Delhi, India

Potential Salary: 6,50,000 to 7,50,000 INR CTC PA
Salary and Benefits: Salary shall be commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
To Apply: Only Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered. List of Documents to be attached:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Reports
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview purpose. Finalized candidate will be required to take a writing/analytical test. We believe in equal employment, it is our policy to recruit, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to caste, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability.

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