Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Officer - Leadership Practice

Domestic Washington, District Of Columbia



Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer                      

Grade Level: 4

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Location: DC

Division: Leadership

Reports To: Senior Technical Advisor


ABOUT IREX          

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.




Oversee coordinated monitoring and evaluation effort for the program, including data collection and analysis to develop reports and data visualizations that communicate impact and progress towards programmatic and organizational goals to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.



  • Support project team in managing all aspects of the program’s MEL plan and ensuring timely, accurate, and thoughtful completion of deliverables
  • Responsible for the collection and management of beneficiary evaluative data
  • Oversee the design and development of data collection instruments and provide support to team members to deploy and gather data
  • Oversee project data analysis and lead the report design and writing/editing process
  • Collaborate with team to ensure findings from impact data analysis are effectively communicated through social media, website, impact one-pagers and other forums
  • Develop learning strategy and contribute to organizational indicators and lines of inquiry, including drawing on IREX resources to promote best practices
  • Lead trainings and impact sessions with program and IREX staff and other stakeholders
  • Provide direction to program staff
  • Represent IREX and Leadership Practice interests both within and outside of IREX
  • Liaise with funders upon request and assist with business development efforts as assigned, including assisting in proposal design and development
  • Other duties as assigned





  • Bachelor’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, social sciences, international development, business, political science, or similar
  • Three to five years’ experience managing monitoring and evaluation and data management work; experience in such role on donor-funded programs preferred
  • High-level proficiency in Excel, including use of pivot tables, formulas and charts, required
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis software, required
  • Experience working in and/or interest in developing capacity for qualitative analysis tools including Dedoose, NVivo or similar
  • Experience working in and/or interest in developing capacity for project systems including SalesForce, Survey Monkey, Mailchimp, Jotform, Oba, or similar
  • Experience working in and/or interest in developing capacity for data visualization tools, such as PowerBi, Tableau, Google Data Studio, or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives with strong ability to anticipate challenges and generate solutions
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Demonstrated writing and document proofing skills; able to produce near final draft quality communication and documents
  • Professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and oral communication skills, and professionalism in senior level client or partner relations
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize
  • Demonstrated capability to work independently and as a team member to consistently take initiative, meet deadlines within strict time constraints, and maintain positivity and flexibility
  • Experience in mentoring, coaching, or other relevant leadership development work with young professionals, preferred
  • Familiarity with Department of State grants and regulations, preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in and understanding of Middle East and North Africa and recent developments in the region, preferred
  • Availability to support scheduled program activities in the evenings and on weekends on occasion
  • Professional English and Arabic language skills required