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Monitoring, Evaluation Research & Learning (Merl) Specialist (Lusaka)

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CAMFED is a pan-African movement supporting girls to go to school, thrive and become influential leaders and changemakers in their communities. We are operational in all the districts of Western, Muchinga, Luapula,Northern Provinces, Kabwe and Mumbwa Districts.

We hereby invite qualified candidates to apply for the following positions:


Job purpose

The overall responsibility of the MEL Specialist is to identify and communicate insights and trends for programme improvement in both CAMFED and non- CAMFED districts. The ideal candidate will have a depth of experience in using data analysis and synthesis to perform corrective recommendations and as well as a track record of working on projects in the education, youth and gender sectors.

Working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officers, the function will effectively coordinate and synthesize monitoring and evaluation data gathered via routine monitoring, surveys, and evaluations. The function will also work closely with the Senior Advocacy and Policy Programme Officer to ensure key programme learning is documented, tailored and appropriately disseminated to both internal and external audiences.

Specific Accountabilities

Process for Data Collection and Analysis: Improve the data collection and analysis process to ensure it can capture the most relevant information about the system. This could involve changes to the types of data collected, the frequency of data collection, and the methods used to analyze data.

Data Analysis: Use advanced data analysis and data visualization tools to identify trends in programme performance, develop and recommend corrective actions, and ensure program monitoring and evaluation initiatives are being implemented in an effective and efficient manner.

Data Dissemination: Develop reports and presentations to communicate findings and recommend changes to programme and management and external stakeholders at various levels.

Capacity Building: Support the learning initiatives for staff and stakeholders including training and knowledge sharing, and the development of guidance, tools, and templates to communicate MEL results, performance against intended impact, and learning opportunities.

Person Specification

Experience in MEL work including developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, analyzing data, and interpreting results.

Deep knowledge of different MEL methodologies and data systems including quantitative and qualitative research approaches and a strong knowledge of data management systems with an ability to use statistical software packages

Ability to effectively translate research, methodologies, and data into accessible formats for colleagues and implementation partners with non-technical backgrounds.


Excellent English communication skills (oral and written)

Ability to communicate effectively in English and Lozi/Bemba/Nyanja is required – proficiency in other local languages is a plus.

Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with strong project management and report writing skills, attention to detail and strong presentation skills.


Experience and qualification in a relevant field such as data science, statistics, economics, monitoring and evaluation, international development.

Application deadline
22 Mar 15:00