Project Management Specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) at US Agency for International Development

Solicitation for Resident Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor (U.S. PSC) Executive HR Advisor, GS-15 at USAID

Job Title: Project Management Specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning)

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS:“Cooperating Country National” shall mean the individual engaged to serve in the Cooperating Country under this contract.

“Cooperating Country” shall mean the foreign country in or for which services are to be rendered hereunder.

Opening date: September 21, 2022

Closing date: October 20, 2022

USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) position.

The Project Management Specialist (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)) position is located in the USAID/Uganda Office of Education, Youth, and Child Development (EYCD) to lead office-wide MEL activities and ensure that USAID/Uganda education, youth, and child protection and development goals are achieved and properly documented.

The Specialist works with education, youth, and PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and child protection team members to monitor program implementation and achievement of programmatic objectives across all EYCD programs to (1) ensure adequate data collection and reporting systems are designed and correctly used by implementing partners (IPs) to satisfy program and legislative requirements and to inform learning and evidence-based strategic management decisions (2) advise on MEL issues to the EYCD office and work collaboratively with other MEL staff at the Mission and in USAID/Washington (3) inform and advise the EYCD team on current knowledge of USAID MEL guidance, trends, and requirements as well as technical best practices in the MEL field beyond USAID (4) support MEL functions within EYCD and the broader Mission, including project-level collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) and development of Performance Monitoring Plans (PMPs), the annual Performance Plan and Report (PPR), activity-level Annual MEL Plans (AMELPs), and other M&E documents and processes (5) provide expert technical advice for EYCD’s management of performance and impact evaluation activities (6) provide technical direction to Implementing Partners (IPs) as a certified Agreement/Contracting Officer’s Representative (AOR/COR) and ensure proper financial management of the activity/ies. Due to the cross-sectoral nature of the EYCD portfolio, the position will lead MEL efforts for Basic Education, Higher Education, and Youth, and provide oversight for OVC Strategic Information (SI) efforts, with the support of the OVC SI Specialist.

The Specialist reports to the EYCD Deputy Office Director and has frequent direct contact with EYCD staff, EYCD IPs, MEL staff in other Mission offices, the Program Office, Mission leadership, and USAID/Washington regarding EYCD and Mission MEL matters. The Specialist performs at least quarterly work-related travel within Uganda (up to 25 percent travel) to conduct site visits, data quality assessments, and other field-based MEL activities.


A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Public Policy, Education, Psychology, Social Work, or related subject is required.


–Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring and evaluation of education, youth development, and/or social service programs supporting systems reforms and/or service delivery is required.

–Demonstrated experience in formative, summative, and impact evaluations; sector assessments; applied research; and program/project monitoring and evaluation is required.

–Demonstrated experience in management and/or oversight of complex monitoring and evaluation systems, data reporting, research, and assessments is required.

–Demonstrated experience with cross-sectoral MEL design, implementation, and oversight is required; the applicant must have experience with successfully overseeing MEL activities in more than one technical area.

How to apply

The detailed solicitation document Number: 72061722R10029 which provides the full position description, selection criteria, and specific instructions on how to submit an offer is found at: or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at:


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