Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, USAID/Senegal MELS

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Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Proposal Objective:

Social Impact is bidding on the USAID/Senegal Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in Senegal (MELS) Activity. The purpose of this activity will be to create a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) platform to complement and augment USAID/Senegal’s bilateral performance management, and more effectively disseminate learning within the Mission and to a range of local stakeholders. This Platform will advance USAID/Senegal’s commitment to program effectiveness across all sectors and will support USAID/Senegal to make informed strategic and management decisions. The Platform will have a distinct focus on strengthening MEL capacity in the Government of Senegal (GoS), as well as subnational state institutions, local civil society organizations, community-based organizations, and implementing partners in the country.

Position Description:

Social Impact is seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist who will be responsible for leading all work under the monitoring and evaluation components of the USAID/Senegal MELS task order. The position would be full-time and based in Dakar for the five-year period of performance, contingent upon contract award. The anticipated award date is late September 2021.

Please note: This is a local position. Only candidates with Senegalese citizenship will be considered.


  • Oversee and participate in evaluations and assessments throughout the life of the task order.
  • Organize and manage monitoring tasks.
  • Serve as evaluation team leader for evaluations conducted under this contract.
  • Contribute substantially to the design and field testing of the evaluation methodology, participatory data collection methods and protocols, data verification techniques, and other technical evaluation and analytical tasks conducted under this contract.
  • Lead the design, quality, development, and completion of all assessments, analytical reports, and evaluations.


  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as international development, project management, statistics, or economics.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively more responsible experience in leading the monitoring, evaluation, and analysis of donor development projects.
  • Experience in design and implementation of evaluations of development interventions.
  • Experience in design and field testing of data collection instruments (e.g., questionnaires and interview guides) and in advanced research methods and sampling.
  • Experience in design for M&E systems, data quality control and reporting for projects and programs.
  • Previous substantive experience working on evaluation teams. Previous experience serving as evaluation team leader.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication and presentations skills.
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English and French.

How to apply

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