Chemonics Seeking Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist Consultants

Chemonics is seeking a part-time Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist (Consultant) for the USAID/Rwanda Duteze Imbere Ubutabera (DIU) activity. The position is expected to start as soon as possible and will require a commitment of at least 16 hours/week (2 days/week).

DIU is designed to increase access to justice and enhance the rule of law in Rwanda through improving judicial effectiveness in both formal court mechanisms and community justice (Abunzi); and improving public understanding of judicial system processes and legal rights. The objectives of the DIU activity are to improve the effectiveness of Rwanda’s judicial system locally and nationally and improve public awareness of their legal rights (collectively, the System).

As part of DIU’s programmatic responsibilities, the activity works with organizations (subcontractors and grantees) to implement the activities furthering access to justice. Each of these subcontracts and grants has indicators and data that needs to be collected and rolled up and reported in our systems to USAID. DIU also submits biweekly reports and quarterly reports to USAID. The DIU activity ends on January 25, 2021, and a draft final report will be submitted before this date. The MEL Consultant will gather and report on all MEL data and build the capacity of DIU stakeholders to grow in their MEL understanding and the use of data to drive results.

Illustrative Tasks

  • Review the Part Two Workplan, most recent biweekly, the most recent quarterly report, and template for the DIU final report
  • Provide administrative MEL support across the project, including collecting, reviewing and entering all data and developing reports, including graphs and charts to communicate data in different ways
  • Report on MEL data in biweekly, monthly, and quarterly reports
  • Work with partners to review data collected and reported to-date and become familiar with the remaining data that will need to be reported in their agreements
  • Identify which data should be submitted to USAID’s required reporting systems and maintain a tracker of all submissions
  • Identify opportunities for drafting and support the drafting of success stories that include quantitative and anecdotal successes
  • Ensure MEL is integrated into all management and technical activities
  • Build staff and local partners’ capacity in MEL and their understanding of the adaptive management approach to include using data to reflect on project implementation and inform approaches going forward to achieve the best results
  • Identify linkages to project result targets and provide data for biweekly reports and quarterly activity reports showing performance against targets
  • Lead DIU’s end of activity MEL analyses and integrate findings into the final report and various communications products
  • Contribute the data and MEL activities in the biweekly report and the final report
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


  • More than eight years of MEL experience with USG and other donor-funded projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, management, and/or development studies.
  • Experience building databases and conducting capacity building training.
  • Experience in research design, adaptive management through MEL, and using technology to understand change for development programs in Rwanda.
  • Expertise in using statistical software programs and infographics to share information with a non-technical audience.
  • Record of collecting and analyzing data to evaluate program and activity impact and redesign activities for better results.
  • Experience creating databases, tools, and training materials while helping program officers compile and report information.

Application Instructions

Please submit an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, and contact information by August 7, 2020, at

Please submit your applications as soon as possible, applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No telephone inquiries, please. The finalists will be contacted.

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