Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communications Manager, Peru



Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 


Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Communications Manager, Peru


ACDI/VOCA is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Communications (MELC) Manager for the regional project in the Amazon basin focused on strengthening Representation of Indigenous people in Governance of Amazon Forests and Waters. The project will engage private sector, governments, civil society groups, and academia in work with indigenous groups in the Amazon basin on advocacy efforts and raising awareness of indigenous people’s rights and responsibilities. The project is funded by USAID and is envisioned to start in 2018.


The Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Communications Manager will have overall responsibility for implementation the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and communications and outreach strategy. The MELC Manager will guide teams to apply M&E information to foster adaptive management approaches and lead program reporting and communications. The MELC Manager will oversee a team of M&E and communications staff across the coverage area. The position will be based in Lima, Peru and may include travel throughout the Amazon basin.


  • Design and implement a beneficiary tracking database system to collect, process and manage project data.

  • Oversee the knowledge management system to capture relevant formal and informal information that will inform decisions, support project reporting requirements and foster learning within the project.

  • Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics and prepare high-quality and timely reports using the recommended formats and communication channels.

  • Lead and supervise evaluations, assessments and baseline surveys.

  • Manage the process of project learning to ensure knowledge and learning is effectively shared and applied throughout the project’s offices and activities.

  • Organize and facilitate regular staff meetings to share experiences and lessons, and brainstorm ways to apply new learning.

  • Develop a communications and outreach strategy and plan across the region.

  • Draft press releases, respond to media inquiries and build dialogue with journalists to promote the project.

  • Prepare and oversee the production of the project communication materials, summary briefs, success stories and reports in close collaboration with the technical staff.

  • Ensure consistent adherence to USAID branding and communications guidelines across the project sites and offices.

  • Assist in preparation of the donor and consultants’ reports, including copy-editing, formatting, designing covers and graphics.

  • Coordinate with ACDI/VOCA M&E and Communications headquarters teams as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, social sciences, international development, sociology, environmental science or related fields required; Master’s preferred.

  • Minimum of eight years of experience managing the monitoring and evaluation component of a donor funded project, preferably USAID.

  • Proven experience designing a performance management plan, indicators, evaluation strategies, data collection methodologies; proven experience leading and supervising assessments, studies, and evaluations.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to management.

  • Thorough knowledge of statistics and research methodology, including quantitative and qualitative research methods, tools, techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply analytical methods practically in the complex setting of the day-to-day lives of project beneficiaries highly preferred.

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

  • Proven experience developing English-language reports for donors or stakeholders.

  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish is required, professional proficiency in Portuguese desired.


Peruvian, Colombian and other South American/Amazon region nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.



Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never solicit a payment from any applicant.



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