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 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 the indigenous groups 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 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 Amazon basin.


  • Provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of evaluations and development of results frameworks.
  • Manage the effective implementation of monitoring, evaluation and communication strategies and plans across the region.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for data collection, management, analyses and reporting.
  • Track and analyze project indicators and other useful statistics, and prepare high-quality and timely reports using the recommended formats and communication channels.
  • Design and implement a beneficiary tracking database system to collect, process and manage project data.
  • Use M&E indicators to report on the project quarterly, semiannually and annually.
  • Provide trainings and build capacity of M&E staff and beneficiary organizations in data collection, management, and analyses.
  • Organize and facilitate regular staff meetings to ensure knowledge and learning is effectively shared and applied throughout the project’s offices and activities.
  • Coordinate with donor agency to document and report qualitative data to measure impact according to gender.
  • Actively participate in 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.
  • Participate in knowledge-capture events that include staff and partner exchanges, staff-to-staff exchanges, regular regional staff meetings and regular all-staff meetings.
  • Draft press releases, respond to media inquiries and build dialogue with the 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, or related field required; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience managing the monitoring and evaluation component of a donor funded project, preferably USAID.
  • 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.
  • Proven experience in preparing reports and communication materials desired.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Fluent spoken, written, and reading abilities in English and Spanish are required, professional proficiency in Portuguese desired.

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




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