Sr. M&E Specialist - Southern Africa

Monitoring and Evaluation
Regular Full-Time
Close Date


The QED Group is seeking a Sr. M&E Specialist for an upcoming USAID/Southern Africa-funded Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Platform project. The Sr. M&E Specialist will provide a wide variety of technical support to USAID/Southern Africa and its implementing partners (IPs), in order to strengthen USAID’s Monitoring and Evaluation; Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA); and Knowledge Management (KM) practices and approaches within USAID Missions and in USAID activities across Southern Africa.


About QED

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.


  • The Sr. M&E Specialist will oversee monitoring and evaluation, analyses, and assessments throughout the life of the project, including the data quality assessments, participatory data collection methods and protocols, and data quality verification techniques;
  • S/he will also be responsible for the design, quality development and production of all data quality assessment reports, assist in the production of evaluations reports and any assessments, population based surveys and studies including the testing of the development hypotheses;
  • S/he will be responsible for design of the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations;
  • S/he will also support the maintenance of the Mission's PMP and the development and maintenance of implementing partners' M&E Plans;
  • Other responsibilities include assisting the Chief of Party and M&E Director with outreach and engagement with the private and public sector, as well as other donors, as required.


  • A Bachelor's degree or greater in a relevant field such as applied social sciences, development economics, or monitoring and evaluation;
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility working in M&E for USAID or other donor-funded development programs;
  • Experience working in the Southern Africa Region;
  • Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: democracy and governance; economic growth or food security; health; or education. Please specify your main area(s) of interest;
  • Must have demonstrated abilities in program/project results monitoring and reporting;
  • Have demonstrated technical expertise, ample field of experience, and relevant technical background in evaluating rural development programs, nutrition, and the environment;
  • Hands-on field survey design and implementation experience;
  • Possess the ability to rapidly develop impact evaluation scopes of work and consolidate independent relationships with technical level public officials and civil society partners in carrying out impact evaluations;
  • Using online M&E databases to collect performance indicators;
  • Conducting participatory or impact evaluations;
  • Experience writing findings and recommendations in assessments or evaluation reports;
  • Strong organizational, writing, and communications skills;
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point);
  • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision;
  • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA;
  • Success factors for the Senior M&E Specialists will be strong skills in strategic analysis, M&E, data collection and analysis, identifying trends in data, and the ability to write convincing findings and recommendations.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow these steps:


1.  Complete the online application

2.  Attached your resume

3.  Click on the link :Biodata AID1420-17, complete the form, sign it, and attach it to your application. 

4.  Submit your application, your resume, and the Biodata. 


Please, note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or Biodata will not be considered.


Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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