This position is ideal for someone who is ambitious in growing the MEL practice using new ideas and is looking to increase his/her skillset as a leader, competent manager, and strategic thinker. As the head of a nearly 40-person team with five to seven full-time direct reports, this person will take the lead on developing strategic partnerships and the MEL practice strategy, from big picture thinking to day-to-day management, and the details that make successful programs and proposals, and ultimately QED Group, successful. The ideal candidate should be looking to grow their management, strategic partnering and business development skill set, while building a high-achieving, fast-paced team.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Technical Programs, the Director of MEL directs and leads the monitoring, evaluation and learning practice area. He/she will manage the MEL process and team to ensure that QED can meet its annual MEL key performance indicators, including MEL business development (BD) goals. The MEL team is responsible for quality implementation of MEL projects, providing capture and technical writing on potential BD opportunities, and developing strategic partnerships to enhance QED’s success in the marketplace.
The Director will ensure that QED delivers high quality deliverables that meets or exceeds the terms of our contracts, ensure sound financial management, maintain positive client working relationships, and ensure compliance with QED and client policies and procedures. As part of the QED management committee he/she will help set tone and culture or the organization, and actively participate in innovation and other cutting-edge QED initiatives.
QED is looking to ‘harvest’ and grow in our current markets and also expand to additional markets. With QEDs current position in the MEL market, QED is looking to aggressively grow its presence in the MEL market. Specifically, the MEL Director will be responsible for identifying BD opportunities (generally in the $10-$25 million range, but up to $100 million), participating and driving the MEL ‘capture’ process, writing proposals, assisting with the recruitment of staff and development of strategic partnerships, and the compliance and the final production and delivery of proposals including interfacing with partner, subcontractors, and clients. The Director of MEL will also be involved in teaming decisions, pricing strategy, win strategies, and proposal development. He/she will oversee and provide support in building the capacity of MEL team members including encouraging career development and growth, and striving to retain qualified staff. Other responsibilities include successfully managing project budgets, schedules and project operations, reviewing profit and loss statements and meeting key performance indicator targets.
Corporate-Level Senior Management (10%)
Practice, Project, Contract Management and Integration (20%)
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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.