The QED Group, LLC

  • Senior Associate, Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL)

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
  • Overview

    The Senior Associate, MEL position is focused on ensuring QED produces high-quality MEL products and services that meet or exceed QED and client expectations and demonstrate best practices, solidifying QED’s role as thought leaders in the MEL space. The purpose of this position is to provide technical inputs to project deliverables and business development efforts.


    ·        Provides technical oversight and support to MEL product design, implementation, and delivery

    ·        Supports business development proposals and processes

    ·        Identifies new business opportunities, partners, and consultants

    ·        Coordinates and collaborates with colleagues in MEL and other practice areas

    ·        Supports Project Directors in the performance management of Team Leaders and project; teams

    ·        Liaises with partner organizations on the contractually compliant delivery of agreed inputs and achievement of agreed outputs and outcomes

    ·        Assists in the Identification of project performance and contract issues and supports their timely resolution

    ·        Contributes to research, analysis and publication of technical studies, case studies, policy and program approaches, and results

    ·        Keeps abreast of political, social, economic, and security developments in project countries and regions

    ·        Contributes to corporate thought leadership practices

    ·        Other duties as assigned


    ·        Master’s degree in a relevant field

    ·        Five years of experience with quantitative and qualitative MEL for international development programs

    ·        Two years of experience in working in a developing country or in a project-based environment

    ·        Experience contributing to or managing at least 1-2 successful major bids (including each of or a combination of structuring bid financials, team selection, drafting technical response and partner negotiations)

    ·        Technical expertise and experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation and research, including one or more of -

    o   Economics, development economics, private sector development;

    o   Agriculture and rural livelihoods, Market systems, M4P, and or value chains;

    o   Health sector;

    o   Security and justice sector;

    o   Civil society;

    o   Governance programs;

    o   Education sector; or

    o   Other similar development field.

    ·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    ·        Strong technical writing skills

    ·        Ability to conceptualize and write a bid proposal or project report

    ·        Sound business development and Client Relationship Management skills

    ·        Sound problem solving and decision-making skills

    ·        Willingness to travel and work abroad a minimum of eight weeks per year in developing countries and elsewhere

    ·        Ability to perform tasks and activities autonomously with minimal support

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    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, Minorities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.


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