MEL Specialist – Vietnam

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will ensure the completion of all MEL activities across project components and will supervise coordination of USAID personnel, CNFA personnel, sub-contractors, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations in regard to MEL activity. S/he will work with other program teams to ensure integration of monitoring and evaluation, and data and learning processes across program implementation.


Collaborate with the Chief of Party to implement MEL activities.

Provide guidance and assistance on mid-term and final performance evaluations, impact evaluations, whole-of-project evaluations, and evaluation utilization, etc.

Support geographic, thematic, and sectoral assessments, sectoral surveys, and baseline analyses to inform Mission strategic planning, decision-making, and project implementation.

Produce and/or contribute timely inputs toward quality reports and deliverables for final evaluations, assessments, and research reports; MEL training materials; information dissemination; and a capacity building plan.

Support the implementation of the Mission’s Performance Management Plan (PMP), data management and analysis, local capacity building on MEL, etc.

Contribute to the improvement of Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) within USAID/Vietnam to ensure interventions are coordinated, grounded in evidence, and adjusted as necessary to remain relevant and effective throughout implementation.

Provide guidance and technical assistance to improve the performance monitoring capacities of Mission staff and Implementing Partners.

Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and synergies within the Mission and with other key stakeholders regarding performance management, program interventions, MEL, and lessons learned.


A minimum of twenty (20) years of continuous experience in design and implementation of learning agendas, evaluation of project data to identify successful approaches and trends at the field level, and the development of MEL systems and plans in projects of similar size.

Demonstrated research design and analytical skills.

Strong communication skills in both English and Vietnamese (oral and written).


Five (5) years of monitoring and evaluation work at the supervisory level preferred.

USAID or another international donor experience is highly preferred.


In order to integrate the foreign assistance effort into the community, enhance the skills of the cooperating country’s population, and contribute to the local economy, this position is designated for a Cooperating Country National (CCN), meaning an individual who is a cooperating country citizen, or a non-cooperating country citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the cooperating country.