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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor 
Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)

Location: Palestine, Occupied Territories (OPT)

Coffey is looking for a MEL Advisor to support a DFID-funded technical assistance programme to March 2021, with a possible two-year extension.

The Programme

SSRP (Stability, Services and Reform Programme) is a DFID (Department for International Development) funded programme supporting the Palestinian Authority (PA). Through the technical assistance (TA) component of the SSRP, Coffey with its consortium partners will support the PA to deliver: public administration reform; public financial management (PFM) reform; and revenue reform. Primarily, the project will support three government bodies: The Ministry of Finance, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the General Secretariat.

The Position

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) Advisor is responsible for implementing the monitoring, evaluation and learning functions of the SSRP. Primary responsibilities are to support the development and update of the MEL system, support the programme’s problem-driven, iterative approach (PDIA) and contribute to learning and knowledge management activities, such as case studies. This position reports to the MEL and Communications Lead.

Performance management:

  • Contribute to the development and revisions of the SSRP TA logframe, theory of change, and MEL plan;
  • Support all results reporting against the SSRP logframe and relevant KPIs, including data collection and qualitative/quantitative analysis.
  • Contribute to facilitation of evaluations and learning activities by DFID’s independent monitoring mechanism.

Adaptive Management:

  • Contribute to developing and implementing workflow processes, tools and team capacity building to enable effective adaptive management of the technical assistance and MEL components.
  • Develop learning briefs to highlight lessons learned in program implementation and experience in developing and applying adaptive management processes.


  • Contribute to the development and compiling of regular reports for DFID;
  • Assist the MEL and Comms Lead in preparing communications products that highlight program achievements and learning.

The Person

  • Must have at least 5-10 years of experience in designing and implementing MEL activities for donor-funded projects (preferably DFID);
  • Experience in developing and implementing MEL systems (preferably for adaptive management programmes), including hands-on practical experience in Theory of Change and log-frames and designing and applying MEL tools and methodologies;
  • Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (written and oral), initiative, and good judgment;
  • Experience in training and coaching teams, especially on MEL tools and processes.
  • Experience in monitoring inclusion-related technical assistance is highly desirable;
  • Fluency in English is essential.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications close: 30 August 2019

Coffey has a 40 year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK’s Department for International Development. Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people’s lives.

Coffey has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all of our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

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