Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager

Job Type

Full Time




One East Pratt Street
Suite 701
United States


The International Youth Foundation (IYF), a global nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives and conditions of young people worldwide, is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager to support the implementation of a Youth Employability program in multiple US cities as well as multiple countries that will equip young people with skills to secure and maintain employment. The ideal candidate will be a data-driven, detail-oriented, self-starter with excellent writing, analytic and communication skills and a commitment to global youth development. This full-time position will be based in Baltimore, MD. For more information, please consult


The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Manager will work closely with the Director, US Workforce Development to develop and manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) process, as well as play an institutional role to ensure standardization, integration and innovation of IYF’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) system.


Youth Employability Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (90%)

·        Work closely with the Program Director to achieve successful implementation of the project in the US and other countries from a MEL perspective.

·        Design and implement an overarching MEL system for the Program, working closely with program staff, IYF institutional MEL team, external consultants, and implementing partners. 

·        Manage program and performance data through IYF’s Systematic Tracking and Organizational Records Management System (STORM), IYF’s management information system built on the platform.

·        Manage the information-gathering process and related analysis for submission of quarterly results and performance reports, in addition to summaries, papers, presentations, and other vehicles for various audiences as needed. Provide progress updates, including achievements and issues, to Director, US Workforce Development.

·        Work closely with implementing partners to help them fulfill their role in the implementation plan. Develop data sharing memoranda of understanding (MOUs) as needed.

·        Provide MEL technical support, training, and coaching to program staff and implementing partners through visits to program partners as needed.

·        Design and implement activities to disseminate information including learning events, resources and guidance, and content development and engagement

Institutional Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (10%)

·        Serve as a technical resource for the organization in MEL-related activities such as development and implementation of institutional learning agenda, evaluation policy, performance measurement framework.

·        Contribute to the design, standardization and integration of IYF’s MEL-related data collection tools, indicators, oversight and online data storage solution STORM, including monitoring and supporting achievement of organizational MEL outcomes as part of IYF’s strategic plan.

·        Contribute to training provided to the IYF staff on the accurate use of STORM for programmatic and MEL purposes. Provide ongoing support, training and coaching through virtual and in-person means to ensure the integrity, quality and security of STORM MEL data.

·        Develop additional IYF organizational capacity strengthening and MEL-related tools and facilitate regular training to IYF staff and partners responsible for systematic data collection.

·        Promote and facilitate sharing of IYF good practices and learning. Provide technical expertise in sound data collection, knowledge management and capacity strengthening.

·        Promote innovative approaches for achieving quality data collection, analysis and learning across the institution.

·        Communicate effectively and collaboratively with IYF staff, IYF in-country teams, service providers, relevant government authorities, private sector partners and other key stakeholders.

·        Perform other duties as assigned.


·        Strong oral and written English communication skills.

·        Ability to incorporate Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data protection rules and regulations about personally identifiable information into MEL process.

·        Strong computer skills/experience working with one or more types of data analysis and management software (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R, etc.), and comfort with online data storage systems (e.g., Salesforce, MySQL, etc.). Excellent knowledge of and experience using Excel.

·        Demonstrated experience in data management and analysis.

·        Demonstrated experience with data quality assessments and audits.

·        Strong program management, presentation, team-building and interpersonal skills, as well as an analytical ability to identify and establish priorities and attend to all details in a professional manner. Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

·        Highly developed interpersonal, listening and communications skills appropriate for collaborating efficiently and effectively in a multicultural environment. High degree of respect and compassion for cultural conditions and practices.

·        The ability to work successfully within a variety of cross-cultural settings and make judgments in a fast-paced environment.

·        Outstanding research/resourcefulness, analytical skills and attention to detail. Reliability and thoroughness required.

·        Commitment to youth development and a values-driven work environment.

·        Available for up travel, as needed.


·        Bachelor’s degree required – social sciences, education, economics, M&E, International Development, Public Administration or a related field preferred.

·        Minimum of 5 years of work experience in related field, including 3+ years of experience using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies in measurement, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities for program performance, and designing impact evaluations. Knowledge of/experience with programs that support youth employment and/or social services (e.g. education, health) preferred.

·        Strong technical knowledge of principles of performance measurement, monitoring and evaluation, and data management and analysis required.

·        Experience leveraging ICT, identifying/using appropriate online/mobile platforms to collect, store, analyze and present data.

·        Experience conducting assessments and using qualitative and quantitate tools (focus group discussions, surveys, interviews). Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize information to inform planning and strategy.

·        Experience reporting clearly and comprehensively on a complex portfolio of activities.

·        Experience designing, implementing and managing formative, summative, and impact evaluations.

·        Experience training staff and service providers in MEL initiatives.

·        Understanding and knowledge of the youth sector. Experience with programs targeting youth employment highly desirable.

·        Commitment to youth development and a values-driven work environment.


Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please visit our online career portal and upload a cover letter and resume at

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please visit our online career portal and upload a cover letter and resume at

The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.