is an exciting time at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as we shift
our strategy for greater impact in the world—seeking to address
some of the most complex challenges facing people and
nature—issues such as climate change, conserving lands, waters,
and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water
sustainably and helping make cities more resilient and
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Scientist position
develops Project’s MEL framework, organizes and supervises the
data collection of project indicators, and where required, inputs
data into the monitoring database. The MEL Scientist for the PRANA
project analyses monitoring data, finds explanations for
variations in data, produces quarterly monitoring reports,
documents lessons learned and success stories, draws out strategy
and work plan-level implications, and reports back to the project
leadership. The MEL Scientist also manages contractors engaged in
Project’s MEL activities and helps organize and supports data
collection for project evaluation.
and develop, through consultation, a research, M&E and
learning strategy for project including monitoring work plans and
budgets and reports.
indicators, dashboards, tools and templates required for
collection and strategic use of information to inform
decision-making and evaluate results.
that all data collection is high quality, develop and apply
standards to maintain overall technical quality, and maintain M&E
databases, including input of data, where required, and analyzing
integrity of both data collection and data management relating to
project progress reporting.
M&E partners and contractors.
training on field data collection to Project staff.
with geospatial science colleagues to integrate spatial
technology for MEL; drive development of local-to-global GIS and
other enterprise-scale spatial and relational databases.
success stories and lessons learned, and share these with the
project team, donors and partners.
strategy reviews, work planning and adaptive management of the
project at critical intervals; provide recommendations for
changes that should be made to project activities based on
third-party project evaluations.
limited supervision, acts independently, resolves complex issues
within the program area and acts as a resource to others.
be required to work in variable weather conditions, at remote
locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under
physically demanding circumstances when safe to do
require frequent travel domestically.
Qualification/required Skills & Experience
degree in a quantitative field (economics,
agricultural/development economics, statistics, biostatistics,
applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) and 2
years of experience or equivalent combination of education and
leading and working with cross functional teams and managing
synthesizing, interpreting and communicating scientific
preparing reports of findings.
of peer reviewed publications in scientific journals.
working and communicating with a wide range of people.
years of work in measures, evaluation and learning, developing a
web-based monitoring system.
working with current trends and practices in agriculture,
preferably in India.
in data collection & developing data quality assurance
strategies, data management and data visualization, including
proficiency in database development/management through SPSS,
Stata, EPI-Info, Access, Excel or others.
in synthesizing complex data from multiple sources into a
coherent and accurate summary for reporting.
knowledge of GIS and remote sensing preferable.
in international development, preferably with an international
experience, including the ability to motivate, lead, set
objectives and manage the performance of others.
skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience
appreciated with experience working in Punjab preferable.
knowledge of common software applications.
and excellent time management skills with the ability to meet
deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality
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