Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director


TITLE: Collaborative, Learning and Adapting (CLA) and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director

Chemonics International seeks applications for a long-term, full time CLA and MEL Director for the USAID-funded Vietnam Action Against Plastic Pollution (VAAPP) activity. This activity aims to reduce ocean plastic pollution at its source in Vietnam through strategic approaches such as promoting the creation and implementation of data-driven policies, enhancing knowledge sharing and learning across stakeholders, promoting appropriately scaled technology and solutions, and providing technical expertise and building capacity of local governments and communities to manage waste at its source and prevent plastic pollution reaching our oceans. We are looking for Vietnamese individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world. The position will be based in Hanoi.

The CLA and MEL director will develop and implement the Activity’s CLA and MEL plans, and will integrate the CLA principles throughout implementation, sub-awards, action plans, and capacity building efforts to promote learning and build the MEL and CLA capacity of our consortium and stakeholders through training and knowledge transfer. He/she will report directly to the Chief of Party.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees development and implementation of Activity’s CLA and MEL plans
  • Builds capacities of government counterparts across interventions as part of their monitoring/tracking mechanisms for EPR by delivering targeted training and utilizing tools to ensure capacity is developed
  • Builds CLA into sub-awards, ensuring selected recipients can track, review, and assess the impact of their work to sustainably scale up what is working and redirect efforts that are not working
  • Supports quarterly pause-and-reflect sessions and ensures adaptive management is practiced across the team to achieve expected results
  • Builds capacity of staff and consortium partners in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Directly supervises MEL assistants, strategic communications specialist, and Gender Equality, Youth, and Social Inclusion specialist


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.

  • Master’s degree in statistics, quantitative/qualitative data analysis or management, program management, or another related field
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in environmental management, collecting data, conducting analysis, and fostering learning to inform programming
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrating CLA into project interventions to inform decision-making and incorporating CLA into capacity building for program monitoring requirements
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including developing surveys and holding focus groups and capacity building for CLA
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively within a team;
  • Possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with demonstrated diplomacy and the ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Computer skills including strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Office applications;
  • Fluency in Vietnamese and English

Application Instructions

Please send your CV/resume to [email protected] by September 27, 2022. Early applications are encouraged. Please include the title of the job in the email subject line. No telephone inquiries please. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The protection of your personal data is important to Chemonics.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

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Tue, 2022-09-27