Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Foundation · Open, Open
Department Foundation
Employment Type Regular Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


About the Internet Society Foundation

The Internet Society (ISOC) supports and promotes the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society. Our work aligns with our goals for the Internet to be open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy. We seek collaboration with all who share these goals.

Together, we focus on building and supporting the communities that make the Internet work; advancing the development and application of Internet infrastructure, technologies, and open standards; and advocating for policy that is consistent with our view of the Internet.

The Internet Society Foundation (Foundation) is a newly formed, non-profit organization that works in concert with the Internet Society. It exists to demonstrate and support the positive difference the Internet can make to people everywhere and promote the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.  

The Foundation is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions.  Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and the Foundation's achievements.


About the position

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist plays a critical role in supporting the Foundation team as we advance our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) systems.This position works closely and collaboratively with members of the Programs team and directly supports the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager in ensuring that programs and funded projects are collecting data, support analysis efforts to identify results achieved, communicate results and learn from data collected. The M&E Specialist will also contribute to the Foundations’ capacity building efforts for staff and grantees, particularly in designing and conducting trainings on monitoring, evaluation and learning for staff and partners. The M&E Specialist combines a working knowledge of technical MEL practices with excellent communication and collaboration skills.

The Foundation is a small team of passionate, collaborative, and driven staff that depend on each other to move our mission forward; this is true of this critical position. 


The M&E Specialist will be required to work collaboratively, handle multiple priorities and activities across the entire program portfolio. The M&E Specialist will provide direct service to internal and external stakeholders. The M&E Specialist will be a well-organized, flexible individual with strong verbal and written communication skills who thrives in a fast-paced, globally diverse setting and is comfortable working in a start-up environment.  A solid history of collaboration within and among teams is a must, as well as demonstrating initiative and resourcefulness.


Location: Open (Remote)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support for the Foundation’s monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts, primarily to program staff.
    • Contribute to performance evaluations of Foundation projects, including designing evaluation methodologies, sampling strategies and data collection tools, collecting and analyzing data.
    • Support documentation of learning and adaptation initiatives for program teams.
    • Provide guidance and assistance [including report writing] in data collection and data analysis on assessments and evaluations conducted by M&E and program team.
    • Assist program team in review [including of reports] of grant-level metrics and data collection for associated output, outcome, and impact (as appropriate) level results.
    • Work with the M&E manager to support grantees and grant specialists, including providing webinar training, develop guiding materials and resources, regular consultation and real time support for their MEL needs to develop institutional MEL capacity.
    • Advise and assist grantees with the monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, activities and products during the start-up and implementation phases of projects including developing MEL plans, indicator matrices, evaluation and learning approaches.
    • Travel internationally either conducting data collection, field research or conducting trainings.
    • Support Foundation’s data quality efforts through conducting data quality spot checks.
    • Work with other members of the team to complete projects, achieve organizational goals and advance Foundation’s Learning agenda and related efforts.
    • Foster and contribute to initiatives that build an equitable and inclusive workplace that embraces diverse identities, backgrounds and experiences.
    • Prepare external communications materials on Foundation’s monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts, including blog posts, articles, presentations, etc.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Desired Qualifications

    • Undergraduate degree in political/social science, international relations, or related field. Graduate degree preferred.
    • Minimum three years of professional experience in the international development sector, with at least one year of professional experience in MEL related roles.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the program theory-based approach to program design, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Familiarity with common MEL elements of proposals including but not limited to: logical frameworks, performance monitoring plans and indicator matrices.
    • Ability to design and conduct performance evaluations, including designing methodology.
    • and data collection tools.
    • Ability to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data; experience in designing and administering questionnaires and interviews required.
    • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative data analysis software, such as SPSS, STATA, R, NVivo, or Dedoose, preferred.
    • Strong organizational skills, execution of tasks, and attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, coordinate and effectively meet program goals.
    • Display cultural and gender sensitivity, engage with colleagues and partners in a respectful, welcoming manner and demonstrate integrity by modeling Foundation's values.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Additional language skills in French and Spanish preferred.
    • Ability to travel occasionally, when travel resumes.
    • Passion for, and demonstrated commitment to, a more accessible and trustworthy Internet for all!

    The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications.  Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.

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    • Location
      Open, Open
    • Department
    • Employment Type
      Regular Full Time
    • Minimum Experience