Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

World Fish

World Fish

batu maung, bayan lepas, penang, malaysia
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

About WorldFish

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

About the Position

WorldFish is looking for a highly motivated Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist to support the MEL Department at Headquarters. The MEL specialist will be based in Malaysia or in one of the WF offices in Africa or Asia and will contribute to the implementation and management of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) system and activities across the organisation.

Under the guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Leader, the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Specialist will provide support and technical assistance to plan, design and inform the deployment of robust MEL system for WorldFish and the CGIAR research portfolio. S/he will support projects and research programs in developing work plans, MEL frameworks, strategy documents, and field activities. By doing this s/he will ensure the WorldFish projects are integrated with and operate alongside the existing MEL framework. S/he will also support the use of the digital platform and Management Information Systems on research, knowledge sharing and data management contributing to a proficient result-based system focused on Aquatic Food Systems.

The successful candidate should have an interest in research for development monitoring and evaluation, be familiar with qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques for analysis, and comprehensive strategies for effective engagement in support of MEL implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) system in WorldFish while ensuring alignment with established Result Based-Management (RBM) and Knowledge Sharing (KS) standards and processes.
  • Work closely with researchers, projects, and country teams in developing and reviewing the Theory of Change for projects, country programs, and WorldFish.
  • Ensure alignment of various portfolios to existing WorldFish monitoring systems to ensure consistent reporting of deliverables, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Support annual planning and reporting processes for WorldFish and the Initiatives.
  • Support impact tracking and monitoring protocols to ensure that project/research impacts are well documented and in compliance with WorldFish and CGIAR strategy and objectives.
  • Monitor the performance of WorldFish portfolios as per established KPIs and provide key recommendations to leadership to facilitate informed decision-making and knowledge sharing.
  • Provide guidance and support to research and project teams in using the MEL web-based platform to ensure effective and real-time monitoring and knowledge sharing across WorldFish.
  • Check data quality and integrity and provide recommendations for improvement. This includes reviewing reported results such as outcome and impact indicators.
  • Support the development and enhancement of policies tools and processes to strengthen the MEL framework across the organization.
  • Provide MEL capacity building and support to staff as needed.