Mercy Corps announces vacancy for Cluster MEL Officer. Interested candidates can apply for the job. Read the full article below for the job details.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, Management, Agriculture, Livelihood, DRR or any related discipline.  
  • 3 years of experience in the development field with at least 2 years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning. 
  • Good understanding and skills at data management. 
  • Strong computer skill with a full knowledge of MS office applications including Nepali and English typing. 
  • Good oral and written English skills. 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members. 
  • Strong team coordination, listening, consensus building skills and learning attitude. 
  • Previous experience of building M&E capacity (providing support in developing training tools, training, coaching and mentoring) is highly preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural setting with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders. 
  • Good writing skills to prepare reports, complete analyses and make presentations. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Senior MEL Officer, the Cluster MEL Officer will work very closely with the MIS Officer and the Community Accountability Reporting Mechanism (CARM) Officer to execute monitoring, evaluation, and learning functions at the cluster and district levels. They will be responsible for supervising partner NGOs M&E Officers to assist on data collection, data entry, progress tracking, record keeping, and local NGO M&E capacity development. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Cluster MEL Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

Strategic Leadership

  • Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed. 
  • Provide support to cluster and district offices in aspects of MEL

MEL Support to Central Team

  • Participate in and contribute to BHAKARI MEL strategy and work plan including development and update of MEL documents such as indicator performance tracking table (IPTT), Performance Indicator Reference Sheet (PIRS), training manuals/guidelines, surveys and assessments etc.
  • Document field procedures in English and Nepali for internal records, sharing with a broader audience, and as instructional guides for district-level implementers 
  • Support in organizing review and reflect sessions at both center and field level.  

MEL Support to Cluster Team

  • Review and provide approval of monitoring data from the partner NGOs. 
  • Support Sr.  MEL Officer and the cluster team to access information, interpret monitoring results, and use information to manage activities. 
  • Support CARM Officer to ensure smooth operation of CARM activities and reporting.  
  • Support MIS officer in design and implementation of BHAKARI database at the cluster and district level.  

MEL Support to partner NGO Team

  • Provide backstopping and guidance to partner NGO M&E staff to effectively monitor, evaluate, learn, and report. 
  • Conduct capacity building of district level partner staff on MEL concepts and activities through designing and delivering formal training. 
  • Supervise partner M&E staff on data collection and entry tools, processes.  
  • With the Sr. MEL Officers and Thematic Officers, lead training of district staff on data validation Process. Ensure data validation processes are followed. Conduct spot checks with staff to validate data in the field and review data before sending to cluster. 
  • Act as a focal point of the allocated cluster; for any monitoring, evaluation and support requirements.  

Managing the BHAKARI MEL System 

  • Support the Senior MEL Officer on the documentation of BHAKARI MEL processes, forms and formats. 
  • Provide feedback to the BHAKARI cluster and central team on the BHAKARI MEL systems to enhance functionality and efficiency. 
  • Ensure global standards for quality program monitoring and evaluation are followed and adopted by cluster teams and local NGO teams. 
  • Conduct regular quality checks and field visits are made to program activities, providing feedback and recommendations to relevant parties. 
  • Orient and support staff on ensuring program and data quality. 
  • Support in coordinating the baseline and final evaluation, Post distribution monitoring along with other key evaluation and research activities. 
  • Support in documentation including data collection for the development of case studies and success stories. 
  • Coordinate reporting with implementing and district level partners, specifically tracking deadlines; ensuring adherence to formats and requirements; ensuring reporting quality and accuracy; and periodic report writing, editing, and submission. 
  • Share compiled data with and from districts as needed for reporting to USAID and information sharing with stakeholders, as requested. 
  • Maintain coordination with the partner NGO M&E staff to ensure monitoring data collection processes in the district level are up-to-date and followed. 
  • Ensure smooth implementation and reporting of Bhakari’s CARM system at district and cluster level


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership. 
  • Proactively ensure that team members and community operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Accountability to Program Participants

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging participating communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.


  • Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to respond as and when a crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities.
  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor and or Country Director.

Supervisory Responsibility: Responsible for managing partner NGO M&E staff


Reports Directly to: BHAKARI Sr. MEL Officer

Works Directly with: BHAKARI MEL team, District and Cluster Coordinators, Technical Managers and Partner NGOs staff as required. 

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has been operating in Nepal since 2005, implementing programs in food security, agriculture, market development, financial services, girl’s education, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We take a systems-based approach in our programming, with the aim of improving the lives and potential of vulnerable individuals and communities across Nepal.

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Deadline: 19th Feb, 2022

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