Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager

Reports to: Chief of Programs

Location: Vermont (Norwich or Waterbury) preferred; Remote possible



Himalayan Cataract Project’s MEL Manager will be responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of the organization’s MEL system and Knowledge and Learning processes in close coordination with programmatic staff. Reporting to the Chief of Programs, the MEL Manager will lead the overall learning agenda of HCP’s programmatic efforts, working closely with partners and other internal and external stakeholders.


Monitoring and Evaluation

● Review and evaluate HCP’s current monitoring systems to identify opportunities to improve, refine, build out, and adapt to optimize organization’s MEL facets

● Drive all M&E efforts at HCP – organization-wide and across country-level programs

● Design and lead evaluation activities of HCP’s Programs (i.e. training, outreach, equipment) including creating tools to collect data from partners, developing frameworks to store and analyze data, developing schedules/SOPs/protocols for data collection

● Supervise and provide quality assurance over HCP’s M&E efforts and data collection process

● Support to project proposal writing with respect to logic frameworks, indicators and evaluation plans

● Responsible for designing and overseeing regularly scheduled data collection as well as special projects + data collect as needed

● Lead development of key evaluative indicators and analysis of related data to inform programmatic improvements (i.e. outcomes and efficiencies)

● Develop and review training material on evaluation, practices and tools for HCP partners

● Harmonize definitions and metrics across HCP

● Organize and deliver training on MEL for HCP staff and partners


Knowledge and Learning

● Promote the integration of learning as an integral component of programming internally at HCP and among HCP partners

● Lead the implementation of the K&L component of HCP’s Programs work

● Plan, establish, and facilitate a wide range of organizational knowledge management processes (special studies, after action reviews, Partners meetings, organizational learning surveys, on-line engagements, documenting lessons learned)

● Cultivate and manage research partnerships with consultants or research organizations to deliver research deliverables

● Maintain Knowledge & Learning resources and internal KM systems including HCP’s Dropbox file- sharing system

● Stay abreast of current research and literature in the eye health sector relevant to HCP

● Assist in reviewing performance against strategic plans, provide recommendations for updates

● Lead the systematic dissemination of evidence and results, both internally and externally


Other Responsibilities

All employees are expected to work as a team and to contribute to any activity that could promote the success of the organization.



Candidates should possess excellent analytical skills, the ability to generate MEL frameworks and systems, and excellent time management and interpersonal skills.

● Graduate degree in relevant discipline (i.e. public policy, public health, international development, economics)

● Experience working for NGOs or international organizations in a monitoring, evaluation, and research role; strong experience with international development projects

● Track record of leading projects

● Strong understanding of how to develop and implement robust M&E frameworks

● Previous expertise in gender and social inclusion a plus

● Experience designing and implementing MEL systems for donor-funded projects

● Problem solving ability, excellent communicator, good numerical and report writing skills

● Excellent quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and evaluation skills

● Able to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

● Good interpersonal, training, and conflict resolution skills



Himalayan Cataract Project is a high-energy and fast-paced organization. We work to change eye care in low to middle income countries with a firm commitment to eradicating unnecessary blindness and reaching the unreachable patient. We are a small team where everyone plays an important role and has an impact. We hire individuals who are professional, collaborative and creative thinkers with a passion for our mission.

To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter. Please send materials via email to: jobs@cureblindness.org

Himalayan Cataract Project considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

About Himalayan Cataract Project

The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to cure needless blindness with high quality, cost effective eye care in underserved areas of the world. Thirty-six million people are blind worldwide, yet 80% of this burden is treatable or preventable. Cataract is the largest cause of blindness affecting 17 million people, who could be cured with a 10-minute, $25 surgery. HCP is keenly focused on enduring solutions to avoidable blindness for under-resourced people and communities, not only providing critical care but strengthening local capacity to provide high-quality eye care to the underserved. HCP has offices in Vermont and in the Washington, DC metro area, with programs in 7 countries on 2 different continents and an estimated 75 implementing partners.

Himalayan Cataract Project is expanding its team to meet new challenges, scale its work, and broaden its reach. We are seeking individuals with an aptitude for operating in growth environments with interest and/or experience in scaling systems.