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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (merl) Officer

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


Internews empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account. Our vision is to unleash human potential everywhere by turning on the bright light of information.

For more than 35 years, in more than 100 countries, Internews has worked to build healthy media and information environments where they are most needed. We have proudly incubated hundreds of sustainable organizations, bolstered the skills of thousands of media professionals, activists, and citizens, and helped these partners reach millions of people with quality, local information.


The Rooted in Trust project aims to disrupt and mitigate the flow of misleading, inaccurate or malign information for vulnerable populations affected by humanitarian crises during COVID-19. We work in: Sudan, Mali, CAR, Colombia, Lebanon, Philippines, and Afghanistan.

The MERL Officer will focus on all aspects of research and learning for this program. There will be a strong emphasis on creating both internally- and externally-relevant reports related to intervention-related learning.


This is a short-term, full-time consultancy with an anticipated end date in February 2021. This position is fully remote, and candidates from any geographic area are welcome to apply.

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. If the position is of interest, it is to your benefit to apply as soon as possible. We expect to identify a candidate no later than 30 December 2020.


  • Support data gathering and analysis throughout the project by Internews and sub-grantees;
  • Contribute to monthly project reports;
  • Support compilation of compliance reports while ensuring others meet their reporting obligations and timelines;
  • Support trainings to ensure project-wide participation in all research efforts;
  • Provide support in information ecosystem assessment implementation;
  • Support creation of externally shared learning documents regarding rollout of a global humanitarian response in the midst of a pandemic;
  • Maintain data collection and indicator tracking systems across all countries;
  • Maintain and operate database, including data entry and data interface with partners;
  • Additional activities as mutually agreed upon with Internews’ team;
  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.


  • Master’s degree in social science, anthropology, media development or equivalent preferred;
  • Experience in conducting baseline surveys, longitudinal surveys, and largely qualitative analysis;
  • Strong knowledge of social media and/or interest in mis/disinformation preferred;
  • Ability to train others in specific skills and support skill development;
  • Experience in using innovative approaches to deliver findings to communities;
  • Proven experience working on substantive aspects of multi-pronged, multi-partnered M&E programs, particularly in humanitarian and/or health contexts;
  • Ability to track various workflows while meeting deadlines and ensuring others meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge and skill in working with databases and processing and analyzing data from multiple sources;
  • Data visualization skills;
  • Ability to write analytical reports, clearly presenting both data and review;
  • Familiarity with various research methods, both quantitative and qualitative;
  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team, bring forward creative solutions to problems and maintain a commitment to excellence and camaraderie;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • USAID or USG M&E experience is strongly preferred.

To apply, please visit the Internews website: https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=INTERNEWS&cws=38&rid=1315

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