Job opportunity: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Expert

Job opportunity: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Expert

Aidsfonds is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) expert to coordinate the baseline assessment for the Love Alliance partnership and to conceptualise the planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) system. Learn more about this vacancy on this page, including the deadline and requirements. 

About the assignment
The consultant will be responsible for the below tasks:

1. In coordination with Love Alliance partners, the PMEL working group and the PMEL advisor, establish the baseline through interviews, desk research, and literature review of available country, regional and global sources. The baseline will deliver a benchmark for the projects’ 15 key indicators from which the progress of the project is measured (see annex). It will also validate the projects’ Theory of Change.

2. In coordination with Love Alliance partners, the PMEL working group and the PMEL advisor, conceptualise and draft for discussion and validation with the Love Alliance partnership, a PMEL framework, process, tools and cycle. The PMEL system will collect and process data for regular reflection and learning and inform future programming of the Love Alliance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, skilled and flexible consultant with MEL expertise and excellent coordination skills. The consultant should be familiar with working with key populations (including LGBTQI people, sex workers, People Who Use Drugs (PWUD) and People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and have previous experience of developing MEL for scopes of work focussed on advocacy and grant-making.

Requirements include:

  • Has an advanced university degree in Social Sciences, International Public Health, Policy analysis or related field, or similar experiences;
  • Expertise in monitoring and evaluation, in particular in Theory of Change processes, global level advocacy programmes and grant making at an alliance multi-country and global programme level;
  • Experience with programmes and partnerships funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in particular advocacy programmes;
  • Strong coordination and analytical skills;
  • Experience with working with international (I) NGOs representing key population communities;
  • Experience with participatory (research or monitoring and evaluation) assessment methodologies;
  • Is fluent in English and has proven native-level writing skills.

How to apply

We are looking for a consultant who is available to start mid-April 2021. A detailed time line with milestones will be developed in close consultation with the consultant and will be part of the contract. The proposed budget for this consultancy is 30.000 euro. Payment will be made in two tranches, one at the start and one at the end of the assignment, when all deliverables are handed in and approved by the Love Alliance partnership coordinator.

You can apply by sending the following information before 05 April 2021 to Naroesha Jagessar ( and Rajae El Baghdadi (

  • CV or resume demonstrating relevant expertise and experience;
  • Proposal and motivation letter for the baseline assessment and PMEL system (max. 2 pages);
  • Overview of total consultancy fee, including the number of days and daily rate.

For questions and more information about the assignment please contact Soraya Bouwmeester (

Learn more about the Love Alliance

The Love Alliance, a new five-year programme (2021-2025), is based on an unwavering commitment to protecting, promoting and fulfilling sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) globally, unifying people who use drugs, sex workers and LGBTQI movements, and amplifying the diversity of voices in these communities. uses cookies to offer the best website experience possible and to anonymously analyze website behaviour. More information.