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MEL Specialist – Cleaner Air Better Health

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)


17 Aug 2022

8 Sept 2022



New Delhi

Job description

CEEW has been awarded the Clean Air Better Health programme by the USAID. The objective of the program is twofold - to mitigate air pollution and to minimize exposure to air pollution. This is a 5-year grant that will tackle air pollution in various sectors, including industry, transportation, cooking fuels, construction, and land use. CEEW has four other partners on this programme - ASAR, ELDF, EDS, and Vital Strategies. Each of these partners will be responsible for targeted communication to cohorts, legal and regulatory issues, indoor air quality, and health issues, respectively.


The main purpose of this role is to effectively oversee CABH’s overall project management and the approach and activities for monitoring, evaluation, and learning through a collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) lens. The role will require the selected candidate to -

(1) Track the progress on the project activities utilising project management tools, and

(2) Develop the MEL plan, design and implement the MEL system and actively monitor project progress against the outcome indicators listed in the MEL plan.


The selected candidate will also be responsible for collecting and analysing data pertaining to the indicators defined in the MEL plan, and advise course corrections and adjustments into project implementation.


Qualifications and experience

  • At least 8 years of experience related to project management, monitoring, evaluating, learning, and reporting on international programs, including demonstrated experience in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans
  • Proficiency in project management tool usage, such as MS Project, Zoho Projects, etc.
  • Experience with indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing MEL and performance monitoring plans.
  • Knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience with indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing MEL and performance monitoring plans.
  • Ability to set up a solid monitoring system to assess the fidelity of the implementation and the effectiveness of the program, and use this data for adaptive project management.
  • Familiarity with innovative MEL methods that can be effective in remote areas with little resources.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion considerations for the Indian context preferred.
  • Experience in designing and implementing surveys and other data collection tools.
  • Experience working on programs focused on environmental pollution, public health, climate change preferred
  • A comprehensive understanding of the energy ecosystem in the country and its linkages with environmental outcomes is highly desirable. The selected candidate must make best possible efforts to upgrade their understanding of the air pollution domain, through some form of accelerated and continuous learning process.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English required.
About the organisation

The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is one of South Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. The Council uses data, integrated analysis, and strategic outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. The Council addresses pressing global challenges through an integrated and internationally focused approach. It prides itself on the independence of its high-quality research, develops partnerships with public and private institutions, and engages with the wider public.

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