Invitation to Quote - MEL Consultant

Project Background

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) consultant is responsible for the development and oversight of monitoring, evaluation and learning elements of the project. The position will be under the direction of the CSO-SEED Project Director.

The primary area of coverage for the MEL work is in Mindanao, particularly in ARMM as well as project areas of operations covered by the Project Team and its CSO Partners, namely, Foundation for Sustainable Society, Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Incorporated, Philippine Social Enterprise Network, and the Regional Office partners of the CSO-SEED Project.

The consultant is expected to work in 60 calendar days excluding preparatory work required before arrival and travel to project sites and actual report writing.

The consultant will have 60% travels to Mindanao. 


Position Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) consultant
Reports to Project Manager
Works with Project Coordinators
Engages with

Partnership consortium: Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc.; Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. and Philippine Social Enterprise Network / Project Steering Committee

Stakeholders as determined (Mindanao Trust Fund, Bangsamoro Development Agency)

Inputs 60 calendar days
Commencement 1 October 2016

a) Detailed work plan including draft MEL methodology
b) Validation Workshop and
c) Final MEL Report 

MEL Consultant experience requirements


Master’s Degree in Sociology/Demographics/ or Social Sciences with 7 years M&E related experience in the field of Micro Small Medium Enterprises


  • 3 years minimum MEL related experience in the field of Micro Small Medium Enterprises
  • Extensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies i.e. both quantitative and qualitative data collection, processing and analysis;
  • A strong background in enterprise programmes, having managed projects wherein systematic input, output and process data were collected and used to guide programming;
  • Knowledge of sampling and questionnaire design;
  • Experience in designing and implementing national, regional, provincial level MEL trainings;
  • Experience working with and maintaining good relations with Civil Society
  • Organisations, Local Government Units, Community Partners, as well as counterparts and beneficiaries (e.g. International and Local Non- Government Organisations and government representatives);
  • Solid experience in the management of people and systems in high- pressure environments;
  • Strong IT skills.

Supplier response

Please submit completed responses to by the deadline of 15 OCTOber 2016, 17.00 Philippine Standard Time. 

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