Banyan Global

Program Officer - Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Practice

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 months ago(7/30/2022 12:06 PM)
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Banyan Global, an international development consulting firm, is recruiting a full-time Program Officer to support our growing MEL practice. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within four practice areas: health; gender, youth, economic growth, and MEL. We are looking for a self-starting mid-career professional with experience in performance monitoring, evaluation, assessments, learning, and adaptive management, who is interested in helping us manage and grow our MEL practice. This position is based in Washington, DC with travel abroad and requires authorizarion to work in the US.


  • Provide technical, program management, and operational support to a portfolio of USAID-funded MEL projects. 
  • Recruit and mobilize staff and consultants for long- and short-term assignments. 
  • Assist with project deliverables, including researching, editing, and formatting documents and training materials, and developing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Contribute to project deliverables such as regular progress reports, financial reports, M&E plans, KM products, etc.
  • Assist Program Managers and field teams with budget development and financial monitoring of projects by assisting with budget and contract modifications as well as monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting.
  • Review client invoices and conduct monthly expenditure analyses of project budgets against expenditures.
  • Help prepare project work plans and support monitoring of progress on key deliverables and against indicators and targets in MEL plans.
  • Support management of subcontracts and provide programmatic input for clearance of partner invoices along with ongoing financial management of partner expenses, in coordination with the country backstop team.
  • Support external communications efforts including development and review of success stories, newsletter articles, blog posts, website updates, or other external communications products
  • Participate in new business development.
  • Manage organizational deadlines and responsibilities such as completing corporate budget projections.
  • Liaise with USAID, contracting agencies, and other clients on project issues.
  • Travel abroad for project and/or new business assignments.


  • At least 5-7 years of experience in international development, supporting USAID-funded projects.
  • Experience in performance monitoring, evaluation, assessments, learning, and/or adaptive management.
  • Long-term overseas project experience preferred.
  • Experience with USAID policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Strong budget, financial management, and Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Experience with developing work plans, reviewing reports, and supporting field programs, including start-up and close-out.
  • Experience in proposal writing, proposal management, (pre-)teaming agreements, and the overall bid process for USAID solicitations.
  • Capacity to work effectively in different cultures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Fluency in a second language a plus but not required.
  • Authorization to work in the US


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