MEL, Senior Program Associate (Limited Term)

University of Notre Dame

United States

September 17, 2021


Position Information

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Job Title MEL, Senior Program Associate (Limited Term) Job Description

The Senior Program Associate – MEL independently oversees research initiatives within the Pulte Institute for Global Development. This includes a full range of professional level work that includes research design; setting up Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Systems; liaising with technical teams and donors; budget management; and costing. The Senior Program Associate – MEL supports effective implementation of externally-funded projects, with a particular lens of establishing effective systems that will advance Pulte's aim to purposely link research to the policy and practice spheres. Of particular note are a number of projects incorporating research translation and systems-level analysis/strengthening around a global education research program, evidence gap maps, and coordinating retro-spec impact evaluations. The Senior Program Associate – MEL also supports the budget management and costing functions that could help inform how to scale up development innovations.

The Senior Program Associate – MEL will assist in developing proposals for funding organizations, helping to expand the overall Pulte portfolio in line with the Pulte strategic plan and developing financial resources to support individual faculty needs. This includes identifying, researching, writing, and budgeting proposals for grants and project work funded by federal agencies, corporations, and foundations alongside senior leadership within the Institute. The Senior Program Associate – MEL will also assist in the financial management and reporting of the University-funded and grant-funded budgets, and will work closely with colleagues in Notre Dame Research and the Keough School of Global Affairs to do so. This position will inform program strategies and goals, direct long-term planning and develop policies and procedures related to projects in the Pulte Institute.

This is a 3 year limited term position with a preferred candidate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or advanced certification beyond Bachelor's
  • Collaborative work ethic and high degree of independence and initiative required.
  • Experience in designing and setting up MEL systems.
  • Potential travel to Low-Middle Income countries.
  • Strong oral and written skills required.
  • Strong cost forecasting and budget management skills.
  • Fluency in either Spanish or French.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work with funding organizations such as corporations, foundations, and federal agencies (e.g., USAID, DOS, NSF, NIH)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, procedures and federal funder requirements
  • Deep understanding of the international Health, Education, Humanitarian, or Human Rights space
  • Experience in conducting research.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    When attaching your cover letter and resume, please include 3 professional references (name, phone number, and email) in the “other” field.

    Department Pulte Institute for Global Development (43322) Department Website Family / Sub-Family Academic Aff / Instr. Dvlpmt/Support Career Stream/Level EIC 2 Professional Department Hiring Pay Range Commensurate with experience Pay ID Semi-Monthly FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt Job Category Administrator/Professional Job Type Full-time Schedule: Days of Week & Hours Schedule: Hours/Week Schedule: # of months

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    Job Posting Date (Campus) 09/13/2021

    Job Posting Date (Public) 09/13/2021 Job Closing Date 09/17/2021 Posting Type Open To All Applicants Posting Number S22837 Quick Link for Internal Postings https: //

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