This effort involves strengthening the monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) community of practice in Jordan. USAID’s Jordan MESP addresses the persistent shortage of qualified, entry-level monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professionals by developing the first-ever, three month, rapid M&E Apprenticeship Program.
Our team worked in consultation with the USAID/Jordan Mission to establish the need and design the apprenticeship program to fast-track nascent MEL professionals into long-term roles. The program provides targeted skills training courses for young Jordanian professionals and prepares them to join the M&E community within the development sector. Throughout the program, participants take part in intensive classroom courses, which are complimented by practical, on-the-job training with USAID’s implementing partners.
From the first graduating class in 2016, 12 out of the 13 apprentices successfully found employment in M&E roles within a few months of completing the program.