1 Sep 2022

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director at FHI 360

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Job Description

Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Director

Zambia Integrated HIV & Health Activity

About FHI 360:
FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director



The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director will oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of an anticipated United States Government (USG) project which will improve health outcomes of Zambians through equitable access to high-quality, client-centered HIV, TB/HIV, MNCH, and FP/RH services, products, and information, and will strengthen the integration of services. The MEL Director will lead the development of and manages the MEL Plan and develop and maintains systems to collect data and leads data analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program. MEL Director will collaborate with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. MEL Director collaborates with the program team to design operational research (OR) to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation of OR projects as well as analysis, dissemination, and use. MEL Director will share MEL data and improvement plans, as well as strategies for program improvements for greater program effects with program team. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Lusaka/Zambia and will report to the Chief of Party.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USG approval.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the project
Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of project evaluation activities. This includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research
Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components
Work closely with the heads of projects to co-design monitoring tools, selecting indicators, and determining field monitoring responsibilities. Works to ensure tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements
Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements
Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems
Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation
Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting
Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Government of Sudan counterparts and other key stakeholders

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, social science, economics, or relevant discipline. Significant study in the health field, international development and/or program monitoring and evaluation
At least 12 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on programs related to HIV/AIDS,TB, RMNCH, FP in high-burden, resource-constrained settings
Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects
Strong background or formal training in evaluating international development programs such as HIV/AIDS/PEPFAR
Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods
Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas)

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


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Closing Date : 15th September , 2022.


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