Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, Comprehensive Client-Centered
Health Program For Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child And Adolescent
Location: Tanzania (Any)
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Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director
FHI 360 is seeking applications for a MEL
Director for an anticipated USAID project in Tanzania, focused on
improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health
(RMNCAH) outcomes by increasing demand for and utilization of
high-quality facility and community services. The MEL Director will
oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the
project and develop and manage the MEL Plan. The MEL Director will lead
a team to develop and maintain systems to collect data and lead
analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact
of the program. S/he will collaborate with and oversee sub-grantees to
provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyze data
reported from sub-grantees, and support quality assurance throughout the
program. S/he will collaborate with the program team to design
operations research (OR) and oversee the implementation of OR projects
as well as analysis, dissemination, and use to support program learning.
The position will be based in Tanzania 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 USAID approval.
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The MEL Director will have the following responsibilities:
- Design and oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the project;
a team in the design, development, planning, and implementation of
project evaluation activities. This includes development and
dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and
- Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components;
- Provide leadership and represent program in MEL-related interactions with donor, Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders;
closely with the technical leads and government and national partners
and stakeholders to co-design program MEL approaches, activities and
products. Ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E
framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements;
technical assistance, develop and set up systems for the timely
collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable
data that meet donor reporting requirements;
- Show leadership in
strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and
staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E
- Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation;
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; and
- Oversee the
publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising
approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program
partners, donors, Government of the Republic of Tanzania counterparts
and other key stakeholders.
Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health,
demography, health management, social science, biostatistics,
statistics, or a related field required.
- 10+ years’ experience
in monitoring, evaluation, and research efforts, with at least five
years’ experience in a management position.
- Experience leading MEL approaches within USG-funded projects, particularly maternal, newborn, child health programs.
quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical
information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical
- Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
background or formal training in evaluating international development
programs such as but not limited to, Family Planning and Reproductive
Health and/or Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.
- Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
- Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.
ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host
country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and
international donor agencies.
- Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English and Swahili.
- Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow.
with and documented skills for design, implementation, and oversight of
electronic data collection tools (DHIS2, DHIS2 Tracker, COMM Care,
SurveyCTO), and in the use of data visualization techniques and software
(DHIS2, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.).
- Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint, and at least one data management software program (SAS,SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).
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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