Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Director

JSI - John Snow Incorporated

JSI is recruiting a Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Director, to be based in Maputo or Nampula, Mozambique.
  • JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc (JSI), a Boston-based public health management firm dedicated to providing high quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs throughout the United States and the world, is currently recruiting for a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the anticipated USAID Improved Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH), Immunization, and Nutrition Activity in Mozambique. The project’s objectives are an increased adoption of healthy MNCH, immunization and nutrition behaviors; improved access to MNCH, immunization, and nutrition services; improved provision of quality MNCH, immunization, and nutrition health services; and strengthened health systems for quality MNCH, immunization, and nutrition
  • Job Summary: The MEL Director will be responsible for coordinating the development of a performance management plan, including performance-monitoring criteria and ensuring continuous monitoring of Activity progress. Primary responsibilities also include organizing and coordinating data collection and analysis, and interpreting and reporting on Activity results to key stakeholders. Evaluation and monitoring activities will be designed to enable program managers in the field to identify problems and their causes, and improve overall program performance. The MEL Director is a member of the Senior Management Team of the project and reports to the Chief of Party. Responsibilities shall include the overall coordination of MEL program implementation activities conducted alongside the technical team, to ensure the delivery of high-quality, client-focused, integrated approaches of MNCH, immunization, and nutrition services are successfully implemented
  • This position may be based in Maputo or Nampula or other location to be determined
  • Position Category: Local hire, paid in country
  • Design and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for program, including the development of a MEL plan, Theory of Change, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, etc.
  • Establish and monitor defined M&E indicators; ensure data is reviewed and utilized throughout program implementation and provided to senior management team for CLA approaches
  • Determine M&E functional responsibilities within the Activity team and data management responsibilities are supported at district health offices for improved reporting and data comprehension
  • Serve as the focal point for M&E and devise strategies with the technical and communication team to ensure consistency in the use of data and quality reporting
  • Maintain Activity reporting systems to routinely collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact to ensure cost-effectiveness of select interventions
  • Support subcontractors, potential grantees, private sector, and local government partners to identify, monitor, and report high quality data, ensuring timely submissions
  • Design M&E approaches and strategies for improved reporting at the district hospital and facility levels
  • Work with the Technical Director to devise strategies to increase support for interventions and improve the quality of MNCH, immunization, and nutrition services at the district level, including reporting
  • Work as part of the Senior Management Team, supporting the Activity’s strategic vision, ensuring collaboration between functional areas, and supporting effective implementation of activities
  • Review and synthesize data with the technical team for strategic information thinking behind reports and all technical deliverables
  • Master's degree in public health, international development, statistics, epidemiology, population sciences, or related degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working in developing country settings in international health projects in a technical capacity, preferably at least 5 years with U.S. Government-funded projects
  • Demonstrated applied skills in MEL methods and use of data for service strengthening projects/programs
  • Demonstrated leadership working with other technical experts in MEL and research in the international community and at the host country level
  • Ability to tailor data collection approaches to local needs, interests, and capabilities
  • Ability to convey MEL results to non-technical stakeholders and generate interest in the use of MEL data/results for programmatic improvements
  • Strong managerial and supervisory experience required
  • Exceptional communication skills, particularly on data, in written and spoken English required
  • Previous experience in the implementation of health or development programs in Mozambique and/or the East Africa region is an advantage
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Indicate the source of this vacancy in your application:
  • Position is contingent upon USAID award to JSI. Mozambican citizens are strongly encouraged to apply Salary commensurate with experience
How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
  • Send your Documentation to with the Subject line “Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning (MEL) Director”
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