RTI International’s Global
Health Division is currently accepting applications for a MEL Director for an anticipated USAID-funded $200M cooperative
agreement under the MOMENTUM Annual Program Statement. MOMENTUM Round 1 will
focus on strengthening quality maternal, newborn, and child health, voluntary
family planning and reproductive health service delivery in fragile settings;
advancing global knowledge on strengthening MNCH/FP/RH service delivery and
building resilience in fragile settings.
The MEL Director will
responsible for overall leadership, coordination, and implementation of the MEL
strategy of the project, ensuring all performance monitoring, reviews, and
evaluations are completed adequately and that implementation progresses per
schedule. They will manage a team of experts contributing to achievement of
programmatic results through M&E, Knowledge Management and Learning, Data
Dissemination and Use, and Communications/ICT. The MEL Director will be based
within the RTI, Washington DC office and international travel will be required.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Provides oversight of MEL efforts and ensures they are informed by
and feed into program decisions
- Oversees all project activities to capture data on indicators and
to identify best practices and lessons learned as required by the cooperative
agreement with USAID
- Designs needs-based operations research studies and protocols to
generate evidence for which innovations work, which do not work, and why.
- Ensures methodological rigor of research undertaken
- Master’s degree with 12 years of experience in the
areas of statistics, public health, demography, M&E, public administration,
program management, or related field.
- Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in
monitoring and evaluation of large-scale development projects.
- Demonstrated experience in MEL for public
health/international development projects
- Documented hands-on practical experience setting up
and managing MEL and adaptive learning systems for health projects in
developing countries, including data quality assurance
- Expertise in qualitative and quantitative analysis and
research methods, including leading project evaluation and rapid evaluation of
innovative activities and technologies
- Demonstrated success in informing programmatic
adaptations, course corrections, communications, advocacy, policy decisions,
and local capacity building
proficiency in spoken and written English is required.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as
soon as possible. Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Position is contingent upon
award and funding.