MOMENTUM, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director

  • Senior-level
  • Posted on 22 July 2019

Job Description

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.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • 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


Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Professional 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.


About the Organization

IDG Global Health

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