Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor/Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 February 2019

Job Description

Project Overview
This anticipated USAID funded Health Workforce Improvement Program will continue to assist the Government of Ethiopia in establishing and providing effective, self-reliant healthcare services to its population by addressing its critical human resource challenge and ensuring that its workforce will be available, accessible, and capable of delivering quality healthcare services. The Program will focus on institutional and individual capacity building by improving the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres, improve competency of clinical health care workers, build the skills of health human resource managers, and reduce gender disparities in the health workforce. It will also strengthen the enabling environment for health care workers through structural interventions to improve standards, generate timely data and evidence-based research results, and promote continued improvement.

Specific responsibilities:
URC is currently seeking a qualified Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor to provide oversight on project design, activities monitoring, and impact evaluation of the anticipated Health Workforce Improvement Program.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of overall monitoring and evaluation framework for project implementation in selected intervention areas.
  • Develop monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance.
  • Develop and oversee project monitoring, evaluation, research, learning, and reporting, including development of appropriate indicators, tracking against targets, assessing performance, conducting surveys and assessments, documenting lessons-learned, and producing timely, accurate, and complete reports.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation plan and information systems to track delivery against targets, outcomes, and impacts.
  • Regularly review and update the activity’s M&E plan.
  • Liaise with USAID, government partners, policy makers, and other key stakeholders to coordinate dissemination and application of results.
  • Establish close coordination with senior management of the Program to harmonize and streamline collection and use of data for program activities and learning.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience managing operational, project management, and administrative duties for USG-funded projects or other donor-funded projects with similar depth and complexity.
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with host governments, international donors, business community, academia, and implementing partners.
  • Experience working in Ethiopia and/or in similar contexts in sub-Saharan Africa preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including evidence of quality report writing and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines with quality products.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and mentor/coach direct reports.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, with excellent MS Word and Excel skills.

Please note: this position is contingent upon securing award.

About the Organization

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

Position is Contingent upon Award

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