Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director

  • Posted on 28 May 2019

Job Description

The IRC seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the five-year, $200 Million, Round 1 “MNCH/FP/RH Service Delivery in Fragile Settings” Addendum of USAID’s MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health) Annual Program Statement (APS). Round 1 of the MOMENTUM APS focuses on:

  • Strengthening quality maternal, newborn, and child health, voluntary family planning and reproductive health service delivery in fragile settings; and
  • Advancing global knowledge on strengthening MNCH/FP/RH service delivery and building resilience in fragile settings.

As MEL Director you will lead a team responsible for managing and using data for learning, measuring progress and impact, and sharing knowledge generated by the project. You will design the monitoring framework for consortium partners in collaboration with key technical personnel to support collaboration, learning, and adaption throughout the project lifespan.

You will communicate information obtained from project data to program staff, external partners, and USAID to enable informed decision making.

This position reports to the Chief of Party. It is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding anticipated to begin in late 2019.


  • You have technical proficiency in monitoring, evaluation, and learning for MNCH/FP programs.
  • You are experienced in design monitoring systems for similar projects in fragile and conflict-affected settings
  • You apply conflict sensitive approaches within project design.
  • You possess strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills.
  • You quickly assess priorities and effectively handle a variety of activities at a time while paying appropriate attention to detail.
  • You demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project partners, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • You use results-based management and M&E frameworks as a primary management tool.
  • You understand of USAID procurement processes and procedures.
  • You have strong written and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Experience/Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as public health or international development
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in MEL for health programs, including in fragile settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a cross-cultural environment with other implementers and teams carrying out USAID- and other donor-funded programs, including activities in different sectors
  • Experience in building MEL capacity of partners including local civil society partners as well as Ministries of Health

About the Organization

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster.

At work today in over 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

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