Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director
IMA is seeking applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for an anticipated USAID Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Bednet Distribution Project. The project will support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in the DRC to achieve its goal of universal coverage with insecticide treated nets (ITNs). The MEL Director is responsible for providing overall technical and program leadership in the design, implementation and oversight of the program’s MEL portfolio.
They will oversee implementation of an integrated M&E system to track the inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes of each of component and will also oversee quality control and timely production of required project data, tools, materials and products relevant to M&E, including any operational research and baseline/end line surveys.
- Lead the design and implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities, including the development of the project’s performance monitoring plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of project evaluation; quality assurance and auditing of data.
- Design and implement mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders.
- Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and provincial-level stakeholders.
- Ensure that the project is aligned national malaria strategies and priorities.
- Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
- Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
- Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
- Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
- Master’s Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, or biostatistics or equivalent. A PhD is desired.
- Eight years’ experience in senior or leadership positions for monitoring, evaluation and learning/research efforts, preferably with at least five in malaria programming.
- Demonstrated experience and familiarity with surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of MEL systems in developing country contexts.
- Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data analysis software program (SAS, SPSS).
- Experience in ODK required.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
- Experience living or working in DRC is preferred.
- Experience with a USG-funded projects, particularly USAID/President’s Malaria Initiative, preferred.
- English/French language skills at a proficiency level that allows professional communication, orally and in writing, with local counterparts and USAID personnel.
Note: The position is contingent on grant funding and donor approval
About the Organization
IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that that offers extensive expertise implementing programs to address integrated health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non-communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. IMA maintains a diverse and complex funding portfolio made up of both grants and contracts that support program services across those countries and totals approximately $100 million annually.