Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor - Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi
Apply by 9 June 2018
Posted on 10 May 2018

Job Description


Counterpart International is currently seeking a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor to support a recently released five-year Cooperative Agreement to implement the Tubiteho Health Service Delivery Activity on behalf of USAID/Burundi. The main objective of the award is focused on increasing use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health as well as malaria control and prevention services in Burundi. The Total Estimated Amount range for this activity is $24 million to $28 million. With limited funding, Tubiteho will focus on specific provinces to increase access to quality essential health services; increase positive health behaviors; and strengthen the health system.

Primary Responsibilities

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor ensures monitoring of Activity interventions and tracking of Activity progress against expected results and performance indicators. S/he ensures timely and accurate reporting by all clinical and community sites and produces reports for both Activity management and required reporting purposes. S/he is responsible for all evaluation and learning activities conducted as part of the Activity.


Desired, highly desired and required qualifications are as follows:

  • A Master’s degree in public health, statistics, economics or a related field (highly desirable)
  • At least 7 years’ experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for international donor-funded projects; knowledge of USG system of indicators, results, and reporting preferable. (highly desired)
  • Demonstrated success in leading a monitoring and evaluation portfolio, including coordinating data collection activities of multiple staff. (desired)
  • Demonstrated success in data management and analysis, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), disease surveillance, mapping, and/or assessment. (desired)
  • Experience in designing survey and research tools, data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, and dissemination of results. (highly desired)
  • Demonstrated success providing technical leadership on data collection and use to national (government and/or non-government) stakeholders. (desired)
  • Possess an advanced understanding of national M&E systems, including the components of an M&E system and how capacity can be built to sustain M&E systems. (highly desired)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate technical/data-related information to partners, colleagues and stakeholders. (highly desired)
  • Experience using statistical software package, knowledge management software or database. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Excel in particular. (highly desired)
  • Previous experience working in challenging operating environments and/or countries of similar socio-economic context managing activities of similar scope and complexity (and especially those having addressed aspects of RMNCH and malaria service delivery). (highly desired)
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and French (required)
  • Kirundi language skills a plus (desired)

Burundi nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls or emails, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

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