Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Apply by 20 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 18 June 2018

Job Description

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for a potential five-year USAID/Combating Tuberculosis in Urban Bangladesh (CombTB), which is aimed to provide a comprehensive package of TB prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment services in high TB transmission areas and people at high risk of TB infection and disease in urban Bangladesh.

This position is subject to project award and funding.


The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director will be in charge of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning components of this project to both report on results and provide analysis to improve project performance. She/he will develop monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems and design and lead research studies. The MEL system will include appropriate indicators, baseline data, and implementation results; the MEL Director will be responsible for data analysis to inform the project implementation and to produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. She/he will be responsible for the overall management of monitoring and evaluation and research system for the project. S/he leads and coordinates monitoring and evaluation, systems development, research and related activities.

S/he will ensure the smooth operation and quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating and overseeing quality programmatic reporting, quality of data management and strategic information. S/he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results, as well as overseeing operations research and other data based analysis to facilitate evidence based improvements in project performance and expand understanding and lessons learned. S /he will ensure adherence to monitoring of project activities using developed tools and indicators.


Provide in-country technical leadership and support for monitoring and evaluation.

  1. Ensure the integration of M&E activities into all project components.
  2. Lead the design and implementation of operational researches
  3. Collect and analyze information and report on project activities.
  4. Ensure timely and complete reporting from in-country executing partners in accordance with approved reporting formats, especially supported health facilities and city corporations reporting into the national health database and reporting into USAID reporting formats
  5. Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
  6. Assist the Chief of Party in the preparation of work plans/selection of indicators and annual implementation plans with a view towards the project’s M&E requirements.
  7. Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats.
  8. Collect data for annual M&E plan and use those data to improve project performance.
  9. Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
  10. Assist the Chief of Party with decision-making on resource allocation based on project priorities and performance.
  11. Participate on behalf of the project in appropriate technical meetings and conferences.
  12. Provide support to institutional and human capacity building activities at the regional and local levels for project activities.
  13. Develop a detailed annual work plan to build technical and managerial capacity of project.
  14. Based on the capacity building work plan mentioned above conduct monthly seminars, hands-on training, mentoring and coaching for project staff.
  15. Lead the write up of publications from publish operation research finding and routine M&E data.
  16. Assist the CoP in organizing national annual learning review meetings to bring all actors on TB for sharing research and program tic findings.
  17. Carry out any such duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Party.


  1. PhD or Master’s Degree epidemiology, biostatistics, research methods or related field. An MD degree is a plus.
  2. A minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience for a PhD holder in researches, monitoring and evaluation of large scalehealth service delivery and systems strengthening programs in developing countries with USAID. Ten ((10) years of experience for MS holders.
  3. Eight year’s work experience in leading researches in health. Experience in costing health programs and spatial analysis is a plus.
  4. Published a minimum of original five articles as primary author in well recognized peer reviewed journals.
  5. Demonstrating progressively increasing level of responsibility.
  6. Excellent analytic skills coupled with proven ability in using visuals like graphs, chart, maps, and GIS.
  7. Excellent ability in using data systems like EPI-Info, SPSS, SAS, DHIS2 or other software for reporting or analysis.
  8. Excellent writing and communication skills in English as well as ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences. Demonstrated experience in successfully moving analysis, evaluation, and research findings to program actions.
  9. Must have extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning and adapting concepts to health projects.
  10. Demonstrated decision making ability operating in a management culture built on consensus and results. Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.
  11. Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation in USG supported projects in particular.
  12. Demonstrated intermediate skills in IT as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experienced with project planning applications.
  13. Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building.
  14. Experience establishing data quality assurance systems.
  15. Experience in TB projects is an advantage.
  16. Fluency in written and spoken English and demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate and document, including the writing of quality reports and detailed analysis of strategic information.

About the Organization

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 30 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Medford, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from 65 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

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