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Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning - USAID Health Information System and Digitization Project

FHI 360

Medical & Pharmaceutical

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1 month ago

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Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning - USAID Health Information System and Digitization Project

Job Summary:

FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from over 60 offices with more than 4000 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions. 

As the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the USAID Nigeria HIS and Digitization Project, you will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive MEL framework to measure project outcomes, track progress, and facilitate continuous learning and improvement. Working closely with project teams, government counterparts, and other stakeholders, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that project activities are evidence-based, results-oriented, and responsive to the evolving needs of beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Accountabilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of the project's MEL framework, including the design of performance indicators, data collection tools, and evaluation methodologies.

  • Supervise MEL team members, including monitoring performance, leading professional development efforts, and identifying capacity building opportunities.

  • Establish systems and protocols for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data in compliance with USAID requirements and best practices in MEL.

  • Coordinate with project teams to ensure that MEL activities are integrated into all stages of project planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Provide technical guidance and support to project staff and partners on MEL concepts, methods, and tools, including capacity-building initiatives as needed.

  • Collaborate with government agencies, academic institutions, and other partners to leverage existing data sources and promote data sharing and collaboration.

  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites to assess progress, identify challenges, and capture lessons learned for adaptive management.

  • Lead the design and implementation of project evaluations, including baseline studies, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations, to assess project impact and effectiveness.

  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing and learning activities within the project team and with external stakeholders to promote a culture of evidence-based decision-making and continuous improvement.

  • Prepare and disseminate timely and high-quality MEL reports, presentations, and other materials to USAID and other stakeholders, highlighting key findings, lessons learned, and recommendations.

  • Ensure compliance with ethical standards and protocols for data collection, storage, and use, including the protection of sensitive information and the rights of study participants.

  • Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong technical expertise in MEL methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.

  • Excellent analytical, writing, and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate complex concepts effectively to diverse audiences.

  • Proven leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other Nigerian languages is an advantage.

  • Ability to travel domestically within Nigeria as needed.

  • Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Is sought out to provide advice or solutions around technical area.

  • Is informed about current developments around technical area.

  • Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.

  • Specific actions are guided primarily by professional standards and expected outcomes of the project.

  • Decisions and actions have an impact on the smooth operation and timeframes of the unit programs/projects; impact on the broader organization is generally indirect.

  • Problems encountered are complex and may involve unprecedented circumstances; resolution requires investigation, analysis, and review of professional/organizational standards.

  • Faulty decisions or recommendations will normally result in critical delays and modifications to projects or operations, cause substantial expenditure of additional time, resources, and funds; and jeopardize future business activity.

  • Supervision Given/Received:

  • May supervise junior level staff members.

  • Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization’s objectives and schedules.

  • Accomplishes results through managers or senior members of a team.

  • Manages a technical area staff and function area within the organization.

  • Plays a coaching and mentoring role for others; may assist in team management as necessary, although has no formal people management responsibility.

  • Reports to Chief of Party.

  • Education:

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Sciences, or related field.

  • Experience:

  • Typically requires 12+ years of relevant experience in designing and evaluating applicable programs/services.

  • Documented participation on normative bodies or committees that define guidelines relevant to the specific technical area.

  • Relevant publications, presentations, reports, and manual/tool development.

  • Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.

  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.

  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

  • Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (, Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

  • Travel Requirements:

  • 10% - 25%

  • This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employerwhereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Our values and commitments to safeguarding:FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

    FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

    FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process. If you have questions or concerns about correspondence from us, please email

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