Position Duties and Responsibilities
The MEL Specialist must have appropriate expertise on MEL and research related to the use of performance indicators and various research / evaluation methodologies to determine outputs and outcomes throughout the activity cycle.
The position will manage the MEL system, and the gathering, analyzing and reporting on relevant data to help inform decision-making.
Essential functions include :
Provide the strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the project
Work closely with key personnel and supervises M&E staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all M&E activities as well as active collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
Develop and implement a MEL plan across all program components including identification of process, output, and outcome indicators
Oversee the program’s collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) process in collaboration with the Country Director; ensure that the program’s CLA approach is applied with consistency and rigor;
work with the leadership team to apply program learnings in pursuit of adaptive management
Produce M&E reports, annual performance plans and MEL plans for the program team and USAID
Oversee research and evaluation activities related to HRH in collaboration with local partners
Other duties as assigned
Post-graduate degree in statistics, demographics, public health, epidemiology, Social Sciences, or a related discipline
Minimum of six (6) years of experience designing and implementing MEL systems on complex donor-funded development projects.
Experience implementing MEL activities on health system strengthening projects
Experience and Skills
Demonstrated progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation of HSS and HRH programs and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, project beneficiaries and project staff
Proven success in designing and implementing program M&E systems from program initiation to closeout stages
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
A demonstrated commitment to creating a learning environment in a program
Familiarity with the application of digital development in HRH in resource-poor settings
Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English is required
Experience managing MEL for USAID programs is desirable
Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply