4 Apr 2024

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director at JSI

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Job Description

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director

Posting Date: Apr 04,2024

Application Deadline: Apr 30,2024 Position

Type: Full-time

Position Category: Local hire, paid in-country Company/Division/Subdivision: JSI – Local Hire

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Starting Date: Oct 1,2024


The MEL Director will be responsible for coordinating the development of a performance management plan, including performance-monitoring criteria and ensuring continuous monitoring of Activity progress. Primary responsibilities also include organizing and coordinating data collection and analysis, and interpreting and reporting on Activity results to key stakeholders. Evaluation and monitoring activities will be designed to enable program managers in the field to identify problems and their causes, and improve overall program performance. The MEL Director will also coordinate MEL program implementation activities conducted alongside the technical team, to strengthen supply chains and technical assistance. The MEL Director is a member of the Senior Management Team of the project and reports to the Chief of Party.


Design and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for program, including the development of a MEL plan, Theory of Change, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, etc.;
Establish and monitor defined M&E indicators: ensure data is reviewed and utilized throughout program implementation and provided to senior management team for CLA approaches;
Determine M&E functional responsibilities within the Activity team and data management responsibilities are supported at district health offices for improved reporting and data comprehension;
Serve as the focal point for M&E and devise strategies with the technical and communication team to ensure consistency in the use of data and quality reporting;
Maintain systems to routinely collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact to ensure effectiveness of interventions;
Support subcontractors, private sector, and local government partners to identify, monitor, and report high quality data, ensuring timely submissions;
Work as part of the Senior Management Team, supporting the Activity’s strategic vision, ensuring collabo­ration between functional areas, and supporting effective implementation of activities; and
Review and synthesize data with the technical team for strategic information thinking behind reports and all technical deliverables.


Master’s degree in public health, international development, statistics, epidemiology, population sciences, or related degree;
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working in international health projects in Africa in a technical capacity, preferably at least 5 years with complex USAID-funded projects;
Demonstrated applied skills in MEL methods and use of data for service strengthening/technical assistance projects/programs, ideally in supply chain or pharmaceuticals;
Demonstrated leadership working with other technical experts in MEL and research in the international community and at the host country level;
Ability to tailor data collection approaches to local needs, interests, and capabilities;
Ability to convey MEL results to non-technical stakeholders and generate interest in the use of MEL data/results for programmatic improvements;
Strong managerial and supervisory experience required; and
Exceptional communication skills, particularly on data, in written and spoken English required.

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Method of Application

If you are interested in applying this position please send your resume, cover letter to [email protected] and kindly include title you are applying for in the subject line. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Deadline for submission shall be April 30th, 2024

JSI is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without any regards.

JSI is a child-safe organization, and the safety and well-being of children is a priority of our organization. We have robust recruitment procedures to ensure that all staff are suited to work with the children served by our programs.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

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