Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist – Strengthening Systems for Better Health


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist – Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity

USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health Activity is a 5-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific focus on newborn care. Systems Strengthening for Better Health was initiated in January 2018 and will achieve three outcomes: (i) improving access to and utilization of equitable healthcare services, (ii) improving the quality of health services at facility and community levels and (iii) improving health system governance, within the context of decentralization and federalism. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, provincial and municipal governments, facility and community level health service providers and other key stakeholders. Project works at national, provincial and municipal levels in the target geographic areas of Provinces 6 (Karnali) and 5.

Systems Strengthening for Better Health is currently recruiting for below position, and welcomes applications from qualified individuals. This position is based at Birendranagar, Surkhet.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Location: Surkhet, Nepal
Division: International Development (IDD)
Contract: Strengthening Systems for Better Health
Supervisor: Provincial Team Lead

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Support the implementation of the project MEL Plan at provincial and municipal levels
  • Ensure that M&E activities are conducted appropriately and in line with project, country, and donor M&E needs
  • Ensure regular management of applicable M&E processes, procedures, and systems to ensure appropriate data is collected, managed, and used to track project implementation and results
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports and share internally for reflection and adaptive management
  • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including conducting data verification, validation, and data quality assessments (DQAs)
  • Contribute to needs assessments, capacity assessments, operations research, or other data collection efforts as appropriate
  • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans, and reports
  • Attend relevant meetings at province level and ensure effective collaboration, learning and sharing
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Sciences or other relevant field
  • Six years of relevant professional experience in monitoring, evaluation, and research in the public health field, with progressively increasing level of responsibility
  • Demonstrated experience managing project M&E requirements; USAID experience preferred
  • Firm command of M&E in the health sector
  • Strong analytical and data analysis skills required; experience managing M&E systems or databases desired
  • Strong interpersonal skills, initiative, good judgment, demonstrated team leadership and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills
  • Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of results and research findings
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, Statistical Software).
  • Fluency in English and Nepali



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