Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning/Knowledge Management Director - Proposal


Company University Re...
Industry International...
Category Public Health
Location Ghana
Job Status Full-time
Salary TBD
Education Doctoral / Ma...
Experience 10 years
Job Expires Feb 16, 2021
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Company Profile

URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations. URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (

Job Description

URC is seeking a Knowledge Management/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (KM/MEL) Director for a potential USAID-funded quality improvement (QI) health project in Ghana. 
This position is subject to project award and funding. 
The KM/MEL Director will provide oversight on project design, activities monitoring, adaptive management and learnings, and impact evaluation of the USAID/Ghana – Quality Integrated Health Systems Activity. They will support the implementation of an overall project KM/MEL strategy and framework to ensure timely information and feedback to project stakeholders; support the ability of key decision-makers to analyze, communicate, and manage information effectively; and facilitate development of systems that enhance communications between the technical, USAID, and the Ghana Health Service. S/he reports directly to the Chief of Party and will be a member of the project’s Senior Management Team.   
The KM/MEL Director’s roles and responsibilities include:
  • Ensure the establishment and implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor, evaluate, and share/learn progress, impact, and success of project activities.
  • Develop, manage and implement the project’s M&E systems, including selection and monitoring of relevant performance indicators, establishing or identifying baseline data, and setting annual performance targets.
  • Ensure compliance with USAID reporting requirements.
  • Regularly review and update the MEL plan.
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of the MEL framework for project implementation in selected intervention areas.
  • Support improved data collection, analysis, and use of relevant indicators by the Ghana Health Service and relevant local partners for timely and effective decision making and planning.
  • Lead training initiatives as needed in relevant health information systems, data collection, analysis, and use.
  • Design and oversee data collection at all levels and ensure quality and completeness of reported data.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in Ghana required. Ghanaian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Master’s in Public Health, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, or related field required.
  • At least 7 years of experience in design, monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management for global public health projects.
  • Experience leading MEL efforts for USAID project/s required.
  • Demonstrated experience using different research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, conducting data analysis, and establishing MEL systems in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in MEL capacity building in developing countries required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relevant computer software skills with proficiency in Excel and relevant systems such as SPSS or STATA.
  • Required to have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication, and presentations skills.
  • Familiarity with USAID administrative, management and reporting procedures, systems, and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and to work as a team member, including with team members working in remote locations.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English is required.

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