Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Director

from Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

Job Summary:

The MEAL Director will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework. S/he will ensure that feasible and efficient MEAL systems are designed and implemented, allowing the project team to meet its reporting requirements and provide meaningful and timely data to measure project impact and progress and support programmatic adjustments and evidence-based decision-making. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that consortium partners and sub-recipients submit complete and accurate data, and will lead in the preparation and upload of MER data reports to USAID and PEPFAR databases in line with donor timelines and regulations. The MEAL Director will also oversee the development and implementation of research, learning and ICT4D initiatives on the program.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, informatics, epidemiology, or related field;
  • A postgraduate qualification in statistics, public health, health or social services research, informatics or related field;
  • At least 10 years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation
  • activities in a health or social services setting
  • Deep familiarity with PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting guidance, as demonstrated by at least five years of experience working on M&E in OVC or other PEPFAR programs;
  • Demonstrated experience developing M&E tools and designing and managing data collection systems to track project performance;
  • Demonstrated experience using project and national data for decision making and program adaptations;
  • Familiarity with principles and current approaches to M&E of development programs, particularly in the health sector, using appropriate methods;
  • Demonstrated track record in designing and overseeing assessments, evaluations and operational research;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and roll out ICT-based data collection systems;
  • Proficiency in database management, familiarity with the NOMIS and DATIM;
  • Familiarity with statistical programs such as SPSS, EPI-Info and STATA;
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to build and motivate a team working with state and local government, community organizations, communities and families;
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.
How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should download the CRS Application Form using this link CRS Application Form and send with a detailed 3-page resume both in a single file document to

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’