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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Advisor

  • Organization: LMH - Last Mile Health
  • Location:
  • Grade: Senior level - Experienced
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date:

This role was posted on June 7, 2024. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis.

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we make bold commitments that inspire innovation. Do you have relevant experience in designing and leading complex monitoring & evaluation programs, including understanding the various Ministry of Health information systems and how they work at the different levels of the health system? If so, you may be our next Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Advisor for the USAID-funded Community Health Activity (CHA).

Last Mile Health is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Advisor for an expected 5-year, estimated $10-$24.99 million Community Health Activity  project in Liberia. The purpose of this USAID-funded Community Health Activity will be to result in, achieve and/or deliver: 

  1. Increase access to quality health, nutrition, and surveillance services.
  2. CHAs can confidently provide quality services including diagnostic services through robust supervision and training. 
  3. New approaches to messaging around nutrition, family planning, immunization and other MCH services using the required tools and supplies.
  4. Community Animal Health Worker (CAHWs) capacity increased for early detection and reporting of priority diseases.
  5. Provide Support to the Government of Liberia’s National Community Health Assistants
    Program through capacity building of key program units and County Health Teams and personnel. 
  6. Provision of stipends to Community Health Assistants (CHAs), Community Health Promoters (CHPs), and Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs). 

Reporting to the Program Director/Chief of Party, the MEAL Advisor will be responsible for providing technical leadership and oversight of all MEAL activities for the USAID CHA project. The MEAL Advisor will lead the development of the project’s systems for collecting and reporting monitoring and evaluation data, in alignment with USAID and Last Mile Health standards, and international best practices. The MEAL Advisor will be responsible for collaborating with the Ministry of Health and its key stakeholders to strengthen the surveillance and health management information systems for community health. The MEAL Advisor will work closely with the Program Director/Chief of Party and Deputy Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party to ensure that all relevant data is routinely reviewed and used for adaptive management and programmatic improvements. 

This position is project-funded, located in Monrovia, Liberia, and is open to both Liberian nationals and International Candidates. This position will be hired on a fixed-term contract and is contingent upon a successful award.


What You'll Do

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning

  • Design and implement the project’s tools and systems for MEAL, including developing the project’s logical framework, setting baselines and targets, and ensuring data quality and timeliness for monitoring and reporting.
  • Lead internal project data reviews and learning activities.
  • Engage with the project implementation team to document and share best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and achievements through communications activities and dissemination events,  nationally and internationally.
  • Build data audit systems within project delivery that meet USAID and LMH standards.
  • Serve as standard-bearer to support consortium partners in ensuring quality reporting, timely data delivery and quality data management processes.

Government Engagement

  • Provide technical support to the MOH to regularly report on and review the National Community Health Program Monitoring & Evaluation Framework and develop actionable plans for gaps identified.
  • Identify, review and deliver mentorship for key MoHS and CHT data leaders to improve USAID CHA data integration.
  • Conduct regular data clinics in collaboration with MoH and CHTs to upskill knowledge gaps in data management where required.
  • Work within key MoH units to strengthen IDSR, MDSR, and other related surveillance reporting processes.
  • Lead LMH strategy of embedding eCBIS dashboard with corresponding MIS in Liberia (i.e. DHIS2, LMIS etc).
  • Support the Ministry of Health in the design and scale-up of the Electronic Community-Based Information System (eCBIS).


  • Support the Program Director/Chief of Party and Deputy Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party to prepare quarterly and annual reports, tracking project performance against key results and outcomes.
  • Directly line-manage key data management personnel including RM&E manager, HMIS coordinator, eCBIS specialist.
  • Work closely with Program Director/Chief of Party, Deputy Program Director/Deputy Chief of Party, LMH Country Director, Country-level MEAL Director and global MEALR to set objective performance management systems for program staff.
  • Serve as part of the USAID CHA project leadership team. 
  • Manage and mentor the project’s MEAL team as per policies and guidelines, including regular check-ins, annual appraisals, supportive supervision, and career development support.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, social sciences, epidemiology, or a health field relevant to M&E is required. A master’s degree in these areas is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in public health and/or international development, with experience in community health preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in designing and leading complex M&E programs, including understanding the various MOH information systems and how they work at the different levels of the health system.
  • Experience with developing protocols for data collection and data quality assurance.
  • Experience developing monitoring and evaluation reports, publications, whitepapers, toolkits, and factsheets using appropriate visualizations, and data-related infographics.
  • Demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and ability to collaborate with and provide technical support to internal teams and external partners, government counterparts.
  • Experience in team management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.   

You’ll Impress Us If

  • Monitoring & evaluation in health systems strengthening desired, particularly in the areas of community health and emergency preparedness.
  • Strong skills in programs that support efficient data collection, analysis, and visualization (e.g. ODK, Kobo Collect, Stata, R, Canva, InforBI/Power BI).
  • Strong knowledge of public sector and ministry MIS systems like DHIS2, LMIS etc.
  • Experience working in remote or hard-to-reach settings, especially in Liberia.
  • Experience with mentoring and building the capacity of team members and government counterparts to support quality data collection, reporting, and use.
  • Experience with USAID programs/projects preferred.
  • Mission-driven with a commitment to health, social justice and gender equity.

Compensation information

At Last Mile Health, we strive to reward our employees equitably and transparently. This means that we pay our employees based on a clear and consistent methodology and without regard to identity or personal relationships. We have made this model fully transparent so that everyone has access to all information related to compensation. We hope this helps you better understand Last Mile Health’s values and commitments to our employees. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.

Before applying to this role, please take a moment to learn more about our approach to compensation and how compensation works in each of the countries where we operate. Please find the link to our compensation model and benefits overview below:



Compensation for this position:

The Band for this position: LBR-4

The Liberia salary range for this role is $51,623 to $73,691 USD dependent upon experience doing an equivalent role. Please note that the compensation is subject to statutory taxes. 

For International staff, the salary range is an annual gross of $81,623 to $103,591 USD depending upon experience doing an equivalent role. Please note that compensation is subject to statutory taxes. 

Benefits for this role will be within and in accordance with USAID salary bands, allowables and parameters. Specifics of this will be transparently communicated to candidates who are shortlisted for this role and in line with our compensation policies. 

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information,

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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