MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING ADVISOR/COMMUNITY HEALTH ACTIVITY
The IRC has worked in Liberia since 1996 and is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the country. Guided by its 2015 – 2020 Strategic Action Plan, the IRC implements innovative health, women’s and child protection and empowerment projects in Nimba, Lofa, Bong, and Montserrado counties. The IRC has also implemented projects in Maryland, River Gee, Grand Bassa and Margibi counties.
The IRC is currently leading the USAID Partnership for Advancing Community Based Services (PACS) Activity in Bong, Lofa, and Nimba counties of Liberia. This integrated community health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activity was designed to provide technical and operational support to the Government of Liberia’s Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Public Works (MPW), and Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Protection (MOGCSP) as well as civil society organizations (CSOs) to deliver high quality community health and social welfare services.
The anticipated USAID Community Health Activity will build upon the successes of USAID PACS and support the Government of Liberia’s advancement towards self-reliance. The anticipated overall objective of this investment is to support a robust community based program including the scale up of the National CHA Program (NCHAP) for the delivery of efficient, responsive, equitable, and quality health services for improved access and health status for Liberians.
The IRC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor for this anticipated five-year project. The MEL Advisor will develop and oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning system across all project components and will be based in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia.
SCOPE OF WORK:
As the MEL Advisor, you will apply relevant skills and experience to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for MEL activities in accordance with IRC, USAID and international best practice. The position will define a framework with plans and indicators to measure progress against results and effectively monitor, evaluate and report on project activities, and to document and use project learning. You will work in close coordination with the Chief of Party, the Deputy Chief of Party, and other technical staff to ensure that relevant data is collected, analyzed and used to inform management and program design decisions. You will lead the design, implementation and analysis of program regular monitoring, baseline, midline, endline evaluations, ensuring that appropriate strategies and methodologies are followed for collection, compilation and storage of data. In coordination with other program staff, you will assist with the preparation of consolidated reports, including concise narratives and relevant tables, graphs, and other visualizations to demonstrate progress against results and outcomes. Through your leadership, you will provide technical oversight and support to program staff and contribute to building the capacity of the program team for MEL. You will work collaboratively with other partners to implement the project MEL plan.
This position reports to the Chief of Party. It is contingent on the IRC being awarded funding, which we anticipate to begin in mid-2020.