Deputy Director, Liberia Monitoring Evaluation, Research and Learning
This role was posted on August 29, 2022 and is open until September 16, 2022. Please note that we will review applications on a rolling basis but prioritize those who applied within the deadline.
At Last Mile Health (LMH), we dig evidence and data. Do you have experience leading innovative monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) community health programs? If so, you may be our next Liberia Deputy Director for MERL.
LMH partners with governments to design and refine community health policies and information systems with strong governance and financing. We design and implement programs to supervise, salary, supply, and upskill community and frontline health workers. Collectively, these efforts aim to sustain responsive and resilient community health systems.
The Liberia Deputy Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) is responsible for supporting the MERL Director in management, oversight, and execution of all MERL activities for Last Mile Health programming in Liberia. This includes MERL activities related to the direct implementation of a community health worker program in three counties in Liberia and technical assistance provided to the central Ministry of Health to design, scale, and maintain the National Community Health Assistant Program. Responsibilities include supervising and supporting the professional development of MERL team members; providing technical support for the collection and data quality assurance for routine service delivery data; overseeing the design and implementation of MERL plans; facilitating data use for adaptive management and quality improvement; and supporting dissemination, including through reports, publications, and other media. The Liberia MERL Deputy Director will support the MERL Director to conduct strategic planning, manage budgets and work plans, and represent the Liberia MERL team internally and with government partners.
This position is open to Liberian National candidates.
Position: One (1)
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
What You’ll Do
- Support the Ministry of Health to develop and implement more rigorous data quality assurance processes for routine community health monitoring systems (e.g., the Community-Based Information System)
- Collaborate with the Data Systems and Digital Health teams to identify and troubleshoot data quality issues arising from LMH-supported systems for digital data collection, entry, and storage.
- Provide “dotted line” technical supervision of county MERL officers to identify challenges in the field affecting data availability and quality and ensure that they are promptly and adequately addressed
- Support the Grants Management team to track and report progress on key performance indicators.
- Support the MERL team to facilitate data use for quality improvement and program planning through data review meetings and other relevant forums
- Collaborate with LMH programs teams to develop MERL plans, logic models, and indicators; set targets; and regularly review progress. Serve as technical reviewer of MERL plans drafted by LMERL team members.
- Support the dissemination of MERL data analysis through reports, scientific articles, and other channels.
- Support the Director to develop and oversee strategic planning, budgets, work plans and overall vision and direction of the Liberia MERL team
- Support the Director to cultivate a high performing, inclusive, and welcoming team environment. Design and implement new practices to achieve this goal.
- Provide coaching to ensure that the team can oversee and running our data systems
What You’ll Bring
- Master’s degree in public health, monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, demography, or biostatistics preferred OR Bachelor’s degree required.
- 5+ years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation
- Demonstrated experience collaborating with Ministries of Health to strengthen routine data systems.
You’ll Impress Us If
- Demonstrated experience in quantitative data analysis
- Direct experience implementing medium and large-scale data collection and evaluation activities
- Experience developing and presenting reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to clearly communicate complex technical information to a wide variety of audiences
- Strong attention to detail; specifically in reviewing data analysis and reporting for accuracy.
- Experience working in remote settings strongly preferred
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
- Experience leading capacity development activities for team members and building future leaders
- Proficiency with a statistical software package (Stata or R preferred)
- Proficiency in designing tools on ODK or similar platform preferred
- Proficiency in GIS platform (e.g., ArcGIS or QGIS) preferred.
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 3
For Liberia the range is: $39,407 - $48,679 depending upon experience doing an equivalent role.
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, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.