Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Development and Project Management, Health Care, Research and Development
  • Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Senior Level (5+ years experience) Employment Type:
  • Full time
    Salary: XXX

    Job Description

    Vacancy Announcement
    Position Title:

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager
  • Business Analytics
    Level: AI
    Reports to:
  • Senior Lead Technical Adviser – Data Use
    Based in:
  • Addis Ababa

    Duration of contract:
  • Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds

  • As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits.

    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization.

    We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

    We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

    Join us!

    There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.

    We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.

    We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.

    We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

    We are looking for a strong and experienced manager to lead Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager for the cultural transformation for data use for decision making activities under an anticipate 5 years USAID-funded electronic Health Information System activity.

    Essential Functions

  • You will work under the supervision of the Senior Lead Technical Adviser – Data Use, in close collaboration with the strategy and the change management teams.

    More specifically you will

  • Support the development of M&E strategy and plan
  • Support the revision, development and implementation of M & E tools and system
  • Conduct assessment on data quality and
    support system wide data quality improvement strategy
  • Ensure quality data-capturing and reporting at all levels
  • Support the conduct of performance reviews and promote the use of data for decision making
  • Identify, document and share lessons on data quality and use for system wide improvement
  • Plan, lead and monitor regular data quality assurance (DQA) activities
  • Ensure DQA findings are implemented and learning are captured and shared within the broader System
  • Identify gaps and plan for capacity building activities to improve data quality and use within the health system

    Job Requirements

    Your background

  • A Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, or statistics or any other similar field
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in establishing/ designing M&E systems and tools, and managing data-intensive programs, preferably in health
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators
  • Experience in program quality management and operational research
  • Experience in M&E and data quality management related to health programs
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in data-capturing and reporting

  • A communicator: You have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
    Fire in the belly.
  • You bring energy and passion in what you do;
  • Team player. You ‘play well’ with others and have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change;
  • Leader. You are a visionary role model with demonstrated coaching skills and the ability to inspire those around you to achieve their maximum;
  • Desire to Make the World a Better Place.
  • You have a passion to create change in the world and believe in providing better health solutions to the poor.
  • You might not have been able to do this in your career “to date” but this is a goal in your life.

    How to Apply

    By following our 3 steps application process:

  • Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Send your CV and application letter to clearly mark “Application for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager position” in the subject line.
  • Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful.
  • If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.
  • Application deadline 14th February 2019. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.
  • PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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