Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor - Global COVID-19 Program

Job Locations US-DC
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/22/2020 1:06 AM)
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PACT Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.


Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Pact is recruiting for a M&E Advisor for an upcoming global project based in Washington, DC - New Partnership Initiative (NPI) – Global Health, COVID-19 program, which will support interventions that will build upon and expand USAID’s efforts to leverage the roles of communities to strengthen and adapt existing community health platforms to support national policies and implementation plans for COVID-19 preparedness and response (non-pharmaceutical interventions) and continuity of existing primary healthcare services based on national guidelines and needs/priorities to create lasting structures for future response. 


The M&E Advisor will lead the development of an M&E strategy and framework for the program and oversee a team of M&E and Learning professionals responsible for establishing and implementing M&E, learning and reporting systems, tools and processes to measure progress toward program objectives and generate data for decision-making in the COVID-19 response effort. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the project’s MEL framework and systems for collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting the progress of the project activities against targets and expected outcomes
  • Design and oversee implementation of project MEL plan to ensure it meets USAID requirements and maximizes evidence generation and use for decision-making, adapting, accountability and learning.
  • Ensure integrated and strategic evidence and learning strategy across global activities and facilitate its use.
  • Ensure harmonization with standard reporting systems and tools
  • Ensure timely data analysis and MEL relevant inputs to program reports and other communications outputs.
  • Institutionalize efficient data flows upstreaming from local partners and regional offices and conduct regular data quality assessments.
  • Design and adapt innovative approaches to collecting and analyzing data more efficiently including emerging technology and predictive analytics.
  • Effectively communicates results for decision making (e.g. data products, dashboards, visualizations)
  • Liaise with counterparts at international, government, and other agencies involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts
  • Effectively manage a team of MEL staff
  • Ensure local and international implementing partners produce relevant and high-quality data to feed into the internal MEL system.
  • Support and mentor local implementing partners for organizational MEL capacity development.
  • Facilitate evidence-based learning and adapting across the organizations and its partners.

Basic Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in M&E, public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or another relevant discipline
  • Minimum of nine (9) years of relevant professional experience in establishing or managing M&E systems, tools, reporting, evaluations, and learning for data-intensive global health programs
  • Demonstrated leadership for MEL and learning approaches (e.g. CLA) in prior roles.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing MEL plans and systems for major donors, including USAID.
  • Proven track record in data analysis and visualization for reports and other communication outputs.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building and effectively managing diverse teams of employees.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ethical management practices.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with governments and civil society partners.
  • Professional-level English language skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to travel internationally periodically.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing and managing MEL for disease-related rapid response programming
  • Experience in designing and implementing MEL across multiple countries and different contexts.


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