Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, And Learning Director

Chemonics, Uganda

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st July, 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) director for the anticipated USAID/Uganda Social and Behavior Change for Transformation (SBC4T) activity based in Kampala, Uganda. SBC4T’s purpose is to improve the ability of individuals, households, and communities to adopt priority behaviors through social and behavior change and, in turn, to facilitate the transformation of households, communities, and systems for improved health and development outcomes. The MERL director will finalize and oversee implementation of the MERL plan and the design and population of the MERL system. In addition, the MERL director will be responsible for all MERL activities associated with SBC4T and for creating a strong evidence base to demonstrate the activity’s results and achievements. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the design and implementation of SBC4T’s MERL framework to track all technical activities against targets, outcomes, and impacts for each objective
  • Provide strategic oversight of the learning agenda and activity communication efforts
  • Work with technical staff to oversee the design, development, testing, and evaluation tools for data collection and analysis as well as knowledge management and dissemination
  • Train staff and partners on MERL system operations, collection methods, and tools
  • Create indicators, perform data analyses, conduct research, and develop reports and project communications products
  • Plan for and supervise intermittent performance evaluations, collect and disseminate lessons learned, and share successes during project implementation


  • Advanced degree in public health, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, research, or another relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years of comprehensive social science research experience, including experience designing and implementing research studies ranging from small pilot studies to large-scale surveys
  • Minimum of five years of experience as a principal investigator; demonstrated ability to oversee multiple, concurrent studies
  • Extensive understanding of how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for complex donor-funded activities similar in size and scope to SBC4T
  • Experience tracking performance against program objectives, reporting on outcomes, and analyzing data to contribute to continual adaptive management of implementation
  • Experience reporting to USAID
  • Experience working in Uganda preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Ugandan languages preferred


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