Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning – Proposal Positions in University Research Co., LLC (URC) & Center for Human Services (CHS) at Yaoundé, Cameroon

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University Research Co., LLC (URC)

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Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality. We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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URC is searching for an experienced Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the anticipated USAID President Malaria Initiative (PMI) Activity in Cameroon. The PMI is a U.S. Government initiative designed to drastically reduce malaria deaths and illnesses with a long-term vision of a world without malaria. In Cameroon, PMI’s goal is to support the Government of Cameroon to improve access to and use of timely, quality, and well-documented malaria testing and treatment by providing facility- and community-based health workers with training, supervision, and malaria commodities to provide quality, effective care. The Cameroon PMI Activity will focus on malaria service delivery, including system strengthening and community-based interventions. The Activity interventions will target Adamaoua, North, and Far North regions with some components of the technical support implemented at the national level.


The Director of MEL will provide technical leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for MEL framework, systems, and activities. As part of supporting successful Activity implementation, the Director will provide overall leadership and guidance on Activity design, MEL on malaria service delivery, and surveillance activities and will ensure timely information and feedback to stakeholders. The position combines technical leadership with management support for Activity implementation, technical assistance (TA), and documentation and sharing of results. S/he will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and is a member of the Activity’s Senior Management Team. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of overall MEL framework for activity implementation in selected intervention areas.
  • Support activity MEL and reporting, including the management of appropriate systems to track progress against targets, document lessons learned, and produce timely, accurate, and complete reports in compliance with USAID requirements.
  • Develop MEL and reporting systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance.
  • Develop a surveillance agenda for the activity and ensure methodological rigor of surveillance undertaken.
  • Support the development and implementation of an activity wide learning agenda in line with USAID’s Collaborating, Learning and Adapting framework and approaches.
  • Oversee the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting and the use of innovative technology for documentation.
  • Regularly review and update the Activity’s MEL plan.
  • Work closely with the technical team to prepare, document, and disseminate periodic reports of programme results and disseminates results including by project reports, publications, summaries, and special reports.
  • Conduct analysis of Activity data and identify methods for using results for continuous program improvement.
  • Work closely with government counterparts and local CSOs to strengthen capacity in data collection, reporting and use of data for decision making.
  • Liaise with USAID, government partners, policymakers, and other key stakeholders to coordinate dissemination and application of results.
  • Establish close coordination with senior management of the activity to harmonize and streamline collection and use of data for program activities, surveillance, and learning.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure in a complex environment and delivery under tight deadlines on a continual basis.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with PMI indicators a plus.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel.
  • Ability to effectively manage M&E databases.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.


Required Experience and Qualifications

  • MBA or master’s degree in statistics, public health, health economics, mathematics, social sciences, or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 5-7 years of senior level experience in the design and management of public health M&E activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement all technical, fiscal, and administrative components of complex MEL programs, preferably malaria programs, of similar scope and scale to this Activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, track/monitor, and disseminate results for surveillance activities, preferably in malaria, for decision making and outbreak response.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively obtain, analyze, organize, interpret, and communicate results and impact to a variety of audiences, including USAID, government partners, policymakers, and other key stakeholders
  • Experience using a Collaborative Learning Plan to inform Activity implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods. Work closely with government counterparts and other local stakeholders to strengthen capacity in data collection, reporting, and use of data for decision making.
  • Establish close coordination with the Activity’s SMT to harmonize and streamline the collection and use of data for program activities and learning.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and French, demonstrating an ability to communicate with various audiences including stakeholders, partners, and donors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large amounts of data and clearly present it to decision-makers.
  • Fluency in English and French (oral and written) is required.

Citizens of Cameroon are encouraged to apply. Position is contingent upon award.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Unless otherwise directed, we will retain your CV in our database for future opportunities.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

Company: University Research Co., LLC (URC) & Center for Human Services (CHS)

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Director

Job Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Application Deadline: N/A

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