Sr. Advisor, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning

Location US-MD-Baltimore
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/16/2020 12:00 PM)
Job ID
US Based Positions


Sr. Advisor II, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning needed to provide technical assistance in monitoring, evaluation, and learning at both the headquarters level and to country teams as a member of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team in the MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) project. Country level programs in the MCGL portfolio include a broad range of topic areas: Maternal Newborn Health; Child Health; Immunization; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Family Planning; Adolescent and Youth Health, as well as cross-cutting areas of capacity building and innovation. Sr. Advisor provides leadership at the headquarters level in terms of rolling out a MEL model based in Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) that includes quantitative sentinel indicator reporting, complementary qualitative monitoring, structured “pause and reflection” learning meetings; and complexity-aware evaluations. Sr. Advisor will also lead the development of semi-annual and annual reports to USAID and will coach both MEL and program staff in these techniques and strategies for iterative learning and adaptive management.



  • Provides technical leadership and guidance for monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches used in MCGL
  • Supports capacity development to program and MEL staff through development of resources, tools, and provision of direct technical assistance and mentoring for CLA approaches
  • Supports country MEL staff with ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities, including but not limited to PMP development/refinement, work planning, budgeting for M&E, M&E system planning, DQAs, study design, data analysis, and results synthesis and dissemination.
  • Supports and assists the Director of MEL for MCGL on learning activities across the portfolio
  • Give supervisory support to the MEL Director for several MEL staff working part-time on MCGL


Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health or related field
  • 10 years of progressively responsible international monitoring and evaluation experience
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning in a broad range of technical areas across the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Reproductive Health spectrum
  • Prior experience with capacity development and/or mentoring
  • Experience with Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) approaches preferred
  • Quantitative data and quantitative analysis
  • Experienced in research design, implementation and oversight preferred
  • Excellent understanding of USAID systems, structures and processes
  • Excellent writer; prior role leading development of technical reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player who is comfortable working in a dynamic and evolving environment
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision-making skills
  • Proficient French language skills preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Ability to travel up to 25%, primarily to low and middle income countries (LMICs)                                                                                                


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