Director of Research, Monitoring, & Evaluation, Liberia

Last Mile Health

  • Full Time

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we are all teachers and learners. Do you have a record of leading in-country stakeholder engagement and capacity building around monitoring, evaluation, and learning? If so, you may be our next Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning in Liberia.

As the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning (MERL) reporting to the Liberia Country Director, you will lead an incredible Liberia-based MERL team, oversee departmental workstreams such as community-based information systems and digital health, and synthesize findings for a range of internal and external partners. Your technical expertise, ability to clearly communicate complex information, and great people development instincts will be critical to building truly learning-oriented clinical program and organizational culture.

What You’ll Do

  • In partnership with global and country leadership, set the vision and strategy for a successful and high-impact research, monitoring, and evaluation agenda for Liberian programming.
  • Develop multi-year and annual operational plans that are comprehensive, actionable, and inclusive of core MERL workstreams.
  • Lead and coach team members who are leading core workstreams and provide timely and technical feedback, including support on: data collection and reporting systems, community-based information systems, digital health tools, and implementation research.
  • Develop and adapt learning guidelines to promote reflective practices and promote use of data and learning across all LMH departments and external stakeholders, including serving as senior representative for donor meetings and external convenings.
  • Support development and design of implementation research studies and evaluations at field sites in Liberia and disseminate findings from research studies among in-country stakeholders, including the LMH programs team and the Liberia Ministry of Health.
  • Analyze trends and patterns in Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant program and oversee the creation of reports to guide decision-making at management and policy levels.
  • Be available to travel up to 15%, mostly throughout Liberia.

What You’ll Bring

  • Several years of experience in the monitoring & evaluation of public health programs, preferably in low resource settings
  • Significant experience managing, coaching, and developing staff
  • Strong data management skills, including working knowledge of relational databases and statistical software
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and enable organization-wide data use for learing
  • Graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related public health quantitative methods field preferred

You’ll Impress Us If

  • You can demonstrate measurable results with teams you have led
  • You have demonstrated achievements working with national or sub-national government counterparts

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