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  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
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  • Regular Full-time

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Summary: Leads and manages a medium-sized team tasked with performance monitoring, assessments, evaluations, implementation science and research; and data analytics, and data use activities conducted at Pathfinder. Leads team in collaboration with other departments to leverage expertise and to develop and implement Pathfinder’s data collection and evaluation strategies, work plans, and communication plans focused on lessons learned. Develops tools for data collection and tools for communicating results and impact. Plans for and selects consultants and provides targeted training as needs arise.

Key Job Outcomes:

  1. Strategic and Annual Plan Implementation. Implements MEL plan in the project sites. Leads teams to establish quality assurance teams in target facilities.
  2. MEL Planning and Implementation: Works with team to develop MEL plans, including project design, appropriate selection of final project indicators and data sources, and team work plans to ensure effective implementation. Designs evaluations, research, and quality improvement studies that meet ethical, methodological standards. Leads staff to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation guidelines, standards, processes, procedures, and data management guidelines for their respective office or projects.
  3. Data Collection Tools; Manages the creation and adaptation of data collection tools, including monitoring tools and forms, survey questionnaires, key informant interview schedules, facility assessment and supervision tools, and supporting training materials. Mentors project staff to design and/or oversee implementation of project household surveys and other data collection tasks, including developing survey protocols and terms of reference for consulting firms, critically reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables, and deploying ethical clearance procedures. Leads coordination of MEL with other units for systems and data usage.
  4. Data Collection Methodology; Directs and coaches team members to design and implement quality project-specific collection of data, analytics and visualization for performance monitoring, evaluation purposes, and technical visibility, including developing research protocols. Conceptualizes, develops and implements an appropriate system for collecting monitoring and evaluation data to enable the project to report to stakeholders and use data to assess achievement of goals and objectives.
  5. Proposal Planning and Review: Drafts MEL plans for new proposals from the data collection and evaluation perspectives.
  6. Lessons Learned: Develops the system and guidelines for the enterprise for use of findings gained from lessons learned and documents the identification of opportunities for Pathfinder. Designs and conducts project evaluations and reviews.
  7. Management and Supervision: Mentorship for the MEL Staff
  8. Resource Management: Works with team to identify consultant pool for assessments, evaluations, research, and implementation science that require expertise outside of Pathfinder; Manages resources.
  9. Training and Education Development and Delivery: Designs, develops and delivers relevant training to Pathfinder staff and MEL staff. Leads knowledge expertise across teams, business units and key stakeholders.
  10. Documentation and Reports: Creates project status reports, evaluation reports, and writes, prepares and delivers conference presentations and publications. Develops abstracts and peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication. Generates reports for Programs and Impact global impact.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • SRHR MEL: Proven ability to plan, conduct, evaluate and deliver MEL findings and recommendations in reproductive health. Mastery of knowledge and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Proposal Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal and resource mobilization.
  • Data Collection Methods: Mastery of knowledge in data integrity and collection methods.
  • PC Applications: Proven ability to apply statistical software applications.
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Deep knowledge of the countries’ public health systems. Knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups. 
  • Community Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating work relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.


Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages (Sindhi) and English language
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to work with people from different cultures, ability thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.


Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Preferred Master’s degree (or equivalent) in demography, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences, public Health or a related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL health/development projects or equivalent.
  • Prefer:  Experience with Family planning and Health Sector

Other Information:

  • Travel required (at least 30%)
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer