Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research (MERL) Employment Opportunity – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
FHI 360 is a
nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in
lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff
includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic
development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and
About USAID SBC4T Project:
FHI360 is seeking to
implement the USAID Uganda Project The Social and Behavior Change for
Transformation (SBC4T) Activity whose aim is to increase the ability of
individuals, households, and communities to adopt priority behaviors that will
result in improved health and development outcomes through social and behavior
change (SBC). The focus will be on family planning and reproductive health;
HIV/AIDS; malaria; nutrition; maternal, neonatal, and child health; water,
sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); emerging pandemic threats and other infectious
diseases; and, to a certain extent, other non-health development activities in
education, economic growth, and democracy and governance, as the need arises.
Job Summary:  The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation,
Learning and Research (MERL)  will work
in dose collaboration with the COP to ensure monitoring and evaluation
(M&E), project collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA), and research
strategies are sound and support the results and goals of the anticipated
Social and Behavior Change for Transformation (SBC4T) Project In collaboration
with M&E and team members, s/he will monitor program results and be
responsible for the quality and accuracy of technical results and reporting.
The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will report to the COP. He/she
will lead the design and implementation of the project’s M&E activities,
including 1) the development of the project’s Activity M&E Plan; 2)
development and monitoring of project indicators; 3) implementation of baseline
and ongoing monitoring studies; 4) oversight of data collection and analysis;
5) synthesis of data and study outcome reports; and 6) quality assurance and

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in public health,
    demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, or a
    related field
  • A minimum of seven years of senior-level experience in M&E and
    research related to large scale SBC programs
  • Experience working in one or more of the following areas is
    required: FP/RH, MNCAH, HIV/AIDS, malaria. Experience working with or in
    sectors outside of health preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of social and behavioral theory.
  • Previous experience in use of qualitative and quantitative research
  • Strong experience in developing, implementing, and disseminating a
    learning agenda. Demonstrated experience in target setting and reporting
    against USG health initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance
    surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research
    methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of M&E
    systems in developing country contexts
  • Knowledge of USG Health Initiatives and related reporting
    requirements and funding parameters
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join the USAID Project should send a cover letter,
copies of their updated CVs, academic transcripts/testimonials and three
professional referees to: The Human Resource Manager, FHI 360, Plot 15 Kitante
Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, Uganda or by email to:
Deadline: 28th December 2018
For more of the
latest jobs, please visit or
find us on our facebook page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.