Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA) Specialist NGO Jobs – RTI International

Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation,
Research, Learning and Adaptation (MERLA) Specialist

Organisation: RTI

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

RTI International is
a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Research Triangle Park in North
Carolina. RTI provides research and technical services. It was founded in 1958
with $500,000 in funding from local businesses and the three North Carolina
universities that form the Research Triangle.


About USAID Project:

USAID‘s Act to End
Neglected Tropical Diseases l East is a five-year program led by RTI
International (RTI). The program supports national governments to reach NTD
control and elimination goals through proven, cost-effective public health
interventions and also provides critical support to countries in their journey
to self-reliance, helping them to create sustainable programming for NTD
control within robust and resilient health systems.


Job Summary:  The MERLA Specialist will ensure quality data
collection, analysis, and reporting in Uganda under the USAID-funded Act to End
NTDs l East program. S/he will oversee the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
of program performance and results for country-led activities and assist in
facilitating learning using those results. This role requires regular program
data analysis and identifying areas for additional support. The MERLA
Specialist will work closely with the Chief of party (COP), Deputy Chief of
Party (DCOP) and RTI-HQ MERLA Staff to identify how results will be used for
program improvement through programmatic adaptation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

monitoring, collection, analysis, packaging, and reporting 40%

development, implementation, and analysis 20 %

learning and adaptation through data use 40%


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant
must hold a Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, bio-statistics,
social sciences or other analytics field

Six years
of experience; or bachelor’s degree in statistics, with post graduate training
in M&E plus a minimum of 10 years’ experience in global health, governance,
 nutrition, environment programs (a must)

successful candidate should have robust data management skills especially data
analysis expertise, strong attention to detail, and comfort working with large
amounts of data at the same time.

should also be adept at packaging data in such a way that it is easy to use and
disseminate to different target audiences for learning and adapting program
activities for continual improvement.

individual must be able to collaborate respectfully with multiple teams from
diverse backgrounds, and particularly with the Ministry of Health colleagues.


How to Apply:

lf you would like to
take up this dynamic position, please send an updated CV including three work
related referees together with a cover letter (as one document ONLY) to the
Human Resources & Administration Manager by email to
Emails should not exceed 2MB. Applicants must include the “MERLA
Specialist” as the subject line of their email.


Deadline: Friday, 26th March 2021.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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