Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer

June 13, 2024
Position type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Not specified
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified


JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world over the last forty years. JSI is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer for the USAID-funded Country Health Information System and Data Use (CHISU) global cooperative agreement. This is a full-time position based in one of JSI’s offices in Arlington, Virginia or Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

CHISU is a project designed to enhance host country capacity to produce high-quality health information, to optimally manage this information, and to institutionalize evidence-based decision-making. The project will work with USAID- supported host country health managers, health workers, and other stakeholders to strengthen the enabling environment of health information management and strategic planning in order to: improve harmonization of fragmented information systems, reduce duplication of data collection, and improve monitoring and tracking of a country’s own health trends and priorities.

The MEL Officer works under the supervision of the Senior MEL Advisor and works closely with CHISU’s technical advisors, resident advisors, communications and knowledge management team, and MEL team. The MEL Officer is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of project MEL activities. The MEL Officer will support global and country-specific reporting as well as collecting, managing, and using program data to monitor and disseminate progress. The MEL Officer also contributes to maintenance of the project management information system and supports key research and learning activities on health information systems and data use.

CHISU is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


The MEL Officer will:

  • Provide backstop support to 2-4 country teams and general support across all countries, regions, and core activities
  • Collaborate with MEL, Knowledge Management, and Communications team members to produce, package and publish CHISU’s achievements, including preparing technical briefs, peer-review journal articles, blogs and success stories for publication
  • Facilitate reporting and learning activities, ensuring documentation and other standards outlined in CHISU’s activity, monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan (AMELP) are met
  • Support internal, external and country-level pause and reflect sessions
  • Support data collection, management, analysis, and use of CHISU global indicators and country-specific indicators in the project’s Management Information System (MIS) and other platforms used by the project or its stakeholders
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the project’s MIS, and provide helpdesk support and orientation to country teams
  • Create visual dashboards or tools that promote data use and report writing, liaise across stakeholders to understand data needs and design user-centered information use products, and contribute to strategies around promoting the use of information for decision making
  • Contribute to research and learning activities such as writing research protocols, preparing protocols for IRB submission, drafting indicator matrices, developing analysis plans, and managing research work plans
  • Conduct literature reviews and landscape analyses
  • Other tasks as assigned



  • Masters in Public Health or related degree.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in research, program monitoring and evaluation, and/or learning related to international public health in at least one of the following areas: health facility assessments, routine data sources, operations research, qualitative research or routine health information systems

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluating global health and/or development programs
  • Experience in primary data collection and/or analysis of quantitative or qualitative data
  • Experience in database development and management
  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills
  • Proven organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and to manage a wide range of activities on a daily basis with limited supervision
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people representing a wide range of personal and organizational cultures
  • Languages: English fluency required, French fluency desirable
  • Work authorization required
  • –Willing and able to travel internationally, if needed

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 06/26/2024.

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