Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager

Amref Health Africa


Global Health Security (GHS) seeks to build strong and resilient public health systems to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats wherever they occur. The Amref GHS Unit coordinated from Nairobi, Kenya, strengthens the capacity of health systems to reduce vulnerabilities to emerging and re-emerging disease threats for communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). To address the increased threat to disease outbreaks, the program is complementing the efforts of regional partners such as the Africa CDC, national players through the Ministries of Health, and other strategic partners to protect the lives and livelihoods of people in SSA. Amref Health Africa is amongst the key partners supporting COVID-19 vaccine deployment in Eastern and Southern Africa. Under the Africa CDC project portfolio, Amref, along with other local implementing partners, will contribute to the overall goal of increasing COVID-19 vaccine coverage to over 70% across countries in SSA.


The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Manager will lead and create an environment in which data and evidence are systematically produced, analysed, interpreted; and establish how knowledge is institutionalized and utilized for program growth. This includes, ensuring quality reporting and timely information for accountability across the Africa CDC project portfolio, the GHS unit, and larger Amref MEL support services. This role will also provide data analytics from project monitoring, needs assessments, research, and other secondary sources to establish trends, patterns, and learnings for programs and support services.


Strategy and Planning

  • Establish frameworks, processes and procedures for quality assurance, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of the GHS project portfolio data and information in consultation with the MEL Director and the Regional Manager for GHS programmes; Ensure systems established and running align with corporate MEL systems.
  • Determine and plan training on data quality assurance and MEL requirements to Amref country offices and Local Implementing Partners (LIPs)
  • Ensure the GHS MEL team is resourced and managed adequately.
  • Attend internal/external meetings and learning events as required to provide MEL updates to project stakeholders such as Africa CDC, donors, and MOH in the respective countries.

Systems and Processes

  • Lead the development of data quality assurance plans, reporting tools, data analysis, and presentation frameworks and databases, including a technical support plan for Amref Country Offices and LIPs
  • In coordination with the GHS programming team and the corporate business development unit, develop and design theories of change and M&E frameworks for new grants and opportunities; ensure they align with relevant corporate systems.
  • Work with the Amref Information Systems, Amref Country Offices, and LIPs to collate and report M&E data per donor reporting requirements, support data visualization, and produce reports and analyses that cater to various audiences.
  • Ensure Africa CDC Programme compliance to the internal and external reporting requirements, e.g. Donor reports, AIMS, Control Self-Assessment (CSA), Narrative reports, etc.
  • Enable processes in which research initiatives are derived from monitoring and evaluation data; work with country-wide research teams to better utilize research data. Liaise with the Learning and Impact team to establish impact of CDC programmes.
  • Contribute to knowledge management initiatives, especially data mapping, cataloguing, and management processes, in discussion with the MEL Director.

Technical Support

  • Take the lead in the design of research and evaluations, reviewing/developing relevant TORs, data analysis, and reviewing evaluation reports to inform GHS efforts in SSA.
  • Provide MEL and research oversight and technical support to Africa CDC project portfolio teams and processes for quality reporting.
  • Lead in capacity building of staff in MEL and Research through training in various M&E technical areas
  • Ensure timely issue resolution for requests made by Amref Country Offices and Local Implementing Partners to meet the MEL requirements of the Africa CDC project portfolio.


Education and Knowledge

  • Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Development Economics, Public Health, or related fields;
  • Professional qualification in M&E or related field is an added advantage.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • 6-8 years of experience in MEL in development settings; field/country office experience preferred with 2-3 years of supervisory experience; regional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Significant experience in data management, including use of quantitative and qualitative analysis software and report writing skills
  • Extensive experience in designing and undertaking research, evaluations, and other studies.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in GHS or related programming strongly preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to listen, communicate, and work with teams, including Amref country office focal persons.
  • Facilitatory skills as opposed to a top-down approach to support country offices.
  • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the function
  • Strategic management and supervisory skills
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated
  • High levels of integrity and honesty
  • Being able to guide teams to deliver, at the same being hands-on on delivery
  • Working knowledge of French is an asset.

How to apply

Interested? Please visit our website to make your application. You will be directed to our online portal where you will need to create an account in order for you to be able to submit your application. Your application should include a cover letter detailing why you are the best fit for this position and your CV with relevant skills and experience. Closing date will be June 20, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the advert may be pulled down before the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.