Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL)

at Pace
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 30, 2020
Category Monitoring and Evaluation
Currency UGX


PACE seeks a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL)
Department: Programs
Based in Kampala, Uganda
Reports to Deputy Chief of Party, Uganda Malaria Control Activity
Start Date: Approximately March 2021 *Contingent upon funding

Join us!

PACE seeks a Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) to lead the management of reporting and research activities under an anticipated $38M 5-year USAID/PMI-funded project. The project will strengthen the capacity for malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as ownership of health at the community and household levels, while maintaining gains made at the health facility level in focus districts.

Sound like you? Read on…

Your contribution

The MERL Director will be in charge of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning components of the Malaria Control Activity project. The position will be responsible for developing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance. He or she will also develop a research agenda for the activity and ensure methodological rigor of research undertaken. The MERL Director will also oversee the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting.

Requested Application Material

Interested candidates should email their cover letter addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, and an updated CV ONLY to [email protected], indicating the Job title in the subject of the email. Your CV should be two-paged, clearly stating how you meet what we are looking for and what gets us interested.

Applications should reach us not later than 5.00pm or 17h:00 (East African time) on Monday August 24th, 2020. Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible!


Must possess excellent management and English communication skills.
Documented hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries, including data quality assurance.
Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research.
Proven ability to produce professional quality English-language documents such as progress reports, case studies, and research protocols.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of six years of experience with progressively increased responsibility working in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning on public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings, preferably Uganda.

Education Requirements

A Master’s Degree or higher in statistics, evaluation, public health, international development, social sciences, or relevant field.

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