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

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

Organisation: RTI International

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


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:  

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

·        Survey development, implementation, and analysis 20 %

·        Program 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)

·        The 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.

·        They 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.

·        This 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.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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