Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) at Savannah Informatics

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Savannah Informatics

Savannah Informatics is esteemed for its employee-focused culture, offering comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and opportunities for career advancement in healthcare informatics. Employees thrive in a collaborative environment, contributing to impactful solutions that enhance healthcare delivery and patient outcomes through innovative technology and data-driven insights.

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)

  • Job Type Contract
  • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 8 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Data, Business Analysis and AI  , Project Management 
  • The Director-MEL will be accountable for designing, executing, and maintaining systems to track, report, assess, and monitor progress towards the Digital Health Ecosystem project’s outputs/performance targets, objectives, and goals. You will have primary responsibility for ensuring high-quality and accurate data compilation, verification, validation, and reporting on project outputs that are responsive to US Government reporting and learning requirements. You will coordinate with the Deputy Chief of Party and project staff to ensure high-quality service delivery, reporting to the Chief of Party and may have additional matrixed reporting lines and will also supervise project’s MEL staff.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Work Plan Development and Execution:

  • Lead the drafting of MEL-related sections of project work plans and reports.
  • Oversee implementation of MEL-related activities according to approved work plans and budget constraints, ensuring adherence to deadlines and financial parameters.

Design and Management of MEL System:

  • Lead the creation, execution, and refinement of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) system.
  • Develop and put into action data collection processes to meet both project-specific and donor-mandated indicators.
  • Establish and track project targets, ensuring the timely and accurate collection of data.

Data Reporting Oversight:

  • Generate all necessary project data reports, including submissions for quarterly/annual reports.
  • Compile and submit monthly reports to donors and project stakeholders, facilitating the sharing of interim and final data for various reports and project updates.
  • Drive data analysis to inform discussions on project performance monitoring.

Performance Monitoring and Analysis:

  • Frequently and accurately monitor progress against key project indicators and objectives of the project.
  • Conduct thorough analysis and present findings to project leadership, identifying areas for improvement, risk areas or potential challenges.

Facilitation of Learning Initiatives:

  • Collaborate with project leadership and technical staff to craft a comprehensive project learning agenda.
  • Develop and deploy tools and materials to gather data and insights that address learning objectives.
  • Assist in analyzing data to draw meaningful conclusions and share findings through various mediums such as briefs, presentations, and publications.

Collaboration & Capacity Building

  • Provide technical guidance and capacity building to project sub-awardees, ensuring consistent and effective use of data collection and reporting protocols.
  • Lead regular data quality audits of sub-awardee data and offer support for participation in donor or government audits.
  • Act as the project’s representative in MEL/data-related forums and meetings, fostering alignment with government reporting standards.
  • Maintain strong collaborative ties with other technical team members to address data-related requirements effectively.
  • Assist the project in fulfilling miscellaneous internal and external data requests on time.


  • Graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in public health evaluation, public health, epidemiology, statistics, demography, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in MEL of USAID-funded programs of similar scope and size, with at least 4 years in a senior/coordination role.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining data collection systems in Kenya at health facility and community levels, including providing technical assistance to community and facility-based health providers on data compilation and reporting.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement quality assurance and project performance monitoring systems, with demonstrated experience applying analytical skills to use data to identify and inform shifts in project implementation for improved quality and impact.
  • Proven experience leveraging new technologies and software to strengthen MEL.
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel; PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Outlook) required; experience with DHIS2, Tableau and/or other database or data visualization software strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in Kenya is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with full proficiency in English.

Method of Application

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