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Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning

The Role

At Last Mile Health (LMH), we are all teachers and learners. Do you have a record of leading research and evaluation healthcare initiatives and high-performing teams? If so, you may be our next Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning in Liberia.

As the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, & Learning (MERL) reporting to the Liberia Country Director, you will lead an incredible Liberia-based MERL team, oversee departmental workstreams such as community-based information systems and digital health, and synthesize research findings for a range of internal and external partners. Your technical expertise, ability to clearly communicate complex information, and great people development instincts will be critical to building truly learning-oriented clinical program and organizational culture.

What You'll Do

  • In partnership with global and country leadership, set the vision and strategy for a successful and high-impact research, monitoring, and evaluation agenda for Liberian programming. 
  • Develop multi-year and annual operational plans that are comprehensive, actionable, and inclusive of core MERL workstreams. 
  • Lead and coach team members who are leading core workstreams and provide timely and technical feedback, including support on: data collection and reporting systems, community-based information systems, digital health tools, and implementation research.
  • Develop and adapt learning guidelines to promote reflective practices and promote use of data and learning across departments, including serving as senior representative for donor meetings and external convenings.
  • Lead or support development and design of research studies and evaluations at field sites in Liberia and disseminate findings from research studies among in-country stakeholders, including the LMH programs team and the Liberia Ministry of Health
  • Analyze trends and patterns in Liberia’s National Community Health Assistant program and oversee the creation of reports to guide decision-making at management and policy levels.
  • Be available to travel up to 15%, mostly throughout Liberia.

What You'll Bring

  • Several years of experience in the monitoring & evaluation of public health programs, preferably in developing world settings
  • Significant experience managing, coaching, and developing staff
  • Strong data management skills, including working knowledge of relational databases and statistical software.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and enable organization-wide data use.
  • Graduate degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related public health quantitative methods field preferred 

You'll Impress Us If

  • You can demonstrate measurable results with teams you have led.
  • You have demonstrated achievements working with national or sub-national government counterparts

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health (LMH) saves lives in the world's most remote communities by partnering with governments to bring critical primary care services to the doorsteps of people living in the last mile. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices in Liberia, Boston and New York. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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