Deputy Director, Research and Learning - MERL
This role was posted on December 19, 2022. While we review all applications on a rolling basis, please note that we will prioritize applications received within the first two weeks of the posting. Thank you.
As of March 1, 2022, Last Mile Health is requiring staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 wherever legally allowable and adhere to COVID-19 vaccination requirements to perform core work activities in all locations. To learn more, review our policy.
At Last Mile Health (LMH), we dig for evidence and data. Do you have experience leading innovative monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) community health programs? If so, you may be our next Liberia Deputy Director of Research and Learning. LMH partners with governments to design and refine community health policies and information systems with strong governance and financing. We design and implement programs to supervise, salary, supply, and upskill community and frontline health workers. Collectively, these efforts aim to sustain responsive and resilient community health systems.
The Deputy Director, Research and Learning will work with the Liberia team to develop and implement research protocols and MERL plans to measure and understand progress, outcomes, and impacts of program activities. MERL Plans may focus on programming such as routine health information systems, technical assistance, and other topics as needed. To support data use and adaptive management, the Deputy Director, Research and Learning will share findings with country team programs, executive leadership, and identified external stakeholders including but not limited to LMH funders and Ministries of Health.
This position is located in Monrovia, Liberia and is open to both national and international candidates.
What You’ll Do
What You will Bring
- Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative MERL methods.
- Experience developing and implementing MEL/MERL plans
- Experience developing MERL reports, publications, whitepapers, toolkits, and factsheets.
- Demonstrated experience with stakeholder engagement and ability to collaborate with and provide technical support to internal teams and external partners, government counterparts.
- Experience contributing to grant/proposal writing and reporting to donors.
- Experience in global health or international development in Liberia or similar country settings.
- Experience managing individual staff members or teams
- Prior experience in a remote setting and willingness to travel to various program sites as needed.
- Experience collaborating with and coaching program/implementing teams to support data use.
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At Last Mile Health, we strive to reward our employees equitably and transparently. This means that we pay our employees based on a clear and consistent methodology and without regard to identity or personal relationships. We have made this model fully transparent, so that everyone has access to all information related to compensation. We hope this helps you better understand Last Mile Health’s values and commitments to our employees. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.
Before applying to this role, please take a moment to learn more about our approach to compensation and how compensation works in each of the countries where we operate. Please find the link to our compensation model and benefits overview below:
Compensation for this position:
The Band for this position: LBR 3
For Liberia the range is: $41,725 - $48,679 depending upon experience doing an equivalent role.
For International Staff the range is: $71,725 to $78,679, dependent upon experience doing an equivalent role.
About Last Mile Health
Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.