MEL Director | Kyiv, Ukraine | 2024

Chemonics is seeking prospective MEL Director candidates for the for the anticipated 5-year, USAID/Ukraine Flagship Mental Health Activity. This is not an open position, once a proposal is awarded and a position becomes available, all applicants must apply to be considered for the role. The position will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine or will require travel to Kyiv. This activity is valued at $50-$99.99 million and aims to support the Government of Ukraine in accelerating development of a modern, evidence-informed, integrated mental health system at all levels. This system will foster enhanced accountability, efficiency, and transparency to effectively address the evolving mental health challenges faced by Ukrainians amidst Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, and during its recovery. This activity is currently on the USAID business forecast with an anticipated solicitation release date of July 15, 2024.  


  • Provide leadership and oversight of MEL activities including routine project monitoring and reporting, data analysis, and data quality.
  • Ensure MEL activities are in line with the USAID Evaluation Policy.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s MEL systems to ensure standardization across activities in indicators, data collection, and reporting.
  • Manage the project’s M&E team and provide technical support, mentoring and coaching to project team members and partners.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • A master’s degree or higher in public health, statistics, research methods, information systems, or a related advanced degree
  • At least eight years of experience of M&E systems development and implementation in relevant country settings, including in fragile settings, and for complex projects (M&E systems for global projects preferred), with at least 5 years of experience on MEL for health projects.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in USG reporting requirements.
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, research, management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, and data analysis and visualization.
  • Expertise in business intelligence, data analysis, and using tools such as MS Excel, Power BI and statistical packages.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Ukrainian.
  • Citizens of Ukraine are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions:   

Applicants should apply via this link by June 28, 2024.  Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.  

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