Monitoring and Evaluation Manager | Banjul, The Gambia | 2024

Chemonics seeks a monitoring and evaluation manager for the anticipated USAID Eliminating Malaria Activity in The Gambia. The activity aims to strengthen malaria case-based surveillance and response to accelerate elimination; enhance cross-border coordination for implementation of malaria interventions and data sharing between The Gambia and Senegal; strengthen MoH/NMCP central-level capacity to sustain, manage, and intensify malaria control and elimination efforts; and optimize delivery of malaria services through community-based approaches in The Gambia. The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the Activity performance monitoring plan by overseeing Activity results, reporting on indicators, and data management. He/ She will contribute to the design of the data collection tools, gathering the required data, and reporting data on the USAID development information system. The ​ monitoring and evaluation manager will ​be responsible for all monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) activities on the project, including ​data collection and monitoring of project performance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership and oversight for the design and implementation of the MEL strategy, including performing routine activity monitoring and reporting, data analysis and use, and data quality assurance while ensuring adherence to USAID guidance and standards
  • Develops technical and operational metrics to monitor activity progress and implementation, set targets, and monitor progress through data collection, review, and analysis
  • Lead the design and operationalization of the activity’s MEL systems to ensure standardization across activities in indicators, data collection, and reporting
  • Supervise monitoring and evaluation team staff and provide MEL-related support, training, mentoring, and coaching to staff, subcontractors, grantees, and other partners as needed
  • Lead the application of collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) principles and ensure activity staff leverage feedback loops to pivot and adapt as needed
  • Work collaboratively with activity leadership and stakeholders to implement strategic activities that provide sustainable long-term results


  • Master’s degree in statistics, public health, epidemiology or other relevant field
  • At least seven years of experience developing and implementing surveillance systems, monitoring systems and conducting evaluation in The Gambia or in similar settings
  • Experience working with malaria prevention, elimination programs or related public health programs
  • Experience in developing quantitative and qualitative analyses and interpreting data to facilitate Activity decision making
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with USAID reporting, data quality assurance, The Gambia government and USG data collection systems (e.g. DHIS2, DATIM) and other relevant requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to translate project objectives and vision into an evidence-based theory of change
  • Strong analytical skills to successfully use data and evidence to guide program adaptations
  • Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong English language skills, especially good oral and written communication skills

Application instructions:

Please complete this application and submit your resumé or CV by July 14th, 2024. No telephone inquiries, please. Chemonics will contact finalists.

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