Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) …

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), we believe in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities. Good health is critical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also to community and national development, impacting educational and economic success.

CCP is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified candidates for the following positions for an anticipated five-year USAID adolescent reproductive health/family planning project in Nepal. 

Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

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Basic Job Information

Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Level : Senior Level
No. of Vacancy/s : [ 1 ]
Employment Type : Full Time
Job Location : Kathmandu
Offered Salary : Negotiable
Apply Before(Deadline) : Aug. 14, 2020 23:55 (2 days, 5 hours from now)

Job Specification

Education Level : Master
Experience Required : More than or equals to 15 years
Professional Skill Required : Teamwork Communication Project Management Leadership

Job Description

General summary/purpose:

At the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), we believe in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities. Good health is critical not only to an individual’s well-being but also to community and national development, impacting educational and economic success.

CCP is seeking a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor for the Adolescent Reproductive Health/Family Health (RH/FP) project which will focus on strengthening the government, non-government and private sector systems to meet the needs of youth and adolescents.

The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all project activities. Funding for the position is dependent on award of a donor funded program.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor will oversee all monitoring, evaluation, learning, and quality assurance/continuous quality improvement activities/components of a five-year USAID-funded project in Nepal. This position will support collaboration, learning, and program adaptation.

She/he will support other project partners, as well as USAID service delivery implementing partners to develop, train, and apply new and proven approaches to MEL with a lens on Social and Behavior Change (SBC). Travel within Nepal will be required.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, epidemiology, biostatistics research methods, or behavioral science with relevance to SBC research, monitoring and evaluation or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan(AMELP) and corresponding M&E systems.
  • Provide strategic oversight for the entire MEL plan, including the design of the monitoring framework and on-going configuration of digital platforms (including visualization dashboards) to track outputs and intermediate and behavioral outcomes as identified in the project’s AMELP.
  • Make adaptations to the project AMELP each year based on new or shifting program objectives, and ensure adherence to the plan.
  • Lead and supervise the development and updating of M&E tools as needed and the collection and analysiof process data to monitor project activities.
  • Develop standard operating procedures (manuals, trainings) for data collection, data entry, data analysis, and management of devices related to data collection or use.
  • Ensure ethical procedures and adherence to the AMELP plan and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol and liaise with the local ethics review board.
  • Develop a coordinated approach to data collection of project partners, followed by the collation and sharing of results both internally with the team and externally with stakeholders.
  • Ensure Data collection, quality assurance and storage,
  • Track, analyze and produce comprehensive and succinct reports and documentation on indicators and measures.
  • Co-facilitate training workshops, including agenda, curriculum, manuals and materials necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in monitoring activities and data use.
  • Provide support to and build the capacity of partner organizations and existing traditional structures to
  • design, implement, and evaluate community engagement activities.
  • Carry out field visits as needed and work with staff in a collaborative manner to increase their technical capacity for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with the program team to ensure proper documentation via knowledge management approaches.


  • Nepali citizen preferred

NOTE: All positions are subject to actual award and funding. 

Applying Procedure:

Interested candidates can download Job Descriptions from the link below:

Interested candidates should submit their application along with cover letter and CV, with two references no later than August 14, 2020/ Shrawan 30, 2077 (Friday) 5:00 pm by e-mail to [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Female and candidates from socially excluded communities are encouraged to apply 

Please note that appealing or trying to influence the outcome of the selection at any stage of the process shall lead to automatic disqualification. 


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