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Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Advisor (Kyrgyzstan)

FHI 360

FHI 360

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Advisor for an anticipated USAID Kyrgyzstan Bilateral Tuberculosis Activity. This is a five-year project expected to focus on locally generated solutions tailored to the TB response to patients and communities to address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention needs, addressing stigma and discrimination in Kyrgyzstan.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Position Description:

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Evaluation Advisor will oversee all aspects of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning of the project; be responsible for the designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems and in communicating the outcomes to stakeholders at multiple levels; design and implement a monitoring and evaluation system to capture project activity relation data/information at the national level as well as district level. The MERL Advisor will also lead processes to review and analyze global and local evidence to inform the establishment of in country priorities for program and policy action.


  • Lead and ensure the quality of all monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management components of the project

  • Ensure the integration of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities into all project components

  • Oversee/lead the collecting, reporting and analysis of data and information on project activities

  • Ensure timely and complete reporting from in-country executing partners in accordance with approved reporting formats, especially supported health facilities and districts reporting into the national health database and TB reporting formats

  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards meeting annual work plan objectives and expected outputs, including selecting progress indicators and monitoring progress in meeting them

  • Assist the Chief of Party in the preparation of work plans and selection of progress indicators, and annual implementation plans, while considering the project’s M&E requirements

  • Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats

  • Collect data for the annual M&E plan and use the data to improve project performance

  • Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making

  • Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project

  • Participate on behalf of the project in appropriate technical meetings and conferences for knowledge dissemination

  • Provide support to institutional and human capacity building activities at the regional and local levels for project activities

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Statistics or another related field

  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation in developing countries with USAID projects

  • Experience developing M&E plans for tuberculosis programs highly preferred

  • Demonstrated research experience and skills, complemented by experience in collaborating with varying types of partners

  • Must have extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning, and adapting concepts for health projects

  • Must have exceptional communications and presentation skills, fluency in the English and local language, strong teamwork and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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