Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

Applications close on 22 July 2022.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes, and impacts

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor will lead the analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement, and overall data management, including health systems maturity monitoring. They will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. They will support all the technical staff in MEL functions and will manage any MEL related staff in the program

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following among other duties:

  • Guide development and implementation of project MEL plan(s), indicator reference sheets, results reporting, data use systems and activities, and the project evaluation strategy.
  • Ensure project M&E plan aligns with project’s theory of change. Design and develop measurement approaches to ensure alignment between project goals and objectives, process outcomes, and desired impact.
  • Assess and establish procedures for collecting, storing, and reporting data, establishing baselines, measuring changes in status, attributing results to project activities, and assessing overall impact of project results.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of capacity strengthening on a variety of MEL topics within the project team.
  • Support and contribute to the development of flexible, adaptable, and user-friendly measurements, learning, and knowledge management mechanisms.
  • Lead the development of and support implementation of learning agenda(s), including prioritizing learning questions and identifying evidence gaps; participate on the design of a strategy to periodically disseminate monitoring findings to stakeholders and incorporate their feedback.
  • Support the institutionalization of a collaborating, learning & adapting (CLA) approach, fostering a learning culture, and facilitating evidence-based decision making and innovation.
  • Develop project reports and other documentation of project MEL approaches and findings.
  • Manage budget and all related reporting for project MEL activities.


About You

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as public health, epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, or a related field.
  • At least seven (7) years of experience implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex health programs in Zimbabwe, with experience in family planning strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support, setting up and managing MEL systems that track performance, and in the application of statistical methods and database management.
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and data visualization.
  • Experience implementing adaptive management, ensuring feedback loops and direct connection between data and continuous program and strategic adjustments and improvements.

Good track record of leading, supporting and coaching teams and counterparts.

Apply Now

PSZ is seeking qualified personnel for an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded family planning activity in Zimbabwe. The goal of the activity is to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity through increased access to comprehensive, voluntary family planning (FP) services to poor and underserved populations in Zimbabwe.


Applications should quote job applied for e.g. – “MEL ADVISOR” - in the email subject field, and should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae with three (3) referees. Emails should be directed to: 

This application is open only to Zimbabwean nationals or permanent residents with work permits. This position is contingent upon funding to PSZ and approval by USAID. 


PSZ is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of vulnerable persons and safeguarding employees and communities from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. PSZ does not solicit for payments in any form at any stage of the recruitment process.