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M&E Specialists job at Infectious Disease Institute

About the Organization

To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases,
through research and capacity development.

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Knowledge Management Specialist to join our Global Health Security Program. The incumbent will provide strategic leadership to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section, support scientific writing, foster knowledge management, and contribute to project planning and reporting to funders. The ideal candidate will possess strong managerial skills and a demonstrated track record of success in M&E, scientific writing, and strategic planning within the context of global health security.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Design and implement robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the project performance, effectiveness, and impact of program activities.

  • Lead the development and implementation of data collection tools, systems, and processes to ensure quality and timely data collection.

  • Conduct regular data analysis and interpretation to inform programmatic decision-making and program delivery.

  • Integrate M&E considerations into project planning, implementation, and reporting processes.

  • Liaise with funders and stakeholders to ensure alignment of M&E activities with donor requirements and expectations.

Knowledge Management:

  • Facilitate knowledge management initiatives to capture, synthesize, and disseminate lessons learned, best practices, and innovations across the GHS program.

  • Support scientific writing efforts, including the preparation of manuscripts, technical reports, and other knowledge products for publication.

  • Develop and maintain repositories of programmatic data, research findings, and evidence-based practices.

  • Promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement within the GHS program through knowledge-sharing platforms and activities.


  • Contribute to the development of business pipelines by providing technical inputs, evidence generation, and strategic insights.

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Monitoring and Evaluation section of the Global Health Security Program.

  • Mentor and build the capacity of staff members within the M&E section and across the GHS program.

  • Collaborate closely with program teams to ensure alignment of M&E activities with programmatic objectives and priorities.

  • Represent the program in external forums, conferences, and working groups related to monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A Master's degree or higher in Public health, Epidemiology, Health informatics, Statistics, or a related field from an internationally accredited university. PhD will be an added advantage. Candidates from non-numerical disciplines should demonstrate strong experience in monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management, preferably in the context of global health security or infectious disease programs and donor-funded projects.

  • Proven track record of designing and implementing M&E frameworks, including the use of quantitative and qualitative methods for data collection and analysis.

  • Strong proficiency in scientific writing, with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality manuscripts, reports, and technical documents.

  • Experience in strategic planning, project management, and business development within the international development sector.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in relevant software and tools for data management, analysis, and visualization (e.g., DHIS2, REDCap, STATA/R, Tableau).

  • Willingness to travel domestically (to the field), as needed.

How to Apply

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