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About UsGOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recover

Overview of the role;

GOAL seeks a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor for the five-year, USAID-funded Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA) in Sierra Leone. The activity aims to advance and sustain improved health outcomes for Sierra Leoneans with a focus on, but not limited to children under five, pregnant and postpartum women, youth and especially adolescent girls, and women and children living in hard-to-reach areas with limited access to health services.

SIHSA seeks to build a sustainable and resilient health system response to improving access, quality and effectiveness of family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH), maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), adolescent health, and malaria services. In addition, SIHSA aims at strengthening communities' active engagement for community-driven solutions to improve health outcomes.

**Please note this position is subject to award and funding from USAID. Sierra Leonean Nationals are encouraged to apply - application deadline date is 05/04/2024**

Job Purpose

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor is responsible for the overall management and technical oversight of the monitoring, evaluation, adaptive learning, and any research efforts of the SIHSA activity. He/she shall develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems that align with existing Sierra Leone data reporting systems, such as DHIS2, as well as with data reporting systems used by USAID. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor would oversee selection of appropriate SIHSA activity indicators, baseline data, targets, and preparation of a plan to evaluate activity performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor has the responsibility for oversight and approval of the Activity AMELP. He/she is responsible for designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, and information analyses, and reporting on progress, outcomes and challenges. She/he would guide strategic information capacity strengthening, particularly for the activity’s sub awardees. The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor would partner with other Key Personnel of the activity to develop program management plans and project monitoring plans.

Person Specification

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor is expected to have the

  • Master’s degree or higher in statistics, biostatistics, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, public health, social/behavioral sciences, research methods, or other relevant medical or health discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience with monitoring, evaluation and strategic information analysis in the field of public health,
  • Experience with maternal, newborn and child health, family planning, reproductive health, adolescent health, and malaria is preferred;
  • Familiarity with the U.S. Government administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems;
  • Experience in collecting, analyzing, and managing donor-funded project data for health projects is required;
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English are required.

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Accountability within GOAL

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

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