Building Healthy Families, DAI Pakistan
Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Building Healthy Families, DAI Pakistan
Posted date 9th May, 2022 Last date to apply 31st May, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Islamabad
Category Monitoring & Evaluation
Type Contractual Positions 1

Organization and Values

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more liveable world.

DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

DAI is currently seeking a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Building Healthy Families Activity in Pakistan. The Senior M&E Advisor will oversee the monitoring and evaluation system for reporting progress and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems. This position will be located in Islamabad, Pakistan but will travel extensively among the provinces and is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

The Building Healthy Families Activity aims to improve family health outcomes through increased uptake and continuation of FP/MNCH services; and mitigate the secondary health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health threats by strengthening national and select provincial level health systems (primarily Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh). This activity will increase utilization of quality voluntary FP/MNCH services primarily among young and newly married couples in order to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. This will be accomplished through targeted technical assistance that improves the capacity of public and private sector institutions and legal frameworks to deliver primary health services, including FP/MNCH services; seeks new approaches to expand quality FP/MNCH products and services; and develops evidence-based behaviour change interventions focused on youth and men. The new activity will build on evidence and lessons learned from previous USAID/Pakistan health programs to address low utilization of FP services by addressing the key social and behavioural determinants of modern contraceptive use, and improving the quality and resilience of FP/MNCH service delivery for scaling up FP and MNCH interventions.

The Senior M&E Advisor will act as the lead for all project related monitoring and evaluation, including implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP) developed for each component of the project. This position will also direct the overall collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach, including the learning agenda and knowledge management plan with project leadership, local implementing partners, USAID, and other key stakeholders.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop MEL systems and plan in consultation with the Chief of Party (COP) and technical leads, ensuring compliance with activity needs and USAID requirements.
  • Create and implement data collection tools, surveys, and guides to ensure accurate and compliant data collection.
  • Develop and oversee quality assurance processes for project deliverables.
  • Continually monitor MEL capacity gaps and advise on strategies to address them.
  • Review the progress of the M&E framework to ensure effective implementation of the activity.
  • Update the annual AMELP, including theory of change, performance monitoring, indicators for each result with baseline and targets, and tools for collecting feedback from key stakeholders and program participants to improve implementation.
  • Work with the COP, technical team, and M&E team to periodically review performance data in the context of the activity work plan and integrate recommendations to ensure adaptive management and assure that the activity is advancing in its metrics for the sustainability of successful interventions introduced with program support.
  • Supervise and mentor M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables.
  • Serve as a central point for data requests during review missions (e.g. baselines, assessments, annual reviews).
  • Responsible for monthly, quarterly, annual, and final progress reporting.
  • With the support of the Chief of Party, guide collaboration, learning, and adaptation and ensure the project continually uses evidence-based learning to inform implementation and adaptation. Facilitate regular external learning forums and knowledge sharing through multiple channels.
  • Lead the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term, and end-line assessments and coordinate effectively with USAID identified evaluators as needed.
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods to gather and analyze data from partner activity reporting and program participants, providing mentorship as needed and ensuring compliance with ethical research and personal identifiable information guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party.


  • At least a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale development programs.
  • Prior experience in a senior M&E position, preferably for a USAID- or other donor-funded health program; experience managing multisectoral health programs preferred.
  • Prior experience managing a rigorous M&E system, including a strong focus on gender, is necessary.
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
  • Familiarity with USAID ADS 201 including reporting requirements and systems.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Prior experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, and data analysis software.

DAI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. DAI does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

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