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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director (Health Team)

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The Intersection of Calling and Career

World Vision is hiring a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director, CDC Grant within the International Programs Group (IPG) at World Vision US.


At a Glance 

Role:  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director, CDC Grant

Location: U.S. Based (Washington, DC preferred)
Reports to: Sr. Director, CDC Grant

Required experience: 

Ten years of work experience required, preferably with emphasis in statistics, economics or other field related to international  development.. In addition to education or education equivalent, requires International program work experience; 10 years.

Work Authorization: Must be authorized to work in the USA for any employer.

Travel: Up to 25% of international travel to include development and fragile contexts.

Salary Range: $107,412-$178,259.  Applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location. Please note the typical hiring range is $114,498- $142,837 a year. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. This range applies to many major U.S. cities. A different salary range may apply based on work location, in alignment with the local labor market. See Salary Range & Benefits section below for more details on our compensation and benefits. World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on our organization intranet known as The Vine.  

The Job

World Vision is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director (MEL Director) for an anticipated project titled, “Strengthening immunization program implementation in sub-national consequential geographies,” which is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC seeks to partner with NGOs in a multi-country program to reach children in consequential geographies with routine immunizations and support health systems with capacity strengthening and resources for infectious disease surveillance.

The MEL Director will ensure high quality MEL for the CDC-funded project to identify and vaccinate zero and under-dose children, support polio eradication, measles mortality reduction and regional measles and rubella elimination, hepatitis B and maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) surveillance; global laboratory networks for polio and measles/rubella; planning and implementation of supplemental immunization campaigns; and strengthening of immunization delivery systems and capacities in high priority countries.

S/he will work collaboratively with partners and countries implementing CDC-funded immunization program to ensure quality design, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning practices through technical assistance, training and proposal development/program implementation.  Key aspects of the role include: 

  1. Lead the development of appropriate MEL standards for CDC immunization project.
  2. Establish, prioritize and manage MEL tools & practices for national offices implementing the project.
  3. Oversee and contribute to the strengthening of WVUS and WVI staff in all aspects of MEL.
  4. Oversee and contribute to strengthening ongoing grant performance, meeting or exceeding donor requirements and/or expectations.
  5. Communicate results to professional and lay audiences.
  6. Promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, and help carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Selection of the final applicant is subject to CDC approval. The project is anticipated to begin in June 2024.


Your Responsibilities Will Include:

  1. Keep Christ central in individual and corporate life. Actively participate in and contribute to the spiritual disciplines of the organization (Christian conduct, devotions, chapel, prayer, worship); incorporate WV Core Values into decisions within scope of role.
  2. Leadership:
  3. Provide leadership and demonstrate collaboration in developing and executing against shared services mandate in support of technical area excellence that meets the prioritized needs of the grant to build evidence of impact and support increased revenue acquisition.
  4. Escalate key insights, opportunities and risks to Project Director as required to assure quality evidence of impact and increasing revenue.
  5. Provide leadership in the development of expert area technical assistance and capacity building strategies.
  6. Provide leadership with information regarding performance pertaining to specific objective, performance indicators, planning, budgeting and operating procedures and advise of areas of risk.
  7. Management:
  8. Lead, manage, mentor, and provide conflict resolution support to unit staff.
  9. Participate in the development of annual plans with clear initiatives and deliverables.
  10. Regularly review and monitor results toward objectives and indicators and coach staff in order to ensure the grant mandate is achieved.
  11. Represent unit in grant planning and budgeting process, presenting unit goals, negotiating budget requests, and ensuring adequate resource to achieve goals.
  12. Technical Expertise:
  13. Ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E) templates and guidance are up to date and are in compliance with donor guidance/expectations.
  14. Manage the selection of appropriate research methodologies for program assessments, designs and evaluations.
  15. Assist in the development and budgeting of all MEL elements of proposals.
  16. Support and review evaluations (Baseline, mid-term and final evaluations).
  17. Support project specific troubleshooting and stop-gap solutions for MEL performance challenges as requested.
  18. Lead evaluations, data quality reviews, or other specialized MEL work as needed.
  19. Coordination and Collaboration:
  20. Support and participate in the communication of MEL best practice across International Program Group (IPG) units.
  21. Contribute to and participate in appropriate WVI and industry communities of practice.
  22. Innovation:
  23. Ensure incorporation of industry best practices into WVUS standards, tools and guidelines.
  24. Stay up to date on latest USG and other key donor MEL trends and guidance.
  25. Network with other organizations through working groups, panel discussions, brown bag events, etc. and share with IPG staff via working groups, brown bag and other learning events.
  26. Maintain an up to date understanding of any Partnership-wide MEL policies/practices and evidence collection systems.
  27. Maintain awareness of corporate goals, objectives, organizational announcements, and activities. Reference and follow organizational policies and procedures, seeking clarity as needed.

You Bring These Skills: 

Experience in monitoring and evaluation and applied quantitative and qualitative research methods in relation to the management of development projects.  International development work experience, including program design.  Previous leadership experience preferred. English required, French or Portuguese language skills preferred.  Experience overseeing multi-country program from remote location. Experience in remote management of multi-country program.

Education and Experience: 

Master's degree in related field or equivalent (10 years) work experience required, preferably with emphasis in statistics, economics or other field related to international  development.  In addition to education or education equivalent, requires International program work experience; 10 years.


Salary Range & Benefits: 

  • The full range for this position is $107,412-$178,259.  This applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location.    
  • Typical hiring range is $114,498- $142,837 a year.  Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. 
  • World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on the Vine.
  • In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round our total compensation package. Click here to learn more.  Additionally, merit, auto allowance and relocation may be available to eligible employees based on existing plans.  

Where This Job Could Take Your Career: 

You’ll be part of World Vision USA as well as part of the larger World Vision International Partnership. Globally, we have over 40,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries (~1,000 staff with World Vision US).

About World Vision: 

We're a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to empower them as they reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. For nearly 70 years, World Vision has followed Jesus' example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. We serve every child regardless of faith.

What Happens Next? 

We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. If questions arise on our end, we will message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview where the opportunity to connect with additional members of our staff lends itself to more of a 360-view of the role. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time. All interviews will be virtual at this time.


Job Location

Washington, DC; Remote possible, United States, United States

Position Type


Working Environment / Conditions

Standard office environment. International travel required up to 25% of the time.

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