Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Lead – Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, and Nutrition (MNCHN) at PATH

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Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Lead – Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, and Nutrition (MNCHN) at PATH

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Lead – Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, and Nutrition (MNCHN)

Organization: PATH
Country: United States
City: Washington
Office: PATH Washington

PATH is a global nonprofit committed to achieving health equity, leveraging over 40 years of experience in forging multisector partnerships. With expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and various specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions to address the world’s most pressing health challenges.

The USAID-funded MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale) awards aim to contribute to global technical leadership and evidence generation in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), and reproductive health (RH) services.


The MEL Lead is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects related to Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) and Result Area 3. This includes designing, managing, and implementing systems for quality monitoring and reporting of the project’s Activity Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and Performance Management Plans (PMP). The role involves leading a team, contributing to documentation and dissemination of findings, and spearheading initiatives in strengthening data utilization and evidence-based decision-making.


MEL Lead Functions:

  1. Lead the implementation of M-RITE AMELP for monitoring and evaluation.
  2. Develop and use M&E collection and reporting systems for country-level data.
  3. Establish frameworks for indicators, data collection, and reporting in alignment with MOMENTUM and USAID guidance.
  4. Support the development and implementation of a learning agenda.
  5. Oversee planning, collection, analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of data and learning.
  6. Manage MEL team staff, ensuring technical capacity and excellence.
  7. Represent M-RITE in discussions with MOMENTUM suite, USAID, and other stakeholders.
  8. Contribute to documentation and dissemination of findings and lessons learned.

Result Area 3 Lead Functions:

  1. Lead the technical strategy for strengthening data use, innovation, and digital health.
  2. Oversee the technical quality of RA3 activities and their relevance to global and country-level evidence needs.
  3. Act as a technical advisor for country programs in areas related to data quality, evidence-informed decision-making, adaptive learning, and innovation.

Contributions to Senior Management Team (SMT):

  1. Contribute to project vision, strategies, culture, and management as a member of the SMT.


  • Experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring programs related to immunization in low-income countries.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research background.
  • Significant experience working within USAID-funded projects.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse experts and manage a team effectively.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Effective public speaking and presentation experience.


  • Education: MPH, PhD, or related Master’s degree.
  • Experience: Minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience (6 years USAID/USG funded) working on MEL across multiple countries.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel internationally.
  • Languages: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in French is desirable.


Washington DC office is preferred. Other PATH office locations, including outside the US, will be considered.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer, and the annual salary range for this position is $140,000 – $185,000 for U.S.-based candidates. PATH provides a comprehensive benefits package.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military, or protected veteran status.

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