GHA is seeking an experienced, skilled, and enthusiastic Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer to play a key role in advancing MEL across the organization. This role will work to advance GHA’s monitoring and evaluation capacities and help the organization to become a more effective learning organization, one better able to assess the impact of our work and to continuously improve our programs. The MEL Officer will work to strengthen Organization-wide MEL systems and capacity, foster a culture of learning, and advance innovative MEL practices.

The MEL officer will be responsible for designing and implementing the MEL systems and activities of GHA’s programs; and works in close collaboration with the programs team, data contractors, grantees, government, non-government, and civil society organizations. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Vice President.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) technical assistance to the GHA’s teams, grantees, and partners working in the areas of strengthening governance, empowering women and children, community health resilience, and/or international cooperation
  • Suggest strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of programs by identifying bottlenecks in completing program activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures
  • Monitor all program activities, expenditures, and progress towards achieving the program outputs
  • Recommend further development of the organization’s theory of change and logical framework
  • Develop MEL training materials and contribute to efforts to build staff, grantee, and partner capacity through in-country and remote training, MEL community of practice, online webinars, and other forms of engagement
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicators for programming success
  • Support and contribute to the organization’s Annual Results Report and other periodic, high-level reviews and evaluations of country programs and thematic program areas to capture the organization’s impact over time
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results
  • Monitor the sustainability of programming results
  • Provide technical input for, design, and implement evaluations, M&E frameworks, organization-wide MEL practices and standards, data collection instruments and methods, data analysis, and data visualization
  • Support the organization’s efforts to advance research, adaptive management, data responsibility, and culturally responsive and equitable MEL practice
  • Provide feedback to the Program teams on program and project strategies and activities
  • Provide technical assistance to proposal development, as needed
  • Attend meetings and conferences as needed to maintain the knowledge and skills required for the position
  • Perform other duties as required

Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators

  • Design of MEL systems and tools
  • Preparation of monthly MIS reports
  • Assist the Program team in preparing other relevant reports
  • Organize and conduct training on M&E/MIS for grantees, partners, and team
  • Assist the Program team in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from program innovations
  • Provide input and update information related to program outcomes to the GHA website
  • Assist Program team in preparing monthly and quarterly reports on project progress based on MIS reports on project activities
  • Prepare and maintain the database
  • Develop and maintain data analytics and visualizations for programs

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the GHA’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GHA
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

  • Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources, and multiple reporting relationships
  • Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • In-depth knowledge of MIS, M&E, and health and development issues
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity-building opportunities;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff.
  • Ability to lead the implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change


  • Focuses on results for partners
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Required Skills and Experience
Education: Degree preferably in Social Sciences, Public Health, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.


  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in health and development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/Governments
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports
  • Experience in designing and conducting evaluations
  • Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software
  • Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software
  • Strong training & facilitation skills

Language Requirements:
Excellent knowledge of English (written/oral/comprehension). French an advantage

Working at GHA: Benefits, Compensation, and Location

Compensation This is an outstanding opportunity to contribute to a highly effective nonprofit’s dynamic team. The salary range is $63,000 to $71,000.

GHA’s benefits include

  • Medical ($240 biweekly healthcare benefit)
  • Dental (100% employer paid)
  • Short-term disability (100% employer paid)
  • Long-term disability (100% employer paid)
  • Basic Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) (100% employer paid)
  • Simple IRA (employer contribution)
  • Free parking at our office
  • 2+ weeks vacation each year and increases with tenure, sick leave, self-care time off, paid holidays, plus our office is closed Christmas Day through New Year’s Day.

Location GHA’s international headquarters is located in the Northlake area of Atlanta, GA, and offers employees a hybrid work schedule.

Application Process

To apply to this position, please submit a combined pdf of your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and three professional references to the attention of the GHA Search Committee.

Timeline and Hiring Process

We will review and respond to all applications received. While subject to change, candidates elected to advance throughout the process can expect to progress through a process that includes an initial phone screening and, for finalists, an interview day with staff.

GHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to sustaining a diverse community with a work environment that is welcoming, respectful, and encouraging to all. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates and cultivates diversity.




About Global Health Action

About Global Health Action (GHA)

GHA is a private, nonprofit organization with a proven history of designing and conducting leadership and management training, community-based health promotion programs, and developing local and regional community health networks worldwide. GHA’s mission is to engage with communities around the world to drive transformational change for the health and well-being of all by focusing on women, children, and adolescents.

GHA has trained more than 9,000 health professionals and community leaders from 97 countries around the globe. These efforts have stimulated the creation of thousands of sustainable health and development programs addressing the world’s most pressing health problems. GHA continues to incorporate into all core programs participatory health training and collaboration with global and community-based non-governmental organizations, government agencies on all levels, faith-based organizations, universities, and other communities.

GHA believes in
• Strengthening Community Health Resilience – We believe in the power of communities to identify and address their own health needs and improve their quality of life.
• Ensuring Health for All – We believe that everyone deserves a fair chance to lead a healthy life.
• Investing in Local Solutions – We believe that sustainable solutions must come from within the community and be based on locally appropriate approaches and resources.
• Fighting for Racial & Gender Equity – We believe that operating with an equity lens is a direct and potent way to reduce historical and social disadvantages.
• Igniting Transformational Leadership – We believe in moral, ethical leadership, standards, and values that create a ripple effect.