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Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment, and Learning (MEAL) Support Advisor for Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS)


General Summary:

UCPW is seeking candidates for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment, and Learning (MEAL) Support Advisor for a new USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS). The MEAL Support Advisor will work with UCPW’s US-based programs team and the Consortium MEAL Coordinator to support the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system for activities in Ukraine and a second country.

ReLAB-HS aims to support development of health systems that are responsive to the escalating challenge of addressing the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of rehabilitation including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises of six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and delivery innovations.


About UCP Wheels for Humanity:

Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCPW) increases access to mobility and improves quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities in less-resourced countries. UCP Wheels makes strategic investments in communities by leveraging existing capacities and empowering local stakeholders. Based on the needs of each region in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or capacity-building programs. For more information, visit


Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

This is an at-large position supporting an anticipated five-year project.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Coordinate with UCPW’s HQ-based programs team, field teams in Ukraine and a second country, and the Consortium MEAL Coordinator to develop a MEAL framework that meets project needs; enables responsiveness to beneficiaries, stakeholders, and the donor; and ensures project quality, as relevant
    • Contribute to the development, implementation, and analysis of formative assessments, journey mappings, and other project assessments that may arise as needed
    • Contribute to annual work plan and M&E plan development processes, including additions and/or revisions to project indicators, definitions targets, and data collection methods, as relevant
    • Promote use of MEAL data to revise project assumptions and/or adapt project strategies as needed to ensure high quality programming
  2. Data Management
    • Support the design of data collection methodologies and tools that allow for the ongoing assessment of data quality and support indicator tracking, project analysis, and learning
    • Ensure that data collection systems and tools comply with internal and donor standards for data validity, reliability, and security
  3. Training and Technical Support
    • Advise and cross train UCPW headquarters on MEAL-related matters associated with Re-LAB HS
    • Advise on the integration of relevant donor MEAL requirements into the MEAL framework and associated data collection and management tools
    • Backstop and provide technical guidance to local MEAL Coordinators in Ukraine and a second country to ensure effective data collection, analysis, and reporting
    • Support the operationalization of learning at the country level
    • Ensure the quality and consistency of MEAL activities in Ukraine and up to three other learning countries
  4. Representation, Reporting, and Liaison
    • Serve as UCPW’s liaison with the consortium-level MEAL Coordinator
    • Lead all MEAL-related reporting for contractually obligated reports and/or ad hoc information requests to and from the donor
    • Network with counterparts within the consortium as needed


Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
  • Master’s Degree in Global Health, International Development or Relations, or a related field
  • At least five years of experience working for an international agency on MEAL; preferably on USAID-funded projects
  • Familiarity with principles and current approaches to MEAL within the international development community
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection, data management, and data analysis
  • Experience training and or providing backstopping to others in MEAL
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences
  • Understanding of USAID expectations related to MEAL
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented, thorough, and well organized with ability to multi-task
  • Well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills


Application Submission Mechanism:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 15, 2020. Please include “Application for MEAL Support Advisor: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Compensation commensurate with experience.


UCP Wheels is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. UCP Wheels encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.


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