Global Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning
VisionSpring seeks a global director of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) to lead the development, execution, and quality assurance of the MERL strategy in alignment with VisionSpring’s mission and values. The global director oversees the generation of evidence demonstrating programmatic and organizational impact, and is responsible for developing and implementing VisionSpring’s MERL systems and frameworks to ensure routine and effective use of quality data and information to support program design and decision making. The person in this role ensures that our programs evolve based on evidential learning and adaptation, and supports shared learning across the organization to increase scale and impact.
The global director of MERL represents VisionSpring as a thought leader in the vision sector using evaluation results and data to communicate emerging trends, effective practices, and evidence of impact. The person in this role actively contributes to generating funds for the organization, particularly for research, and forms strategic partnerships with research institutions, universities, and consultants.
The global director leads, develops, and motivates a team of five direct and indirect reports located in India, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. The global director of MERL is a member of VisionSpring’s Global Program Office and reports to the global vice president of programs (based in Accra). The person in this role may be based anywhere in the GMT -5 to +5 time zones, with a preference for candidates located in GMT -2 to +2.