The MEL Specialist will oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of a potential USAID project in Mozambique focused on improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes by increasing use and access to high quality services. S/he leads the development of and manages the MEL Plan. The MEL Specialist develops and maintains systems to collect data and leads analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program. S/he collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees, and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. S/he collaborates with the program team to design operations research (OR) to support learning, evaluation and planning, and oversees the implementation of OR projects as well as analysis, dissemination, and use. She/he shares MEL data and improvement plans, as well as strategies for program improvements for greater program effects with program team. It is anticipated that the position will be based in Nampula, Mozambique and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.