Manager – Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)


Organisation Overview  (Samhita.org) 

  • Samhita is a social impact consulting firm, with a vision to build a ‘better normal’. The better normal reimagines business environments where social value is an integral aspect of growth, putting stakeholders and environmental guardianship at the center of business strategy, a strategy that evolves from inputs to outcomes, from individuals to the ecosystem, and from delivering services to building capacity and enabling the market.
  • To do this, we support companies to align their core competencies with the needs of the social sector and build catalytic partnerships with stakeholders with in-depth knowledge and networks to execute sustainable, outcome-oriented social impact initiatives.
  • This approach bridges the gap between purpose and action, and forges business responsibility strategies that balance people, pro- t, and planet, thereby creating a better normal for communities, environments, and businesses.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of the overall MEL and knowledge strategy for Health, Family Planning, SRH etc
  • Work closely to execute the MEL strategy of individual cohorts under the program
  • Designing & developing Monitoring framework in executing research projects end-to-end:
    • Designing cohort-specific survey instruments, digitization of survey instruments (SurveyCTO), training enumerators, testing survey instruments, conducting high-frequency checks
    • Cleaning and analysis (STATA, R, Python), creation of insights based on analysis and data visualization
    • Conduct qualitative interviews to develop case studies and triangulate findings
  • Responsible to design quasi-experiments and test certain hypotheses with respect to Health, Family Planning, SRH, etc.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to implement experiments – hypothesis creation, getting stakeholder buy-in, creating random samples, designing interventions, executing timely data collection, and troubleshooting challenges.
  • Engage regularly with clients that support individual cohorts with the aim of fulfilling the MEL team’s vision
  • Work closely with MEL teams/personnel, and funders – to understand their focus areas and incorporate them into MEL strategy and execution. Provide them with regular updates and thought partner with them to troubleshoot challenges
  • Support knowledge creation and dissemination of insights in a regular and innovative manner for a variety of digital platforms, including Samhita’s website, blogs, videos, email newsletters, social media, publications, and more

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree required (economics, statistics, econometrics, public  policy, biotechnology, health economics, or other related disciplines)
  • Worked on projects related to public health issues in one or more of the following: family planning, reproductive health, adolescent health, maternal and child health, and gender.
  • 8+ years of experience working with on-ground social impact research projects and  managing their end-to-end execution (including research design, sampling, tool  creation, and data collection and analysis)
  • Excellent understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods (econometrics, statistics, and research design)
  • Demonstrated experience working on statistics software (Excel, STATA, R,)  and data visualisation tools (Google Data Studio,  Flourish, Tableau)
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills 
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • A flexible work style – Someone who can work easily with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with short timelines.
  • Emotionally intelligent  – Working with a variety of colleagues with empathy, an open mind,  and self-awareness.

Work Location: Mumbai/Delhi

Why Samhita?

  • Make a big difference: Take, own, and implement.
  • Leadership: This is the perfect opportunity to go beyond traditional roles and lead cutting-edge management and research strategies. The candidate shall work alongside the brightest minds, in an environment that fosters growth and creativity
  • Impact: Working with Samhita will provide you with an opportunity to bring about a positive change in the lives of millions – doing well by doing well
  • Work Culture: Samhita has a team of young, hard-working, and dynamic individuals who strive for excellence while maintaining a humble outlook. Our work has been strengthened and supported by international and domestic donor agencies and foundations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Trusts, GIZ, DFID, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, UNDP and the Power of Nutrition.
  • Learning: Increase your problem-solving capabilities by delving into complex challenges. 

 

How to Apply: Use the form below to submit your details. Alternatively, you can share your LinkedIn profile or upload your CV directly to careers@dev.samhita.org