Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer At Helen Keller International


Founded in 1915 by Helen Keller, Helen Keller International works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Helen Keller Intl is headquartered in New York and currently offers programs in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, and the United States. The organization combats the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by implementing programs based on evidence and research.

Helen Keller Int’l in Madagascar plans to open an office between June and July to initially implement vitamin A supplementation (VAS) programs. These programs consist of giving children aged 6 to 59 months a dose of vitamin A every six months. This administration is done during mass distribution campaigns and in routine health services. Helen Keller Int’l therefore provides financial and technical support to the Ministry of Health at the national and regional level. Helen keller Int’l will support 6 regions of Madagascar for these programs.

The CSR will therefore focus their initial efforts on vitamin A supplementation programs. Subsequently, under the coordination of the program manager, the CSR will support the definition of other programs, the writing of proposals and the implementation of new health and nutrition programs.

The program monitoring and evaluation officer sets up and manages a coherent monitoring and evaluation system for the country’s projects and is responsible for the Information System of the Helen Keller International mission. The direct supervisor of the RSE is the Head of Programs. This position requires frequent travel to the provinces where Helen Keller conducts business. The position is based in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Regional travel may also be required to other countries where Helen Keller is active.


The Monitoring/Evaluation Officer will be responsible for coordinating the partnership with partners, consultants, staff and other members of the VAS team to collect regular and actionable performance data. He/She will be responsible for the collection, analysis and regular monitoring of activities, evaluations as well as the development of results reports and the drafting of reports to be transmitted to VAS colleagues, donors, government, others. partners, NGOs, etc.

The Monitoring/Evaluation Officer will assist in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of VAS project activities, documentation of project successes, lessons learned and best/good practices. The officer will also contribute to the analysis of the state of progress of the broader programmatic activities of the office.

The main objectives are:

  • Define the indicators allowing the monitoring of the activities carried out by Helen Keller and the performance of the programs as well as the methods of collection and analysis of the data associated with these indicators
  • Ensure regular collection and analysis of data associated with activity implementation and performance indicators
  • Write the required monitoring and evaluation reports
  • Conduct program evaluation activities as needed


Set up a monitoring and evaluation system

  • Define the indicators allowing the follow-up of the conduct of the activities planned and carried out by Helen Keller
  • Define indicators to measure program performance
  • Define the methods for collecting and analyzing the data associated with these indicators
  • Identify equipment needs for the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system (smartphones, tablets, etc.)
  • Participate in the development of annual work plans and the technical strategy by integrating all the elements necessary for monitoring and evaluation
  • Participate in the production of training tools on monitoring and evaluation and associated training for Helen Keller International staff and partners
  • Update the program database system;
  • Develop and maintain the information management system to capture and analyze reports on program indicators

Animate the monitoring and evaluation system

  • Collect all data required to monitor the implementation of planned activities and program performance (training, supervision, etc.)
  • Provide training / sensitization of local authorities on the importance of monitoring and evaluation in all provinces of activity
  • Ensure the preparation and conduct of post-campaign coverage surveys at least once a year to measure the coverage of vitamin A supplementation programs
  • Prepare the required activity and performance reports: monthly, annual report and donor reports.
  • Advise program managers on improvements to be made to their ongoing project based on the information gathered
  • Ensure quality design and reporting meet learning standards through evaluation combined with accountability and planning
  • Provide feedback to program management reports for improvement.
  • Ensure evaluation reports are shared and available.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programs in achieving their objectives set in the logical framework and the use of resources allocated for the implementation of activities
  • Collect complaints and fraud information, analyze them and provide recommendations

This job description is not final, it is subject to change. Other tasks may also be required by the line supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, statistics, demography or other related field;
  • Master’s degree in statistical monitoring and evaluation, in epidemiology or public health;
  • Professional experience of at least five (5) years in Monitoring and Evaluation of Nutrition projects/programs preferably in an international NGO;
  • Knowledge and mastery of collection and analysis software: ODK, STATA, KOBO collection, DHIS2;
  • Mastery of computer tools is mandatory: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Web browsers;
  • Good knowledge of the development, implementation and maintenance of applications compatible with the main database management systems, in particular Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL or Microsoft Access.
  • Experience in relations with the government, NGOs and organizations of the United Nations System;
  • Have experience in organizing and supervising mass nutrition or health activities such as research and surveys;
  • Experience in leading and supervising teams;
  • Have an excellent level in French;
  • Have a good command (spoken and written) of English;

How to apply

To apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]. indicating the position title in the subject. Applications will be accepted until May 19, 2023.

Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity of all genders is fully valued.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, race, caste, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic that does not does not affect the ability to perform the required tasks.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.

If you are a qualified person with a disability and need to request accommodation during the job application or interview process, please contact us at the above email address or by phone: Madagascar.recruitment @



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