This position reports to the Project Director and will provide oversight on all MERL activities for the Gates MNHC project in Gombe, Northeast Nigeria. S/He will be responsible for the design and development of programme specific Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP) as well as monitoring and evaluation plans at SFH and partner levels. S/He will adopt existing SFH monitoring tools; propose new ways of measuring change through the use of both quantitative and qualitative data collection tools. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and managing database to track progress towards meeting project goals while taking the lead in aligning, collecting and reporting on relevant programme indicators to the organisation-wide M&E system. S/He will coordinate internal and external reviews and lead the analysis of findings with strong emphasis on learning and review regular programme reports of MNHC project for submission to donor. S/He will finalise the project monitoring and evaluation plan with the donor, manage implementation of the plan, design studies, analyze data, prepare reports, commission studies as needed, provide timely evidence for project decision making, lead data interpretation sessions with programmers and assure use of the most recent and innovative research methodologies.