Director of Research, Monitoring and
The Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for:
1. Leading, implementing and innovating on Fortify Health’s research work, internally and/or with academic partners, to ensure we conduct research to understand cost effectiveness of our open market and government work, based on a solid theory of change;
2. Ensuring we critically look at the evidence on large scale fortification to understand and update our cost effectiveness model, communicate about it to the Fortify Health team and external stakeholders; and
3. Leading, implementing and innovating on Fortify Health’s internal monitoring data collection, with support from academic partners, where needed, in ensuring we collect the correct measures to collect relevant data as per our theory of change in a way that is useful for regular decision making as well as to understand our model better.
The Director will lead and grow Fortify Health’s research and quality assurance teams to achieve the organisational goals of research, internal monitoring, quality assurance in mills, and evaluation partnerships. Their focus areas will be building an internal monitoring system and team, who use digital data collection (Survey CTO, ODK etc), where needed, as well as to lead our research portfolio and collaborate with external stakeholders, academic partners, advisors, funders.
The Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation will ideally have experience of working in a field research organisation (like J-PAL or IDinsight) or in a senior role in the research and M&E team of an implementing organisation that operates at scale. They should have experience of communicating about evidence and research to senior bureaucrats at state and national level, ability to build strong connections, partnerships with universities, professors, research organisations in India or other countries in the Global South. They will have the exciting opportunity to bring their own unique experience into this role and have a significant impact on Fortify Health’s growth. The Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation will have the unique opportunity to set up and shape an organisation which can have impact at scale. They will report to Fortify Health’s CEO.