Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Coordinator – Contingent upon Funding

 Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and wellbeing of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the state in all nine Louisiana Department of Health regions. We accomplish our goals alongside our over 500 partner organizations at the local, state, and national levels, which include community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a cadre of additional stakeholders. Our impact is felt across the state as we leverage our staff expertise and skills in all areas of public health, from advocacy to data and research infrastructure to communications, to ensure that everyone has fair and just opportunities to be healthy and well.

Our Values


We take responsibility and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities.


We model the mantra “Nothing about us without us” in our work that is anchored in communities.


We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation.


We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do.


We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership.

 Partnership & Trust

We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.

Position Summary

The MEL Coordinator is integral to advancing the MEL team mission to lead and partner with communities to ensure that community members are thoughtfully engaged and represented in equity centered evaluation and research. MEL Coordinators are responsible for coordinating the efficient and effective execution of deliverables for a variety of assigned projects, in a culturally responsible and responsive manner. The MEL Coordinator will work cross-functionally to support MEL projects from externally funded sources and LPHI lead initiatives. MEL Coordinators will work closely with other MEL team members, LPHI program staff, external partners, and community members to coordinate project activities and meet assigned project objectives. The MEL Coordinator will also support LPHI in the strategic advancement of its four priority areas: Racial Justice and Health Equity; Partnerships and Collaboration; A Healthier Louisiana; and A Thriving Organization. The MEL Coordinator reports to the MEL Manager or Senior Manager position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social sciences, or related field required or equivalent experience
  • At least 1 year of previous professional experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and innovatively communicate evaluation and research results to both general and targeted audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability for occasional travel, which may be required.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of monitoring and evaluation projects

  • Efficiently and effectively coordinate communication between MEL and its various stakeholders to support the timely achievement of project deliverables.
  • Assist in the development of project work plans and evaluation strategies.
  • Design and maintain tracking systems for project deliverables.
  • Conduct basic analyses of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Assist with proposal development and acquisition of funding.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics, prepare agendas, and take minutes.
  • Organize and maintain project files.

Assist in reporting and product development activities

  • Coordinate and support qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • Ensure consistent use of prescribed evaluation and research protocols, in alignment with public health best practices and support of MEL’s mission and vision.
  • Support the creation of Institutional Review Board forms and submissions.
  • Responsible for data management of various projects. This includes data entry, data cleaning, and data management.
  • Translate findings and create data visualization tools, as appropriate, for diverse audiences.
  • Contribute to the development of dissemination materials, including manuscripts, presentations, and grant reports.
  • Meet contract and grant reporting requirements.

Additional responsibilities

  • Participate in workgroups and strategic planning to further the mission and strategic plan of LPHI.
  • Proactively support organizational operations advancement efforts.
  • Attend and actively participate in team and LPHI-wide meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Strong commitment to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Ability to demonstrate LPHI's Core Competencies.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and build strong, positive relationships with colleagues and partners, both internal and external to LPHI.
  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Strategic, self-motivated thinker who is always willing to learn something new
  • Strong, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Data entry, management, and cleaning
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once/maintaining a heavy workload while responding to deadlines in a timely manner
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner
  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools (surveys, interview guides, etc.)
  • Training and/or experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access


  • Minimum starting salary of $42,000 dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer