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Robert Gonpou Mesleh Jr

Robert Gonpou Mesleh Jr

Senior Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation

Liberia Revenue Authority | Monrovia, Liberia


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IQVIA / Community Health Education & Social Services | Feb 2020 - May 2022

Research Team Lead (6 assignments)

Managed the selection, training, and deployment of 50 enumerators and supervisors to verify 38 milestones of the Ministry of Health-implemented USAID Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA) project in 6 counties in Liberia, for year 4, 5 and 6, results of which is used to determine reimbursable amount to the government of Liberia. Managed all aspect of data collection using SurveyCTO and ensured high data quality, designing electronic data collection tool, regularly reviewing uploaded data and providing feedback to field teams through various channels. Cleaned data, contributed to analysis and reporting, and presentation to clients and stakeholders.
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Liberia Revenue Authority | Apr 2020 - Dec 2021

Excise Stamp Project Coordinator

Coordinated the development of a digital stamp management system for requesting, issuing and tracking and tracing Liberia's excise stamp (from gathering system specifications to launch). Managed training of staff and taxpayers on the usage of the system. Coordinated planning and implementation of nationwide awareness with various excise stakeholders. Liaised with the contractor (Madrass Security Printers) to design, approve, print and deliver four categories of stamps (2 alcoholic and 2 cigarettes) to the setup encoding facility in Liberia.

Welthungerhilfe | Jun 2020 - Jun 2020

Independent Technical Communication Consultant

training for Multi-Actors Platform (MAP) Communication & Reporting Officer and other MAP Actors. Built/developed websites for the MAP Initiative and provided on-job capacity building training on the relevant tools and technical skills for effective and efficient communication to MAP staff.

Liberia Revenue Authority | Aug 2017 - Present

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of 12 strategic multi-donor projects across domestic tax and customs departments worth over $50 million United States Dollars, ensuring compliance with various donor requirements, including World Bank, AfDB, OSIWA and EU. Develop and modify project proposals and monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including the Liberia Revenue Authority’s Project Management Framework. Monitor project delivery quality, track the progress of projects activities and conduct capacity assessments for systems, staff and project improvements. Support Domestic Resource Mobilization Strategy (DRM) implementation planning and lead monitoring of implementation across various sectors and line ministries. Lead project learning sessions, conduct project benefit reviews, and produce quarterly project portfolio reports.

Livebird Innovations | May 2017 - Present

Founder & Chief Executive Innovator

Provide information technology, project management, research, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building services to private companies, not-for- profit organizations, government and public institutions.

EQUIP Liberia | Jun 2016 - Nov 2019

Evaluation Consultant (multiple projects)

Managed the design, implementation, analysis and reporting of various studies. November 2018: Assessment of the treatment of juveniles in Margibi, Montserrado and Nimba Counties. January 2018: Assessment of Teen Dating Violence in Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba Counties. June 2017: Economic Empowerment Survey to ascertain how agriculture can serve as a possible solution in improving the living condition of vulnerable youths. 2016 - 2019: Annual Baseline (4) and Endline (3) studies for the Integrated Ebola Recovery Project.

International Rescue Committee | Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Deputy Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

Led a dynamic team of 11 staff in developing and supporting monitoring & evaluation system that cuts across 4 health and 3 women & children protection programs (measuring client satisfaction and feedback, program and operational quality), allowing the organization to become more adaptive. Supported the development and update of projects detailed implementation plans, ensuring project lessons are incorporated in the plans and monitor implementations. Directed the rollout and uptake of various ICT solutions and mobile apps in project activities implementation, including IRC’s COMET, resulting in increased program data quality for better decision making. Designed and implemented high-quality assessments, gender analysis, stakeholder analysis, cost analysis, data quality assessment, managed external evaluations and contributed significantly to the development of project proposals and donor reports.

Elite Research Consultancy | Jul 2016 - Feb 2017

Lead Data Analyst (Multiple Consultancy)

Lead data analysis for various studies and clients. University of Liberia Pacific Research Institute (07/2016): Qualitative data analysis of 20 focus group discussions and 15 key informant interviews using Nvivo. John Hopkins University (01/2017 – 02/2017): Statistical data analysis for the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Liberia’s assessment of health communication program activities in Liberia.

Mercy Corps | Aug 2015 - Jun 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Managed the development of the project monitoring & evaluation plan, tools, survey design, methodology, data analysis, and other services required for program monitoring and evaluation, in a project that provided psychosocial recovery to 1000 directly and indirectly affected by the Ebola outbreak. Organized and led regular implementation review sessions with teachers across 96 schools to access progress of beneficiaries and share challenges and recommendations. Managed and implemented various program studies, including baseline, midterm and final evaluations and communicated key program study findings and quarterly progress with senior management, government and the World Bank.

Sustainable Development Institute | Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Managed the development and review of project-level monitoring & evaluation plan, tools, and associated work plans for the Community Land Protection Program. Worked with local communities in Rivercess County to self-identify, harmonize their boundaries with build their capacity to negotiate for fair benefit of concessions carried out on their customary lands. Coached community facilitators on conducting focus group discussions, collecting quality data and writing quality field reports, and collaborated with the field team for promoting information sharing on project activities among stakeholders. Facilitated quarterly project review and ensured learning are incorporated future program plans. Prepared project concept notes, project reports, drafted research papers, petitions and policy briefs.

Transfer Program | Jul 2014 - Jul 2014

Acting Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Ensured management, analysis and reporting of data collected and audit data for quality assurance at national and county levels. Developed work plan for the program and ensured counties work plans are consistent with the overall work plan. Received, compiled and submitted monthly and quarterly reports, conducted training for SCT staff in areas including work plan development, monitoring and reporting.

Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection – Social Cash Transfer Program | Nov 2013 - Jul 2014

Management Information Systems Specialist

Managed the setup and deployment of a Microsoft SQL database and migration of over 44,000 households’ data from MS Access database and paper forms. Developed, administered, maintained and implemented policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the project databases and software application. Developed and produced accurate and timely routine and special reports for program decision-making.

Liberia Assemblies of God Bible College | Apr 2014 - Jun 2014

Web Development Consultant

Designed and tested website to ensure it is functional. Register web domain name, organize hosting plan for websites, perform routing security checks, and patch vulnerabilities. Trained staff on how to update contents on the website. Create organizational email addresses and manage listservs.

Transfer Program | Jun 2013 - Oct 2013

Acting County Coordinator for Maryland

in Maryland County, in line with the project operational manual, including enumeration of beneficiaries, validation, enrolment, payment, monitoring, grievance redress, and social accountability. Facilitated the training of local chiefs on the goals and objectives of the project as well as their roles and responsibilities in monitoring beneficiary’s use of transferred funds. Collaborated with county and district authorities to champion the project and resolve issues at the community levels. Build partnership with various stakeholders and represented the project at the regular County Development Steering Committee coordination meetings.

Transfer Program | Jun 2012 - Oct 2013

Database Officer

Managed the collection, entry, storage, manipulation, analysis and security of households’ data at the county level, and the synchronization with the national- level database. Constantly trained and mentored M&E/Service Delivery Assistants and Targeting/Enumeration Assistants on the use of data collection instruments and associated technologies. Ensured that all forms/booklets used in field data collection are properly completed and timely submitted in accordance with set data collection and processing guidelines. Served as a resource at meetings for approving program beneficiaries, proving clarity on issues emanating from data analysis.

Medical Relief International | Nov 2011 - May 2012

Health Information System/M&E Officer

facilities. Tracked and analyzed monthly progress and provided quality feedback and administered continued improvement strategies. Provided capacity building for county health team (CHT), health facility staff and Merlin’s supervisors on the collection, analysis, and evidence-based reporting of health information and program activities. Collaborated with medical logistics team in planning delivery of essential drugs supplies, leading to no occurrence of stockout of drugs at the health facilities.

EQUIP Liberia | Jul 2009 - Nov 2011

Database Assistant

Collected monthly reports from 24 clinics and accurately entered them into DHIS 1.4 and DHIS2. Monitored project major indicators progress and provided feedback to health facilities monthly. Cross-checked and validated weekly surveillance report with health facilities monthly report for discrepancies and provided coaching to registrars on data compilation and accuracy. Developed databases for community health reporting, and GBV incident tracking and reporting.

My Education

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Master of Science, Information TechnologyUniversity of Kigali | 2023
Nanodegree, Data AnalystUdacity | 2022
Certificate, AWS Re/startAzubi Africa | 2022
Master of Business Administration, ManagementUniversity of the People | 2021
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management  · (March 2009 - DecemberUniversity of Liberia | 2015

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