Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant

Population Services International, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th August, 2021

Job Description

The IM Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team supports all technical activities across the IM portfolio, providing an M&E lens and technical inputs in the planning of activities, monitoring against targets, reporting of results, and supporting dissemination of results. M&E activities include data compilation, analysis, and use to measure progress of interventions across all IM technical areas and guide the process of evidence-based decision-making in planning, implementing, and monitoring progress of activities across the project portfolio. Data use informs IM’s recommendations on approaches to improve service delivery. The M&E framework, objectives, indicators, and targets continue to serve as the guiding framework across project activities.

At the HQ level, the IM M&E team works closely with the IM Country Support Teams to develop and finalize country workplans, ensuring harmonization of indicators drawn from the approved global project monitoring plan (PMP), inclusion of outputs based on proposed activities, proposing M&E specific activities in country workplans, and planning for upcoming supportive supervision rounds in countries. Some planned outputs include guidance on preparing summary analyses or project data, guidance on using qualitative data during indicator data review, and a series of online recorded sessions on various M&E and data related topics for HQ and country-level as reference materials for teams. The M&E team serves as a technical resource for any questions regarding indicators, program monitoring, digital tools (project monitoring system and digital tools for supportive supervision), data management, analysis, and use, in addition to gathering data for internal and external reports and presentations.

At the country level, continued development of internal M&E capacity across the IM countries continues to be an important focus for the IM HQ M&E team. The IM HQ M&E team works closely to prepare for country Technical Reviews, ensure country teams collaborate on data quality assurance with any M&E partners in country, updating country PMPs based on new workplans, continue promoting data use for decision-making, and supporting M&E lens in technical activities.

In the coming year, the M&E team will continue to support key activities including preparing the Annual Report, and ASTMH presentations; and supporting analysis and presentation of project data, and developing M&E-focused learning briefs and blog posts; as well as general M&E support for technical activities.

PMI Impact Malaria is seeking a consultant to support M&E activities from September 2021 through December 2021.

Consultant Contribution

The M&E consultant will work with IM HQ and country teams, and partners on the following activities:

  • Support development of 2-3 learning briefs on related to M&E, data analysis and use, or related topics in coordination with project M&E Team, Technical Team, and Communications Team;
  • Revise global Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) document, under the guidance of the project M&E Team;
  • Coordinate/facilitate two M&E virtual meetings with country teams in English and French, including arranging meeting logistics and developing materials, e.g. PowerPoint presentations and handouts, for those meetings
  • Provide support to IM HQ and country teams on project’s Annual Report including collection and review of available data, and production of performance monitoring plan (PMP) and Environmental Management and Mitigation Plan (EMMP) data tables and data visualizations;
  • Support two to three IM countries to organize and implement country technical reviews, prepare project reports and materials, and conduct other M&E-related activities, as needed;
  • Provide ad hoc support for other M&E-related activities, as requested by the M&E Team Lead and project leadership.

Consultant Deliverables

  • 2-3 learning briefs that incorporate all feedback from the M&E Team and relevant project staff
  • Updated draft of PIRS document (including current list of global PMP indicators, numerators and denominators, unit of measure and disaggregation) that has incorporated all inputs from the M&E Team and relevant project staff
  • PMP and EMMP data tables and visualizations for Annual Report that have been reviewed for accuracy by M&E Team lead
  • Final slide decks for M&E virtual meetings that have been reviewed by M&E Team
  • Monthly progress report on documenting progress on activities listed in scope of work
  • The consultant will hand over all final documents (e.g., learning briefs, etc.) and datasets to IM on completion of each task and/or at the end of the consultancy.

Consultant Timeline

  • The tentative assignment dates are from September until December 2021 pending recruitment timelines, requiring three to four months of full-time level of effort from contract signature until submission of the final deliverables.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in research and/or monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions or other public health programs
  • Proven experience in M&E, including routine data collection, data quality assurance, and promoting data for decision-making and data use (preferably for public health interventions)
  • Practical experience with management information systems, such as DHIS2
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be highly organized, and comfortably work on multiple activities at once
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and skills 
  • Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences
  • Experience working on activities focused on sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • Experience in similar short term/consulting roles.
  • References will be required.
  • Fluency in reading and writing in English and French required
  • Preference for US registered small businesses


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