Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Population Services International, Washington D.C., United States

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th October, 2020


Job Description

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan the families they desire by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing to contraceptives.

There are about 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We’re an eclectic mix of people with a diverse range of backgrounds from the international health sector to the marketing industry to the behavior change field. PSI’s new global strategy focuses on improving consumer powered healthcare through shaping market systems, shifting policy and funding and strengthening global capacity.

Impact Malaria Program

The US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project is PMI’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, helping to improve the quality and increase the delivery of malaria diagnosis and treatment services in up to 27 countries around the world. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.

PMI Impact Malaria works with national malaria control programs to help tackle these challenges by:

  • Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the right medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to patients in need, in the timeliest manner.
  • Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, by helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country’s unique malaria situation.
  • Strengthening malaria health systems and the use of data for decision-making to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.

The PMI Impact Malaria (IM) team is a results focused, multi-disciplined and multi-cultured team, based out of Washington DC, working through PSI country offices as well as through our partners Jhpiego, MCDI and UCSF.

The PMI Impact Malaria (IM) project under Population Services International (PSI) seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to join the team and support all aspects of M&E and Operational Research of the project. The right candidate will have global health monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and operational research experience, loves data and mentoring and building capacity in M&E and enjoy a challenge!

Your contribution

Technical support:

  • Provide M&E technical support across IM’s technical portfolio including supportive supervision, iCCM, malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), and training
  • Contribute to technical meetings and development of project-wide/global “goods” or documentation, bringing an M&E and/or operational research lens to the discussion
  • Provide technical guidance on M&E related issues for work planning and quarterly technical/data reviews
  • Support country M&E teams with technical review of guidelines, training materials, SOPs, data analysis plans and other technical documents
  • Lead M&E and OR aspects for work plan development, bringing an M&E lens to country work plan development
  • Lead in routine data analysis and interpretation and promote and support the regular use of data for program improvement
  • Analyze routine monitoring data to provide evidence to develop impactful, innovative malaria service delivery interventions and ensure continuous improvement, with a particular focus on the use of programmatic dashboards for decision making

Capacity Building:

  • Lead the onboarding of new country M&E staff, and provide support and mentorship on an ongoing basis
  • Mentor and strengthen the capacity of country M&E staff in work plan development, PMP development and finalization, indicator review, quarterly technical reviews, data analysis, data visualization and presentation, internal country level M&E planning
  • Lead periodic standing M&E team meetings providing global updates and encouraging cross-country learnings
  • Build the M&E capacity of both local organizations and the government to design, implement, and monitor M&E activities, develop an M&E plan and use malaria case management and surveillance data effectively across various levels of the health system.
  • Build the HQ team’s capacity on the use of PMI Impact Malaria’s DHIS2 project monitoring system, including data visualizations (use of the system, data visualizations)

Project Monitoring:

  • Work closely with country M&E staff on M&E support including timely reporting to PMI on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Lead M&E components of routine project reporting including the project’s M&E Plan, annual work plans, quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual reports
  • Prepare and support/lead in Quarterly Technical Review meetings

What are we looking for

  • The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
  • Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
  • Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
  • Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
  • Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
  • Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
  • Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics

  • At least a Masters degree (with 5+ years of experience) in public health or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in research and/or monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions or other public health programs
  • Proven experience designing M&E frameworks, including routine data collection, data quality assurance, and promoting data for decision-making and data use (preferably for public health interventions)
  • Practical experience of using management information systems such as DHIS2
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be highly organized, and comfortably work on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Excellent project management, written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative research and analytical skills.
  • Experience working on US-government funded projects and managing these working relationships
  • Experience working with Ministries of Health and other government stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries
  • Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences.
  • Proven experience mentoring and/or training teams and developing their technical capacity.
  • References will be required.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a backgound check.

What would get us excited

  • Professional proficiency in French
  • Experience of living and working in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Can hit the ground running: You have substantial hands-on experience in the monitoring and evaluation of malaria programs. You are networked in the sector and may even have networks within PSI that you will be able to harness once you start.
  • Pragmatic: You understand both the realities of the field and the donor-implementer relationship. You can find practical, cost-effective and creative solutions to the challenges.
  • Passionate: You have an intrinsic motivation to work in this sector and want your career to count for something. You are excited about the contribution the project can make to the field.
  • Balanced: You are confident in your own abilities and know that if this works out well it will lead to other opportunities. But you are humble and self-aware enough to admit your mistakes and reach out to others for support.

STATUS

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States (PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position). This position is contingent upon funding.
  • Exempt

Source:https://careers-psi.icims.com/jobs/3228/monitoring-%26-evaluation-officer/job


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