Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

FHI 360, Malawi

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
10th October, 2019


Job Description

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

The monitoring and evaluation Advisor provides technical assistance and support to EPIC/KPIF Malawi in all aspects of strategic information, including monitoring and evaluation (M&E), information systems development and maintenance, and surveillance.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Support M&E activities related to the performance of EPIC/KPIF programs in Malawi, including M&E design; measurement of appropriate indicators; development of appropriate M&E recording and reporting forms and mechanisms; data quality assurance processes and systems; database maintenance; appropriate data analysis; and appropriate dissemination of results. Collect and analyze data for reports of activities implemented under EPIC/KPIF . Provide technical assistance and support in M&E system, QA/QI, surveillance, data analysis and data use to EPIC/KPIF implementing partners (IPs) Provide technical assistance and support to NAC and KP organizations/Networks in the design and implementation of e-cascade database (DHIS2 database) for Key population enrolled and provide with services. As requested, provide strategic information input to strategic planning processes of all partners.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s of science degree in public health, epidemiology, bio-statistics, demography and population studies or other related field preferred.
  • At least ten years relevant work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Health and HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience with USAID-funded activities, with PEPFAR monitoring, evaluation and reporting experience preferred.
  • Advanced skills in developing DHIS2 database
  • Demonstrated experience with DHIS2, Health Management Information Systems and ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training.
  • Experience in designing and implementing M&E systems
  • Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.

Accountabilities:

  • Oversees M&E activities in close collaboration with assigned Country/Region/Programs.
  • Develop and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.
  • Develop and support the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the programs M&E system.
  • Provide M&E technical advice to programs, projects, including staffing and resource allocation to M&E.
  • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
  • Provide technical support for M&E in one or more technical sectors.
  • Build upon industry and experiences to improve consistency, quality and practicality of M&E strategies; promote dissemination and use of lessons learned within international partner organizations.
  • Review M&E plans and PMPs for quality and adherence to donor requirements.
  • Collect lessons learned from programs and collaborate with senior management to assure M&E components are of high quality and improve processes and practices in data analysis.
  • Provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
  • Identify best practices for documentation as success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications and reviews surveillance, research and evaluation publications prior to release to stakeholders.
  • Provide quality and timely submission of all required project reports.
  • Liaise with national, multisectoral and donor M&E TWG and colleagues to ensure programs provide complementary support and contribution to evolution of country M&E systems.
  • Oversee capacity building activities on M&E topics, including the development of workshop materials, webinars, the design and management of workshops for implementing partners, the development of technical briefs, learning modules, and M&E guides.
  • Participate in resource mobilization, and contribute to proposals.
  • Contributes to planning and making recommendations for department/program/project concept, operations, and/or implementation.
  • Influences design and scope of initiatives and programs.
  • Represents the organization to external entities at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Continually maintains a dialogue and M&E technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
  • Coordinates with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field for situations that are less routine and more unusual.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • In-depth functional knowledge in area of specialization and detailed knowledge of related areas in the organization.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the external environment and how it affects the industry in general and FHI in particular, including political, legal, environmental, financial and social influences.
  • Comprehensive understanding of organization’s structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area.
  • Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to exchange information, present recommendations and collaborate with colleagues and peers within the organization and possibly externally.
  • Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support or commitment.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues.

Supervision Given/Received:

  • May supervise junior level staff members.
  • Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization’s objectives and schedules.
  • Accomplishes results through managers or senior members of team.
  • Manages a technical area staff and function area within the organization.
  • Plays a coaching and mentoring role for others; may assist in team management as necessary, although has no formal people management responsibility.

Experience:

  • Typically requires 8+ years of experience in education, health, behavioral, or social sciences or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience in specific technical area.
  • Informed of current program developments in division/unit/technical area.
  • Years of work experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of technical issues.
  • Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
  • Experience in specialized technical/medical field of study.

Technology to be Used: Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

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