Provides technical support to the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Team of the MTaPS Project to plan and implement MEL activities. He/She will provide technical leadership and support to country program and global health management information systems for project data. team in completion of M&E and KM & Learning deliverables while adhering to budget, scope, schedule, and quality assurance requirements. He/She will develop/review MEL plans, presentations, reports, briefs, and knowledge products. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations.
- Manage and support high quality and timely implementation of MEL for the project, including guiding the high-quality implementation of the PMP, including data collection and prepare project performance and data reports as required.
- Supervise and provide guidance to relevant country-level project staff.
- Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
- Assist with programming charts and other data display/visualization products, and promoting easy access to these products, and actively mining the data for high quality custom analyses for program teams.
- Interact with and provide direction for the project’s management information system and database.
- Help update and review program performance monitoring plan (PMP) as required by the funder.
- Identify MEL technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
- Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary.
- Ensure all relevant project staffs are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
- Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
- Advise and promote best practices in MEL among project staff and partners.
- Produce learning materials (technical reports, SOTA briefs, peer review journal articles) that contribute to enhanced knowledge and improved policy and practices
- Support MEL activities in-country offices without direct MEL support.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Knowledge of MEL and KM concepts, practices and procedures.
- Strong data management and analytical skills relevant to the project
- Demonstrated ability to independently complete assigned tasks, train and facilitate learning and professional development among colleagues
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Strong and demonstrated program/project management skills.
- Ability to problem solve and implement corrective action as needed.
- Ability to analyze monitoring and evaluation data, prepare reports and graphics, and provide information to management in a timely matter.
- Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation, Organizational Learning, and Knowledge Management highly preferred.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Analyzes problems, seek input from others and considers a variety of solutions. Chooses the most efficient and effective solutions with attention to the impact that the solution has on other activities and tasks.
- Attention to detail.
- Experience working in pharmaceutical management, procurement and supply chain management in developing countries an advantage;
- Sound knowledge of DHIS 2 and other industry-standard software.
- Project Management (Planning and Time Management): Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
- Creating and Managing Systems and Processes: Recognizes the need for standardization and assists with developing systems and processes to optimize task efficiency and simplicity.
- Receives little instructions on routine work. Receives methods and procedures on new assignments.
- Typically reports to a Associate Director/ Director.
Education: Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
- Typically requires a minimum of 8 years’ experience with program management, US Government rules and regulations.
- Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluency in French a plus.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), a government agency, or private organization.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.