• Monitoring and Evaluation Director

    Location LS | LS-Maseru
    Posted Date 10 months ago(2/6/2018 4:44 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-3074
    Experience (Years)
    7
    Category
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director to provide technical leadership for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for anticipated U.S. government program focused on reducing HIV incidence and mitigating the impact of HIV in Lesotho. The project aims to reduce HIV incidence and mitigate the impact of HIV in Lesotho through the delivery of high-impact HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services and interventions; for vulnerable and key populations. The project aims to reduce HIV incidence and mitigate the impact of HIV in Lesotho through the advancement of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services and interventions for key populations. The project will operate over a five-year period.

     

    The M&E Director will provide leadership to develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. The M&E Director will supervise and manage the M&E team to design and implement the project M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Director is responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to U.S. government. The M&E Director will also be responsible for designing and conducting operations research. Director will liaise with consortium partners and the Ministry of Health to implement monitoring and evaluation activities.

     

    This position is contingent upon award from US government. Lesotho nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    City location to be finalized upon award.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
    • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
    • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
    • Lead results reporting to U.S. government by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, including in PEPFAR Data for Accountability, Transparency, Impact, and Monitoring
    • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Lesotho national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
    • Lead strategic collaboration activities with key stakeholders to learn from project data and adapt interventions as appropriate
    • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
    • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
    • Oversee and/or conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, data quality, management and analysis
    • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle
    • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other donor health projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
    • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
    • Support the project to provide Ministry of Health technical assistance to strengthen the country’s HMIS for the optimal use of routine HMIS data
    • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
    • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
    • Supervise a team of M&E professionals
    • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
    • Support the designated Internal Review Board (IRB) focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI human subjects ethics course and 2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course
    • Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during IRB process and implementation of study, as well as ensure compliance with USAID and Jhpiego open data policies

    Required Qualifications

    • Masters degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
    • A minimum of seven years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $5M per year)
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
    • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
    • M&E experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment
    • Familiarity with Lesotho health management information system and other national M&E systems
    • Experience and understanding of the U.S. government framework and reporting system
    • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
    • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project need
    • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with U.S. government, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
    • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
    • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
    • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
    • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
    • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
    • Ability to travel nationally

    Preferred Qualifications

    Lesotho Nationals are preferred.

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