• Strategic Information Director

    Location MZ-Nampula
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/14/2018 11:15 AM)
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    Experience (Years)
  • Overview

    Jhpiego seeks a Strategic Information (SI) Director to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities for an USAID-funded maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) project in Mozambique. The project will operate over a five-year period. The Strategic Information Director needs to have in-depth familiarity with project indicators and definitions to provide oversight and guidance on all measurement aspects of the project. S/he will provide technical 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. S/he will be responsible for designing and implementing systems to ensure appropriate tracking and assessment of all activities. The SI Director will supervise, manage and mentor the MEL team to design and implement MEL activities, and work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party to ensure that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The SI Director is also responsible for documentation and dissemination of project successes and challenges to USAID. Will also oversee and/or design project learning activities, including evaluations and operations research. S/he will liaise with consortium partners and the Ministry of Health to implement MEL activities and support national and local health data systems. This position is based in Nampula.


    • Lead the MEL team and ensure a results oriented and knowledge sharing culture, working in collaboration with the headquarters-based MER unit
    • Design and lead in-country MEL strategy, annual plan and frameworks
    • Oversee the development and implementation of routine monitoring and evaluation systems and the design and implementation of learning activities
    • Ensure quality, consistency and adherence to Jhpiego standards and best practices for M&E across the program, including data quality and use
    • Provide senior-level leadership and direction on MEL 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, endline and operational assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
    • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the Project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
    • Oversee development of data management system for warehousing project level data
    • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on MEL activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
    • Ensure high-quality implementation of MEL activities consistent with Mozambique national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
    • Lead with project management staff the planning and budgeting of M&E activities
    • Lead efforts to develop a culture of data use within the project and with project-supported stakeholders and facilities, including use of data visualization, to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership. This includes regular data review meetings with relevant stakeholders.
    • Oversee and/or conduct targeted learning activities, evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis; ensure compliance with Jhpiego research standards
    • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits that are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle
    • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other USAID projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentation
    • Ensure relevant data is entered into 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
    • Supervise and mentor a team of MEL professionals
    • 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 Support
    • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
    • Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during IRB process and implementation of study

    Required Qualifications

    • Advanced degree in monitoring and evaluation, public health, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 10+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects
    • Minimum 10+ years direct work experience in Mozambique or another East or Southern African nation as a senior expert in M&E in the health sector
    • The ability to influence project policy and operational decisions, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of instruments, tools, processes and/or protocols used in the measurement of project outcomes
    • 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 MNCH, including in-depth familiarity with MNCH indicators and definitions
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing data collection systems and quality assurance systems, and production of high quality reports
    • Experience using research and monitoring information for decision making and program adaptations
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality
    • Familiarity with Mozambique’s health management information system and other national M&E systems
    • Experience and understanding of USAID’s 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
    • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, 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
    • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
    • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Portuguese
    • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
    • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and statistical software
    • Ability to travel nationally and internationally


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