Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Director

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Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/3/2020 1:37 PM)
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ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. 

As part of USAID/Namibia’s DREAMS programming for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), ACHIEVE will implement DREAMS interventions in two geographic regions (4 districts). Jhpiego, through ACHIEVE, is looking for Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Director who will be working with ACHIEVE Namibia team to implement DREAMS activities.  


  • Develop and maintaining key relationships with colleagues, GRN staff, other IPs, CSOs and donors
  • Design and oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the project
  • Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components of the project
  • Provide technical assistance, develop and set up M&E systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor and Ministry of Health reporting requirements
  • Ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor data collection and reporting requirements
  • Provide leadership and represent program in MEL-related interactions with donor, Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders
  • Work closely with the project technical leads, the government and other stakeholders to co-design program MEL approaches, develop MER annual work plan and budgets, monitoring and evaluation plan and performance monitoring plan
  • Lead project target setting and data verification as per donor, ministry of health and project requirements
  • Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation
  • Analyze and provide key information on progress towards indicator targets, assessing program quality and management effectiveness
  • Lead results reporting as required by donor, organization and project learning priorities
  • Review data regularly with USAID, relevant ministries and other stakeholders to ensure high quality and harmonization of project data in national systems
  • Identify M&E related training needs across all project staff and relevant stakeholders and plan and implement the cost effective capacity building to team
  • Adapt/ update/ develop data quality assessment plan, tools and procedures and report out on data quality and prioritize key actions to improve data quality
  • Adapt/ update/ develop plan for strong data visualizations and ensure the delivery of the same
  • Identify research questions necessary to inform program implementation and areas for future studies
  • Plan and undertake periodic reviews of M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening activities.
  • Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s or PhD in public health or related field (sciences, medicine, nursing, demography)
  • 7+ years' experience in a senior MER role working with a DREAMS, community projects or PEPFAR HIV prevention project
  • Experience working in/ with HIV care and treatment facilities
  • Experience with community-based HIV service delivery
  • Strong knowledge of PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrates strong coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and collaborate as member of the team to achieve results
  • Extensive knowledge of the local health and education systems
  • Experience working with CSOs and regional directorates (Kavango East and Oshana) will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and other local languages
  • Previous experience and understanding of USG funded programs
  • Local candidates and permanent residents preferred
  • Deep understanding of national tools and key data elements required for reporting PEPFAR indicators and monitoring technical quality
  • Proficient in day-to-day prioritizing, organizing work flow, delegating and setting expectations, and following up on
  • Proficient in understanding the big picture goal, proposing a strategic way forward to achieve the goal, laying out the risks and a plan to mitigate them


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