Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Location MW-Lilongwe
Posted Date 2 months ago(11/16/2021 6:42 AM)
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The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor provides technical leadership and strategic vision for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for the anticipated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project focusing on HIV testing services (HTS) for men and key populations. Working closely with the project’s management and technical staff, the Senior M&E Advisor will lead development of an M&E system that will capture high-quality, relevant and timely data that is used for programmatic decision-making. Specifically, the Senior M&E Advisor will develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results. The Senior M&E Advisor will work closely with the M&E, program and technical teams to design, implement and supervise district M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve the quality of interventions and outcomes. The Senior M&E Advisor is also responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to CDC. This position is contingent award by the donor. Malawi nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. 




  • Lead the development of project M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and results in support of clinical service strengthening and the “Three Ones” principle
  • Refine and finalize the project logic model, results framework, M&E plan, data flow loops, workplan and budget, including selecting indicators and setting targets. 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to technical and program staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, program assessments, data-driven decision-making through ownership & use of own data at district & facility level and results reporting. 
  • Design, implement and supervise M&E and learning activities, including development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Planbaseline and end line assessments, data quality assessments, routine service delivery data reporting and evaluations
  • Lead capacity development of program staff and project counterparts at all levels to participate in and lead, as needed, project monitoring and evaluation activities, and data use for programmatic decision-making, including developing and leading trainings for project staff, implementing partners, facility staff and community mobilizers. 
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping. Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis. 
  • Ensure data quality through verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Lead results reporting to CDC and Jhpiego headquarters, including providing data on progress to targets and writing narrative M&E sections for quarterly and annually reports, and other communications as needed (e.g., success stories)
  • Write and review technical components of materials, publications, and progress and annual reports, as appropriate. 
  • In collaboration with program and technical staff and counterparts, ensure implementation of M&E strategies and frameworks. 
  • Track M&E budgets related to project and activity budgets. 
  • Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned, and ensure appropriate flow of information for project management, staff, and colleagues. 
  • Ensure that necessary M&E planning, budgeting, and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning. 
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships with other USG 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 
  • Determine appropriate staffing needed to manage the project M&E system and recruit and manage the M&E team


Required Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum eight years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for complex programs in developing countries (preferably Malawi), with at least 3 years in senior management
  • Demonstrated experience on HIV programs and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators, the Three Ones Principles and PEPFAR 95-95-95 targets 
  • Expertise in quantitative/qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation  
  • Demonstrated strong management, leadership, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts,in both the public and NGO sectors 
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers. 
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Malawi’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system, and including the health management information system (DHIS2/DATIM)
  • Strong technical skills, including processing and analyzing data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access 
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication 
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform. 
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Malawi and internationally. 
  • Malawi nationals strongly preferred. 


Preferred Qualifications



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