Sr. Technical Advisor - Surveillance, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

Posted Date 3 months ago(2/21/2024 8:55 AM)
Job ID
International Positions
Employment Status
Contingent Upon Award


Jhpiego seeks a Senior Technical Advisor to provide technical leadership and project oversight in surveillance, monitoring, evaluation, and research for an upcoming USAID-funded Universal Health Care Project: Global Health Security Activity in the Philippines. The $35 million project aims to increase high-quality health care for vulnerable Filipinos and improve sustainable health outcomes that align with USG, USAID, and Philippine government objectives. The project is expected to operate over a five-year period.

The Senior Technical Advisor will lead and design surveillance systems strengthening interventions to impact global health security in collaboration and coordination among key stakeholders including the Department of Health (DOH).


This position is contingent upon award from USAID. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Working in collaboration with the Technical Director, provide leadership and strategic inputs and direction to ensure programmatic integrity and technical guidance to the project on the design and implementation of project activities to reach project goals, in event and indicator-based surveillance design, implementation, and evaluation, and provide inputs in the design, development or strengthening of data systems and digital solutions that support national and subnational emergency responses.
  • Ensure a robust working knowledge of the local epidemiological context, to quickly analyze epidemiological trends, including drawing upon global data and trends, identify gaps, and develop responsive action plans. 
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with local and national government counterparts and engage in local level planning. 
  • Foster a culture of data for decision making across all project teams, partners, and local stakeholders;
  • Ensure all activities are evidence-based, adapted to local context, and reflect state-of-the-art knowledge and best practices. 
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with USAID and Government of Philippines Departments and related national government agencies (including those in the One Health space e.g., animal health/veterinary sciences, agriculture, environment, and biodiversity management); public health or one health partners, and local research institutions to share knowledge, maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort;
  • Provide guidance and support for capacity strengthening efforts for national government counterparts;  
  • Improve capacity of local government health authorities to conduct evidence-based and epidemiological analysis of local health systems for decision-making to inform strategic and programmatic direction;
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results;
  • Mentor, supervise and manage performance of a team of technical professionals, ensuring high-quality implementation of all project activities, and ensure timely feedback;  
  • Ensure project activities are aligned with the project goal and objectives and national policies and frameworks; 
  • Work with the Technical Director on annual work planning and provide strategic inputs including on the Performance monitoring plan;
  • Work closely with the MEL Advisor and the M&E team to analyze data, adjust implementation and put in place course corrections. 
  • Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations and act as an active member of relevant technical groups. 
  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets

Required Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in any of the following fields of expertise: applied or field epidemiology, biostatistics, tropical medicine, public health, health informatics, monitoring and evaluation, implementation science or similar field
  • At least 7 years of experience implementing monitoring and evaluating progress towards target in infectious diseases preferably in the Philippines
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing surveillance monitoring and evaluation systems and training others in their usage and implementation.
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: indicator-based surveillance, event-based surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of service delivery projects, implementation science, geospatial mapping.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience with USAID, other US Government, or donor-funded health programs. 
  • Professional experience interacting with host country governments and counterparts; international donor organizations; civil society; and the private sector.  
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public, NGO, and private sectors
  • 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 strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office365 operations 
  • Ability to travel nationally as needed.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

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Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.


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