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Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Director

Yangon (Myanmar)

Overtime: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Director needed for an anticipated five-year USAID- funded maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) project. MER Director will provide technical leadership and strategic direction of MER activities, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance results. S/he will provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities to the project management team, USAID, and Ministry of Health. The MER Manager will work closely with the MER team to design, implement and supervise MER activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. *Burmese nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

•Ensure compliance with USAID M&E policies within the project. Develop, as needed, the guidance, tools and mechanisms to operationalize the USAID M&E policy requirements including the preparation of the project’s five-year project monitoring plan (PMP) and updating the PMP annually. •Oversee the development and implementation of the PMP to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and endline assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations •Develop and oversee data flow pattern that will ensure timely data collection and reporting •Track project performance and plan and track the utilization of related data in decision making on project strategies and priorities, and possible adjustments to design of project intervention. •Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on MER activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate •Provide leadership and direction on MER to ensure the program’s technical and financial integrity to achieve goals and corresponding objectives and targets •Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Burma’s national health guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems •Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and record keeping. •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 quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits •Cultivate strategic MER relationships and alliances with other USAID projects and represent MER activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations •Work very closely with USAID to design a project evaluation towards the end of the period of performance. •Ensure relevant data is entered into Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data •Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team •Ensure that resources for project implementation are available •Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets •Supervise a team of MER professionals •Coordinate all MER capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff

Required Qualifications:

•Advanced degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience •10 years' experience monitoring and evaluating MNCH projects •5 years' superivory experience •Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation •Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project •Familiarity with Burma’s health management information system and other national M&E systems •Experience and understanding of the USAID framework and reporting system •Excellent writing and communications 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 •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 •Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office •Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills •Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of Burmese preferred

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/2549/monitoring%2c-evaluation-%26-research-director/job

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  • Organization: Jhpiego - Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: Senior - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2016-07-31

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