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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Workforce for HIV and Chronic Disease Service Delivery Initiative. The project will provide innovative approaches to increase the capacity, coordination, absorption and retention of nurses, midwives, pharmacists, community health workers, social service workers, and other related cadres that provide primary care and community health services to people living with HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and chronic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and/or Latin America. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The Advisor will provide technical leadership to develop project frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. The M&E Advisor will supervise and manage the M&E team to design, implement, and supervise project M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Advisor is responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to USG. The M&E Advisor will also be responsible for designing and conducting operations research. The Advisor will liaise with consortium partners and the Ministry of Health to implement monitoring and evaluation activities.

This position is contingent upon award from HRSA

Responsibilities:

•Oversee the development and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations in line with HIV/AIDS and PEPFAR indicators and reporting.

•Lead in the development of indicators, data collection, and aggregation instruments

•Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the Health Workforce for HIV and Chronic Disease Service Delivery Initiative that will ensure timely data collection and reporting

•Lead results reporting to USG by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate

•Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the Health Workforce for HIV and Chronic Disease Service Delivery Initiative achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets

•Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems

•Lead strategic collaboration activities with key stakeholders to learn from project data and adapt interventions as appropriate

•Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping

•Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership

•Oversee and/or 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 and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle

•Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances 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/DHIS2, 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

•Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets

•Supervise a team of M&E professionals

•Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff

•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

•Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during IRB process and implementation of study

Required Qualifications:

•Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience

•Minimum 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects

•Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation

•Familiarity with USG performance measurements and criteria

•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 increasing the capacity, coordination, absorption and retention of nurses, midwives, pharmacists, community health workers, social service workers in the areas HIV, TB, and other chronic diseases

•Experience and understanding of USG 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

•Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs

•Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USG 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

•Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts

•Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination

•Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English

•Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff

•Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office

•Ability to travel nationally and internationally

Please apply at www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Organization: Jhpiego - Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-10

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