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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Dakar (Senegal)

  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Dakar (Senegal)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-11

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Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – Senegal

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist for an anticipated 5-year USAID Senegal – Integrated District Health project. Senegal’s Integrated District Health (IDH) – will support the implementation of comprehensive health plans at the district level that address the key drivers of maternal, neonatal, and child morbidity and mortality in five priority regions of Senegal to improve the health status of the target populations. The activity combines technical assistance for service delivery and universal health coverage, social and behavior change, subgrant funding and health systems strengthening into one mechanism. The focus of the mechanism is at district, health facility, and community levels, with support to the regional level to effectively supervise and monitor lower-level interventions. The current anticipated award date for this activity is Nov. 30, 2020. **This position is subject to project award and funding.

Position Description:

The M&E Specialist is responsible for implementing the Activity Management and Evaluation Plan and working closely with consortium partners to provide technical assistance to ensure timely and high quality implementation of the program, and oversight of program M&E. S/he will lead surveillance, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, and the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked evaluations. The M&E Specialist will design and develop M&E systems and procedures as per project needs and USAID guidelines and serve as a member of the senior leadership team. This includes establishing key components of an M&E system including system requirements (material and personnel), data analysis and use, data quality, data security, and data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program. The Specialist will undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. The position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data; data security.

  • Lead a robust “collaboration, learning and adaptation” agenda for the program, designing and implementing mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders.

  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level stakeholders.

  • Manage the project’s management information system and database, ensuring that data are accurately uploaded into the internal and USAID systems by staff and/or partners on a regular basis.

  • Develop and implement appropriate guidelines to support USAID/Senegal, Government of Senegal counterparts and Implementing Partners in conducting M&E and reporting results.

  • Contribute to the strengthening of national data collection and information systems.

  • Ensure data quality, analyze data sets and technical assessment findings, and develop and monitor work plans.

  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management.

  • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.

  • Ensure all monitoring and evaluation conducted under the project include a gender focus that promotes gender equitable programming.

  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.

  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.

Skills and qualities required:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree or higher is preffered in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, health management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field preferred.

  • 6 -8 years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to integrated (nutrition, RNMCH, FP/RH, health, etc.) programs.

  • Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills, and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS, Stata) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable;

  • Experience with a USG-funded project preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.

  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.

  • Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.

  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.

  • Experience working as a member of a high-performance team.

  • Excellent ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
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