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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director – Mozambique AGE

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: FHI 360 - Family Health International
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-30

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FHI 360 is a global development organization, with a rigorous, evidence-based approach to human development. Our team of professionals includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 70 offices with 4400 employees in the United States and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at all levels and our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to have a lasting impact on the people, communities and countries we serve by improving the lives of millions.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity in Mozambique entitled, Advancing Girls’ Education (AGE). This position will be based in Mozambique – in Maputo or field offices in the project’s target states – and is contingent upon award.

Project Description:

The anticipated Mozambique Advancing Girls’ Education (AGE) Program will increase the safety of girls in school through mobilizing communities to expand girls’ access to quality education and to improve learning outcomes for girls in upper primary and secondary grades. Specifically, the anticipated five-year activity will focus on increasing school safety, learning outcomes, and transition of girls in grades 7-12; improving girls’ sexual and reproductive education; and strengthening professional development for teachers.

Position Description:

The MEL Director is responsible for establishing and managing the project’s overall M&E system, tracking all progress made towards meeting program/contract results, indicators, and targets, including impacts on access, retention, community engagement, gender and inclusion measures, ensuring that they are being consistently and systematically tracked and reported. S/he collaborates with and oversees sub-grantees to provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyzes data reported from sub-grantees; and supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. S/he collaborates with the program team to design operations research to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversees the implementation, analysis, dissemination, and use of research products. S/he shares MEL data and improvement plans and collaborates with staff and stakeholders on strategies for program improvements for greater program effects.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

  • Designs and oversees the monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities of the project.
  • Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of the MEL plan and project evaluation activities, including the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention-linked research.
  • Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of monitoring of specific technical components.
  • Works closely with the technical team leads to co-design monitoring tools, select indicators, and determine field monitoring responsibilities.
  • Ensures tool compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements.
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements.
  • Focuses on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems.
  • Supports the project’s Collaborating, Learning, Adapting (CLA) framework.
  • Undertakes periodic reviews of program M&E systems and participates in planning M&E system strengthening actions.
  • Provides guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as the documentation and reporting of best practices.
  • Oversees the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to ministry counterparts, donors, program partners, and other key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in evaluation, demography, social science, economics, education or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 9-11 years of experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on education or social-sector programs required.
  • Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for USG-funded projects.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with program staff and partners.
  • Proficiency with relevant software (Stata, SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).
  • Proven supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese.

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.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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About Us

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.

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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