Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Overview

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 Department of Defense (DOD) integrated HIV testing and prevention focused program in Zambia. The program aims to support the Defence Forces of Zambia (DFZ) to provide standardized, evidence-based interventions to promote adoption of HIV prevention behaviors and service uptake for all military and other uniformed services as well as other priority populations served by the military health services.  The program will emphasize capacity building across the program focus areas of HIV prevention, HIV Testing Services and Health System Strengthening. The program will operate over a four-year period.

 

The Advisor will provide technical leadership to develop and implement a project framework and performance monitoring plan that speak to project indicators and targets. The Advisor will lead the development of an M&E system that will allow the project to collect, analyze and use robust data in order to 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 and implement project M&E activities such as data quality audits and capacity building, 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 DOD. Reporting to the DOD will be done through DATIM and DC2. The M&E Advisor will also be responsible for designing and conducting operations research. The Advisor will liaise with consortium partners and the DFZ to implement monitoring and evaluation activities.

 

This position is contingent upon award from DOD.  Zambian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) 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
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting to DOD by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate using DC2 and DATIM
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Zambia 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 DOD/DHAPP (Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program) projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Support the project to provide Ministry of Health technical assistance to strengthen the country’s HMIS for the optimal use of routine HMIS 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

  • Masters degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $5 -10M per year)
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • 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 HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment, GBV and OVC programming
  • Familiarity with Zambia health management information systems and other national M&E systems
  • Experience and understanding of the DOD/DHAPP 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 DOD/DHAPP, 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 up to 30%, as needed

To apply for this job please visit jobs-jhpiego.icims.com .

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