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Mar 152018
 

Organization: Jhpiego
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

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 project aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted diseases among members of the Zambian Defense Force (ZDF), their families, and the civilian communities served by the Zambian Military through targeted, mobile HIV testing services and partner notification, linkage to treatment and prevention services, prevention activities for priority populations including Uniformed Service members and sex workers, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and support for adherence and viral suppression. The project will operate over a three-year period.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will provide technical leadership to develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture 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 and implement 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 DOD. 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 USG. 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
  • Ensure project’s M&E systems are aligned with Jhpiego MER Standards
  • Lead tools development and/or revisions, and develop and oversee data flow pattern for the project 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
  • 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 USG 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 technical assistance to Ministry of Health and ZDF 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 PEPFAR 90-90-90
  • Familiarity with Zambia health management information systems and other national M&E systems
  • Experience and understanding of the 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. Familiarity with DHIS2 preferred
  • 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 suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 30%, as needed

How to apply:

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/3108/monitoring-and-evaluation-advisor/job

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