MSH saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 40 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia, and Medford, Massachusetts, US headquarters, our staff from more than 70 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) seeks to recruit a result oriented individual for the position of Senior Technical Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation, for an anticipated 5-year contract of approximately $11 to $14 million, to implement the Regional Intergovernmental Organization (RIGO) System Strengthening Activity. This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Senior Technical Advisor for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will oversee the monitoring and evaluation system for reporting progress, and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems.
The Senior Technical Advisor for M&E will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with the USAID results framework, coordinate the collection of data including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the quality and completeness of data sets, contribute to the development of the program and document project performance against established outputs and indicators. S/he will also be responsible for building the capacity of the RIGO Secretariats and selected RIGO sub-institutions.
Roles for the M & E Senior Technical Advisor Job
- Designing and implementing the Project’s M&E system, including the development of indicators, setting targets, monitoring project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.
- Developing an automated assessment, action planning, budgeting and monitoring instrument that provides reports on deliverables and expenditures, and yields returns on investment.
- Providing leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the capacity and institutional development component of RIGO-SS.
- Contributing to the creation of appropriate and tailored performance solutions packages and implementation plans for each RIGO, which include the rationale for, and scope of, proposed activities, deliverables, milestones, timelines, budgets, and support from MSH and other sources, as well as a detailed monitoring and evaluation plan describing expected results and indicators. Areas of organizational strength include: leadership development, governance structures, resource mobilization, operations and financial management, knowledge exchange, monitoring and evaluation, grants management, performance-based financing, marketing and strategic communications, and strategic planning.
- Working with the Prime to issue small micro-grants to stimulate execution of the improvement plans; moreover, evidence indicates that these micro-grants actually stimulate internal investments into the performance solutions packages
- Collaborating on the development of M&E Plans capable of providing USAID/KEA and each RIGO with timely, accurate data on the results of the RIGO System Strengthening activity. Include in the M&E Plan measures of the efficiency of each intervention with each RIGO in its component parts, and the effectiveness of USAID/KEA’s investment including the main inputs and outputs, milestones and deliverables.
M & E Senior Technical Advisor Job Qualifications
The ideal candidate should have;
- Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as an MPH, MBA, MPA, with at least 7 years of demonstrated experience designing, and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and special studies for complex programs in developing countries.
- S/he should have excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, and working knowledge of financial management indicators.
- Knowledge of issues related to integrated health services and support programs.
- Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system including developing performance monitoring plans that track performance as sub-results/results and by funding stream.
- Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
- M&E experience in the health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening, Operations research experience is desired.
- Past experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
- Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
- Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and DHIS2.
- Experience with USAID programs/projects strongly preferred.
- Strong written and oral presentation skills in English is required.
How to Apply
For further detail and to apply for the position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com by July 31, 2017.
If you cannot apply online, or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to [email protected].
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled.