Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 08 October 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Position Description:

The international division of Medical Care Development, MCDI, was founded in 1977 as a global non-profit organization. MCDI uses practical, evidence-based and high-impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries. For almost 40 years, MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40 countries aimed at targeting the world’s most vulnerable populations. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is currently seeking candidates for Director of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) position to lead an anticipated Malaria Bilateral project in Burkina Faso (funded by USAID). The Director of M&E will lead all strategic information responsibilities related to the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results. S/he will lead efforts to strengthen M&E and performance reporting which may include support to community organizations to monitor, document, and analyze the per performance of their activities and ensure data quality. S/he will liaise with relevant technical advisors and counterparts responsible for strategic information and monitoring and evaluation and support coordination with national data systems.

Location: This position will be based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Position Type: Full time

Expected Position Start Date: This position is contingent upon donor funding

Accountability: This position reports to the Chief of Party

Essential Job Functions:

· Develop and manage the implementation of all monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting plans, systems, and processes

· Establish and maintain an effective M&E database and M&E reporting (MER) system

· Lead the development and implementation of the project’s performance monitoring and evaluation plan including appropriate indictors and targets

· Provide trainings for capacity development of civil society and community organizations

· Develop and implement efficient and effective data collection processes, and ensure data quality through routine data quality assessments, participatory data collection methods and protocols, among other data quality verification techniques

· Design the evaluation methodology and participatory data collection methods and protocols for both performance and impact evaluations

· Collate and analyze data for regular project reporting, and lead periodic performance reviews to present and discuss findings and inform adaptive project design and implementation

· As relevant, conduct targeted evaluations and support operations research agenda

· Prepare a variety of technical and communications documents and visual representations of data for both internal and external audiences

· Oversee all knowledge management and dissemination of research findings at local, regional, and international meetings and conferences as relevant

· Supervise M&E officers and staff, and oversee day to day data collection and data entry activities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

· Master's degree or greater in a relevant field such as applied social sciences, statistics, program evaluation or a related field

· Minimum of 8 years of progressive responsibility working in M&E for USAID or other donor-funded development programs

· Minimum of 5 years of experience as a senior technical advisor or senior M&E advisor for global health programs

· Familiarity with USAID’s management and reporting requirements and systems, indicators, and M&E and Learning (ME&L) framework

· Experience working in Francophone Africa required; work experience in Burkina Faso preferred

· Technical expertise in one or more of the following areas: health systems strengthening, , malaria, service delivery, and/or community health

· Demonstrated expertise in study design and rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods

· Experience designing and implementing an operations research agenda

· Experience designing and implementing baseline and end line assessments, mid-term evaluations, and impact evaluations among other analysis

· Demonstrated experience designing and managing M&E databases and reporting (MER) systems

· Demonstrated experience with health management information systems

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills for report writing and public presentation

· Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and data management and statistical software e.g. Stata, SPSS, Epi-info, MS Access

· Willingness to be based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso with significant domestic travel

*The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel assigned to this position.

This vacancy is archived.

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