M&E Advisor

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Pact seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for the ACHIEVE Nigeria OVC program. ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. In Nigeria, ACHIEVE will provide technical assistance and mentorship services to four local implementers who are prime implementers of USAID orphans and vulnerable children projects in four different regions of Nigeria. One of the objectives of these projects is to prevent HIV infection and facilitate access to HIV care and treatment for those that are HIV positive. The second objective is to provide capacity development support for local implementing partners to maintain adequate financial management, program management, operational and monitoring and evaluations systems.

The M&E Advisor will report to the ACHIEVE Nigeria Project Director and will be responsible for the following tasks: leading M&E capacity development activities, overseeing project M&E activities and reporting of performance and results. The M&E Advisor will focus efforts on ensuring adequate financial, operational, subgranting, and M&E capacity is developed among four local partners implementing USAID PEPFAR OVC projects as prime partners. The M&E Advisor also plays a pivotal role in enabling ACHIEVE to demonstrate project progress and impact and to use data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to project implementation. S/he will also liaise with the ACHIEVE global M&E Manager, relevant technical advisors, and counterparts responsible for monitoring and evaluation and support project data collection and management in DHIS2 and the Capacity Solutions Platform.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead M&E capacity development for partners, supporting them to develop robust M&E systems to track indicators, analyze data, and report results to PEPFAR and USAID
  • Provide training, mentoring, and coaching to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems on M&E topics including demand-driven trainings, mentoring, and coaching to partners on data collection, data quality assurance, data management, analysis, reporting, data demand and use, and other topics as needed
  • Conduct various analysis tools (MECAT, ITOCA, etc.) to gauge baseline M&E capacities of local partners
  • Ensure flexibility and high quality of the capacity development support provided to partners
  • Manage project capacity development data in the project’s Capacity Solutions Platform (CSP), and train and support local partners to manage their own data in the CSP.
  • Design and implement the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan
  • Ensure project progress against targets is regularly tracked and evaluate project success in achieving objectives and goals.
  • Conduct data analysis and data visualization for tracking results, reporting, learning, and adaptive management.
  • Ensure data quality through data quality assessments, data cleaning, verification, and validation
  • Oversee all data collection efforts, including evaluation, surveys, assessments, and qualitative studies, as needed

Basic Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 11 - 13 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field is required; Masters with 9 - 11 years of experiencce
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in designing, establishing, and managing monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs;
  • Demonstrated experience collecting, tracking, and reporting on PEPFAR MER indicators; experience entering data into PEPFAR’s DATIM system
  • Experience building capacity of local organizations to conduct M&E activities; experience in M&E for PEPFAR-funded programs strongly preferred
  • Experience with data visualization to afford the ease of use of data for decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID Mission, implementing partners, and local CSOs
  • Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical expertise in capacity development, preferably in Nigeria
  • Experience with community-based OVC services
  • Local candidates preferred.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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