Monitoring & Evaluation and Strategic Information Sr. Advisor

Tags: Covid-19 Russian English
  • Added Date: Friday, 13 May 2022
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Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.

Department Programs - Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Programs Team helps realize this objective by bridging program management, technical support, and business development, enabling Pact to achieve its global strategy. We ensure program excellence through continuous learning, monitoring and evaluation and provide organizational and industry-wide thought leadership by leveraging a complementary set of cross-functional, multi-disciplinary skills, expertise, and experiences. The Programs team: influences progressive change through the development and implementation of global and regional strategies and business plans; supports advancement of innovative solutions; pursues new business opportunities; and drives effective internal and external engagement to maximize Pactโ€™s impact across the globe. Across all aspects of its role, the Programs Department adheres to and promotes a culture of inclusion, accountability, and respect.

Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation and Strategic Information Sr. Advisor for the USAID/Ukraine Public Health Systems Recovery and Resilience Activity. This activity will strengthen public health capacities, standards, outreach services, and access to essential health care services during crises such as COVID-19 and other health-related challenges, as part of supporting Ukraineโ€™s pathway to self-reliance. This is anticipated to be a five-year activity. This position is contingent upon donor approval.

The Sr. Advisor is expected to provide strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program; as well as for generating and translating evidence to inform programmatic adaptation. The Sr. Advisor will design and oversee a monitoring, evaluation, research and learning system that integrates known standard best practices with innovative methods; and is responsible for ensuring the strategic and functional integration of all MERL activities as well as active collaboration with sub-awardees and USAID. This individual supervises MERL staff and builds M&E capacity of staff and partners; and promotes local ownership and sustainability through participatory and empowerment methods. The Sr. Advisor ensures adherence to USAID, Pact and international standards regarding ethical and high quality data collection and utilization.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee the design and implementation of the projectโ€™s MERL system in coordination with Pactโ€™s R&M Team.In collaboration with Pactโ€™s R&M team, develop a system for monitoring progress towards intended results through identifying key performance indicators and developing standard data collection tools.Design and manage formative baseline and follow-up assessments and collection of performance indicator data. Oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive project data management system, including effective, efficient and secure flow of data from collection through compilation, storage, analysis and reporting.Systematize data quality into all MERL activities to ensure validity, reliability, precision, integrity, timeliness of data, including through Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) and implementation of corrective actions to improve data quality and accountability of staff and partners.Ensure accurate and timely reporting to USAID per cooperative agreement and in response to donorโ€™s ad hoc requests; and responsible for the data analysis, writing, and review of the results and learning sections of program reports in collaboration with program staff, before submission to donor.Integrate participatory MEL methods for promoting local ownership and sustainability; and ensure inclusive and gender-sensitive MEL.Ensure data use for decision making through routine review and interpretation of data, packaging and disseminating findings in a meaningful way, and making recommendations for adaption.Co-create with key stakeholders a targeted learning agenda aimed at generating evidence to guide adaptation of current activity and design of future interventions in public health system recovery and resilience; and lead operationalization of the agenda and dissemination of findings.Design and conduct/ manage appropriate methods of operational research for responding to learning agenda and providing internal evaluation.Coordinate any external evaluation processes, including drafting evaluation ToR and selection of firm, in alignment with award.Ensure appropriate capacity development and supportive supervision for staff in monitoring and evaluation procedures, data collection tools, and data management practices in alignment with the MEL plan.Work closely with partners to establish their internal MERL systems, M&E plans, and data quality management, oversee partnersโ€™ compliance with MEL system, and design and conduct trainings to support capacity for MEL among partners.Annually self-assess project MERL system using Pactโ€™s Results and Measurement Standard assessment tool; and develop action plan for addressing gaps together with R&M team.Report project targets and results annually on Pactโ€™s Global Indicators through imPact, Pactโ€™s agency-wide data management system.Produce learning products and thought leadership pieces relevant to the project intervention; present in conferences or on webinars regarding projectโ€™s MERL successes.Other tasks as assigned.

Basic Requirements

Masterโ€™s degree in any of the following or related fields: public health, epidemiology, social science, research & evaluation, statisticsAt least 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing, and implementing results-based MERL activities for public health sectorAt least 5 years of supervisory experienceDemonstrated relevant technical skills in collecting, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data for public health interventions and effectively packaging the findingsSuccessful experience integrating participatory and empowerment MEL approachesStrong technical knowledge and experience in evaluation methodologyExtensive knowledge of and experience with USAID M&E requirement, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation, and CLA in public health interventionsExtensive experience with data management systems, including cloud-basedStrong skills in M&E technical capacity development of othersAbility to collaborate well with multiple stakeholdersProficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and relevant statistical software programsExperience in Eastern Europe, preferably in UkraineFluency in Ukrainian, Russian and English (excellence in oral and written communication)

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with DHIS2 platform and mobile data collection softwareStrong data visualization skills including proficiency in data visualization softwareExperience in integrating gender sensitive and social inclusive MELKnowledge and experience in complexity-aware evaluation methodsUkrainian nationals are encouraged to apply

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