Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 30 March 2021
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 23 April 2021

FHI 360 seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director** for an anticipated USAID integrated health and systems strengthening program. USAID Malawi supports the Government of Malawi (GOM) and their Ministry of Health (MOH) to improve health service, systems and outcomes as part of a broader vision for self-reliance and sustainable impact, which includes strengthening local institutions, systems, greater ownership and accountability, and increased private sector engagement. The activity will work with local partners and health system counterparts to strengthen health services and systems to effectively manage resources and deliver high-impact health interventions.

Position Summary:
The MEL Director will provide leadership and technical guidance to the program team on all monitoring, evaluation and learning -related issues. Under the direction of the Chief of Party and in close collaboration with the technical leads, the MEL Director will be responsible for the design, implementation and quality of all monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the project. This includes leading and supervising the activity learning agenda, data management systems, data quality, data dissemination and use as well as any technical assistance and capacity development. S/he will provide strategic direction for a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation during the life of the project. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for establishing and managing an evaluation and monitoring system responsive to CDC/PEPFAR reporting and learning requirements.

Essential Job Functions/ Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the projectโ€™s monitoring and reporting activities, including: development of the projectโ€™s results framework and Performance Monitoring Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; oversight of routine data collection and data management; data quality assessments (DQA); synthesis and analyses of data and presentation of project lessons and results; and reporting, both internally and externally as required/needed.

  • Lead the design and implementation of the projectโ€™s evaluation activities (as applicable), including periodic reviews, performance evaluations (baseline, midline, endline), outcome and impact evaluations.

  • Guide and maintain relevant protocols, SOPs, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports pertaining to monitoring, evaluation and learning; ensure that these all adhere to FHI 360 and international policies and standards; and ensure that they remain technically and ethically sound.

  • Oversee a team of M&E staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members. This includes conducting performance management and professional development of direct reports and of the entire Strategic Information (SI) team, i.e. provision of constructive feedback, ongoing coaching, and career support, as needed and appropriate.

  • Develop and oversee implementation of strategies for capacity strengthening (as needed) of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in M&E systems/tools, data management, health informatics, data analysis and use for program planning and improvements, and other priority areas/skills.

  • Ensure the quality and timely preparation and submission of workplans, data sets, progress reports, and papers summarizing project results and evidence, and other deliverables, as required. This includes ensuring effective data analysis/interpretation and data use to inform management decision-making and to support quality improvement efforts.

  • Ensure the quality of data collected to measure project performance and results, through proper ongoing data management, SOPs for data flow and Quality Assurance, periodic Data Quality Audits (DQAs), and adequate orientation/training of staff, partners and beneficiaries at all levels of the project.

Minimum Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

Availability of position is contingent upon funding.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
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