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FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director for a five-year USAID/PEPFAR-funded project in the Dominican Republic focused on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). The goal of the project is to support OVC and their families within the population of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent.
The MEL Director will oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the project and develop and manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan. The MEL Director will develop and maintain systems to collect data and lead analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the program. S/he will provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyze data reported from community and implementing partners, and support training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods. S/he will collaborate with the program team to design operations research (OR) to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversee the implementation of OR projects as well as analysis, dissemination, and use. S/he will be the primary point of contact for establishing and managing a data processing environment responsive to USAID reporting and learning requirements. This is a full-time position based in Santo Domingo. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.
Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the design and development of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems, standard operating procedures, and tools.
Develop and maintain a M&E plan.
Oversee the implementation of MEL project activities including indicators, targeting, tracking, and reporting according to PEPFAR standards.
Work closely with the technical leads and local partners to co-design monitoring tools, select non-custom indicators, and monitor responsibilities to ensure coordinated implementation of M&E activities.
Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation.
Translate the PEPFAR reporting guidance, and indicators to program teams.
Responsible for ensuring timely, accurate, and complete reporting and management of the OVC database in line with USAID/PEPFAR guidance.
Undertake periodic reviews of program M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.
Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other program results to USAID and other key stakeholders.
Lead the strengthening of the M&E system, building the capacity of local partners staff and program staff in M&E.
Responsible for ensuring a routine data quality assurance system is in place and implemented.
Design and lead training and technical assistance in MEL from the central to the field volunteer level.
Contribute to writing periodic progress reports to the donors.
A Master's degree in public health or Social Sciences, Statistics, or other related fields.
Minimum 8 years of MEL experience working for USAID/PEPFAR-funded HIV projects.MEL experience in an OVC project is highly desirable.
Fully familiar with PEPFAR OVC program indicators.
S/he must have demonstrated experience in the design and implementation of rigorous qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation studies to IRB standard. Experience analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, working with USAID and/or PEPFAR and knowledgeable on reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for monitoring and evaluation.
Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and study results and with relevant experience in working in HIV/AIDS.
Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with SI stakeholders within USAID, government and NGO implementing partners.
Work experience in the Dominican Republic desirable.
Fluency in Spanish and English is required. Fluency in Creole is highly desired.
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 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. FHI 360 is an equal employment 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, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law. Ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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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