FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development. We partner with governments, the private sector, and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives. Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals work in more than 60 countries. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges.
FHI 360 has a permanent office in Lesotho, with a proven track record of successfully working with local civil society organizations and government counterparts to strengthen the delivery of primary health care services, with a particular focus on HIV, family planning, social and behavioral change, and quality improvement. Additional success in this regard has been in the area of building the capacities of local CSOs to be able to function as “prime” recipients of USAID funding.
FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist for an anticipated project in Lesotho funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The project will focus on strengthening Lesotho’s primary health care system, through improving clinical service delivery, building the capacity of district health management teams (DHMTs), and the integration of gender-based violence clinical treatment and response protocols in line with the requirements of the 2022 Domestic Violence Bill.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will provide technical leadership and oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of the anticipated project . S/he will design and lead the implementation of formative assessments that will underpin the design of detailed project approaches and strategies. S/he will also develop and lead the implementation of an MEL plan that supports adaptive management of these approaches and strategies, whilst satisfying the reporting requirements to MCC and the Government of Lesotho. S/he will collaborate closely with the project team, partner organizations, government counterparts, and the funder’s MEL teams to be supportive to their needs, and build the capacity of project staff and counterparts to use data for decision making and impact. S/he will be closely supported by global experts in setting up MEL and adaptive management systems for similar projects –both in terms of complexity and size.
The position will be based in Maseru, Lesotho. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project, and selection of final applicant is subject to MCC approval.
Designing and leading the implementation of formative assessments, including for the drivers of demand for PHC services, patient journeys within the primary care system, and the use of data for decision making
Lead the development and implementation of for the indicator selection and definition, target setting for all indicators, planning of all necessary data collection and analysis.
Oversee and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to collect, interpret, and aggregate data that track tangible, measurable progress toward project that meet donor reporting requirements.
Develop and support the design and implementation of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the program M&E system.
Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results; design appropriate feedback mechanisms to assess whether approaches implemented by the project are effective.
Support technical teams and counterparts to use data and insights for adaptive management of the project, including through reflection sessions
Provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and sub-partners on M&E components in as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
Serves as team lead and mentors other personnel.
Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance to consortium partners implementing monitoring and evaluation system, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality.
Undertake periodic reviews of project MEL systems; provide guidance 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 program partners, donors, government counterparts, and other key stakeholders.
Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc.
Work collaboratively with members of FHI 360’s Research & Evaluation team to achieve project MEL goals.
Support independent evaluators to design and carry out a rigorous evaluation
Master’s degree in monitoring and evaluation, epidemiology, healthcare, health policy, social science, international development, or related field from an accredited university; Project Management Certification preferred.
6+ years of progressively responsible experience related to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on programs related to health service delivery/system strengthening in complex, resource-constrained setting; experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
Experience in design and implementation of M&E systems for donor funded health projects; ideally for MCC, World Bank, or USG-funded projects.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods.
Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.
Demonstrated track records in publishing project reports; track record of formal publications preferred
Demonstrated statistical analysis skills and use of relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas).
Experience in the health sector the region strongly preferred.
Knowledge of current frontiers of MEL methods for health systems preferred
Strong knowledge of, and commitment to, gender and social equity issues in health.
Experience coordinating with governments, ministries and/or local NGOs in the design and implementation of data collection activities and data utilization approaches.
Fluency in English.
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.
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