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Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Director, Mozambique

FHI 360

FHI 360

Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Anticipated Mozambique Improved Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Immunization and Nutrition Activity

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated health project in Mozambique.

Description:

FHI 360 seeks a Director MEL for an anticipated integrated health project focused on improving maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), immunization, nutrition, and WASH services at facility- and community level. The Director MEL will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and work in tandem with other technical and operational staff to support efficient and effective project implementation. 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 Director MEL 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 Director MEL 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 of program staff and health system staff with the aim to improve quality of routine and programmatic data. They will provide strategic direction for a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation during the life of the project. They will serve as the primary point of contact for establishing and managing an evaluation and monitoring system responsive to USAID reporting and learning requirements.

Essential Job Functions/ Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and reporting activities, including: development of the project’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 project’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 MEL 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 MEL team, i.e., provision of constructive feedback, ongoing coaching, and career support, as needed and appropriate. Foster teamwork and collaboration within the MEL team and across project teams.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of strategies for capacity strengthening (as needed) of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in MEL 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, support quality improvement efforts, and contribute to broader learning.
    • 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.
    • Champion project learning across project, sub-partner and MOH partners. Find and implement innovative ways to encourage collaborative learning.
    • Manage and oversee multiple data systems to efficiently collect, link and analyze data at the individual, provider and health facility level using a variety of platforms. Ensure high-quality project data are collected and managed in a way that maximizes their use for project learning.
    • Oversee and contribute to operational research, implementation science and embedded or partner studies. Lead or contribute to knowledge products arising from project learning including developing policy or technical briefs, presentations, webinars, training materials, manuscripts, blogs, etc.

Minimum Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health evaluation or Social Sciences, Statistics or any related field. Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience working on MEL for donor-funded health projects, preferably those involving health systems strengthening, capacity strengthening and/or RMNCH.
  • Strong familiarity with USAID health and capacity strengthening programming.
  • Knowledgeable on reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for MEL of health projects.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and study results.
  • Strong communication abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods, mixed methods, and MEL practices to answer program learning and evaluation questions and to inform adaptive management.
  • Proven experience working with and building the capacity of Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with IPs, donors and host country partners and stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Mozambican nationals/residents encouraged to apply.

Availability of position is contingent upon award to FHI 360. Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

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.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

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.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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