Regional Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation (LME) Manager
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FHI 360 leads the implementation of the USAID funded Ethiopia Community Nutrition Activity. The Activity focuses on enhancing multisector coordination and accountability; improving nutrition practices and health-seeking behaviours; and strengthening delivery of quality nutrition services within USAID’s Feed the Future Zones of Influence
The Regional Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation Manger will be member of the Community Nutrition team and will work with the Country Office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team and others to support the development, implementation, management, and conduct of Learning, monitoring and evaluation activities specific to community Nutrition. The Regional LME manger will provide technical support for the overall implementation of LME activities in the regions such as development /adoption of data collection tools for nutrition interventions, recording and reporting of multisectoral nutrition intervention (DQAs) quality assurance activities and participation in baseline and other surveys such as facility readiness assessment and Nutrition Information system assessment in the region. S/he will participate in a project management support to coordinate activities with the larger project team, local implementing partners, the government, nongovernmental organizations, community organizations. The LME manger should have demonstrated management and teamwork skills and will leverage previous experience and work with diverse teams.
The Regional LME manger should be responsible to collect, consolidated, review periodic community nutrition narrative reports shared from the technical specialists and submit to the Hub lead and LME Director within the given timetable. He/she will be responsible and accountable to ensure quality of all DHIS data collected from PHCUs in the operational woredas. The Regional LME manger will work closely with Zonal Coordinators to deliver all LME related activities at the community level. He/she leads and supports Zonal coordinator to prepare case studies, success stories, lessons learning as demanded by the activity.
The Regional LME manager will work closely with LME Director, Data Manager and M&E coordinator in the development and use of data systems within Community Nutrition, for efficient and effective data use and decision making. He/she will work closely with all stakeholders to utilize the data and share for users. S/He will lead and participate in capacity building of technical and LIP staff on M&E and data management to ensure data quality. He/she should perform any additional assignment as required.
Location: Hawassa (Covering for Sidama, Southwest, Central Ethiopia and South Ethiopia regions)
Monitoring and Evaluation (40%)
- In collaboration with the regional community nutrition team, provide management of M&E activities in the region.
- Collaborate with Zonal Coordinators and regional specialists to ensure that lessons learned and recommendations from M&E activities are used to modify existing Community Nutrition Activities.
- Assist with the evaluation of current indicators and the identification of new ones in collaboration with LME director.
- Monitor data collection, collation, storage, analysis and reporting ensuring the Data quality.
- Maintain quality monitoring system in the community Nutrition activities to enable the generation of reports to donors and other stakeholders.
- Ensure program staff are using data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to program implementation.
- Provide Joint supportive supervision to Local Implementing Partners to ensure quality nutrition services.
- Coordinate supportive supervision and review meetings with the regional level partners.
- Document and Share Succuss stories, lesson Learnt and case studies to show the project outcomes.
- Provide Technical support for Zonal Coordinators and regional specialists on project LME indicators.
- Orient & familiarize zonal coordinators, LIPs and other project team on the project recording and reporting tools.
Program design and development (20%)
- Provide technical oversight in developing and implementing evaluation activities carried out in the region.
- Provide support for training for staff working on community nutrition to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation components of the program.
- Participate in and contribute to Community Nutrition quarterly and annual planning exercise.
- Ensure right target beneficiaries and facilities are clear and included in the work plan.
Reporting Responsibilities (20%)
- Compile data from DHIS2 and LIPs and prepare reports for submission to the stakeholders.
- Assist for any ad-hoc donor request in data collection, assessment, survey.
- Produce periodic summary Community Nutrition project overview, achievement, project briefs in line with project document and the activity goal.
- Make sure that implemented Community Nutrition activities are reflected into the annual work plan, LMP plan and DIP and properly reported as per the requirement.
Leadership and Supervision (15 %)
- Supervise and mentor LIPs in collecting community level nutrition interventions,
- Lead for internal and external reporting activities carried out in the region.
- With the Regional Hub lead and LME Director to facilitate the monthly work plan reviews and updates of the region.
- Provide guidance in knowledge management working for community Nutrition.
Capacity building and training (5%)
- Support data capturers at the health facilities (PHCU and community level ) to increase their technical capacity in the area of data collection and management .
Project Design Implementation:
- Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
- Monitors project deliverables and reports to supervisors.
- Leads technical project activities and sub activities and assists with project implementation.
- May implement components of the technical portions of the project plan.
- Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff.
- Functions as the technical lead with oversight of project technical administrative and finance compliance, technical deliverables, and team management, (includes projects and consultants).
Business Development and Client/Funder Support:
- Successfully leads new business development initiatives including project design, budgeting, and recruitment efforts.
- Provides final authorization and approval of the technical portions of proposals and project design, based on the design and direction set by technical leadership.
- Builds productive working relationships internally and externally.
- Collects data for inclusion in proposals, which consist of assisting with proposal research and developing proposal strategies.
- Draft proposals, budgets, and work plans.
- Participate in business development meetings with partners and clients.
Operations Management (Finance, HR, etc.):
- Ensures project activities are on track with work plans, with technical expertise informing project implementation.
- Oversees project timelines and budgets. Assists in the development of donor reports and presentations.
- Tracks technical project spend under broad supervision.
- Tracks Statement of Work (SOW) and budget tracking systems; provides reports to supervisors.
- Collects financial and technical tracking data; prepares reports.
- Coordinate with suppliers for procurements.
- Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results and analyzing data sets and technical assessment findings.
- Establishes and maintains SOW and budget tracking systems.
- Drafts / prepares client technical reports.
- Creates technical content (e.g., reports, presentations, manuscripts).
- Develops in-depth knowledge of quality standards through formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives.
- Coordinates and direct activities to meet client/funder and regulatory requirements.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- In-depth knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with providing technical support for research studies.
- Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
- Broader knowledge of quality standards
- Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
- Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
- Articulate, professional, and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.
- Ability to influence and collaborate with others.
- Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.
- Ability to solve problems and implement corrective action as needed.
There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:
- Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
- People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
- Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
- Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
- Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
- Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
- Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
- Networks with key internal and external personnel.
- Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.
- Determines methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
- Serves as team lead and may mentor other lower-level personnel.
- May supervisor junior level staff.
- Typically reports to Regional Hub Lead with dotted line reporting to Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Director
- Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Statistics, Civil Society, Communication and Social Marketing, Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Research, Technology and Youth or a Related Field.
- Project Management (PM) Certification preferred.
- Master’s Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Statistics, or related field of studies with 6+ years of experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in the above filed with 10 years of experience.
- Typically requires 6+ years of relevant experience managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
- Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization.
- International or Domestic (US) Program Development or Program management experience preferred.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.
- 10% - 25%
Date Revised: 09/13/2021
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