MSH is seeking highly qualified candidates for the anticipated Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Programme (TDDAP). TDDAP will strengthen African health systems and institutions, through supporting:
i. Reform of the World Health Organization Africa Regional Office to deliver better on health security;
ii. countries to enhance capabilities to achieve the International Health Regulations (IHRs) based on assessment and prioritization;
iii. better governance and accountability of public health systems for disease preparedness and health security;
iv. improved data and evidence; and
v. a contingency mechanism should a pre-crisis situation arise.
1. Provide advice and actively support the design of a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) strategy and implementation of all subsequent M&E systems to effectively track and ensure high quality data.
2. Work in close collaboration with the Technical Lead Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response and country coordinators to ensure all in-country M&E systems are operational and data is being used for learning, decision making, programme improvement and overall programme monitoring.
3. Provide all necessary programme data timeously to the Executive Director and Programme Director for DFID reporting.
4. Work in close collaboration with the Third Party Monitoring (TPM) agency, the Executive, and Project Directors to provide data for verification, or any operational research as required by DFID, the TPM agency and/or WHO Afro.
5. Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
1. Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (statistics, quantitative/qualitative data analysis, management, public health).
2. Minimum 10 years of demonstrated experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of large and complex development programs.
3. Recent and relevant experience in designing M&E systems integrated where possible with existing government platforms (interoperability).
4. Knowledge of routine data systems (DHIS/District Health Information System) in public health systems.
5. Experience in Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) in the context of disease outbreaks.
6. Managing M&E systems within large complex DFID programmes.
7. Proven leadership capabilities and ability to provide quality assurance of other consultant’s work.
8. Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
9. Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
10. Ability to influence program policy and operational decisions, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of M&E frameworks and tools.
11. M&E experience in the health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening.
12. Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
13. Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in French and English.