Management Sciences for Health

  • Monitoring &Evaluation Specialist/HMIS Mentor

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    GEN (General)
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Application Due Date
    Reports To
    Principal Technical Advisor
  • Overview

    Responsible for district monitoring and evaluation and reporting to USAID. Coordinate data collection and reporting of ONSE indicators at district level. Provide technical support on HMIS and data use of HMIS to district MoH counterparts.  Assist other project staff members with measurement efforts for specific technical areas.

    Specific Responsibilities

    Data Submission Compliance and completeness


    • Provide technical assistance across the ONSE portfolio to ensure the quality of M&E and reporting processes.
    • Compile, analyze and present data for reporting of program progress and impact, and quality assurance to ONSE.
    • Maintain surveillance of portfolio data compliance and completeness into the M&E reporting system.
    • Perform quarterly updates to the ONSE Data Portal.
    • Support MOH counterparts in conducting data quality audits at district level.


    ONSE Contract & SOP Compliance

    • Maintain a thorough account of the status of annual work plan completion, submission and approval through an established Work Plan Tracker.
    • Maintain and report against (in collaboration with the District Coordinator) an account of expected, and completed, portfolio workplans and ONSE Contractual deliverables through an established Deliverables Tracker.

    ONSE Compliance to MSH reporting requirements

    • Assist ONSE to comply with MSH reporting obligations, including Quarterly Scorecard and Total Reach data, as needed.
    • Work closely with the project management and technical teams to compile and analyze data generated from the implementation of project activities to assess progress towards anticipated results and to produce quarterly reports.
    • In collaboration with the Knowledge Management (KM) unit, contribute to ONSE’s regular and ad hoc reports by illustrating narrative reports with quantitative data and for use on the MSH website and data portal.

    M&E capacity building 

    • Contribute to M&E capacity building activities
    • Leverage resources to provide institutional capacity building support and on-going coaching and mentoring to beneficiaries in evaluating competency-oriented training

    Management of limited M&E activities

    • Provide direct technical assistance in M&E as required, including the management of assessments, evaluations, strategic studies, data collection, and analyses.


    • Provide technical support to MOH counterparts on HMIS data collection, entry and data use for decision making.
    • Document evidence of data use for decision making by the MOH counterparts

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Degree in statistics/mathematics, epidemiology, information management or related discipline required.
    • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in M&E, data and information management
    • Field experience managing the implementation of M&E activities of donor-funded development projects.
    • Strong experience with DHIS.
    • Training experience and ability to conduct workshops and orientations.
    • Experience in mentorship, quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation desirable.
    • Experience working with an NGO for supporting public health and quality improvement desirable.
    • Fluent in written and spoken English essential.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Principal Technical Advisor
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