Management Sciences for Health

M&E Technical Advisor

Job ID
# of Positions
GEN (General)
P000 - Proposal
Reports To
Chief of Party


MSH is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor for a child and reproductive health program funded by USAID. The program supports the Ministry of Health of Benin (MOH) to deliver high-impact interventions in an integrated fashion to significantly contribute to accelerate and sustain improvements in maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH).


This position is contingent upon MSH winning the project award.


The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Advisor will develop and implement an overall project M&E strategy and framework that will ensure timely information and feedback to project stakeholders; develop the ability of key decision makers to communicate and manage information effectively; and develop systems, forums, protocols, and policies that facilitate communications between the technical team and other concerned parties. With the project team and stakeholder groups, s/he will plan for and conduct monitoring activities and ensure accurate and timely reporting to USAID and other donors. This may include leadership, management, coordination and strategic planning skills-building. The M&E Technical Advisor will also implement project activities aiming to develop MOH monitoring and evaluation capabilities, including health management information systems strengthening.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Developing M&E framework and operational plan for the project strategy, including roles and responsibilities; monitoring indicators and targets; data sources, and quality of data; measurement and reporting methods; evaluation topics and methodologies; and use of monitoring and evaluation data and findings for increased efficiency and effectiveness of the program activities, and quality of service delivery.
  2. Overseeing the development and implementation of a project monitoring and evaluation plan that is capable of clearly and adequately reporting high quality data that represent project performance to USAID in a timely manner.
  3. Supervising the design and implementation of operational research and quality assurance protocols to identify issues hindering the project performance or to document best practices to be multiplied and shared with other stakeholders in Benin.
  4. Supporting and the MOH to plan, advocate for, implement and assess information systems and activities that would strengthen their capacities in operations and management of data.
  5. Developing and maintain professional relationships with international, national, and local monitoring and evaluation policy makers, universities and schools of public health, and key personnel in appropriate monitoring and evaluation.
  6. Represent the project on monitoring and evaluation related activities and respond to any specific requirements from the COP.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in public health, social sciences or other related field.
  2. At least eight (8) years of experience in health sector/systems monitoring and evaluation, with at least two years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged setting.
  3. Demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of an M&E strategy and/or implementation plan for an effort of similar magnitude. Comprehension of the various elements of a comprehensive health information management system.
  4. Ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation to high level officials on the interpretation and application of monitoring and evaluation data and findings. Ability to communicate to various audiences.
  5. Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct robust assessments and evaluations.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of information and communications technology and its application to performance monitoring and evaluation.
  7. High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work results, and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  8. Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
  9. English (Level 4) and French fluency (verbal and written) required.
  10. Qualified Beninese nationals are encouraged to apply.

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

Chief of Party
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