Management Sciences for Health

M&E Prinicipal Advisor

Grade
K
Job ID
13-9902
Liberia-Monrovia
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
HPG
Dept/Unit
GEN (General)
Project/Program
A374 - Liberia CSHSS
Application Due Date
2018-01-17
Reports To
Chief of Party

Overview

MSH seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Sr.  Manager to implement and oversee the monitoring and evaluation system for reporting progress, and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems. The M&E Sr.  Manager position is part of the project senior management team and is expected to provide thought leadership and M&E expertise to the project, and to ensure strong performance of the project M&E team.

 

The M&E Sr.  Manager will be expected to implement and adapt a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with the CSH program results framework, coordinate the collection of data for the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the quality and completeness of data sets, contribute to the development of the program and document project performance against established outputs and indicators. The M&E Sr.  Manager’s role provides oversight for all M&E and HMIS components of the CSH project. S/he will support routine data quality audits, and serve as a catalyst to enhance systems that bridge data collection with analysis and data-driven decision making and planning. Building on previous gains, focus on accurate and timely data collection at the county and health facility level will be paramount.

 

Equally importantly, the M&E Sr.  Manager is expected to provide technical assistance to, and build capacity of, the Ministry of Health’s Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, and of the Data Managers of the County Health Teams. S/he will be responsible for collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and county health teams (CHT) to identify data management challenges, provide feedback, and improve existing data management, collection and analysis tools and timelines. 

 

As a ‘thought leader’ of the program, the M&E Sr.  Manager is also expected to promote learning, such as actively participating in and leading operations research that addresses issues and questions to inform public health.    

Specific Responsibilities

Routine  M&E:

  • Support the development and implementation of appropriate plans to monitor progress, evaluate outcomes, and disseminate achievements.
  • Maintain local data collection systems, ensuring that all necessary information from routine reporting are collected and analyzed to be used in guiding internal project planning.
  • In close collaboration with implementing managers, document and disseminate activities and accomplishments of different interventions in the form of reports, publications, and oral presentations.
  • Implement the contract’s M&E strategy and plan.
  • Maintain up-to-date and complete data in accordance with performance monitoring plan (PMP) on a quarterly basis for learning and project reporting purposes.
  • Systematically conduct and document data quality improvement activities.
  • Provide routine supervision and ensure performance of M&E and HIS project staff

Capacity Building:

  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH and CHT to ensure the collection and routine analysis of  quality data
  • Provide technical assistance to the MOH and CHT to ensure data is used for decision-making at all levels.
  • Strengthen capacity building efforts related to HMIS and operational research.
  • Actively promote learning, including actively participating in and leading operations research to inform public health.  
  • The M&E Advisor will also serve as coach and mentor to counterpart at county level and ensure HIS is decentralized at district level.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring of all staff at different level to ensure valid data collection
  • Support the development of internal staff capacity and data collection systems.

Reporting:

  • Submit monthly and quarterly narrative reports to COP
  • Report required M&E data quarterly in PIDS an online data collection and reporting system
  • Submit monthly and quarterly M&E Senior Manager reports.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Required qualification:

 

Master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as health sciences, public health, statistics or monitoring and evaluation.

 

Required experience:  

  • At least 08 years demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of large-scale development programs.
  • Extensive practical field experience across a broad range of programmatic areas, preferably with experience in health programs management
  • Experience designing, facilitating and teaching trainings and workshops to build capacity among people from diverse backgrounds and in different settings.

 

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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