Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E) and D/COP

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (M&E) and D/COP
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party
LOCATION: Kinshasa, DRC

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by helping public and private organizations throughout the world to effectively manage people, medicines, money, and information. Working from more than 35 country offices and our Arlington, Virginia and Cambridge, Massachusetts US headquarters, our staff from more than 74 nations is highly regarded for its technical expertise, integrity, and commitment to making a lasting difference in health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

MSH is seeking candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded malaria control project in the DRC. The purpose of the USAID/DRC President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Expansion Project is to increase coverage and use of key lifesaving malaria interventions in support of the DRC’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). This project will complement the existing USAID/DRC Integrated Health Project (IHP) and other donorsupported malaria programs. This position is contingent upon project award.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), and working closely with the project technical team, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the project’s compliance with USAID performance reporting requirements and the implementation of project activities consistent with the MOH and the NMCP’s monitoring and evaluation health information systems requirements. The M&E Specialist will be the Deputy Chief of Party (D/COP) due to the importance of monitoring and evaluation to the PMI Expansion project, and one of s/he’s key responsibilities will be the data collection and writing of the quarterly technical/financial reports. Also, s/he will directly assist the COP with his/her preparation of the annual work plan.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

S/he will oversee the development and implementation of a project monitoring and evaluation plan that is capable of clearly and adequately reporting data that represent project performance to USAID in a timely manner. S/he will oversee 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 malaria control stakeholders in DRC. S/he will develop 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. S/he will represent the project on monitoring and evaluation related activities and respond to any specific requirements from the COP. S/he will also use the “train the trainers” approach as described above.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-       Master’s degree in health or a related advanced degree relevant to the field ofmalaria or epidemiology.

-       Minimum of five years of experience in demonstrated relative experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation and working on large donorfunded projects.

-       Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

-       Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques, and establishing M&E systems in developing countries.

-       Possess advanced language proficiency level (LPL) of 4/4 English and French communication (oral and written) skills.

-       Willingness to locate in Kinshasa and to travel within DRC required.

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Les candidat(e)s intéressé(e)s sont invité(e)s à soumettre à l’adresse ci-dessous leur curriculum vitae et une lettre d’intérêt : https://jobs-msh.icims.com

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est fixée au 05 juin 2012

 

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