Director, Strategic Information

Mozambique-Maputo
Job ID
18295
# of Openings Remaining
1

About FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:Monitoring and Evaluation Director

Description

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Director for an anticipated USAID-funded project.

The M&E Director will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of all monitoring, evaluation and research activities on the project. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project.

 

Job Description:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s Performance Monitoring and Learning Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s research activities, including operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and rapid/special studies. Lead efforts to identify key research questions and develop studies that test innovative strategies for addressing and supporting HIV/AIDS initiatives in Mozambique.
  • Lead a robust “collaboration, learning and adaptation” agenda for the program, designing and implementing mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors.
  • Ensure that data from the project is fed into national health management information systems and promote its use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
  • Ensure all research and evaluation conducted under the project include a gender focus that promotes gender equitable programming.
  • Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360 and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound. Usher research protocols through FHI 360 Internal Review Board and national external review processes.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
  • Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.

 

Job Summary / Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance in support of surveillance, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities in the assigned unit; and in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research. Provide technical guidance by designing and developing M&E systems and procedures for funded programs. This includes establishing key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program. Work closely with the program team to ensure compatibility and coordination within the existing M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements. Work on data analysis and use products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets or identification and resolution of gaps. Work on assessments and other routine program monitoring and evaluation activities across the organization. Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements. Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems. Provide technical guidance on design, development and implementation of the project M&E strategy, build capacity in country to develop, manage and operationalize M&E systems and plans that are aligned to program strategy, and permit quality reporting on a global level. Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting. Participate in national and donor M&E TWG or other forum when the opportunity arises.

Qualifications

•Master’s Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, health management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field.

8+ years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to child welfare and protection systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, and service delivery. 3+ of those years should include supervisory experience.

Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.

Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.

2+ years’ experience living or working in Mozambique or another developing country is preferable.

Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.

Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.

Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English and Portuguese.

Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.




This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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