Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist-Malawi

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 seeks candidates for an upcoming DFID funded program that aims to improve family planning and sexual health interventions in Malawi. This program will promote and increase the use of effective family planning methods by rural, poor and young women. The program will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health to sustain expanded delivery of family planning services beyond the life of the program. This position is contingent upon program award. 

 

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (ME) Specialist will develop and implement an overall project ME plan and strategy based on the MFPP logical frameworks. S/he 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. Oversee development of the project Performance Monitoring Plan including baseline assessment and follow up data collection to monitor and measure the long-term outcomes and impact of project activities. In addition to facilitating formal trainings, the ME Specialist will work closely with the Team Leader to provide on-the-job capacity building, supportive supervision, mentoring, and coaching for project staff and beneficiaries.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Together with DFID and the MOH, the ME Specialist will produce an annual work plan with key performance indicators and a PFPS logframe aligned to the MFPP logframe.
  2. With the program team, plan for and conduct monitoring activities and ensure accurate and timely reporting to DFID Malawi and other concerned parties. Ensure quality control data collection instruments and tools, including their use.
  3. Compile, analyze, and present data for reporting of program progress and impact, and quality assurance.
  4. With the Project technical staff, capture lessons learned and best practices, document and disseminate information, assist with developing presentations, abstracts, articles, etc.
  5. Leverage resources to provide institutional capacity building support and on-going coaching and mentoring to the MOH and other beneficiaries in ME.
  6. Develop a plan to strengthen the MOH data collection system and their systems for reporting results.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics or related field.
  1. Minimum of five years of experience in public health project monitoring, evaluating, and operations research, with at least three years of specific experience working with international donors and agencies. DFID experience preferred.  
  2. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  3. Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research design/methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques, ME framework design and establishing ME systems in developing countries.
  4. Experience and knowledge of ME capacity and limitations of healthcare systems to deliver quality services in Malawi.
  5. Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Fluency in English is 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.

 

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