Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist USAID Project Careers – Jhpiego

Organization: Jhpiego
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Jhpiego is a US
international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins
University. For over 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to
prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with
health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high quality
healthcare to their people. Jhpiego also develops strategies to help countries
care for themselves by training competent heath care workers, strengthening
health systems and improving delivery of care.
Job Summary: The
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide technical leadership and
strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an
upcoming family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent
health (FP/RMNCAH) program. The project aims to increase use of quality
county-led FP/RMNCAH services. The project will operate over a five-year
period. The M&E Specialist will provide technical leadership to develop the
program framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results
and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting
of all project activities.  The M&E
Specialist will work closely with the M&E team to design, implement and supervise
the program’s M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated
into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions
and outcomes. The M&E Specialist is responsible for documenting and
disseminating program successes and challenges to USAID.  The M&E Specialist will also be
responsible for designing and conducting operations research.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Performance
    Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results,
    including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and endline
    assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the program that will
    ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation
    on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual
    reports, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the program
    achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Kenya national
    monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting
  • Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document
    results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and
    monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate
    follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including
    design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures,
    including routine data quality audits
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other USAID
    projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional
    circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s
    organization-wide performance management system designed to capture,
    analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among
    the project team
  • Work closely with project and financial staff to prepare and track
    progress of project and activity budgets
  • Supervise a team of M&E professionals
  • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project
    staff, implementing partners and facility staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Jhpiego Monitoring and Evaluation
    Specialist job placement must hold a Master’s degree in public health,
    demography, statistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent
  • Minimum seven years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating
    complex, large, multi-year international health sector development
    programs (approximately $10M per year)
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies,
    operations research, health management information systems, reporting,
    data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation and setting up
    and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning
    skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple
    host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
  • M&E experience in RMNCAH/FP
  • Firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in
    quality health service and support programs
  • Familiarity with Uganda health management information system and
    other national M&E systems
  • Experience and understanding of the USAID and Kenyan MOH RMNCAH/FP
    frameworks and reporting systems
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze
    data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least
    one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they
    acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and
    maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID,
    host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders
    such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking,
    organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best
    practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in
    English and Swahili
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional
    and national programs and technical staff
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and 40 % of time
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply by applying online at the link
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