Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director

John Snow, Inc

Job Description

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Position Category: Local hire, paid in country

Posting Date: 05/19/2024

Deadline Date: 09/30/2024

Starting Date: 09/01/2024

DESCRIPTION

JSI is dedicated to improving people’s lives around the world through greater health, education, and socioeconomic equity for individuals and communities, and to providing an environment where people of passion can pursue this cause. JSI is currently recruiting for Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) candidates for several upcoming USAID funded supply chain and pharmaceutical technical assistance projects in various countries in Sub Saharan Africa and South/Southeast Asia, including Malawi.

The purpose of this activity is to strengthen systems and provide operational support to ensure sustainable access to and appropriate use of safe, effective, quality-assured, affordable health commodities. This position is contingent upon an award from USAID.

The MEL Director will be responsible for coordinating the development of a performance management plan, including performance-monitoring criteria and ensuring continuous monitoring of Activity progress. Primary responsibilities also include organizing and coordinating data collection and analysis, and interpreting and reporting on Activity results to key stakeholders. Evaluation and monitoring activities will be designed to enable program managers in the field to identify problems and their causes, and improve overall program performance. The MEL Director will also coordinate MEL program implementation activities conducted alongside the technical team, to strengthen supply chains and technical assistance. The MEL Director is a member of the Senior Management Team of the project and reports to the Chief of Party.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement a comprehensive M&E framework for program, including the development of a MEL plan, Theory of Change, Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, etc.;
  • Establish and monitor defined M&E indicators; ensure data is reviewed and utilized throughout program implementation and provided to senior management team for CLA approaches;
  • Determine M&E functional responsibilities within the Activity team and data management responsibilities are supported at district health offices for improved reporting and data comprehension;
  • Serve as the focal point for M&E and devise strategies with the technical and communication team to ensure consistency in the use of data and quality reporting;
  • Maintain systems to routinely collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact to ensure effectiveness of interventions;
  • Support subcontractors, private sector, and local government partners to identify, monitor, and report high quality data, ensuring timely submissions;
  • Work as part of the Senior Management Team, supporting the Activity’s strategic vision, ensuring collaboration between functional areas, and supporting effective implementation of activities; and
  • Review and synthesize data with the technical team for strategic information thinking behind reports and all technical deliverables.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in public health, international development, statistics, epidemiology, population sciences, or related degree;
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience working in international health projects in Africa in a technical capacity, preferably at least 5 years with complex USAID-funded projects;
  • Demonstrated applied skills in MEL methods and use of data for service strengthening/technical assistance projects/programs, ideally in supply chain or pharmaceuticals;
  • Demonstrated leadership working with other technical experts in MEL and research in the international community and at the host country level;
  • Ability to tailor data collection approaches to local needs, interests, and capabilities;
  • Ability to convey MEL results to non-technical stakeholders and generate interest in the use of MEL data/results for programmatic improvements;
  • Strong managerial and supervisory experience required; and
  • Exceptional communication skills, particularly on data, in written and spoken English required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 09/30/2024.

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