Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning Director (Technical Assistance Marketplace)

Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Description

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Director, Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning for a potential 10-year, Global Health supply chain program. The purpose of the program is to support both public and private sector institutions by providing technical assistance services that: strengthen national supply chain systems for better performance and sustainability; provide operational and Technical Support to increase access to Health Commodities; and/or improve pharmaceutical Management Systems, including pharmaceutical services, to ensure health impact is achieved.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director, MEL will oversee the monitoring and evaluation and learning system for reporting progress and ensuring availability and use of quality data for adaptive management, and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems. The Director, MEL will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation and learning system and plan consistent with the USAID results framework, coordinate the collection of data including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the quality of data sets, contribute to the adaptive management of the program, oversee the development, maintenance and use of the project technical Information Management system, and document project performance against established outputs and indicators. The incumbent will also be responsible for building the capacity of the government of the countries of operations, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other stakeholders in the collection, utilization for decision making, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring that all monitoring and Data Collection activities are harmonized and information is shared. The incumbent will also assist the MOH to monitor programs and assess the robustness of implementing organizations’ data collection and MEL mechanisms.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITY

Design and implement the Project’s MEL system, including the development of indicators, setting targets, monitoring project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the technical team in order to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as MEL tools and strategies and provide monitoring data to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project, for enhanced adaptive management.

Oversee the development, maintenance and use of the project technical information management system, and its interoperability with the national Health Information management system.Support the MOH to develop a pharmaceutical sector MEL framework and monitor pharmaceutical system strengthening interventions.

Provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Project Director, USAID, and other program managers as required.

Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.

Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline and at least 10 years of demonstrated experience designing, and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and special studies for complex programs in developing countries.
  • Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  • Knowledge of issues related to supply chain/pharmaceutical management .
  • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous MEL system including developing performance monitoring plans that track performance as sub-results/results and by funding stream.
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation.
  • MEL experience in the Health Sector desired, particularly in supply chain systems strengthening.
  • Operations research experience is desired.
  • Past experience leading and building the capacity of MEL officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
  • Proven expertise in the management / supervision of health management information systems.
  • Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and DHIS2.
  • Experience with USAID programs/projects strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required. Proficiency in other languages, especially French, is preferred.
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