Reporting to the Technical Operations Manager, the M&E Specialist has overall responsibility for providing coordination and leadership for monitoring and evaluation of the grant, including formative investigation (pre-intervention baseline), ongoing data collection, and summative research evaluation (post-intervention). M&E Specialist would also be responsible for the evaluation that will sum up the grant’s accomplishments in accurate and objective way. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be responsible for establishing M&E and reporting systems for the project districts and provide technical assistance to improve their understanding of project evaluation and a performance-based management approach. In addition, to monitoring and evaluation, the position will support capacity building activities.
Lead the development and implementation of the overall framework for grant M&E in accordance to the design document, donor requirements and MoH Malaria M&E Plan. Develop, pretest and adopt data collection tools, database and M&E System
Lead in impact planning to ensure the achievement of milestones set for priority indicators in the project Performance Framework and additional indicators at different levels of M&E, coherent with the GF NFM approved proposal.
Identify the core information needs of grant management, partners, and funding agencies; Participate in development of the National Malaria Control Program’s annual work plan and budget, to ensure WVM’s alignment with MoH technical strategy
Foster participatory planning and monitoring by engaging primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities
Provide leadership to project team and executing partners in preparing progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports.
Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project staff, implementing partners, and relevant stakeholders with view of strengthening local M&E capacity.
Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data (DQA).
Prepare consolidation progress reports for grant management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations
Coordinate and facilitate project review and learning events and activities for project staff, MOH and all relevant stakeholders.
Recruit, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to tools or conduct special surveys and studies required for evaluating grant effects and impacts.
Support supervision visits and training programs for community health workers in collaboration with Ministry of Health.
Conduct monitoring of post training activities to measure effectiveness of training programs and propose changes to training plans and approaches to ensure investment returns for capacity building for CHWs.
Minimum Qualifications, experience and Competencies
Bachelors degree in Statistics, Public Health, or related social science area
At least 6 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems and formative or operations research for health, child welfare, or related programs in developing countries.
Demonstrated analytical skills and experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Experience in Project Management including community engagement
Firm command of M&E issues, best practices and state-of-the art approaches related to populations of special interest.
Strong training and capacity development skills
Excellent computer skills with competency in statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi-info.
Demonstrated positive record in working with donor, clinical, community and government entities
Able to think strategically and build productive relationships with partners and local, national and international organizations
Be experienced in utilizing computer programs: databases, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, internet application systems.
Strong communication skills in English