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Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Advisor At EngenderHealth

Date Posted: 05/Mar/2014
Deadline: 18/Mar/2014

EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable.  We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce.  We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs.  We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.

Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is a five year project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by EngenderHealth in collaboration with partners. It seeks to increase access to quality treatment services for obstetric fistula, improve prevention, strengthen the environment to support prevention, treatment and reintegration services, and to conduct research to improve the quality of services.

 
JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Advisor will be responsible for managing monitoring, evaluation and research activities.  S/he will be matrix managed by the Deputy Director, FC+ based in New York, responsible for project-wide monitoring, evaluation and research activities. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide overall technical oversight of monitoring, evaluation and research activities
  • If required by the USAID Mission, collaborate with the Deputy Director in developing a Performance Management Plan (PMP) for activities in Nigeria, that is consistent with the global project PMP
  • Collaborate with partner institutions to establish and implement uniform indicators, data collection systems and reporting formats and timelines in accordance with global project and USAID Mission requirements
  • Provide training to partner institutions in indicator definition, data collection and reporting requirements
  • Assist project personnel with establishing evaluation plans for activities, and the use of M&E tools
  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports based on data received
  • Collaborate with project team and partner institutions to review all data and information produced to build capacity in data management and to maximize its use in strategy and program planning, refinement and execution.
  • In collaboration with the Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager and global Deputy Director, establish systems to monitor timely implementation of program activities and establish systems to alert the project team when activities are not proceeding on schedule.
  • Under the direction of the Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager and global Deputy Director, review and provide feedback on research or evaluation study protocols to be carried out in Nigeria, in compliance with EngenderHealth’s Evaluation and Research Standard Operating Procedures (E&R SOPs).  Collaborate on the implementation of studies in Nigeria. 
  • Under the guidance of the Project Manager, initiate and maintain strong ties with all project partners on monitoring, evaluation and research including the MoH, National Health Research/Ethics Council (NHREC) state and LGA leadership/management, and site-level staff.
  • Represent Fistula Care Plus/Nigeria in National Technical Working Groups responsible for developing research related protocols and guidelines.
  • Supervise Data Coordinator, as well as monitoring, evaluation and research consultants and interns.
  • Travel 30% of time for field based technical assistance.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:

• Master’s degree in a field related to epidemiology, biostatistics, monitoring and evaluation of international health and development programs.
• A minimum of 10 years of work experience in M,E&R working on international health projects.
• Experience designing and conducting evaluation studies and operations/applied research.
• Experience providing technical assistance on the use of data for planning and decision making.
• Experience of USAID-funded cooperative agreements preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills, with particular knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word in addition to statistical applications (e.g. SPSS, Stata, Epi Info); knowledge of qualitative software packages desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English required
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and teamwork skills

 

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

EngenderHealth complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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