Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 16 January 2019
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 19 October 2018

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Director, Monitoring and Evaluation provides guidance and strategic direction in monitoring and evaluation, oversees monitoring and evaluation activities, and contributes to performance improvement of the anticipated USAID Medicines, Technologies and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program. In day-to-day work, s/he focuses on the development and implementation of a comprehensive set of activities to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of MTaPS.

S/he oversees country teams in their M&E activities and contributes to and participates actively in the development and implementation of project-wide strategies in fulfillment of the program’s mandates. S/he will also participate in project management and performance improvement by providing timely monitoring and evaluation data.

This position will be located in Arlington, VA.

Specific Responsbilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and assistance across MTaPS, including supervision of the M&E team, to promote the quality of M&E and performance improvement.
  • Lead development and execution of MTaPS’ comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Plan.
  • Lead development of project management database to ensure timely, transparent, and accurate capture of project implementation data.
  • Coordinate with the knowledge management and learning activities to support effective and compliant reporting of results and lessons learned and dissemination of programmatic impacts and knowledge products.
  • Meet and communicate regularly with the project staff to discuss the status of ongoing M&E work and provide briefings on new developments, coaching and technical support. Provide direct technical assistance in M&E as required, including the design and implementation of assessments and evaluations.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical reports and communications products to reflect monitoring and evaluation results.
  • Contribute to the development of strategies and multi-year and annual project work plans to identify and meet the technical needs of MTaPS activities in M&E and knowledge management.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Typically requires 10+ years of project management experience within a relevant area.

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent (PhD preferred) – Public Health, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams in developing country locations and to produce results within specific timeframes while meeting deadlines. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Proven successful experience working in a headquarter environment.
  • Extensive experience in the use of measurement methods required for monitoring and evaluation of public health programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in areas related to pharmaceutical management highly preferred.
  • Doctoral degree.
  • Fluency in French preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful working relationships with USAID.
  • Highly developed English-language writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience using statistical software packages such as EpiInfo, SAS, SPSS, or Stata for data analysis and modeling.
  • Strong scientific and technical writing skills.

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of time.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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