Position Title: Director of Program Monitoring
Reports to: Chief of Party for Ebola Pillar II
In this role you will be responsible for Routine Monitoring and Data Quality Assurance components of the Ebola Pillar II Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activity in West Africa in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. We require someone who is well-organized, works with a sense of urgency, and possesses a strong work ethic. This position is based in our Vienna, VA Home Office, and with periodic work in our Washington DC Office and overseas travel.
Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Improve methods for data collection;
- Lead or oversee all matters related to routine monitoring and data quality assessments (DQA);
- Draft technical and non-technical tools, materials, curricula related to capacity building, routine monitoring and DQA;
- Facilitate capacity building workshops for mission’s staff and external partners in M&E and DQA processes;
- Develop training materials and deliver trainings on selected M&E topics for USAID and implementing partner staff;
- Raise data quality and performance levels to conduct DQAs amongst Technical Teams and Program Offices in USAID missions in West Africa;
- Provide a high level of data quality awareness across multiple staff profiles (e.g. manager, front-line staff etc.);
- Assist missions and other operating units to harmonize M&E plans/
- Proactively improve the quality of mission data quality control process and reporting;
- Evaluate and identify where information/data system enhancements are required;
- Compare raw data files from one month to the next to assess continuity of coverage;
- Check for quality of data via alerts from processing;
- Available to travel to the field as required;
- Represent IBTCI in project implementation meetings with partners or clients;
- Potentially serve as primary US-based point of contact with client in the absence of Chief of Party for Ebola Pillar II.
Additional Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Represent Ebola Pillar II MEL in industry conference and workshops
- Author white papers or report to promote the Ebola Pillar II MEL’s intellectual prowess in M&E in general and routine monitoring and DQA related to M&E
- Provide in-house training to home and field staff on M&E, Routine Monitoring and DQA
- Attend management meetings and contribute to strategic and business plans as needed
- Other duties/tasks as assigned
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrate familiarity with USAID’s Evaluation Policy and guidance on monitoring and DQAs included in the USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) in chapter 200 series
- Understanding of USAID performance management standards and guidelines
- Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following sectors: global health, agriculture and food security, and/or governance within two or more of the following areas: HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, reproductive health and family planning, food security, emergency food aid, nutrition, water and sanitation, health information system, service delivery, elections, economic and entrepreneurial development, among others
- Experience in leading or overseeing all matters related to routine monitoring and DQAs, conducting DQAs, and improving methods for data collection
- Experience streamlining data collection between clients and implementing partners
- Experience in conducting training on a broad range of M&E skills including methodologies, data collection and analysis and data quality assessments
- Demonstrated experience with an array of adult learning methodologies (i.e. hands-on technical assistance, case studies, workshops, online course development, peer-to-peer mentoring, etc.)
- Client-oriented with experience leading capacity building for clients (e.g., USAID).
- Ability to travel overseas is integral.
- Demonstrable results orientation, flexibility and problem solving skills.
- Strong communication skills (oral and written) required.
- Proven ability to organize and share information effectively, with strong attention to detail.
- Native fluency in the English language is required; a working competence in French is desirable.
- 5 to 10 years of experience in conducting DQA, training on M&E methodologies, data collection, data analysis and DQA and other related fields plus.
- Ten years of experience in M&E of foreign assistance or donor activities.
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, International Affairs, International Development, Policy Analysis, Economics, Agricultural Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Statistics, or another related field.
About the Organization
International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects. IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies. IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy & governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.
The Ebola Pillar II, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project is a three-year USAID-funded contract to address USAID-coordinated efforts in mitigating the second order impacts of the Ebola Virus outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project is focusing on four main components: evaluation, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning.