FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Strategic Information for the upcoming USAID-funded Efficiencies in Clinical HIV/AIDS Outcomes (ECHO) Activity in Mozambique. The Director, Strategic Information, who will be based with the project management team in Beira, Sofala Province, will be in close contact with the Maputo-based USAID SI team and will stay up to date with OGAC guidance on strategic planning and strategic information. He/she will be responsible for the design, implementation, and technical quality of all monitoring, evaluation and research activities on the project.
The Director , Strategic Information will be located at ECHO project headquarters in Beira, Sofala Province. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s Performance Monitoring and Learning Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection and analysis; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data.
- Lead the design and implementation of the project’s research activities, including operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and rapid/special studies. Lead efforts to identify key research questions and develop studies that test innovative strategies for addressing and supporting HIV/AIDS initiatives in Mozambique.
- Lead a robust “collaboration, learning and adaptation” agenda for the program, designing and implementing mechanisms for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders.
- Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors.
- Ensure that data from the project is fed into national health management information systems and promote its use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming.
- Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
- Ensure all research and evaluation conducted under the project include a gender focus that promotes gender equitable programming.
- Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360 and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound. Usher research protocols through FHI 360 Internal Review Board and national external review processes.
- Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
- Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
- Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
- Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
The Director, Strategic Information will have the following qualifications:
- An advanced degree in statistics, biostatistics, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data management, monitoring and evaluation, or information systems or related degree in public health, demography, health management, social science, etc.
- At least 10 years of experience in the field of M&E, Information Systems, or Strategic Information related to health projects with some experience in public health
- At least five years of experience in collecting, analyzing, and managing donor funded project data
- In-depth familiarity with PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting 2.0 (MER) indicators and definitions and will provide oversight and guidance on all measurement aspects of ECHO.
- Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Ability to influence program policy and operational decisions, demonstrated by previous experience in leading the development and implementation of instruments, tools, and or protocols used in the measurement of program outcomes
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
- Experience with a USG cooperative agreement preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
- Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
- Strong skills using MS Excel and Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management and presentation software program (SAS, SPSS) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.
- Strong oral, writing, and presentation skills in Portuguese and English are required; two or more years of experience living or working in Mozambique or another developing country is preferable.
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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