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Project Overview and Role:
Palladium is recruiting a M&E Manager for a new DFID programme which aims to strengthen Myanmar’s health system.
The M&E Manager will be a full time role based in Myanmar and will be responsible for leading on the design and implementation of work under the monitoring and evaluation component, developing and implementing strategies, work plans, budgets, and generally overseeing the programme’s MEL platform. She/he will be responsible for managing contributions from programme consortium partners and consultants, providing inputs relating to M&E, research and learning. She/he will also engage in a functional relationship with the M&E adviser (based in UK). The position requires a multitude of competencies, and it will offer a great variety of experience and opportunities working with some leading international and national experts and practitioners.
Project and partnership design:
- Lead on the development of robust and evidence-informed Theories of Change (ToCs) across the programme, and ensures the ToCs, Results Frameworks and Indicators Sheets are regularly reviewed and updated in response to learning through implementation.
- Develop core monitoring tools to be used on the project in collaboration with the M&E Advisor and provide oversight of M&E and knowledge management systems.
- Work with programme team and the partners to refine indicative output, outcome and impact indicators for the partner-selection process to ensure that they are realistic but also are adequately ambitious and to set time-bound milestones and targets to measure the changes in each project.
- Participate in Rapid Monthly Assessments and Quarterly Strategic Reviews of inception and implementation of the project.
- Liaise with DFID and the project management team when DFID appoints an evaluator to: integrate the monitoring strategy and the evaluator’s programme evaluation strategy, discuss the implications for planned midline and end line evaluations, and to clarify roles and responsibilities.
- Liaise with the GESI and M&E Advisors to design a routine analysis of different partnerships to understand which initiatives are contributing to the greatest reduction in defined gender inequality metrics. Further, the M&E Manager will conduct qualitative analysis to understand the underlying reasons for any differential impacts.
- Lead on the development of the programme’s Value for Money Strategy
Reporting and partnership oversight:
- Lead and coordinate the M&E components submission of annual and quarterly reports to DFID. This includes the annual review evidence pack which reports, demonstrates and evidences progress against annual review milestones
- Lead and coordinate the production and submission of other key client deliverables, including the M&E components of the Inception Report, Theory of Change, Logframe and M&E Strategy.
- Actively accompany partners in the course of their delivery of data on evidence of progress. This will entail routine check-ins to assess and document progress.
- Consider secondary data sources that can either prove or disprove the programme’s contribution to change before engaging in primary data.
- Lead on monitoring at the health partnership and at the programme level.
- Work closely with the leadership at healthcare institutions to help them to strengthen procedures and processes for routine institutional level data collection, analysis and use to embed monitoring approaches introduced by us within the existing clinical/institutional performance management mechanisms.
- Work with the other senior team members of the project to oversee the work of short-term advisors, contractors, and partners, including developing TORs, providing quality assurance, etc.
- Enforce Quality Assurance across all M&E outputs.
- Coach and mentor members of project staff on M&E, Knowledge Management (KM) and learning components.
- Ensure that all individuals responsible for data collection and reporting are trained in M&E processes, data quality, reporting templates and schedules to ensure they do not just submit data, but are capable of understanding and interpreting the data with which they work.
Lessons Learning and Knowledge Management:
- Hold periodic partner learning events and participating in similar externally hosted events at which lessons learned are to be documented and shared.
- Play a leading role in the organization of the annual cross-partnership learning events in Myanmar. These will bring together different institutions that have received support from the programme to collectively and critically interrogate learnings.
- Master’s degree in development studies, social science, statistics, or another relevant subject.
- Extensive experience of working on monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Demonstrable understanding of and interest in health and health systems strengthening issues in Myanmar.
- Strong track record of leading on research work, particularly using qualitative research methodologies and secondary analysis of existing literature.
- Experience managing other M&EL consultants and research teams.
- Familiarity with M&E concepts and processes preferred by DFID (i.e. theories of change, logframes, MEL strategy development)
- Good analytical ability and report writing skills.
- Fluency in English and Burmese.
- Familiarity with within Myanmar or British health institutions
- Familiarity with outcome mapping and/or contribution analysis.
- Networks within Myanmar or British health institutions.
Myanmar nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.