Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 16 August 2019
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Closing on 30 September 2019
  • Current

Job Description

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives. Department Program Advancement (PADV) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The (Integrated) Program Advancement team contributes to this by: Delivering on our promise to global quality and impact via integrated programs; Growing & diversifying our global portfolio integrating the private, public and social sectors; Promoting our work globally to influence the private, public and social sectors. Position Overview

Pact seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager for the ACHIEVE Dominican Republic OVC program. ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. The OVC program in the Dominican Republic will provide targeted support to individuals of Haitian descent and their families (designated as Target Population Individuals [TPI]) to address barriers to care and facilitate access to key complementary services and will build the capacity of local implementing partners to design, implement and track services received in accordance with PEPFAR requirements.

Reporting to the Project Director, the M&E Manager will be responsible for all strategic information responsibilities related to the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting of performance and results. S/he will liaise with relevant technical advisers and counterparts responsible for monitoring and evaluation and support coordination with national management information system. The M&E Manager plays a pivotal role in supporting Pact and its partners to demonstrate project progress and impact and to use data collected to make informed and timely decisions related to project implementation.

Key Responsibilities

• Design and implement the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Plan.
• Establish robust data collection, management, and reporting systems
• Ensure project progress against targets is regularly tracked and evaluate project success in achieving objectives and goals.
• Regularly report results and data to USAID and PEPFAR through narrative reports and DATIM
• Ensure data quality through data quality assessments, data cleaning, verification, and validation
• Oversee all data collection efforts, including evaluation, surveys, assessments, and qualitative studies
Lead Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) activities including a learning studies and ensure the project uses data for decision-making
• Plan and coordinate regular field monitoring visits
• Lead M&E capacity development for partners, supporting them to develop robust M&E systems to track indicators and results to share with Pact and the donor
• Providing training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems

Basic Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, social work, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, analytics or a related field is required;
• Minimum of 5 years of work experience in designing, establishing, and managing monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and managing data intensive, performance-based programs funded by USAID;
• Demonstrated experience collecting, tracking, and reporting on PEFPER MER indicators; experience entering data into PEPFAR’s DATIM system
• Demonstrated working knowledge of the Dominican Republic’s health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes;
• Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills
• Experience using data management systems, including data entry, extraction, and analysis;
• Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analysis utilizing Microsoft Excel, STATA, and/or Business Intelligence tools;
• Demonstrated ability to prepare expert quality data visualizations;
• Fluency in Spanish

Preferred Qualifications

• Expertise in and sensitivity to the socio-political barriers facing intended beneficiaries for this program, individuals of Haitian descent residing in the Dominican Republic (TPI)
• Familiarity with DHIS2
• Working proficiency in English and Creole.
• Local candidates preferred.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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