Monitoring and evaluation specialist, family planning and reproductive health, CLEAR Team, GHSC-PSM

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 31 January 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, Family Planning and Reproductive Health, for the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in the Communications, Learning, Evidence & Analytics for Results (CLEAR) Division located in our Arlington, VA office. The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program - Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project improves the availability of health commodities and provides supply chain technical assistance. The project has three primary objectives: 1) global commodity procurement and logistics, 2) systems strengthening technical assistance, and 3) global collaboration. The CLEAR team supports the GHSC-PSM project and is made up of the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC), M&E, and Data Analytics teams. The M&E Specialist will support the implementation of the GHSC-PSM project IDIQ M&E plan, including supporting global supply chain and country routine reporting, and some global surveys and reports. They will also participate in any updates to the IDIQ M&E plan, global and country target-setting, and periodic updates to the data collection tools. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage large surveys including the Contraceptive Security (CS) Indicators Survey under the GHSC-PSM family planning/reproductive health task order
  • Manage data collection and analysis process for the Condoms and Contraceptives annual report
  • Support the Task Order 3 data quality activity lead and management information systems (MIS) team to bring standardization and automation of annual stockout reporting for the USAID Performance Plan Report (PPR) standard Family Planning (FH)/ Reproductive Health (RH) indicator
  • Manage an anticipated portfolio of 3-6 countries including backstopping allotted country office M&E teams (across task orders including HIV, malaria, FP/RH, and maternal, newborn, and child health [MNCH]) to ensure the effective management and implementation of country M&E plans and all M&E related activities, including but not limited to:
    • Manage country data quality assessments (DQA) of the project’s performance indicator data (one per supported country per year)
    • Support country M&E personnel in all aspects of quarterly performance reporting, from training and assistance in data collection and calculation to data validation, report analysis, and narrative explanations for the project-wide (IDIQ) report
    • Support completion and refinement of functional requirements and data requirements for electronic survey tools used by and to support the M&E team and countries
    • Manage country portfolio resources for the DevResults M&E system
    • Manage the M&E input leading to the implementation of an in-country data visibility initiative across technical teams
    • Support the development of country M&E plans as new countries become part of the project
    • Support the recruitment, orientation, and training of new in-country M&E managers as needed
  • Support the review and update of GHSC-PSM’s M&E Plan and M&E and its implementation
  • Support the design and update to M&E data collection standard operating procedures and tools
  • Support the development of data management, analysis and performance review processes including Standard Operating Procedures
  • Support the Data Quality team in the implementation of data validation and quality assurance efforts across the entire project
  • Support efforts to encourage use of data for decision-making both within the global supply chain team and between objective, task order, functional area and country teams
  • Promote linkages between the M&E team and the Global Supply Chain/Health Systems Strengthening/MIS/Data Quality/Continual Improvement teams
  • Participate in USAID/GHSC-PSM monitoring and evaluation technical working group
  • Actively participate in external industry events related to M&E knowledge sharing
  • Network with leading supply chain research, academic, and development organizations to build relationships with M&E consultants and sub-contractors
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience in M&E system design, performance measurement, indicator selection, data management, data analysis and database management required
  • Experience, knowledge, and interest in family planning and reproductive health strongly preferred
  • Experience with data management, relational database concepts, and proficient use of enterprise data management and reporting systems
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation methodologies
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications and data analysis software, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of current trends, debates, methodologies and resources in monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of supply chain management concepts preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Experience living or working in developing countries strongly preferred
  • Willingness to travel abroad for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in French strongly preferred

Apply through our Career Center at https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CHEMONICS&cws=1&rid=1 by February 22nd, 2019. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, and this position will be open through the indicated deadline or until filled, whichever date is earlier. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.


Chemonics is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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