Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor

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Niamey, Niger
Apply by 6 November 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

Project Overview:
This anticipated 5-year USAID-funded activity will contribute directly to the overarching goals of RISE II Integrated Health Services Delivery (HSD) by improving access to quality health services and strengthening ownership and management of health services by communities, in partnership with citizens, local government, and service providers in Burkina Faso and Niger. The activity seeks to build off of the successes of RISE I and incorporate key lessons learned to achieve greater impacts on health, family planning and nutrition outcomes and enhance the sustainability of institutions and programs.

Program responsibilities:
URC is seeking an experienced Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor to provide oversight on project design, activities monitoring, and impact evaluation of the anticipated RISE II HSD Activity. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of overall monitoring and evaluation framework for project implementation in targeted regions.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations.
  • Develop and oversee project monitoring, evaluation, research, learning, and reporting, including development of appropriate indicators, tracking against targets, assessing performance, conducting surveys and assessments, documenting lessons-learned, and producing timely, accurate, and complete reports.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation plan and information systems to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the M&E database and ensure timely collecting and reporting of project data, including relevant performance indicators, baselines and annual targets; and ensures compliance to USAID requirements.
  • Lead data analysis and inform strategic decision-making based on key indicators for which the program is responsible.
  • Support program technical staff to contribute to program monitoring, evaluation, and use of innovative technology as well as its documentation.
  • Liaise with USAID, government partners, research partners, policy makers, technical assistance organizations, and other key stakeholders to coordinate the dissemination and application of results to strengthen periodic verification activities.
  • Work with local health NGOs and communities to build capacity in data collection, reporting and use of data for programming and monitoring.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Statistics, Health Economics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 5-10 years of progressive more senior-level experience in the design and management of international development M&E activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, manage, and implement all technical, fiscal and administrative components of complex MEL programs.
  • Ability to effectively manage M&E Database, particularly by developing key performance indicators and overseeing baseline, mid-term and end-of-project evaluations.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and effectively communicate results and impact to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills and samples of published scientific journal articles in French.
  • Background in field research in health programming with experience in qualitative/quantitative methods and analysis is strongly preferred.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English preferred.
  • Familiarity with USAID indicators and reporting requirements.


Please note: these positions are contingent upon securing award.

About the Organization

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. URC focuses on finding ways to deliver proven approaches to health care problems, applying quality improvement (QI) methods and conducting operations research to tailor those approaches to various settings. Recognizing implementation barriers unique to each setting, we train local managers and service providers to strengthen health systems, integrate system elements, and bring improvements to scale.

To Apply:

For immediate consideration, please visit URC’s Career Opportunities page at www.urc-chs.com/careers.

You must upload your CV/Résumé and your Cover Letter where indicated. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well.

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise. Thank you very much for your interest.

Position is Contingent upon Award

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