PATH seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for the upcoming multi-year USAID-funded “Surveillance for Malaria Elimination” (S4ME) activity in Ethiopia. The S4ME activity will support Ethiopia’s NMEP to achieve their goals and objectives of sub-national malaria elimination, particularly to attain near zero malaria deaths and eliminate malaria in selected low transmission areas.
The MEL Advisor will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and reporting again the project’s MEL plan, including appropriate performance indicators in line with USAID/PMI guidance. MEL Advisor will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and will take a leadership role in ensuring quality monitoring and evaluation of project activities. S/he will be responsible for contributing to the development and strengthening of S4ME implementation strategies based on the effective use of data, and for coordinating S4ME’s reporting function in line with deliverable and other requirements.
Position is contingent upon award to PATH.
- Provide overall technical guidance on the implementation of the project data collection and monitoring and evaluation system.
- Implement and monitor the performance monitoring plan covering activities to compile, analyze and present data for reporting of program progress and impact.
- Maintain and update the M&E system on an ongoing basis and generate needed reports to meet donor and other stakeholder requirements.
- Using DHIS2/HMIS data produce monthly, quarterly and other reports to inform progress toward end of project targets and adherence to donor support data requirements.
- Oversee data collection and monitoring activities at the target regions of the project.
- Provide technical assistance to MOH for monitoring and improvement of program activities.
- As a member of the in-country project management team, participate in discussions for design and implementation of project activities.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as MOH, implementing partners, academic institutions, and donors in the area of monitoring and evaluation.
- Take on duties as may be assigned by Chief of Party and other senior partners.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Postgraduate qualification in public health, epidemiology, international health, social sciences, or related discipline is required.
- Minimum of 15 years’ experience and demonstrated skills of at least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation in health, of which 5 in a leadership position within a donor –funded project, preferably USAID
- Experience in understanding and managing the performance monitoring plan within donor funded project
- Knowledge and experience of FMOH’s health information systems and DHIS2 is a requirement.
- Demonstrated understanding of and familiarity with a range of monitoring and evaluation approaches including health information and data management systems.
- Ability to oversee data collection and utilization at various levels to ensure accuracy and clarity of data interpretations.
- Experience in data quality audits and data reviews preferably in malaria
- Experience in providing technical assistance and conducting capacity building activities in relation to monitoring and evaluation
- Proven ability to motivate and mentor staff and create a positive team environment.
- Strong communication and problem-solving skills, capacity to analyze data, monitor progress, and recommend necessary recourse for maximizing program progress and impact.
- Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills in English required.
- Available to travel within the country as needed.
Must have legal authorization to work in Ethiopia.
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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