Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Director - USAID/Burkina Faso Integrated Health Services Activity
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Project Overview and Role:
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director is a full-time position for an upcoming award in Burkina Faso that seeks to contribute to the Government of Burkina Faso’s overarching goal of improving the health and well-being of the Burkinabe population. This includes reducing the burden of malaria through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and strengthening the national health system to ensure that it is prepared for effective prevention, detection and response to public health threats under the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) programs. It will improve the health of women, adolescents, newborns and children’s health through increased access and utilization of family planning, maternal, neonatal, nutrition, adolescent and child health and reinforce high impact interventions including service delivery, social behavior change communication, commodities; supply chain management, and strengthening of the community health system. The MEL Director will provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis. S/he will link M&E data to a process of learning and iterative adaptation. This position will be based in Ouagadougou and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical leadership to capture and communicate program results, as well as ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection, reporting and analysis.
- Develop and implements framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning and development effectiveness to measure and report project success, including articulation of Theories of Change (ToC).
- Using a CLA framework, ensures that lessons learned, and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, and disseminated.
- Review and update the project’s M&E plan on an on-going basis.
- Supports prioritization and regular use of health information by MOH and subnational health sectors, leveraging routine information systems to the extent possible, and supports prioritization of indicators and strengthening of data for effective governance, coordination, and accountability of health services by MOH and subnational health sectors.
- Provides leadership and technical oversight, support, and direction on performance monitoring across all operational components of project. will coordinate and manage all monitoring, evaluation, and research and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produces according to USAID guidelines.
- Responsible for report requirements on project delivery to USAID.
- Ensures that the MEL system adheres to USAID guidelines and meets the needs of the program for learning, analysis, and reporting.
- Leads efforts to develop and implement an effective knowledge management system to ensure lessons and best practices are incorporated into ongoing interventions and innovative approaches.
- Leads development, selection, and application of M&E processes and tools.
- Lead and manage staff professional development to build their capacity and strengthen competency and professional development.
- Provide technical staff training where necessary (i.e. On- the- job -training, through coaching or formal short courses facilitated by managers themselves to develop to skills and knowledge).
- Provides strategic guidance on MEL activities and oversees MEL activities across the project, including indicator selection, baseline assessments, and setting targets.
- Supervises, trains, and mentors MEL team.
- Oversees and advises on information management processes by reviewing data collection efforts, overall data reliability, consistency, quality, and reporting.
- Demonstrated experience in gathering, organizing, and analyzing large amounts of data as well as the ability to design manageable, transparent M&E systems that report progress against indicators throughout the life of the project.
- Prior experience developing, implementing and managing performance monitoring plans (PMPs).
- Experience with USAID rules and regulations, as well as best practices in M&E
- Experience in a senior management role on a donor funded program.
- Supervisory experience.
- Strong understanding of USAID regulations and M&E reporting requirements, preferably in the health sector.
- Fluent writing, reporting, and presentational skills in French and English.
Nationals are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a CV and Cover Letter in English by August 15th