OVC/AGYW M&E Director

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 10 April 2018

Job Description

Pact Overview

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.

Project Overview

The anticipated USAID-funded project “Karabo ea Bophelo” (KB) project will work to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Berea, Leribe, Mafeteng, Maseru and Mohale’s Hoek districts, Lesotho.

Position Purpose

The M&E Director will be responsible for designing and implementing systems to ensure appropriate tracking and assessment of all project activities. S/he will have primary responsibility of reporting on project outputs and outcomes and for ensuring quality of interventions. H/she will responsible for all data submissions in accordance with PEPFAR and USAID requirements. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to any consortium members or sub-grantees (as applicable) in establishing and implementing their monitoring and evaluation systems for the project. This position is contingent upon award of funds.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop project-specific monitoring tools in collaboration with relevant departments.
  • Support Project staff in developing project results frameworks (input, output, outcome and impact), and develop relevant indicators and targets for result areas.
  • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
  • Develop data collation and aggregation tools, as well as maintain project databases.
  • Integrate the use of innovative technologies, data platforms, and GIS mapping for data collection, management, and reporting.
  • Review and finalize Monthly, Quarterly and Annual MERL workplans and budgets.
  • Oversee the development of donor reports, ensuring that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met.
  • Coordinate the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys, special studies, and other components of the project’s MERL system.
  • Liaise with counterparts at international, government, non-government agencies involved in related activities and collaborate in promoting high quality results and complementary efforts.
  • Supervise project M&E staff.
  • As applicable, provide one-on-one technical assistance, mentoring and coaching to support partners in: ensuring realistic targets are set for all required and customized indicators, as well as conducting and facilitating MERL training for partners that include basic MERL, data quality management, basic data analysis, and managing evaluations.

Basic Requirements
  • A Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, or related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in establishing / designing M&E systems and tools and managing data intensive health programs, preferably for PEPFAR/USAID-funded programs.
  • Relevant technical experience related to OVC care and treatment and AGYW prevention.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with USAID reporting and MER indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and managing operational research and evaluations.
  • Experience in program quality management (both services and data quality) and quality. improvement systems.
  • Demonstrated writing and data presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in project design, implementation, and reporting, preferably for USG funded programs.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in working with mobile health data systems (mHealth) highly desirable.
  • Local candidates highly encouraged to apply.

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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