Technical Advisor, M&E

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 8 January 2019
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 19 October 2018

Job Description

Position Overview:

The Technical Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation, under the supervision of Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, will provide technical leadership and support to country program and global health management information systems for project data.

This position will be based in Arlington, VA

Essential Job Functions: Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support high quality and timely implementation of M&E for the project, including guiding the high quality implementation of the PMP, including data collection and prepare project performance and data reports as required.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to relevant country-level project staff.
  • Lead development of quality assurance systems for the project to help ensure data quality and uninterrupted supply of critical drugs and pharmaceutical supplies.
  • Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used correctly by staff and partners to collect required and accurate data for performance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with programming charts and other data display/visualization products, and promoting easy access to these products, and actively mining the data for high quality custom analyses for program teams.
  • Interact with and provide direction for the project’s management information system and database.
  • Help update and review program performance monitoring plan (PMP) as required by the funder.
  • Identify M&E technical assistance (TA) needs of partners, facilities and/or government counterparts and provide/organize TA through training, mentorship, and/or on-site supervision.
  • Participate in program monitoring visits/forums with other project staff as necessary.
  • Ensure all relevant project staffs are aware of and adhere to funder and government monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and requirements.
  • Continuously review and analyze collected data and advise program management on needed program revisions.
  • Advise and promote best practices in M&E among project staff and partners.
  • Produce learning materials (technical reports, SOTA briefs, peer review journal articles) that contribute to enhanced knowledge and improved policy and practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong data management and analytical skills relevant to the project
  • Demonstrated ability to independently complete assigned tasks, train and facilitate learning and professional development among colleagues
  • Familiarity with client/server or multi-platform application development.
  • Solid understanding of basic assumptions of developing country public health practices for data acquisition and quality assurance.
  • Well developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in project-level database design and administration
  • Knowledge of health, reproductive health or HIV/AIDS programming in developing countries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Public Health, or related field, PhD preferred;
  • 8 years of relevant M&E systems work, programming, and analytic experience.
  • Experience working in procurement and supply chain management in developing countries an advantage; as is sound knowledge of DHIS 2 and other industry standard software.
  • Experience providing technical assistance in different cultural contexts, including local NGOs, and knowledge of the local context essential, familiarity with USAID programs preferred

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About the Organization

About FHI 360: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor

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