About the job
Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Technical Lead to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming 5-year USAID malaria project in Tanzania. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania (GOT) and Government of Zanzibar (GoZ) to reduce the burden of malaria in high-burden areas of the Mainland and Zanzibar through quality improvements to malaria case management and treatment of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) with a particular focus on malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring, and monitoring of drug-based interventions. The project will also promote use of surveillance data to refine outbreak response and vector control activities.
The Technical Lead will provide technical leadership to develop project framework, M&E systems and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. The Technical Lead will supervise and manage the project’s M&E team and oversee the collection, management, analysis and use of project data, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The Technical Lead will also be responsible for designing and conducting assessments, operations research and evaluations to address project needs. The Technical Lead will liaise with and support consortium partners and the Ministry of Health to implement monitoring and evaluation (and learning) activities.
This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Tanzania nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
- Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to efficiently track, use and disseminate performance indicators and results over the life of the project, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
- Work closely with technical and programmatic staff to ensure high-quality MEL activities
- Supervise a team of M&E professionals, ensuring high-quality implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
- Develop and oversee implementation of robust context-appropriate systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis and reporting on activity outputs/outcomes and program quality
- Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
- Ensure alignment of project systems and approaches with Tanzania’s national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
- Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with monitoring, evaluation and learning counterparts in other USAID projects national institutions, and key stakeholders, leading initiatives to learn from project data and adapt intervention strategies as appropriate
- Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
- Ensure data is used to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
- Support project leadership to champion holistic approaches to collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA), including design and implementation of an action-oriented project research and learning agenda, routine analysis of available health sector data sources, and application of best practices in knowledge management
- Oversee and/or conduct targeted assessment, evaluations and operations research, ensuring compliance with Ministry of Health and Johns Hopkins University institutional review board policies
- Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle
- Represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
- Ensure relevant data is entered into Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
- Support the project to provide Ministry of Health technical assistance to strengthen the country’s HMIS for the optimal use of routine HMIS data
- Ensure project compliance with USAID monitoring, evaluation, research and open data policies
- Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
- Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
- Train and mentor project staff and implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation methods, tools, and systems
- Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during all monitoring, evaluation and research implementation and dissemination processes
- Support the designated Internal Review Board (IRB) focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI human subjects ethics course and 2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course
- Ensure that project data is included in regular reporting, success stories, briefs and other communication materials
- Bachellor’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience required
- Minimum 7-8 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects
- Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, implementation research approaches, health management information systems, data visualization and reporting
- Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public, NGO and private sectors
- M&E experience in malaria; disease control and prevention; health system strengthening; and/or integrated health services management
- Familiarity with the health management information system and other national M&E systems in Tanzania.
- Experience and understanding of the USAID Malaria framework and reporting system
- Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using DHIS2 and one or more statistical software packages, e.g., SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel.
- Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
- Demonstrated experience leading a capacity-building approach for CSOs, providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels in data collection, analysis and use for decision making.
- Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
- Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
- Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
- Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
- Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili
- Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
- Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
- Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed
- Master’s degree preferred.