Title: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Division: Global Health Programs
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH seeks an experienced Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager to support an anticipated five year USAID-funded contract working on comprehensive client centered care for HIV and TB in Tanzania’s northern regions. The successful candidate will support the project’s technical team to accelerate HIV epidemic control and eradicate TB in Tanzania through rigorous technical monitoring, performance management, accurate and timely reporting, and rapid course-correcting mechanisms, across PATH’s innovative approaches, activities, and tools for differentiated, client-centered, and efficacious HIV and TB systems and services.
Key responsibilities and required skills and experience are detailed below
- Oversee all monitoring, evaluation, research, learning, and quality assurance/continuous quality improvement activities/components of the project.
- Lead the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP) and corresponding M&E systems, to include appropriate indicators, baseline data, results, and a plan to monitor and evaluate performance, produce timely, accurate, and complete reporting.
- Remain apprised of up-to-date PEPFAR MER requirements, guidance, and best practices; convey these to the project M&E team; and lead the project team to meet the requirements and follow guidance and best practices.
- Remain accountable for timely, high-quality data submissions to PEPFAR and USAID, including leading the M&E team to meet monthly, quarterly, and/or other reporting frequencies/deadlines.
- Lead implementation of appropriate, high-quality data analysis, visualization, and reporting methodologies to assess project performance, identify and address gaps/weaknesses; and identify best practices to maximize project efficiencies.
- Make available and promote the use of information to guide performance management through well analyzed, rapid, and timely feedback.
- Build community-led monitoring systems to ensure project sustainability and accountability.
- Develop and maintain systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the project, in alignment with award requirements and USAID data requests.
- Ensure effective bi-directional communication and learning between the project and service delivery implementing partners. This will include leading research agendas, coordination, collaboration, and integration through development of knowledge management systems, work process and fostering a culture of collaboration.
- Use M&E as a tool for integrating cross-cutting areas, such as social behavior change and gender, into project activities.
- Manage and mentor project M&E team to collaborate with project staff to ensure successful implementation of M&E strategies and performance monitoring plans.
- Ensure quality, consistency and adherence to standards and best practices for M&E across the project, including data quality and use.
- Work collaboratively with key headquarters and country program staff to plan M&E activities, budgets, timelines, and level of effort requests.
- Contribute data and analysis to quarterly and annual reporting for USAID, including providing written documentation of M&E activities and indicator results.
- Contribute to work plans, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
Required skills and experience:
- Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics research methods, or any behavioral science with relevance to HIV, TB, and/or family planning research, monitoring, and evaluation or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the areas described above.
- A minimum of ten (10) years of experience monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year projects.
- Proven skills in supporting international donor assistance projects; knowledge of and experience working with the U.S. government, including USAID and PEPFAR mechanisms.
- Excellent understanding of PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting indicators and reporting system (DATIM).
- Prior experience setting up and/or implementing routine data collection systems for health service delivery.
- Excellent knowledge of M&E principles and practices; strong knowledge of M&E methodology, data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation and correction, and report writing.
- Experience with research, monitoring, and evaluation of health programs demonstrating progressively increasing level of responsibility.
- Proven experience developing and tracking performance indicators to measure success in health, especially related to HIV and TB.
- Qualitative and quantitative analytic skills coupled with proven ability in using visuals like graphs, charts, maps, and GIS.
- Proficiency with data management tools and software, such as DHIS2, Power BI, Tableau, and/or others. Proficiency using Excel to manage datasets, create Pivot Tables, calculate basic summary statistics, and develop charts and other visualizations is required.
- Demonstrated experience in successfully guiding and monitoring the use of data, analysis, evaluation, and research findings to program actions with some experience in HIV and/or TB programs.
- Demonstrated ability to guide quality assurance/continuous quality improvement in development.
- Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Excellent professional written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English.
- Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
Note: this position is contingent upon donor funding. All offers are conditional upon donor approval.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
The deadline for submitting the application is 05 February, 2021