Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director
Title : Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director
Location : Lubumbashi, DRC
Center/Dept : Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director
Palladium is seeking a DRC-based MEL Director to lead monitoring, evaluation and learning of a USAID-funded program, Enhancing Services and Linkages for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (ELIKA). The MELDirector will be responsible for leading high-level monitoring and evaluation activities, and collaborating with subnational stakeholders. Activities will include: ensuring indicators and relevant information are captured on data collection forms,leading the implementation of the management information system and analysis of data from that system, building the capacity of program partners and grantees to collect, manage and report high quality information and adhering to all PEPFAR reporting guidelines. The technical area of expertise isadvanced M&E ofchild protection, community-based HIV/AIDS programs, programs that support orphans and vulnerable children, and/or other social service programs.
Working in collaboration with the program senior management team, the MEL Director will:
- Liaise with and provide technical leadership directly to key subnational stakeholders in areas related to M&E of OVC / child protection, including strengthening M&E systems of CSOs and government social welfare offices and advocating for data use for evidence based programming at the subnational level;
- Support the implementation of the project performance monitoring plan, ensuring adherence to PEPFAR M&E guidelines throughout the project, including supporting the pilot testing of and revisions to data collection and monitoring tools and support to the Chief of Party on strategies to meet program targets;
- Provide technical inputs on the project’s learning agenda and participate actively in technical working groups around OVC and M&E;
- Analyze available country- and program-level data to support evidence-informed policy and programming; build the capacity of program partners and sub-grantees to analyze and interpret data;
- Provide technical support to stakeholders at all levels in the use of community and OVC M&E data and information;
- Overseeand develop guidance on data quality work and related M&E strengthening within the program including RDQAs and community trace and verify (CTV);
- Develop/adapt and apply tools and curricula to build M&E capacity of key program stakeholders such as subnational government staff and local CSOs to collect, report and use quality data up to district and national levels.
- Write technical reports and present technical activities both internally and externally to high-level stakeholders;
- Work closely with Palladium HQ on technical content and communicate regularly with supervisor;
- Where required by the prime, represent the program in technical, policy and planning forums with USAID, the Government of DRC and other key stakeholders;
- Other activities that may arise as assigned by the prime or Palladium HQ.
- Medical Degree or Master's Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, healthmanagement, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required;
- S/he must have at least eight years of experience supervising monitoring, evaluation andresearch efforts, preferably with respect to child welfare and protection systemsor primary health care service delivery; experience with DIVAS or MOH preferred;
- The candidate must have strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills andability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and nontechnicalaudiences;
- S/he must have demonstrated in-depth knowledge of data flow within a community-based health program– preferably within an HIV program;
- S/he must have strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at leastone data management software program (SAS, SPSS) and experience training others in itsuse is highly desirable;
- Experience with end-user configuration in DHIS2 a plus;
- S/he must have demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical andmanagement expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oralpresentation skills;
- Ability to communicate and work closely with a supervisor who is based remotely;
- S/he must be proficient in French and English;
- Congolese national preferred.
All applications must be received on or before June 30th for consideration.
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