Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a global health nonprofit that has worked in more than 150 countries and makes foundational changes to health systems to protect people from diseases and improve their health. We work shoulder to shoulder with local partners, from the national government to the local community, to strengthen and complement existing health systems. MSH seeks a Monitoring & Evaluation Director to provide leadership, oversight, and direction on the monitoring, evaluation and learning component for an anticipated five-year, up to $25 million, USAID-funded health systems strengthening and quality improvement project in Ghana, the Quality Integrated Health Systems Activity.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The M&E Director will oversee the monitoring and evaluation system for reporting progress, and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems. S/he will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with the USAID results framework, coordinate the collection of data including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the quality and completeness of data sets, contribute to the development of the program and document project performance against established indicators and targets. The M&E Director will provide technical leadership to capture program intervention results, ensure high-quality, timely, valid and verifiable data collection and analysis, identify baselines and targets, and develop and implement a learning agenda to inform policy makers and other stakeholders of the lessons learned. S/he will also be responsible for building the capacity of the Government of Ghana, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other stakeholders in the collection, utilization, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring that all monitoring and data collection activities are harmonized and information is shared. S/he will also assist the MOH to monitor programs and assess the robustness of implementing organizations’ data collection and M&E mechanisms. S/he will be responsible for the knowledge management aspect of the project. The M&E Director will work in close coordination with the COP, DCOP/TD, and Finance & Administration Director as part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
Design and implement the Project’s M&E system, including the development of indicators, setting targets, monitoring project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.
Provide technical inputs to the technical team in order to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as M&E tools and strategies and provide monitoring data to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project.
Support the MOH to develop a health sector M&E framework and monitor health system strengthening interventions.
Provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Chief of Party, USAID, and other program managers as required.
Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.
Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree (post-graduate or higher) in public health or a relevant discipline with a strong focus on quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Ten (10) years’ progressive experience including seven (7) years prior experience leading monitoring and evaluation research teams on similar international programs; and five (5) years prior experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research in field-based positions, preferably in health.
At least 7 years of demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and special studies for complex programs in developing countries. Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
Knowledge of statistical methods preferred.
Knowledge of issues related to integrated health services and support programs.
Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system, including developing performance monitoring plans that track performance as sub-results/results and by funding stream.
Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to inform changes in program implementation. Experience with DHIS2 is strongly preferred.
M&E experience in the health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening.
Operations research experience is desired.
Past experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.
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