Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist | ReliefWeb

Medical teams provide vital primary and secondary health care services integrated with community health in rapid onset and protracted emergencies. As a growing organization with field operations in eight countries in multiple locations, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist provides subject matter expertise and support to international programs (Global Programs, Response Team humanitarian agency, technical team and country offices) through technical leadership and guidance. This position engages at the operational and tactical level to increase technical M&E capacity across the organization and support country offices in the delivery of high quality and timely health care. This would include: a review and recommendations on the M&E capacity and organization-wide learning plan; technical support to country office surveys and evaluations; support for ongoing technical programming such as proposals, surveys or report reviews; and representation at global coordination meetings, technical workshops and webinars.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guide the country office and the humanitarian response team in data collection and analysis: for example, advising on data collection methodology and sampling, developing or revising instruments for data collection, design data management systems and advise on data entry needs and requirements
  • Design and development of health management information systems (HMIS) and surveillance strategies, eg EWARN for outbreaks.
  • Plan, execute, analyze and report results of annual KPC household surveys Up to eight (8) KPCs can be scheduled each year.
  • Provide expert input and technical leadership for the design and methodology of other surveys and assessments required by institutional donors, technical advisors and program managers.
  • Support country offices in producing high-quality data, analysis, reports, presentations and dashboards that support learning and decision-making.
  • Mentor HQ and Country Office staff to conduct rapid household surveys and project evaluations.
  • Support onboarding, coaching, provision of tools and resources, and identify and/or facilitate staff development opportunities.
  • Develop and deliver formal and informal remote and on-site training to country office staff, including but not limited to M&E focal points.
  • Promote the implementation of global M&E initiatives, policies and procedures.
  • Formalize the use of data for decision-making by sharing key data locally throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Develop processes that intentionally analyze a variety of sources of information and knowledge to create a culture of critical inquiry and belief in the value of evidence to guide decision-making.
  • Operational research on existing projects and/or innovations in the field.

Other tasks:

  • Supports the protection of program participants and employees by promoting an environment of awareness and adhering to the code of conduct provisions of the policies for the protection of medical teams against sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as the policies for the protection of children and vulnerable adults and sexual harassment policies.
  • Ensure that accountability is integrated into national strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, trainings and performance management, partnership agreements, and visibility in the reports.
  • Use volunteers whenever possible.
  • Additional tasks assigned.

EDUCATION, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in statistics/social sciences/public health required
  • Valid passport.

LIVE

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in humanitarian contexts
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation strategies, including the design of systems and tools, surveys, data analysis and report writing; and data visualization
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-driven programming
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance, capacity building and training related to monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience with participatory approaches to monitoring and evaluation and collecting and integrating feedback into project implementation
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building using webinars or virtual platforms such as Teams
  • Previous experience living and working in a humanitarian setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of humanitarian standards, donors, systems and principles, e.g. Sphere, CHS, Red Cross Code of Conduct, etc.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian health and nutrition programs and project-based monitoring and evaluation systems for a range of institutional donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles and current approaches to M&E in humanitarian programs using quantitative and qualitative methods and their links to humanitarian systems and standards.

Skills:

  • Excellent database, data management and data analysis skills with experience using at least 2 software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access, SPSS, STATA.
  • Experience with electronic/mobile data collection and management tools (KoBo, CommCare,).
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, with proven ability to produce reports in English.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented.

Abilities:

  • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to country programs on short notice up to 10 weeks per year.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision, including prioritizing work and multitasking to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions independently.
  • Extremely flexible and able to deal with stressful situations and frustrations.
  • Ability to frequently participate in early morning and late evening conference calls to accommodate global time zones.
  • Commitment to the International Appeal Statement and Core Values ​​of Medical Teams.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Frequent use of personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as computer copier and printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers and arms to reach, manipulate, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computers.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information between colleagues and people involved, which requires the ability to speak, hear, transmit and express oneself.
  • Frequent near vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Climbing/descending stairs, steps or a ladder occasionally
  • Traveling occasionally inside an office to access filing cabinets, office machinery, meet colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely or occasionally takes positions to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in a travel situation, occasional to frequent crossing over rough or steep terrain by motor vehicle or on foot.

Working environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The noise level in the working environment is generally moderately quiet.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited sanitation facilities, extreme weather conditions and very basic living conditions.

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