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18-296: M&E Specialist
Country:South Sudan
Department:Program Innovation and Performance
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Background:

International Medical Corps has been providing emergency medical, nutritional, as well protection assistance to IDPs and refugees in South Sudan. In addition, in education sector, IMC also provides support on the management in three nursing and midwifery colleges of Wau, Kajokeji and Juba.

IMC’s basic package of essential health care encompasses high impact primary health care services, as well as key nutrition, and protection interventions. Through support of existing Ministry of Health (MoH) health facilities, training of medical staff, and operation of mobile medical units (MMU), IMC offers curative and preventive consultations, maternal and child health (MCH) care, reproductive health services including skilled birth attendance, family planning (FP), syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and services of the Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health (ie. clinical management of rape, HIV prevention, hygienic delivery, emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC)), therapeutic and supplementary nutrition services linked to comprehensive food security activities, gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response, and mental health support. IMC also focuses on building the capacity of local community structures, such as village health committees (VHCs), mother support groups and community health workers (CHWs). CHWs are trained and supported to conduct health education and hygiene promotion activities in their communities to encourage best health practices and utilization of available health services. The aim of IMC’s work is to strengthen local social services and develop capacity for greater community resilience, while maintaining flexibility and the ability to respond to the continuing instability and accompanying increasing humanitarian needs in the country.

 

Job Summary:

To oversee the overall design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and procedures and ensure that all aspects of the IMC Mission’s M&E systems are adhered to.

 

Main responsibilities: 

  • In coordination with the Program Team, project staff and M&E field Focal Points establish a reliable participatory M&E framework for the South Sudan Mission;
  • Design full M&E procedures and operating plans including M&E manuals including all necessary procedures and guidelines for M&E for the country/programs;
  • Design qualitative study and research tools and analyze qualitative data using a qualitative analysis software such as NVivo, MaxQDA;
  • Provide technical guidance and methodologies for data management processes of population-based surveys and surveillance activities;
  • Synthesize complex datasets and information for write up/reports;
  • Provide technical support to field teams in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises such as evaluations, reviews, lessons learnt workshops;
  • Develop & manage the M&E Information System with the M&E Focal Points and be responsible for generating periodic reports for all areas as per the IMC Headquarters and donor partner requirements;
  • Build the capacity of staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including for information gathering, periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data follow up and post implementation monitoring within the Mission;
  • Develop work plans to mentor and coach staff to build their capacity;
  • Collaborate with the Mission’s information, communications and telecommunications (ICT) section to develop and maintain the M&E technology system including updating, trouble shooting and promptly addressing all problems as they arise;
  • Coordinate and lead rapid and more comprehensive assessments with prompt analysis and dissemination among stakeholders;
  • Develop high quality case studies and lessons learned report and disseminate case studies, best practices, and lessons learned about the effectiveness of different methods and projects internally and externally;
  • Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms of program results for decision making;
  • Lead on the development of case studies and other knowledge management and learning;
  • Manage the implementation of policies and procedures for monitoring, evaluation and reporting in the country;
  • Provide guidance to M&E teams on descriptive and inferential statistics;
  • Promote the use of mixed methods for data collection, alternative and innovative approaches for M&E.

 

Working Relationships:       

• Maintain communication with Country Director, Medical Director, Program Coordinator, Program Officer, and Field Managers to ensure implementation of M&E systems; 

• Maintain the contact with HQ technical unit advisors and support the planning of field visits with HQ advisor.

Compliance & Ethics:  Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Qualifications:

Essential Qualifications:

Masters level or higher degree in social science, statistics, international.

 

Essential Experience:

  • At least five years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks;
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programming;
  • Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and results based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans;
  • Experience with M&E approaches for key donors such as OFDA, ECHO, EU, DFID, UN etc.;
  • Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis; experience with various survey and rapid assessment approaches;
  • Experience developing and implementing project management plans (PMPs);
  • Experience with common survey approaches in the health and nutrition sectors (KPC surveys, LQAS, and SMART);
  • Experience in database design and other tools for information management;
  • Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical software EPI-Info, SPSS and STATA are a plus;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments;
  • Willingness to travel to and work in remote locations and/or insecure areas and conditions.