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16-395: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:Technical Unit
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

SUMMARY: IMC is a lead US international health agency who responds to the population’s health care, public health and psychosocial needs in humanitarian settings while also supporting the recovery of systems and services in transitional and development contexts. Currently, the Technical Unit provides support to field teams on public health and the wider social determinants inclusive of: sexual and reproductive health, gender based violence, mental health & psychosocial support, water and sanitation with monitoring and evaluation, social behavior change, and disaster risk reduction cross cutting all sector interventions. The Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods Unit provide technical assistance & normative guidance on all related interventions at both HQ and field level and are also supported by the M&E team.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, working as part of International Medical Corps’ Technical Unit, will contribute to implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation strategy for technical assistance, capacity building and learning and accountability, and the Technical Unit Strategic Directions. The M&E Senior Officer will work closely with International Medical Corps staff at headquarters and in countries of operations of International Medical Corps to ensure highest quality standards are established and adhered to throughout the program cycle.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational data management and country M&E systems (50%)

  • Lead the M&E teams efforts for data management systems implementation and transition from existing country specific M&E systems to the global system. This includes actively participating in regular multidepartment meetings and working groups. Work closely with the relevant departments in building IMC’s capacities for an organizational data management system; provide specific support to countries for their M&E and data management systems
  • Be responsible for coordination of M&E systems assessments conducted by the M&E team members in the different countries and provide regular updates. Lead M&E systems assessment processes in supported countries to identify gaps and strengthen the M&E systems in place
  • Provide technical support for design, implementation and analysis of periodic quantitative and qualitative data collection activities, including baseline and end of project assessments
  • Support the design and roll-out of initiatives to strengthen International Medical Corps’ technical approach toprogram monitoring and evaluation from the field level to headquarters (including adoption of standardized indicators; performance M&E plans, activity and tracking tools)
  • Contribute to team’s efforts to develop standards and good practices in M&E documents; contribute to developing manual, users aids, training materials for staff regarding specific topics related to M&E systems and data management
  • Provide support to specific project quality assurance processes

Technical Assistance (50%)

  • Being the M&E focal point for at least six International Medical Corps countries and provide technical support to field teams for M&E related activities
  • Provide technical input and quality assurance review for reports and proposals to meet donor and International Medical Corps requirements
  • Design and review routine project monitoring and report forms and data flow mechanisms and oversee the management of data for regular reporting on program progress
  • Contribute to the developmentand implementation of strategies / tools to improve field teams’ ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data
  • Train staff, stakeholders and implementing partners on M&E concepts, skills and tools; participate in technical interviews for new M&E staff to be hired in supported countries;
  • Work with teams to ensure that lessons learned from project evaluations are integrated into new proposals
  • Provide in-country technical assistance support to country teams. Travels to field sites are estimated at 40%

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.

The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Masters level or higher degree in public health, epidemiology, health information or data management systems, biostatistics or a related discipline
  • At least five years of experience in a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluations activities
  • At least two years of international experience in a developing country working for an NGO
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection/survey design, implementation and analysis
  • Competent in quantitative analysis
  • Experience with database design
  • Familiarity with tools and software platforms for data collection and information management, such as DHIS2, Dimagi, ODK, Kobo Toolbox, etc…
  • Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical packages such as SPSS, EPI-info, STATA, SAS, etc…
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate technical material to both expert and lay audiences
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

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