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17-297: Regional M&E Coordinator
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
Due to conflict in Syria, refugee numbers in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq are on the rise since mid-2012. Collapse of health care and social service systems in Syria mean access to basic lifesaving services is limited as the country enters its third year of war. Presently, there are more than 4 million Syrian refugees; over 2 million in Turkey; over 1 million in Lebanon; over half a million in Jordan; and approx. 250,000 in Iraq. Three quarters of refugees are living in urban and rural communities amongst host populations. The humanitarian response has focused on alleviating the burden on host governments and providing essential services.
Within the programs that International Medical Corps’ delivers in the Middle East region, the Regional M&E Advisor is responsible for supporting the development and harmonization of effective monitoring and evaluation systems, being involved and support capacity building and training activities on M&EL topics, ensure coordination and communication role with the different departments as it relates to program development and implementation, promote the development, adaptation, testing and mainstreaming of good practice in needs assessment, project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
The Regional M&E Advisor will be based in Jordan. The regional M&E Advisor will coordinate with Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Yemen teams on the harmonization of monitoring and evaluation for sector interventions to promote results management and evidence building activities for internally displaced and refugee populations. Activities will also include the training and support of IMC staff on collection, storage, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data on a regional level for ongoing and future programming.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.
Monitoring and Evaluation Support to Program:
• Support, coordinate and harmonize monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and practices in the field of Health and Nutrition, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support, Child Protection, WASH, Non-Food Items and Gender-Based Violence, for the Country Offices of Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Yemen;
• Technical support in implementation of effective feedback and accountability mechanisms;
• Support the rollout and training on DHIS2 in the region as the health information system for IMC response; draw lessons learned from the pilot phase and provide recommendations.
• Continue the development of M&E systems at country offices particularly with regards to outcome measurement
• Support regional programme M&E frameworks, reports and initiatives;
• Support the country teams in data analysis, report writing and presentations based on needs;
Capacity building and Human Resources:
• Develop and deliver capacity building initiatives with identified stakeholders, including training and mentoring for field staff based on gaps in specific areas of knowledge and practice;
• Continue advocacy and assistance for adequate staffing in the region to support M&E initiatives;
• Train technical focal points on M&E tools, database use and data interpretation to improve data for decision making;
• Coordinate the design of training curriculums and roll out of trainings for IMC and partner staff based on universally accepted and/or country protocols;
• Support country offices in the recruitment process for M&E-related roles (national and international);
Quality improvement and accountability:
• Perform program quality assurance activities such as data quality audits, partners capacity assessments, mid-term and final reviews, field monitoring and evaluations;
• Coordinate and support regional/country specific assessments, surveys, and evaluations;
• Follow up with country offices on the implementation of strategy documents such as regional M&E strategy, M&E Minimum Standards, M&E Competency Framework and strategy for remote monitoring to ensure results management, accountability and evidence building in high threat environments;
• Engage HQ- and field-based staff in data analysis and use of results for program quality improvement.
• Adapt accountability tools supported by International Medical Corps to ensure accountability measures and reporting are integrated in programming among stakeholders;
Evidence Building and learning:
• Conduct joint assessments with IMC and counterparts in Health, Nutrition, WASH and DRR for ensuring integration and delivery of quality health & nutrition services
• Promote the development, adaptation, testing and mainstreaming of good practice in needs assessment, project design, and implementation and monitoring;
• Manage the dissemination of results and briefings in full collaboration with IMC’s Health Technical Unit staff for improved decision making;
• Develop research partnerships with universities or other partners to generate a more substantial evidence base for future programming;
• Represent IMC at national and regional meetings, inter-agency workshops and events;
• Provide technical feedback on country and regional proposals for all major donors;
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.
Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
• Masters level or higher degree in epidemiology or public health;
• At least seven years of applied experience with humanitarian organizations in designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks in the health sector;
• Experience with large scale emergency response monitoring and evaluation and reporting to donors (OFDA, BPRM, DfID, etc.);
• Extensive experience in conducting surveys, assessments, and evaluations for multiple sectors (mental health, WASH, and health) using practical methodologies in austere conditions;
• Demonstrated experience in database design and other tools for information management;
• Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using the statistical package EPI-Info7, SPSS, and/or STATA; experience with m-health solutions and knowledge of Health Information Systems such as DHIS2 an asset
• Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Arabic is a plus.