Provides technical and scientific leadership to those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in specific technical areas. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence based methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff. Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate proposal design and protocol development to ensure design is sound and based upon evidence based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current of evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), district health staff, several international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work.
- Leads the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, including the development of the project’s performance monitoring plan (PMP); development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of project evaluation; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data.
- Leads the design and implementation of the project’s learning activities including required operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and rapid/special studies.
- Lead efforts to develop studies which inform the improvement of HIV service delivery in the country.
- Makes contribution to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress.
- Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
- Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
- Develops systems for high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
- Identifies best practices for documentation of success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications and reviews surveillance, research and evaluation publications prior to release to stakeholders.
- Ensures that the project is aligned and reports to the National Health Management Information Systems (NHMIS) and promote data use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming.
- Oversees design, implementation and maintenance of project health information management systems (both electronic and manual) to ensure timely and/or real-time availability of quality project data.
- Maximizes data visualization through the designing and programming of a DHIS-2 dashboard to promote data use among APC implementing partners
- Builds capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
- Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360 and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound. Usher research protocols through FHI 360 Internal Review Board and national review processes.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Ensures appropriate and timely technical support to field programs.
- Ensures the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
- Conducts routine coordination with employees and consultants, on-site and in the field.
- Strong knowledge and skills in specific technical area/function and general understanding of concepts and principles of related technical areas/functions.
- Solid knowledge of standards for the technical area/field, operational processes and procedures, work and task flow.
- Ability to manage own work to job and performance standards.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Demonstrates ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.
- Effectively applies knowledge of technical area to solve range of problems.
- Demonstrates ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.
- Faulty decisions/ recommendations /failures to complete assignments will normally result in serious delays to assigned programs resulting in considerable expenditure of additional time, resources and funds.
- Decisions and actions impact primarily work flow, project processes and timeframes.
- Problems encountered are generally varied, requiring review of practices and precedents to resolve.
- Problem solving involves evaluating and resolving discrepancies with data, analyses, processes, etc. within prescribed guidelines.
- Policies or guidelines generally exist for most problems; others must be referred to supervisor or more senior professional.
- Coordinates own work flow and sets individual priorities.
- Works under general guidelines for completion and accuracy as determined by the supervisor.
- Accomplishes results through lower level staff managers or through experienced staff who exercise independence in their assignments.
- May manage a centralized functional area of activity.
- Master’s Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, health management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field required.
- 8+ years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to HIV/AIDS and TB. 3+ of those years should include supervisory experience.
- Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and proficiency in at least one data analysis software program (STATA, SAS, SPSS) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
- Experience with USG-funded projects is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
- Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
- 10% – 25%
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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