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10 Sep 2014

Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Advisor Job Vacancy

Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for the USAID’s five year Maternal and Child Survival Project (MCSP), which aims to scale up evidence-based, high impact reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions with increased equity to end preventable maternal and child deaths.

These interventions will be scaled up in select counties with poor maternal, newborn and child health indicators with a strong emphasis on program learning and accountability to strengthen RMNCH outcomes across the continuum of care from the household, through the community to the healthfacility level.

We are currently looking for a senior experienced individual with excellent technical skills who is a team player, dedicated, hard-working, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment requiring multi-tasking with minimum supervision.

Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Advisor

Reporting to the Technical Director MCSP, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Advisor will lead the MER function of the project specifically, in the development of the M&E framework, monitoring of project implementation, reporting of the key project indicators, and take the lead in promoting and spearheading all research activities of the project.

This position is based in Nairobi; however, there will be frequent travel to target counties.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight and guidance in all aspects of the project monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Contribute to strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of the MER activities of the project
  • Develop tools and strategies to improve evidence based programming
  • Contribute in the preparation and implementation of project’s work plans and technical quarterly and annual reports to the project and its funding agencies
  • Compile and analyse data for performance monitoring and evaluation to allow the project team to have a good overview of project performance.
  • Coordinate with project and other partner staff in the implementing districts to create, test, and refine relevant M&E frameworks for effective collection, storage and use of service provision data
  • Work with program officers in producing and maintaining up-to-date project management and monitoring tables
  • Assist in gathering technical updates on program planning, monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Develop and maintain a system for archiving M&E guidelines, tools, data files, analysis files, reports and presentations for each major activity undertaken
  • Facilitate on-the-job MER training for capacity development, especially in the area of use of data for decision making.

Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in M&E, statistics, epidemiology, or public health related field
  • Five years of work experience working in public health projects.
  • Extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation and health information management system
  • Excellent analytical, oral and report- writing skills
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of SPSS and MS Word, PowerPoint ,Excel and Access
  • Individuals with the following experience will have an added advantage:-
  • Working in reproductive, maternal and child health field
  • Working in research field
  • Working with MOH systems, and personnel
  • Working in USAID-funded projects

Interested applicants should send a CV with three referees and detailed cover letter to HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org not later than 19th September 2014.

Please indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer

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