Sr, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor USAID Grant Jobs – Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Job Title:       Sr, Monitoring, Evaluation
and Learning (MEL) Advisor

Organization: Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Chief
of Party

About US:

We are hiring! Johns
Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) is currently recruiting for a
Sr. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor for an upcoming five year
USAID-funded Social and Behavior Change (SBC) project in Uganda.

At CCP, we believe
in the power of communication to save lives, by empowering people to adopt
healthy behaviors for themselves, their families and their communities.

Good health is
critical not only to an individual’s well-being, but also to community and
national development, impacting educational and economic success. With projects
in more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America along with work
in our hometown of Baltimore, CCP’s portfolio spans the globe.

Job Summary: The
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor will oversee all monitoring,
evaluation, learning, and quality assurance/continuous quality improvement
activities/components of a five-year USAID-funded project in Uganda, pending
funding confirmation. This position will support collaboration, learning, and
program adaptation. She/he will coordinate the development and implementation
of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) and
corresponding M&E systems and use and promote the use of that information
to guide performance management through well analyzed, rapid and timely
feedback. The MEL Advisor will work to include appropriate indicators, baseline
data, results and a plan to monitor and evaluate performance, produce timely,
accurate and complete reporting. The Advisor will be responsible for ensuring
effective bi-directional communication and learning between the project and
service delivery implementing partners. This will include coordination,
collaboration and integration through the development of knowledge management
systems, and work processes, fostering a culture of collaboration.

She/he will support
other project partners, as well as USAID service delivery implementing partners
to develop, train, and apply new and proven approaches to MEL with a lens on
Social and Behavior Change (SBC). Travel within Uganda will be required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Oversight and
development of MEL systems and tools

·       
Coordinate
the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Plan (AMELP) and corresponding M&E systems.

·       
Provide
strategic oversight for the entire MEL plan, 
including the design of the monitoring framework and on-going
configuration of digital platforms (including visualization dashboards) to
track outputs and intermediate and behavioral outcomes as identified in the
project’s AMELP.

·       
Make
adaptations to the project AMELP each year based on new or shifting program
objectives, and ensure adherence to the plan.

·       
Lead and
supervise the development and updating of M&E tools as needed and the
collection and analysis of process data to monitor project activities.

·       
Develop
standard operating procedures (manuals, trainings) for data collection, data
entry, data analysis, and management of devices related to data collection or
use.

·       
Ensure
ethical procedures and adherence to the AMELP plan and Institutional Review
Board (IRB) protocol and liaise with the local ethics review board.

·       
Develop
a coordinated approach to data collection of project partners, followed by the
collation and sharing of results both internally with the team and externally
with stakeholders.

 Data
collection and quality assurance

·       
Supervise
implementation of data collection activities (including all mobile data
collection and GIS data, where relevant).

·       
Develop
and implement quality assurance procedures for data collection to ensure data
accuracy and the validity and reliability of monitoring data and study results.

·       
Conduct
site visits to ensure quality, reliability, and consistency of data and
seamless flow from the field to central office and onto the Baltimore HQ.

·       
Supervise
the collection of data related to performance indicators required by Project,
and report data on a regular basis into CCP’s global dashboard.

Data storage

·       
Create,
maintain and safeguard electronic databases and any other data collection files
in compliance with JHU data security requirements.

·       
Manage
access permissions for data entry and dashboards to view monitoring output.

·       
Help
prepare data for archiving as required by USAID’s Digital Data Archive
policies.

Data analysis and
reporting

·       
Track,
analyze and produce comprehensive and succinct reports and documentation on
indicators and measures.

·       
Conduct
data cleaning and analysis on a monthly basis and produce graphs and reports
for quarterly reporting.

Capacity
strengthening and training

·       
Co-facilitate
training workshops, including agenda, curriculum, manuals and materials
necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in monitoring activities
and data use. 

·       
Train
and oversee regional M&E officers and other field staff on the use of
monitoring tools.

·       
Train
and mentor local NGOs subcontracted by the project on M&E for quality
reporting.

·       
Provide
support to and build the capacity of partner organizations and existing
traditional structures to design, implement, and evaluate community engagement
activities.

·       
Carry
out field visits as needed and work with staff in a collaborative manner to
increase their technical capacity for monitoring and evaluation.

Coordination and
communication

·       
With the
COP, coordinate with partners and stakeholders within the MOH.

·       
Ensure
timeliness and quality of service delivery data from partners.

·       
Work
with the program team to ensure proper documentation via knowledge management
approaches.

·       
Participate
in the development and writing of strategies, work plans and assessments.

·       
Maintain
efficient communication with Baltimore-based program and R&E teams

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
A
minimum of ten (10) years of experience working in M&E for large health
programs.

·       
Master’s
degree in Public Health, epidemiology, biostatistics research methods, or
behavioural science with relevance to SBC research, monitoring and evaluation
or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of fifteen (15) years’
experience above.

·       
Uganda
national.

·       
Oral and
written fluency in English.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       
Experience
with monitoring and evaluation of health programs demonstrating

·       
progressively
increasing level of responsibility;

·       
Experience
developing and tracking performance indicators to measure success in health
especially in SBC;

·       
Skills
in qualitative and quantitative analytic statistical software (e.g., STATA,
SPSS) and qualitative software (e.g., Atlas.ti, NVivo), and proven ability in
data visualization using graphs, charts, maps, and GIS;

·       
Experience
in web-based data management system (preferably DHIS2 and/or Open Data Kit),
and/or mHealth and mobile data collection;

·       
Experience
in successfully guiding and monitoring the use of data, analysis, and
evaluation findings to inform program actions;

·       
Experience
working with SBC programs;

·       
Ability
to guide quality assurance/continuous quality improvement in development;

·       
Excellent
writing skills and ability to articulate oral and written technical information
clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences;

·       
Excellent
interpersonal and teamwork skills; and,

·       
Excellent
past performance references.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the web form below.

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Deadline: 15th April 2020

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