MCD Inc.

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Technical Diagnostics-Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international health division of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), has worked to strengthen health systems through practical, evidence-based and high-impact interventions across several public health sectors in over 40 countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholder to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. By joining MCDI, employees join a diverse network of highly capable individuals, many of whom are experts in their field.

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Monitoring Evaluation Research and Learning (MERL) Advisor will be responsible for all MERL activities in the whole of IM project in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). S/he will lead the MERL 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. S/he will lead M&E capacity building for the project partners, technical reporting, data quality assurance, and building the capacity for the implementation of an effective M&E/HMIS system.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Will have the primary responsibility for reporting on project performance under the M&E Advisor's leadership.

* Prepare the quarterly progress updates to the PMI/USAID team under guidance from the M&E Advisors and Chief of Party

* Contribute to strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of the MERL activities of the project

* Develop tools and strategies to improve evidence-based programming

* Work with the technical team to incorporate monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements as part of the Outreach Training and Supportive Supervision (OTSS) supervisors' trainings

* In collaboration with the diagnostics technical advisors and under the guidance of the chief of party, participate in and support OTSS activities

* The M&E Advisor will also work closely with NMCP's to gather necessary info (supportive supervision data) for periodic reporting to PMI

* Compile and analyze data for performance monitoring and evaluation to allow the project team to have a good overview of project performance

* Develop and maintain a system for archiving M&E guidelines, tools, data files, analysis files, report and presentations for each major activity undertaken

* Provide Leadership in program management and supervision of field staff, ensure timely program implementation, planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently

* Support development of county annual work plans

* In close coordination with the MOH and the Chief of Party, ensure that diagnostics training materials follow the latest national guidelines and protocols.

* The MERL Advisor will own the country level PMP and will be responsible for its update

Reporting:

1. Lead the quarterly project progress report to PMI/USAID

2. Contribute to the preparation of the Project annual report.

3. Assist as required in the preparation of presentations for national, regional and international technical meetings and analyses of project performance.

Qualifications:

* A Master's degree in M&E, computer science, statistics, epidemiology, or a public health-related field

* 5 years of work experience working in monitoring and evaluation for public health projects

* French and English language professional proficiency.

* Excellent understanding and management of USAID programs

* Extensive experience in collecting, managing, analyzing and reporting health information data

* Knowledge of DHIS-2 including developing dashboards, managing datasets, proven computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Analytical software (Stata, Python, SQL) would be an added advantage

* Monitoring and evaluation principles and procedures; programmatic, administrative, and financial skills needed to develop M&E budgets, HMIS formats, and work plans;

* Excellent communications skills - both verbal, written and presentation.


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  1. Cover Letter w/ salary req.
  2. Resume
  3. Candidate Application Form (download here)
  4. Three Professional References