Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research Director

Job Description

Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research Director

Company Name: Jhpiego Bangladesh

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's degree in public health, demography, statistics, research design, demography, or a relevant field of study

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 10 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Department: GPO
∎ Position Reports To: COP
∎ Positions Supervised: MERL Officers
∎ Overview:
∎ The Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research (MELR) Director will provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming USAID-funded Urban Health Activity in Bangladesh. The project aims to strengthen urban health systems, to improve equitable health outcomes among all urbanites by working with municipalities and city corporations on strengthening urban health systems to provide quality, equitable public health, optimize available resources; become more resilient.
∎ The MELR Director will supervise and manage the project`s M&E team and oversee the collection, management, analysis, and use of project data, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementations to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. They are responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes, challenges and lessons learned to USAID. The MELR Director will also be responsible for designing and conducting assessments, and evaluations to address project needs. They will liaise with and support consortium partners and the Ministry of Health and local government authorities to implement monitoring and evaluation activities, and s/he will work within the broader Jhpiego MELR team to ensure compliance with internal standards and practices.
∎ This position is contingent upon award from USAID. All qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
∎ Lead the development and implementation of the MELR Plan to efficiently track, use and disseminate performance indicators and results over the life of the project, including routine data reporting, baseline and end-line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
∎ Develop and maintain systems to collect data and lead efforts to regularly analyze data and work with program staff for adaptive management.
∎ Ensure the highest quality data reported from the local public health system in coordination with the national health MIS system, and conduct data verification procedures including routine data quality audits routinely during the project lifecycle.
∎ Lead analysis to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the project.
∎ Collaborate with and oversee sub-grantees and provide feedback on data collection and indicators; analyze their data reports;
∎ Supervise a team of M&E professionals, ensuring high-quality implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
∎ Supports training of M&E personnel in quality assurance methods.
∎ Collaborate with the project team to design Operations Research (OR) to support learning, evaluation, and planning, and oversee the implementation of OR activities including ensuring compliance with Ministry of Health and Johns Hopkins University institutional review board policies, and analysis, dissemination, and use in program learning.
∎ Develop and oversee implementation of robust context-appropriate systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis and reporting on activity outputs/outcomes and program quality
∎ Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
∎ Ensure alignment of project systems and approaches with national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
∎ Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with monitoring, evaluation and learning counterparts in other USAID projects national institutions, and key stakeholders, leading initiatives to learn from project data and adapt intervention strategies as appropriate
∎ Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
∎ Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
∎ Support project leadership to champion holistic approaches to collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA), including design and implementation of an action-oriented project research and learning agenda, routine analysis of available health sector data sources, and application of best practices in knowledge management
∎ Represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
∎ Ensure relevant data is entered into Jhpiego's organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
∎ Ensure project compliance with USAID monitoring, evaluation, research and open data policies
∎ Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
∎ Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
∎ Train and mentor project staff and implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation methods, tools, and systems
∎ Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during all monitoring, evaluation and research implementation and dissemination processes
∎ Support the designated Internal Review Board (IRB) focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI Human Subjects Ethics course and 2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least ten years' experience in monitoring, evaluating, and research related to public health programs of which at least 8 years' experience with programs of similar size and complexity funded by USAID or other donors
∎ Proven expertise and experience in planning; conducting and monitoring surveys; and evaluations, with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, health management information systems, data visualization and reporting
∎ Experience developing and implementing implementation science, surveillance and research agendas
∎ Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public, NGO and private sectors
∎ M&E experience in USAID programming, to include M&E of a country's national plan
∎ In-depth experience with USAID MER guidelines and indicators
∎ Familiarity with the health management information system and other national M&E systems in Bangladesh
∎ Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using DHIS2 and one or more statistical software packages, e.g., SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel.
∎ Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
∎ Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
∎ Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
∎ Expertise in research to practice-identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
∎ Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
∎ Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills
∎ Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
∎ Proficiency in Microsoft Office365 operations including PowerBi
∎ Ability to travel nationally as needed.

∎ Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 13 Dec 2023

Company Information:
∎ 16 Nov 2023
∎ Jhpiego Bangladesh

Category: NGO/Development



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