Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Job
from Flowminder Foundation
Closing date: 29 Oct 2019

Flowminder is seeking a MEL consultant who will be working across the organisation and with its partners to develop and manage processes, as well as collect information, which will ensure that the impact of the Mapping for Health in DRC work is identified and measured.

Background information

The Mapping for Health in DRC project aims to strengthen the effectiveness and equity of vaccination interventions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) through the provision of technical assistance for the development of micro-plans, and harmonised and integrated spatial demographic and health data. Mapping for Health in DRC is led by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the DRC, supported by Flowminder and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University (CIESIN), and in collaboration with the WorldPop research group at the University of Southampton (UoS) and their partners. Mapping for Health in DRC is a continuation of previous work conducted and/or supported in the DRC by the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) programme.

The Mapping for Health in DRC project is being contracted in two phases (3 months scoping and 15 months implementation) and therefore the MEL work will also follow two distinctly contracted work-packages. The scoping will focus on setting up the project’s MEL and the implementation (subject to contract with the funding organisation) will focus on carrying the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Description of Services Required

Help define the project’s MEL system, including developing and refining indicators; setting targets and contributing to the development of the Performance Measurement Framework of the project.

Provide inputs to the project team by assisting in developing project goals and objectives; and providing baseline data to inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project.

Collaborate with the research and management teams to identify essential project activities, processes, and outcomes to document, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.

Timeframe

Ideally, the successful candidate will participate in both the scoping and implementation phases of the project.

Scoping: up to 25 days between October 2019 and November 2019

Implementation: Between January 2019 and July 2021

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (statistics, evaluation science, public policy, social sciences, or other related degree);

  • Knowledge of gender and/or immunisation programmes desirable;

Work Experience:

  • At minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience designing, and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities in developing countries;

  • Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies;

  • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous M&E system including developing and refining performance monitoring plans is required;

Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification; ability to identify data trends and communicate this information for strategic decision-making in program implementation;

  • Excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required;

  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint;

  • Excellent skills in at least one advanced statistical analysis package (STATA, MPLUS, R)

  • Ability to actively listen and facilitate solutions to complex challenges;

  • Track record to work effectively in a team environment;

  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English. Fluency in French highly desirable.

Additional information

The project is taking place in Democratic Republic of the Congo, though the work is being performed in Southampton (United Kingdom) and is being done in collaboration with partners in the U.S and in Switzerland. The consultant can be based remotely though occasional travel to Southampton may be necessary. Additional travel to Kinshasa in DRC is possible. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed in line with Flowminder Travel Expenses Policy.

How to apply:

Applicants should email careers+mel1019@flowminder.org with the following (preferably in pdf format):

  • A brief expression of interest outlining why you are interested in being part of the work

  • Your day rate / estimated quote for the work

  • CV(s) (2 pages) with details of relevant experience

For informal questions regarding the assignment, please contact careers+mel1019@flowminder.org

Please note that due to the very high volume of applications we receive, we greatly regret that we are unable to send personalised acknowledgements or give feedback on applications. If you do not hear from us by the 20th October 2019 you should assume that you have not been shortlisted. Only applications with both of the requested components will be considered.**