Senior Monitoring Officer, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS), Maputo, Mozambique

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from Management Systems International
Closing date: 24 Nov 2019

Senior Monitoring Officer, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS), Maputo, Mozambique

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program to national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

The Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) team provides on-the-ground support on performance monitoring, data verification, gender, impact evaluation, output, and environmental compliance, and collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) assistance to USAID/Mozambique. The MMEMS main office is in Maputo, with field offices in Quelimane and Nampula.

Position Summary:

The Senior Monitoring Officer (SMO) will Oversee program monitoring and reporting across multiple activities and programs. He/She will work with Key Personnel and other stakeholders (i.e., partners, Mission staff) providing oversight of monitoring functions, such as the creation of performance indicators, development of activity and project M&E plans, setting of targets, collection of program data, assessment of data quality, analyses of data, reporting, and impact. This will include providing trainings to various staff and stakeholders on results-based management and creating effective monitoring indicators, plans, processes, and systems to improve performance monitoring. Working with Chief of Party, the Senior Monitoring Officer will ensure that short- and long-term monitoring team members (including M&E Specialists and field support staff) recruited under this contract are of a high caliber and possess the required technical expertise. She/he will ensure adequate oversight of monitoring-related task orders under MMEMS. She/he will finalize the MMEMS PMEP, ensure data are corrected appropriately, maintained, and analyzed as stipulated in the PMEP. He/She will continuously work to build the capacity of the Mozambican staff with which he/she works.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight for performance monitoring design and implementation, including data collection and analysis.
  • Provide expertise and support for the design and management of indicators, M&E plans, performance targets, data quality assessments, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Support the creation and management of performance indicator tracking systems/databases.
  • Ensure the quality of MMEMS contributions to DevResults.
  • Ensure the inclusion of gender dimensions in all monitoring efforts.
  • Together with the Senior Evaluation Officer ensures MMEMS efforts on CLA are of consistently high quality.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to support use of performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project/activity management.
  • Support the inclusion of gender dimensions of monitoring.
  • Remain current on USG performance monitoring polices and ensure their application.
  • Provide group (of various sizes), one-on-one, and remote training and mentoring on monitoring- related subjects (i.e., results-based management).
  • Support the use of technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, etc.
  • Support the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a monitoring tool.
  • Convene and participating in M&E communities of practice in Mozambique and throughout MSI
  • Ensure all work is performed professionally and ethically while promoting a cohesive, positive working environment.
  • Liaise with GOM, as useful, to advance the purposes of the project
  • In the spirit of team collaboration, assist, as possible in keeping with completing other tasks, in other areas to balance workloads, such as assisting with editing English documents, compiling reporting documents, etc., when needed.

Qualifications:

  • A Masters (or higher) degree in the field of international relations, economics, political science, public policy, statistics, and/or other relevant fields.
  • Academic or professional training in performance monitoring design and implementation, including data collection and analysis.
  • At least 8 years of progressively more responsible experience in the design and management of indicators, M&E plans, performance targets, data quality assessments, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Providing guidance in the development and updating of performance management plans (PMPs).
  • Experience with creating and managing performance indicator tracking systems/databases.
  • Experience using performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project/activity management.
  • Experience in the gender dimensions of monitoring.
  • Extensive experience in drafting indicators.
  • Experience providing group (of various sizes) and one-on-one training and mentoring on monitoring- related subjects (i.e., results-based management).
  • Familiarity with USG policies related to performance monitoring.
  • Familiarity with a diverse set of programming (i.e., health, agriculture, education, governance), one of which must be health or agriculture
  • Fluent English; working knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish is acceptable.

Preference will be given to a Senior Monitoring Officer with the following additional qualifications:

  • Recent experience using technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, etc.
  • Experience using GIS as a monitoring tool.
  • Familiarity with Mozambican monitoring and evaluation community.
  • Familiarity with general Mozambican landscape: culturally, linguistically, historically, and economically.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

To apply: Please visit our website, www.msiworldwide.com

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