Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEL) Specialist/ Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Suite of Programs (NextGen)

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Introduction to I4DI

The Institute for Development Impact is a woman-owned, global monitoring and evaluation firm, dedicated to advancing evidence-based decision-making for improved social impact programming. To that end, I4DI specializes in advanced data analytics, independent research and evaluation, systems design and development, and monitoring to assess, inform, and strengthen policies and programs. I4DI is trusted by a diverse range of clients, including multilateral agencies like the World Bank Group and the United Nations, U.S. Government agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), as well as national governments, private foundations, and private sector clients around the world. Our team is well-known for its organization-wide evaluation experience, expertise in qualitative research methods, and systems approach to institutionalizing and sustaining data-driven decision-making.

Background

USAID’s current Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) program falls under the Agency’s Bureau for Global Health (GH). The future design will provide a range of quality-assured essential health commodities through robust global and local supply chains, while strengthening in-country supply chain and pharmaceutical management systems to support the highest possible level of health.

Position Summary

For this Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Suite of Programs (NextGen), I4DI is seeking monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) specialists for a staff position. The MEL Specialist must work to ensure that I4DI is providing direct services and operational support to fulfill all requirements of the Contract and take into account the USAID program cycle and other relevant principles and requirements during implementation. In addition to sector-specific expertise, the candidate must work with I4DI to provide support/services that reflect the most recent and innovative techniques and approaches in M&E for USAID.

This is a full-time position contingent upon donor award.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and other USAID technical staff to develop the methodologies necessary to meet the deliverables required in the SOWs for evaluation tasks;

  • Serve as lead analyst for interpreting the results of surveys and other field data and responsible for report preparation.

  • Develop M&E plans, define project indicators, and collect and review monitoring data;

  • Contribute to performance and impact evaluations through questionnaire development, key informant in-depth interviewing, managing survey data collection, reviewing data, preparing datasets, analyzing quantitative or qualitative data, and report writing;

  • Interpret outcomes of implementation through data or other evidenced-based sources and provide program recommendations as needed;

  • Assist in the management of field monitoring, evaluation design, empirical and statistical analysis, environmental compliance, and management of information systems;

  • Provide quality assurance/quality control for local subcontractors;

  • Collect and verify data on technical implementation, coordinate with both technical and operation staff and contribute to overall project reporting requirements as per contractual agreements. This might entail, and not be limited to, quarterly and weekly reports, evaluation and case studies, success stories, etc.;

  • Work closely with project leadership and manage directly project efforts to effectively design and implement dissemination strategies and activities to communicate analytical products developed under the project as part of learning and/or strategic communications and public outreach agenda;

  • Lead and/or participating in evaluation teams to implement the whole cycle of assigned studies such as assessment, evaluation, and testing of the development hypothesis, ranging from design and planning, development of methodology and tools, data analysis, report writing with constructive recommendations;

  • Provide inputs into Mission’s PMP and/or Activity M&E plans, especially on the use of performance indicators and evaluations to reflect progress toward outcomes and impacts;

  • Conduct tasks related to M&E system strengthening for relevant Missions, IPs, and other stakeholders;

  • Provide applied experience in supporting learning processes, especially on generating empirical data and its use in informed decision-making. This will include also providing support in applying knowledge of field-tested M&E toolkits for relevant sector;

  • Conduct participatory training/consultations/workshops and other capacity development means on M&E specific issues to mobilize M&E expertise in the country ;

Qualifications

Successful candidates should have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field, such as applied social sciences, development economics, public health, or monitoring and evaluation;

  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive responsibility working in M&E for donor-funded development programs. Previous USAID experience is a plus;

  • Experience in developing performance management plans (PMPs) and conducting data quality assessments (DQAs); analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data; using online M&E databases to collect performance indicators; conducting routine monitoring of data for a donor-funded project; and conducting participatory or impact evaluations.

  • Experience writing findings and recommendations in assessment or evaluation reports;

  • Experience in report writing, especially under USAID contracts, and development of dissemination; knowledge management and communication strategies;

  • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills;

  • Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);

  • Ability to coordinate well with personnel within and outside the project, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision;

  • Computer literacy, with the ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA;

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required.

How to apply

Application Instructions

Send resume/CV to recruitment@i4di.org with the position title included in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for will be contacted. I4DI is an equal opportunity employer.