Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

  Futures Group Global Outreach
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1513
Date Posted:Jul 2, 2017
Closing Date:Jul 14, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:M & E
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Fixed-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About Futures Group Global Outreach:

Futures Group develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Futures Group has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management. In Afghanistan, Futures Group is implementing The Health Sector Resiliency (HSR) Project, a 5 year contract funded by USAID. The overall goal of the HSR Project is to support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to foster a strengthened, reformed and increasingly self-reliant Afghan Health system prepared for the decreased donor support anticipated over the coming decade. The HSR Project will primarily focus on governance, finance and human resources and will engage both the public and private components of health sector. The project will support the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to strengthen and reform it’s systems at both central and subnational levels, applying and adapting relevant international best practices to support the MoPH to successfully navigate this upcoming transition period. The HSR Project will also include a robust learning agenda to guide project implementation and to determine the impact of systems strengthening and reform activities and their impact on health sector.

Job Summary:

The Senior M&E Specialist, under the supervision of the M&E/Knowledge Management Director contributes in stablishing M&E system of the overall project, contribute in developing policies and procedures and implement M&E basic functions such as: conducting surveys, regular data collection from the field, collecting data for preparing the monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for USAID and update the USAID online database (Afghan info and TrainNet). Work closely with the M&E Director to oversee research studies of project.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the M&E/KM Director, design and establish of project monitoring and evaluation system to collect information needed for the program design, internal management, and periodic reporting to USAID per the PMP.

Assist the technical advisors for data collection on periodic program review with stakeholders specially with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) departments to ensure that project meets the expected results

To ensure that the data is collected, analyzed, reported upon, and incorporated into programmatic decision-making and planning per the Performance Management Plan (PMP).

Work closely with the M&E/KM Director in designing and conducting research studies, including qualitative and quantitative research tools development, conducting training, regular monitoring or studies and follow up activities.

Under the guidance of the M&E/KM Director, collaborate with ICT team in the implementation of Data Demand and Use approach in the Ministry of Public Health.

Travel to provinces within Afghanistan to collect routine monitoring data in relevant departments on HSR Afghanistan activities.

To update the USAID online database (TrainNet and Afghan Info), from the training data and other project’s activities on quarterly basis as requested and also ensure the accuracy of data into the database system.

Collect data for preparing the Monthly Event Calendar, Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual and annual reports for USAID.

Coordinate and provide refresher M&E training for program staff as needed, with the support of the M&E/KM Director.

Perform any other support functions as directed by M&E/KM director.

Job Requirement:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in public health, management, statistics or related field with at least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation.

Experience in development of indicators and data analysis in health; with proven record in monitoring and evaluation.

Extensive experience in management information systems that uses computerized databases

Training in Information Technology (IT), database programming, or relevant experience is an advantage.

Demonstrated effective and interpersonal communication skills.

Fluency in one national language and working knowledge of a second. Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.

Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office applications. User skills in statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi Info, Excel, etc. are an advantage.

Willingness to travel within Afghanistan.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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