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M&E Advisor, USAID/Sierra Leone Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA)

Save the Children - USA
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Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA) program in Sierra Leone. The program will focus on improving the quality of family planning and maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and malaria services; promote adoption of crucial health behaviors; and strengthen the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, both at central and district levels.

The M&E Advisor will develop, implement, and continuously improve M&E systems for all project activities. S/he will incorporate best practices to ensure information collected is accurate, timely, and disseminated appropriately in high quality reports. The M&E Advisor will use these findings to improve the program and achieve activity objectives. She/he will also be actively involved in promoting learning through documentation of lessons learned and developing approaches for community analysis and using data for decision making.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Provide leadership, training and mentoring to develop and implement M&E activities (including designing tools, implementing data collection and analysis, and sharing and using data) to assess and improve program impact.
  • Develop plan and systems for capturing and documenting data and relevant information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes, and impact.
  • Design methodology and coordinate research activities for project operations and assessments.
  • Effectively rollout M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through training, site visits, manuals, and other technical support as needed.
  • Capture appropriate cost information to track financial indicators, including benchmarking information to analyze program effectiveness and cost-effective inputs.
  • Ensure programming alignment to targets and indicators contained in project proposal and use the information from the M&E systems and tools to improve program effectiveness.
  • Support all project reviews and evaluation activities, including coordinating mid-term and final evaluations, and supporting donor and external reviews.
  • Provide on-going support to maintain M&E systems; identify skill gaps and build capacity among project team members, partners and stakeholders.
  • Integrate digital health technology applications into the program.
  • Prepare high quality, accurate and timely reports for Save the Children, project partners, and donors as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, or related field is required.
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques a plus.
  • Minimum of years of experience in monitoring and evaluation related to global health, especially maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; family planning; and malaria.
  • Strong analytical skills and an understanding of monitoring, evaluation and assessment tools to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences.
  • Ability to gain support from staff across teams and to build the capacity of others.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively, innovate, and set manageable work plans and priorities and evaluate progress.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Sierra Leone is preferred.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…

Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Как подать заявку

To apply for the position, please visit our website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SAV1002STCF/JobBoard/7d92e82b-af74-464d-859b-c5b8cba6e92e/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3e26b168-fd1a-43ff-b306-3f2ee15fc88e