Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

January 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm Leave a comment

Global Health Fellows Program

Technical Advisor Level II: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Research Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development, Washington, DC

Assignment: Two year fellowship

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The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP)is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Management Systems International, and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. GHFP is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The goal of GHFP is to improve the effectiveness of USAID Population, Health and Nutrition programs by developing and increasing capacity of health professionals in Washington, DC and overseas. This is accomplished through the recruitment, placement and support of junior, mid and senior level health professionals; a diversity initiative focused on providing internship and mentoring opportunities in international public health to underrepresented communities; and professional and organizational development activities to bolster USAID’s ability to maximize results and strengthen its leadership role in global health.

INTRODUCTION:

USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the US Government (USG) response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, funding over $6 billion since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986 with HIV/AIDS programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide. The Agency is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease – a five-year, $15 billion multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will serve as a mdaember of the Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting (MER) Team within the Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Research Division in the Office of HIV/AIDS of the Bureau for Global Health (GH/OHA/SPER) and support the monitoring and evaluation activities within the Division. Under the direction of the MER Team Leader, the Advisor will provide general support to the Division’s activities that include project performance monitoring, program level data gathering/validation, trend monitoring and reporting. Working closely with the MER Team, the Advisor will support the development of HIV/AIDS surveillance systems, and assist with the oversight, management and reporting on HIV/AIDS surveillance indicators and targets for these activities. He/she will serve as the Division’s specialist for monitoring and evaluation, provide technical input on surveys and assist with operational research, tracking studies, and program assessments.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direction of the MER Team Leader, and as a member of the SPER Division, participate in planning, implementing and reporting on USAID activities at the Team, Division, Office and Agency levels.
  • Analyze monitoring and evaluation data for inclusion in Agency and multilateral reports.
  • Advise technical program managers on indicator selection, target setting, monitoring and data quality assessment and validation.
  • Review and analyze the results component of country operational plans and reports in coordination with the MER Team.
  • Monitor various operational plan database systems and guide the data entry process.
  • Respond to both internal and external ad hoc requests for information; provide data for briefing documents, sites visits and other MER Team information requests.
  • Assist with the coordination, design, development and implementation of surveys and surveillance studies.
  • Provide project management and oversight for selected programs and implementing partners.
  • Track progress against targets, analyze data sets and make recommendations for enhanced program planning, coordination and management of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs.
  • Communicate outcomes and recommendations to internal and external partners; prepare and present monitoring and evaluation data to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Prepare, present and disseminate materials, speeches, graphics, etc. on monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and related programs to serve reference, informational and advocacy purposes.
  • Perform other related duties at the direction of the MER Team Leader.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology or related discipline
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in public health or a related field with at least two years’ experience with program monitoring and evaluation in international/resource poor setting
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology including frameworks, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use
  • Demonstrated experience working with HIV/AIDS and prevention programs in a developing setting desirable
  • Knowledge of data management processes and tools including web-based database systems preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with managing data, information, and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS program activities
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work with diverse teams
  • High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work results and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs
  • Willingness to travel
  • US Citizenship required

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.

TO APPLY:

Visit the Recruitment section of our website at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/.

All candidates are required to apply through GHFP’s online recruitment system, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by February 12, 2009. Past applicants need not reapply.

We are proud to be an affirmative action employer.

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