Monitoring & Evaluation and Strategic Information, Advisor

Pact: Pact is an international nonprofit

Position Overview

Pact seeks an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation and Strategic Information Sr. Advisor for the USAID/Ukraine Public Health Systems Recovery and Resilience Activity.

The Sr. Advisor is expected to provide strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the program; as well as for generating and translating evidence to inform programmatic adaptation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design and implementation of the project’s MERL system in coordination with Pact’s R&M Team.
  • In collaboration with Pact’s R&M team, develop a system for monitoring progress towards intended results through identifying key performance indicators and developing standard data collection tools.
  • Design and manage formative baseline and follow-up assessments and collection of performance indicator data.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive project data management system, including effective, efficient and secure flow of data from collection through compilation, storage, analysis and reporting.
  • Systematize data quality into all MERL activities to ensure validity, reliability, precision, integrity, timeliness of data, including through Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) and implementation of corrective actions to improve data quality and accountability of staff and partners.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to USAID per cooperative agreement and in response to donor’s ad hoc requests; and responsible for the data analysis, writing, and review of the results and learning sections of program reports in collaboration with program staff, before submission to donor.
  • Integrate participatory MEL methods for promoting local ownership and sustainability; and ensure inclusive and gender-sensitive MEL.
  • Ensure data use for decision making through routine review and interpretation of data, packaging and disseminating findings in a meaningful way, and making recommendations for adaption.
  • Co-create with key stakeholders a targeted learning agenda aimed at generating evidence to guide adaptation of current activity and design of future interventions in public health system recovery and resilience; and lead operationalization of the agenda and dissemination of findings.
  • Design and conduct/ manage appropriate methods of operational research for responding to learning agenda and providing internal evaluation.
  • Coordinate any external evaluation processes, including drafting evaluation ToR and selection of firm, in alignment with award.
  • Ensure appropriate capacity development and supportive supervision for staff in monitoring and evaluation procedures, data collection tools, and data management practices in alignment with the MEL plan.
  • Work closely with partners to establish their internal MERL systems, M&E plans, and data quality management, oversee partners’ compliance with MEL system, and design and conduct trainings to support capacity for MEL among partners.
  • Annually self-assess project MERL system using Pact’s Results and Measurement Standard assessment tool; and develop action plan for addressing gaps together with R&M team.
  • Report project targets and results annually on Pact’s Global Indicators through imPact, Pact’s agency-wide data management system.
  • Produce learning products and thought leadership pieces relevant to the project intervention; present in conferences or on webinars regarding project’s MERL successes.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Basic Requirements

  • Master’s degree in any of the following or related fields: public health, epidemiology, social science, research & evaluation, statistics
  • At least 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in designing, managing, and implementing results-based MERL activities for public health sector
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated relevant technical skills in collecting, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data for public health interventions and effectively packaging the findings
  • Successful experience integrating participatory and empowerment MEL approaches
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in evaluation methodology
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with USAID M&E requirement, guidelines, and tools for monitoring, evaluation, and CLA in public health interventions
  • Extensive experience with data management systems, including cloud-based
  • Strong skills in M&E technical capacity development of others
  • Ability to collaborate well with multiple stakeholders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc., and relevant statistical software programs
  • Experience in Eastern Europe, preferably in Ukraine
  • Fluency in Ukrainian, Russian and English (excellence in oral and written communication)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with DHIS2 platform and mobile data collection software
  • Strong data visualization skills including proficiency in data visualization software
  • Experience in integrating gender sensitive and social inclusive MEL
  • Knowledge and experience in complexity-aware evaluation methods
  • Ukrainian nationals are encouraged to apply

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