Monday, March 24, 2014

Monitoring and Evaluation Officers - Jhpiego (Apply by: 01 April 2014)


Monitoring and Evaluation Officers

Based at Patna

Jhpiego
is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 150 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to develop strategies that help countries care for themselves by training health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care. 

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions that are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego uses its global presence and technical leadership to develop technology-based innovations and systems for significant global health impact.

In India, Jhpiego works across nineteen states in close collaboration with national and state governments by providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning; maternal, newborn and child health; and pre-service nursing and midwifery education. These projects are funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI), David & Lucile Packard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), MacArthur Foundation, Department for International Development (DFID), MSD for Mothers and others.

Jhpiego is hiring for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&EO). The position will report to the State Program Manager in Bihar and Senior M&E Advisor in India Country Office and would be primarily responsible for coordinating health data management with government stakeholders, medical colleges and program officers.

Responsibilities

• Develop overall M&E framework for the project with guidance from the Senior Advisor M&E.
• Guide/ facilitate the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for each component, to record and report physical progress against the indicator; also steer the process of designing the tools for such progress reports.
• Support the programs for accurate and timely data collection, collation and analysis pertaining to various Jhpiego projects.
• Prepare reports on M&E findings as required, working closely with staff and implementing partners.
• Review and analyze monitoring reports and identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
• Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.
• Support project field offices in data quality checks, documentation and analyzing reports for dissemination.
• Support in documentation of various project result, processes and development of success stories and fact sheet for strategic sharing and dissemination.
• Participate in the development and testing of innovative methods for M&E at all levels of Family Planning (FP) and Reproductive Health (RH) activities.
• Identify the need and draw up TORs for specific project studies with guidance of Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Advisor.
• Support operational research activities - developing protocols, coordinating field data collection for testing hypotheses and documenting results.
• Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project’s next steps.
• Provide support to design the module for conducting trainings of the program staff on data management and analysis using various data management systems.
• Organize and undertake training (if required) with stakeholders in M&E skills including participatory aspects.
• Develop a basic understanding of Pre-nursing, Family Planning/Reproductive Health clinical and training related concepts and terminology to more comfortably assist in program data management.
• Assist other staff with uploading data and reports internally with Jhpiego colleagues through the organization’s web-based data management systems (Web SBM-R, TIMS)
• Maintain program and office files, electronically (SharePoint) and physical files in the Delhi office.

Abilities/Skills:

• Ability to analyze.
• Attentive to details.
• Ability to coordinate several activities simultaneously.
• Ability to produce documents and coordinate activities with little supervision of professional quality.
• Comfortable working in a multicultural team.
• Fluency in spoken and written Hindi and English required. Hindi typing skills would be preferred. Proficiency in writing and editing reports and documents.
• Computer skills demonstrating competency in MSOffice Suite and at least one statistical package such as SPSS or STATA.
• Ability to develop productive working relationships with other agencies, stakeholders and other organizations.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to travel.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

• Masters in Epidemiology, Statistics or Public Health.
• Five years relevant professional experience working with international health programs/ organizations especially in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation activities.
• At least two years of experience in supporting operational research protocols and conducting surveys and data collection in the health sector.
• Understanding of Global Health and development approaches with willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation.

Apply by: 01 April 2014

Jhpiego offers a highly dynamic and enabling work environment and provides competitive compensation based on experience and background. Interested candidates should submit their application with a covering note and mention position and location to jhpiegoindiahr@jhpiego.net

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