Sunday, April 13, 2014

M&E Advisor - John Snow India (Apply by: 23 April 2014)


The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (the Project), a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project, improves supply chain systems for wide range of health commodities, including contraceptives and condoms, essential medicines, and select commodities for HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria and other infectious diseases. Implemented by John Snow Inc. via its subcontractor John Snow India Private, LTD (JSIPL)
, the Project designs, strengthens, and, upon request, operates safe, sustainable, and reliable supply chain systems that provide a range of affordable, quality essential health commodities, including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and supplies, to clients in country programs.

In India, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), the Project provides technical assistance in support of the supply chain for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health + Adolescent (RMNCH+A) commodities as part of ongoing support to the implementation of the RMNCH+A strategy. These supplies are managed by the National Health Mission (NHM) and Department of AIDS Control (DAC) at national level and through their respective State institutions—State Health Mission and State AIDS Control Societies (SACS). The Project also supports the supply chains for other essential medicine program areas, HIV/AIDS, and other health commodities as required.

The Project, through its subcontractor JSIPL, is seeking to fill a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor position, to be located in Delhi, to design and manage the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities related to supply chains supported by the Project.

Responsibilities:


The overall responsibility of the M&E Advisor is to work with national and state level stakeholders to plan and manage the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities related to supply chains supported by the Project, including: developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for M&E implementation, planning and implementing Project data collection, management, and analysis, and planning and implementing M&E-related capacity-building activities for Project partners in order to improve national and statewide M&E-related practices.

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Guide the collection and analysis of data from each of supply chains and supply chain functions as supported by the Project at both national and state levels in order to inform Project supply chain strengthening activities and areas of implementation.
2. Provide technical assistance and support to states to build macro-level capacity for leading, strengthening, and coordinating state-level M&E systems as well as at health facilities, including the expansion of e- and paper-based logistics management information systems to manage and report on commodity availability.
3. Support the states to develop effective liaison and coordination mechanisms for ongoing involvement and participation of partners in M&E activities.
4. Support the states to work with partners including the Project to maintain necessary effective linkages with relevant national and state ministries and programs.
5. Serve as the key senior-level M&E resource on the Project team in Delhi, working in conjunction with other members of the Project management team and other JSI-implemented projects and counterparts.
6. Develop and implement the Project’s Performance Monitoring Plan.
7. Represent the project’s M&E interests at meetings with stakeholders, including government partners, USAID, and other agencies.
8. Work in cooperation with DC based staff and Delhi team to implement the project baseline and endline evaluation activities and contribute to the respective reports.
9. Support the Project technical team in presenting recommendations to the Country Director for improvements in implementation on a quarterly basis.
10. Oversee development and maintenance of the Project’s database(s) and ensure timely data entry.
11. Disseminate and assist Project staff to disseminate data on project progress and results, including submission of project quarterly and annual reports to Washington DC.
12. Work with Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA) providers (US and India based) to provide required M&E assistance for their activities.
13. Develop Terms of Reference for M&E technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other relevant activities.
14. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required: 

The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

• Master’s degree in public health, development, statistics or related field or a combination of education and relevant experience in M&E.
• At least 8 years work experience working in M&E.
• Experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of research studies (quantitative and qualitative).
• Expertise in the principles and current approaches to M&E in health programs.
• Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point). Experience with database development and management in Access a plus. Experience using mapping (e.g., Arc-GIS, Health Mapper, etc), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar) also a plus.

Please submit your application via the JSI website: 

http://jsi.com/JSIInternet/Work/jobdescription.cfm?id=69945&intern=0

Apply by: 23 April 2014

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