Saturday, August 16, 2014

Senior Program Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - PHFI (Apply by: 28 Aug'14)



Position Code : IIPH-SPME-01

Position Title : Senior Program Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Location : New Delhi or Lucknow

Duration of Position : One year initially (to be extended based on performance of the 
incumbent or need of the project)

Brief on the Organization:

Public Health Foundation of India, a public private initiative to build large scale human resource capacity in public health through its three pronged integrated charter of (a) establishing a network of world class
, India-relevant schools of public health & strengthening some of the existing schools (b) establishing standards for public health education through the formation of an accreditation agency and (c) strengthening research and policy in areas related to public health. For more information, please visit the website www.phfi.org.

Project Brief: 

The Public Health Foundation of India is leading a four-year initiative (2012-2016), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that aims to develop and scale up evidence-based interventions to achieve the goal of improving RMNCHN health behaviors by an average of 10 percent points among marginalized population in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The project seeks to layer health programs on women’s self-help-group platforms (SHGs) created around micro-finance to increase knowledge, enhance skills and promote improved behaviour and practices for safer pregnancies, new-born care & child health and thus reduce mortality outcomes in mother and children.

With a population of about 200 million, UP is the most populous state in India (17% of India’s population). The 2011 census shows that the majority of the population live in rural areas where health indicators continue to severely lag behind national averages. The state infant mortality and neonatal mortality rate (IMR and NMR) are 67 and 49 (AHS 2012-2013) respectively which are higher than national figures. 
This project is an ambitious attempt to address the challenge of scale through an alternative demand generation platform of scalable and institutionally robust women’s self help groups (SHGs). The Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana (RGMVP) has developed a scalable, federated social platform structure comprising SHGs, village organization and Block organization on which family health interventions can be layered. This structure holds tremendous promise as a platform for community mobilization to expedite changes in family health behaviors and social norms, as well as establish strong linkages with the health system at a local level in order to improve access to government health services.

Position Overview: This is a unique opportunity to lead the MLE component of one of the largest community mobilisation & behaviour change program in India impacting over 7 million rural population among the most marginalised section. The Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will lead the program’s overall M&E agenda, reporting directly to the Project Director. The person will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the strategic M&E framework in the program as well as for providing technical oversight, management, analysis and support for multiple MLE activities in the project. The selected candidate would directly liaise with research agencies, implementation partner and with donor agency to drive the program MLE agenda. There will be ample opportunities for cross-learning from other projects. The person will lead a team of seasoned MLE professionals to deliver the objective.

Deliverables:

Lead : 

• Provide strategic direction on the design and evaluation of all research studies, surveys and MIS initiatives in the project and guidance on the development of strategic goals
• Conceptualize, design LQAS studies & implement the same.
• Organise & co-ordinate Monitoring and Evaluation meetings with key partners and donor agencies to share interim program findings
• Co-ordinate different research instruments to complement & facilitate each other, derive insights & share learnings
• Conducting research with an expectation to submit papers for journal publication

Support:

• Work in close collaboration with other team members and coordinate with key experts at PHFI, partners and donor agency to ensure that the research and design incorporate the latest knowledge of research methodologies, MIS and relevant project
• Coordinate regular tracking of programme delivery patterns and production of programme delivery reports;
• Support & strengthen RGMVP MIS system
• Any other strategic, technical support to and responsibilities as discussed with the Project Director.

Qualification: 

Essential

• Post Graduate in Public health stream-Epidemiology, Bio-Statistics, Demography, Health Economics, Mathematics or Equivalent field.

Desirable

• PhD considered a plus.

Experience:

Essential

• Minimum ten years plus experience of designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of large social sector programs at state, national or international level. 
• Experience in health sector preferre
• Experience in leading M&E function in an organisation will be preferred 
• Technical experience in designing research methodology will be preferred
• International MLE specialists are welcome to apply

Competencies:

• Strong analytical skills and technical expertise in using Excel, Stata or SPSS
• Drive for Results - Take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so. 
• Teamwork and inclusion - Collaborate with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
• Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seek knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, ability to write concisely and effectively,
• Publications in peer reviewed journals would be favoured
• Annual Salary (CTC) will be approximately Rs. 24,000,000/- and will be based on the available skills and fitment of the incumbent as per the selection process.

Applications, along with detailed CV, may be sent to: recruit@phfi.org . Please highlight the Position Code (IIPH-SPME-01) in the subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Last Date of Receipt of Applications: 28 August 2014

Women are encouraged to apply


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