Deadline: 9 February 2021
Plan International is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Specialist TB/HIV & Malaria in Monrovia, Liberia.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning Specialist TB/HIV & Malaria will perform the following functions-
- Participate in the Country Dialogue process and Funding Requests to identity M&E and Research gaps and present solutions and priorities to address the gaps at the design stage.
- Participate in discussions and negotiations with regard to setting grant targets in the Performance Framework and/or any changes to the grant targets resulting from reprogramming.
- Ensure alignment of the M&E and Research activities of the Global Fund TB/HIV and malaria grants are in line with Liberia’s epidemiological context, the national M&E system and research priorities, as well as the relevant National Strategic Plans.
- Take part in developing and revising Data collection tools and ensuring adequate use of the data collection tools at all levels of grant implementation for collecting and reporting quality data.
- Work with in country partners to ensure that digital M&E databases and collection tools are in line with national standards and the technical requirements necessary for introduction of a digital information management system.
- Identify problems and bottlenecks with data collection tools and present solutions to address the bottlenecks.
- Ensure that the data collected and reported from the service delivery point up to the final reports submitted to the donor are of highest quality by overseeing the implementing of the data quality assurance mechanisms such as data quality assessments, spot checks, On-site Data Verifications, and monitoring visits.
- Provide technical support in developing tools and mechanism for data quality assurance and ensuring the use of these tools and mechanisms.
- Support the development of database and oversee the use and maintenance of the database.
- Ensure that the data collected from the Global Fund grants is used to improve the program quality and efficiency and inform programming and financial decisions to meet the priority needs of the TB, HIV and malaria programs in Liberia.
- Regularly review and analyze up to date reports and studies specifically those from Liberia such as routine data from national health systems, program reviews, evaluations, health facility assessments, IBBS, DHS, surveys and special studies.
- Availability of data for reporting on impact including disaggregated data by relevant population groups at national and sub-national levels.
- Lead the preparation of Global Fund grant Progress Updates and collecting data from the field and incorporating.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field.
- Knowledge and experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, and research with focus on health sector in Liberia.
- Experience in data collection, analysis, storage, dissemination, and reporting in addition to using and maintaining databases.
- 7 year’s experience with MERL activities of donor-funded projects preferably with similar size and scope.
- High level of understanding of information technology tools and high level of understanding of DHIS2 systems and database/visualization tools like PowerBI.
- Knowledge of and experience in fostering meaning partnership in M&E and research and M&E capacity building.
- Knowledge and experience in designing Evaluation and research methodologies and protocols including surveys and studies.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong understanding of and/or experience of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
- Ability to use knowledge and understanding of M&E and research tools, methodologies, systems, policies and guidelines for timely and effective implementation of M&E and research activities.
- Nationality of Liberia.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit Plan International.