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United States of America: Director, Monitoring and Evaluation

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: FHI 360
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Monitoring and Evaluation


FHI 360’s Global Health, Population and Nutrition Department is currently seeking a Director, Monitoring and Evaluation for an anticipated five-year multi-country PEPFAR-funded opportunity. The purpose of the project is to provide innovative approaches to increasing the adequacy, capacity, coordination, employment, complementarity, deployment and retention of physicians, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, community health workers, social service workers, lay health workers, laboratory technicians and other related cadres that provide primary care and community health services to people living with HIV, tuberculosis, and chronic diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and/or Latin America.

The M&E Director will be responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of all monitoring and evaluation activities on the project. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection, analysis and reporting; ongoing data quality assurance activities.
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s evaluation activities, including performance evaluations and rapid assessments/evaluations. Lead efforts to identify key evaluation questions and develop studies to assess the effectiveness of project activities.
  • Design and implement mechanisms for continuous learning and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to local, national and regional governmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors.
  • Ensure that data from the project is fed into national health management information systems and promote its use among stakeholders for learning and policy development and programming.
  • Build capacity of staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management as well as analysis and learning methods.
  • Ensure all monitoring and evaluation conducted under the project include a gender focus that promotes gender equitable programming.
  • Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
  • Oversee a team of monitoring and evaluation staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
  • Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences.


  • Master’s or PhD degree or equivalent combination of education and demonstrated abilities.
  • Ten (10) years relevant experience with Masters degree or three (3) years for Ph.D.
  • Experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluations systems in low income and resource constrained settings. Familiarity with monitoring and evaluating Health Workforce activities a plus.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR reporting requirements, health information management systems and human resource information systems preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and team-work skills.
  • Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and oral communication skills. Proven ability to write well for technical and HRSA audiences in English is essential.
  • Ability to work in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with people with varying levels of technical training.
  • Demonstrated managerial, leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience supervising staff.
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills.
  • Fluency in a second language (especially French and/or Spanish) highly desirable.
  • Travel: Must be able to travel internationally 30% of the time.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

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