Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer, Community Partnerships for Respectful Care

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Country: Liberia
Organization: Americares
Closing date: 23 Nov 2020

ABOUT AMERICARES: Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

About Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC):
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) has awarded to the Americares Foundation Inc. NPI is shifting the focus of USAID's traditional partners to mentoring, capacity-building, and technical oversight, by using umbrella mechanisms and sub-awards strategically to enable new and underutilized local partners to lead development in their own communities and advance the Journey to Self-Reliance. USAID seeks to expand its network of partnerships with local organizations because they can mobilize quickly and take advantage of long-standing grassroots relationships to bring needed interventions directly to people at risk.

The Americares Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project is a five-year, $25 million effort under NPI to reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children through improved community-based health care. Americares will work with Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and its local affiliates in the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Liberia to leverage the expertise and reach of local and locally established organizations, by building their institutional capacity. This new partnership will work closely with Tanzanian and Liberian communities and faith-based networks to improve access to, and demand for, high-quality, community-based health care for mothers, newborns, and children; voluntary family planning; nutrition; and respectful maternity care.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Liberia MEL Officer will oversee all aspects of the CPRC monitoring, evaluation and learning in Liberia. Under the supervision of the Liberia CRPC Director, the MEL Officer will coordinate with HQ-based M&E and Project Teams, the Liberia CPRC RMNCH Officer and the Liberia CPRC SBC Officer, and partners M&E teams and activities, particularly during data collection and analysis. The Liberia CPRC MEL Officer will ensure the application of best practices for data collection, analysis, reporting, learning within the project team and with a larger audience, including donors and MOH stakeholders. The position will require an emphasis of working closely with the HQ M&E Director or his designee and on creating externally relevant results and progress reports.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Monitoring Activities:
*Develop and maintain data collection and benchmark tracking systems for all indicators
*Ensure a database system is in place and accessible to everyone at anytime
*Lead data entry and data analysis with partners
*Ensure completeness, accuracy and validity of data collected and in high quality and efficient manner
*Contribute toward continuous review of approaches used to implement activities and advice Liberia CPRC RMCH Officer, Liberia CPRC SBC Officer, Liberia CPRC Project Director

Evaluation Activities:
*Lead CPRC Liberia during baseline and end line activities, with the support of the Country Director
*Lead in-country assessments and annual project evaluation to track achievements and changes toward reaching the project overall goal in Liberia
*Under the guidance of the COP, Technical Director, Liberia Project Director and HQ M&E Director perform additional or complementary analysis of data collected, including baseline and end line data collected
*Lead the development of terms of reference and methodology design for in-country program monitoring level reviews and evaluations to ensure that processes will generate relevant learning on respectful care

Learning:
*Maintained detailed knowledges and lessons learned, best practices, issues
*Continuously support the program team and the sub-grantee in improving approaches, and processes
*Inform and work with the Country Director in reviewing and where appropriate developing and testing complementary tools to ensure high quality implementation, risk management, stakeholder analysis, root cause analysis, project status report, quality management, minimum program standard and implementation checklist

Reports and Updates:
*Contribute to the development and implementation of learning efforts and documentation and sharing of findings and best practices
*Submit monthly reports and weekly updates to the Liberia CPRC Project Director that monitor implementation and achievements

Coordination:
*Maintain contact with partners and stakeholders to ensure timely and regular flow of information and data
*Develop and roll-out capacity building and refresher training efforts to ensure full participation of sub-grantee and MOH stakeholder in all MEL efforts, with high effective and application process
*Develop on an annual-basis MEL workplan adapted from the project global M&E plan
*Take full responsibility of the in-country MEL dashboard that present an overview of accomplishment, MEL needs, budget and planning review
*Lead the Liberia MEL component during the regular project review
*Work with COP and Liberia Project Director in conducting workshops, reviews, analysis and reporting.

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CORE AMERICARES RESPONSIBILITIES: **
*Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency and integrity:
*Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness; and
*Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

*Master’s degree in epidemiology, social sciences, public health, or related disciplines required*Additional studies in community development, M&E are highly desirable

*Minimum of 8 years’ experience working in M&E in Liberia required, experience implementing USAID-funded project a plus

*Experience in setting-up M&E systems, design and implementation

*Experience using quantitative software (R, SPSS, SAS), required and qualitative (Atlas.ti, Nvivo) software highly desirable

*Experience working with and being accountable to multiple stakeholders and multilayers settings, a huge plus

*Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures

*Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail

*Excellent English-language writing skills and demonstrated experience meeting USAID and other donors reporting requirements

*Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint

*Willingness and ability to travel as needed

*Unrestricted authorization to work in Liberia

How to apply:

Please complete the application on our website:

https://americares.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/873?c=americares



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