M&E and Data Management Advisor at Chemonics International Inc., Lesotho

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The Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project is the primary vehicle through which USAID provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the health commodities supply chain and collaborate with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. The project is currently recruiting for M&E and Data Management Advisor who will work with technical staff to oversee processes and tools for quality data collection, storage, and analysis – training staff and partners on M&E system operations and collection methods to promote a culture of data ownership, use and accountability. S/he will perform data analyses, generate reports of findings, and create graphics to contribute to reporting requirements and project communications products. S/he will also plan for and supervise intermittent performance evaluations, collect and disseminate lessons learned, and share successes during project implementation.

The position will be based in Maseru and will report to the Country Director. Qualified applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected] not later than Wednesday April 14, 2021. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the set deadline. Please indicate in the subject line of your e-mail the position to which you are applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support field team in refining project and SCCU results frameworks in accordance with project contract, client’s strategic objectives, results framework, M&E plan, and country strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plans and review the relevance of M&E plans against these work plans, including setting of targets.
  • Identify, document and track data sources for project M&E including reliable secondary (external) sources of data.
  • Organize and oversee the collection of key performance indicator data, ensuring that program staff understand their data collection roles and responsibilities for the M&E system. Brief project staff on the rationale for each indicator and on data collection methods for accuracy and consistency.
  • Support ongoing supply chain data utilization and quality assurance efforts, including reviews of tools, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and manuals for data management.
  • Collaborate with the LMIS team and District Logistics Officers in planning and implementing data quality improvement activities at the central, district and facility levels
  • Ensure data quality and integrity by periodically conducting field visits and spot checks to verify data and investigate any data anomalies.
  • Compile and analyze relevant data on project indicators for contractual reports. Design and share databases, spreadsheets, and formatted reporting information. Provide requested M&E data to clients in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of an M&E plan for NDSO by helping to identify indicators and complete indicator reference sheets.
  • Conduct periodic training for project staff, stakeholders (including SCMD and NDSO), and/or partners. Share information to help them monitor the progress of their work and use the data for strategic decision-making.
  • Maintain the M&E system, periodically evaluate its effectiveness, and adjust as necessary to provide the project with accurate and useful data.
  • Oversee and support the project’s communication efforts including development and dissemination of various communication materials including success stories, infographics, bulletins etc targeted at various stakeholders in collaboration with HQ communication team
  • Regularly communicate progress against targets to project staff, donors and other stakeholders
  • Perform additional duties as required.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Statistics, or a related field required, postgraduate degree or qualifications in M&E strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in public health project design, monitoring, evaluation, and operations research. At least three years of specific experience with USAID is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveys, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques, and establishing M&E systems in developing countries.
  • Basic knowledge of supply chain concepts a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and statistical packages.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Ability to travel throughout the country.

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