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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant

Population Services International
Washington, DC 20036
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    148849926

Population Services International

Job ID 2021-3412
# of Openings
Posted Date 1 month ago
Category Technical Health Areas
Position Location: City Washington, DC
Region Population Services International
Position Location: Country United States



Position: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant

Department: PMI Impact Malaria

Based: Washington, DC or Remote

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 5,000 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 40 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using it's global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Background

PMI Impact Malaria

The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project is PMI's flagship global service delivery project, supporting countries in their efforts to fight malaria and save lives by strengthening diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention for those most at risk-particularly young children and pregnant women. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.

PMI Impact Malaria is helping national malaria control programs tackle malaria service delivery challenges by working to:
  • Close the gaps in malaria diagnosis and treatment to get the right medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to patients in need, in the timeliest manner.
  • Unlock the potential of key drug-based prevention approaches by helping countries introduce, implement, and scale-up proven interventions.
  • Strengthen malaria health systems and data for decision-making to accelerate service delivery improvements and advance key learnings.

The PMI Impact Malaria (IM) team provides global technical leadership along with implementation support and technical assistance in health facility and community settings in up to 27 countries around the world.

We are a focused, multi-disciplined, and multi-cultured team, based out of Washington DC, working through PSI country offices as well as through our partners Jhpiego, MCDI, and UCSF.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for IM

The IM Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team supports all technical activities across the IM portfolio, providing an M&E lens and technical inputs in the planning of activities, monitoring against targets, reporting of results, and supporting dissemination of results. M&E activities include data compilation, analysis, and use to measure progress of interventions across all IM technical areas and guide the process of evidence-based decision-making in planning, implementing, and monitoring progress of activities across the project portfolio. Data use informs IM's recommendations on approaches to improve service delivery. The M&E framework, objectives, indicators, and targets continue to serve as the guiding framework across project activities.

At the HQ level, the IM M&E team works closely with the IM Country Support Teams to develop and finalize country workplans, ensuring harmonization of indicators drawn from the approved global project monitoring plan (PMP), inclusion of outputs based on proposed activities, proposing M&E specific activities in country workplans, and planning for upcoming supportive supervision rounds in countries. Some planned outputs include guidance on preparing summary analyses or project data, guidance on using qualitative data during indicator data review, and a series of online recorded sessions on various M&E and data related topics for HQ and country-level as reference materials for teams. The M&E team serves as a technical resource for any questions regarding indicators, program monitoring, digital tools (project monitoring system and digital tools for supportive supervision), data management, analysis, and use, in addition to gathering data for internal and external reports and presentations.

At the country level, continued development of internal M&E capacity across the IM countries continues to be an important focus for the IM HQ M&E team. The IM HQ M&E team works closely to prepare for country Technical Reviews, ensure country teams collaborate on data quality assurance with any M&E partners in country, updating country PMPs based on new workplans, continue promoting data use for decision-making, and supporting M&E lens in technical activities.

In the coming year, the M&E team will continue to support key activities including preparing the Annual Report, and ASTMH presentations; and supporting analysis and presentation of project data, and developing M&E-focused learning briefs and blog posts; as well as general M&E support for technical activities.

PMI Impact Malaria is seeking a consultant to support M&E activities from September 2021 through December 2021.



Consultant Contribution

The M&E consultant will work with IM HQ and country teams, and partners on the following activities:
  1. Support development of 2-3 learning briefs on related to M&E, data analysis and use, or related topics in coordination with project M&E Team, Technical Team, and Communications Team;
  2. Revise global Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) document, under the guidance of the project M&E Team;
  3. Coordinate/facilitate two M&E virtual meetings with country teams in English and French, including arranging meeting logistics and developing materials, e.g. PowerPoint presentations and handouts, for those meetings
  4. Provide support to IM HQ and country teams on project's Annual Report including collection and review of available data, and production of performance monitoring plan (PMP) and Environmental Management and Mitigation Plan (EMMP) data tables and data visualizations;
  5. Support two to three IM countries to organize and implement country technical reviews, prepare project reports and materials, and conduct other M&E-related activities, as needed;
  6. Provide ad hoc support for other M&E-related activities, as requested by the M&E Team Lead and project leadership.

Consultant Deliverables
  • 2-3 learning briefs that incorporate all feedback from the M&E Team and relevant project staff
  • Updated draft of PIRS document (including current list of global PMP indicators, numerators and denominators, unit of measure and disaggregation) that has incorporated all inputs from the M&E Team and relevant project staff
  • PMP and EMMP data tables and visualizations for Annual Report that have been reviewed for accuracy by M&E Team lead
  • Final slide decks for M&E virtual meetings that have been reviewed by M&E Team
  • Monthly progress report on documenting progress on activities listed in scope of work

The consultant will hand over all final documents (e.g., learning briefs, etc.) and datasets to IM on completion of each task and/or at the end of the consultancy.

Consultant Timeline

The tentative assignment dates are from September until December 2021 pending recruitment timelines, requiring three to four months of full-time level of effort from contract signature until submission of the final deliverables.



Qualifications
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in research and/or monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions or other public health programs
  • Proven experience in M&E, including routine data collection, data quality assurance, and promoting data for decision-making and data use (preferably for public health interventions)
  • Practical experience with management information systems, such as DHIS2
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be highly organized, and comfortably work on multiple activities at once
  • Excellent written, verbal and inter-personal communication skills
  • Excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and skills
  • Ability to interpret data and explain findings to non-technical audiences
  • Experience working on activities focused on sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
  • Experience in similar short term/consulting roles.
  • References will be required.
  • Fluency in reading and writing in English and French required
  • Preference for US registered small businesses

What would get us excited?
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and have exceptional skills in following through on tasks
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with M&E of malaria.

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply early.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.



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Posted: 2021-10-02 Expires: 2021-11-03

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