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Director of Monitoring and Evaluation - USAID Madagascar Rural Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation, and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is seeking candidates for the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) position for an anticipated rural Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene project funded by USAID in Madagascar. The primary goal of the Project is to increase access to sustainable WASH services in targeted rural areas of Madagascar.

The Director of M&E would support the Chief of Party and the Deputy Chief of Party, and work with the Project team to deliver the Project’s expected results. S/he would lead project monitoring, evaluation and operational research efforts. This position shall develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting plans, systems and tools that include Project indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Moreover, this position will help continually improve program implementation based on M&E findings. This position would also play a key role in supporting Program knowledge management and carrying out a Learning Plan to accomplish documentation and dissemination of Program lessons learned and best practices.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent on successful award to MCDI.

Essential Job Functions:
• Work closely with the COP and Deputy COP to provide technical support in building capacities of the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and other key government stakeholders and project partners to monitor and evaluate Program results;
• Develop and oversee the implementation of the Program Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) that includes plans for collecting baseline data and establishing targets and outputs that contribute to improving outcome level indicators to be annually measured by USAID/Madagascar;
• Assume primary responsibility for all Program activity monitoring, evaluation and learning, and lead the development of platforms to share lessons learned with the GOM and its partners, the donors and key WASH stakeholders in Madagascar and the region;
• Oversee and lead the development of Program M&E systems, procedures and tools;
• Play a key role in maintaining a Program Knowledge Management and Learning system;
• Lead all Program baseline, mid-term and end-line surveys in support of Program data collection and analysis to inform Program interventions and national policy formulation;
• Ensure the availability and use of high quality data for decision making;
• Support the COP and Deputy COP in developing M&E sections of the quarterly and annual reports, and contribute substantially to the annual planning process as it relates to M&E and learning goals, targets and activities;
• Train and mentor Program staff on relevant M&E aspects of Program implementation;
• Contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy for synthesizing and disseminating key results, lessons learned, and other research and survey outputs of the Program.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
• A Masters-level degree in demographics, public health, WASH, social sciences, or a related field is desirable;
• A minimum of 7 years’ direct work experience in developing countries as a senior expert in monitoring and evaluation in the health/WASH sector;
• Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health Management Information Systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis, and/or presentation;
• Established track record in monitoring and evaluation of WASH and/or health programs, with extensive experience designing, developing and implementing health data information systems, preferably in Madagascar;
• Strong verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues;
• Familiarity with USAID’s management and reporting requirements and systems, indicators, and M&E and Learning (MEL) framework;
• Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and data management and statistical software e.g. Stata, SPSS, Epi-info, MS Access;
• Experience in mentoring counterparts in monitoring and evaluation, database management, data analysis using the software identified above;
• Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork, and planning skills;
• A proven ability to work with government and donor agencies, stakeholders and decision makers in both the public and NGO sectors;
• Strong verbal and written French and English communications skills;
• Prior experience working in Madagascar is strongly preferred. Preference would be given to Malagasy nationals.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.

Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11
Please reference position MCDI-265 when submitting your application.