Organization: International Rescue Committee
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) TBD will lead efforts to improve technical quality in project M&E, information management, and analysis and use of data to support health programs across the organization. This requires strengthening and standardizing existing approaches to indicator definition, M&E planning, data collection, information analysis, indicator reporting and data use for decision-making in coordination with health unit technical advisors, country program health and M&E staff, the IRC Measurement Unit, and ICT4P team.
M&E Strategy & Design
- Ensure M&E systems are in compliance with standard methodology as well as with sector / donor standards for data security;
- Develop and refine guidance and training materials for IRC Core M&E indicators for health programs in collaboration with Technical Advisors (TAs), country-level coordinators, peer agencies
- Coordinate overlapping information needs to ensure consistency of assessment tools and indicators across country teams and other IRC initiatives (as appropriate);
- Build dashboards and use data platforms for supporting TAs and country programs to perform regular data reviews
- Support development of M&E plans for proposals in close coordination with TAs on strategic opportunities;
- Support selected surveys or formative assessments in partnership with research and evaluation team and TAs
Learning & Capacity Strengthening
- Develop M&E tools and materials including mobile data collection and management “Apps” to guide M&E design, planning and implementation across IRC
- Build capacity in M&E system design (including multi-functional databases) to ensure adequate capacity across all IRC staff on basic principles, concepts, and management of M&E for health programs;
- Provide technical support to priority country programs for data quality, remote monitoring, and use of data for program improvements working with TAs
- Participate in quarterly data reviews with country programs and technical advisors
- Lead global health annual report including developing data collection instrument and process, analysis, data visualization, and report writing;
Innovation and New Practices
- Support the design and implementation of ICT for M&E platforms in close collaboration with TAs, country teams, and other project managers, to include mHealth, information dashboard design, remote monitoring, etc.;
- Support country staff to incorporate participatory methods of community-level M&E systems and tools, including effective incorporation of beneficiary feedback;
- Evaluate existing and proposed ICT to ensure cost-effectiveness and relevancy to health programs;
- Map requirements for information dashboards and databases for priority programs that contain inputs from multiple countries (e.g. community management of acute malnutrition)
- Represent the HU and the IRC in academic fora, donor meetings, inter-agency working groups, and various global/regional fora as assigned
- Participate in and advise strategic initiatives in the HU, and participate in joint initiatives with other IRC technical units as agreed upon by the supervisor, for example, outcomes and evidence, organizational measurement strategy, best use of resources, emergency preparedness, client voice and choice, and research and development.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Deputy Director, Health Unit
Other Internal and/or external contacts:
Internal: Communication with education; VPR; health; ERD; governance; research, evaluation and learning; measurement; and gender equality technical unit teams. Close relationships with country program health and M&E teams, as well as regional measurement action coordinators.
External: Serve as IRC program representative in outside regional meetings and global meetings and academic forums with donors, other non-governmental organizations, inter-agency groups and foundations.
Education: You possess a master’s/post-graduate degree in Public Health or equivalent that includes advanced training in quantitative data analysis of health data. A health/medical statistics related primary qualification is preferable.
Work Experience: You have a minimum of five years of M&E experience including two years of international field experience designing, implementing, and supporting health program M&E frameworks and results for Non-Governmental Organization health programming in humanitarian or post-conflict settings. You will also have experience crafting M&E systems that incorporate information communications technology (ICT), mHealth, and information management / visualization / analysis.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
- Strong capacity to communicate technical expertise that encourages evidence-based practices for implementing consistent technically sound M&E;
- Diverse experience building & implementing successful M&E frameworks at field-level in support of donor funded health programmes and grants;
- Demonstrated experience training M&E coordinators, enumerators, and/or data managers on data collection, including quantitative & qualitative data collection, survey design, sample size determination, etc.
- Familiarity with donor policies, procedures, and reporting priorities (incl. USAID, DfID, ECHO)
- Advanced technical literacy around MS Office [Excel] and other software such as Stata, SPSS, or Access;
- Experience with digital data collection; please note any past experience with mobile data collection platforms such as ODK Collect, KoBo Toolbox, Magpi, CommCareHQ, etc.
- Excellent internal/external communication and coordination capabilities, with strong writing skills
- Ability to operate independently and as a team member
- Excellent interpersonal skills
Language Skills: Fluency in English required and proficiency in French or Arabic is an advantage.
Working Environment:** Up to 20% travel may be required.