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Summary of: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Position Title ID Type Position Date Start Date Job Location
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
2018-2005 Consultancy November 15, 2018 As soon as possible

Budget:

ASLM background:

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is a pan-African professional body working to advocate for the critical role and needs of laboratory medicine and networks throughout Africa. Africa is rapidly growing but faces major health challenges including epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, and new priorities such as Ebola and other global health security threats. Strengthened laboratory capacity and surveillance in Africa are critical to overcoming the burden of disease and ensuring a healthy future for the continent. ASLM addresses these challenges by working collaboratively with governments, local and international organizations, implementing partners, and the private sector.

ASLM is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to convene a Community of Practice to accelerate the scale up of HIV viral load testing and to support the strengthening of laboratory systems (LabCoP).

Summary of the position:

The overall objective of the assignment is the establishment of an operational monitoring and evaluation system for the project. The purpose is to provide the Pan-African Consortium (PAC) coordination team with the tools to effectively monitor project progress and achievement across all the programmatic activities aimed at assisting PEPFAR-supported countries to further advance and sustain access to quality-assured HIV laboratory services, and bridge the gaps towards the 90-90-90 targets. The consultant is also expected to provide mid-term and end-of-project evaluations with sufficient information to assess the project’s success and outcomes.

Specific Objectives:

The objectives of this contract are:

  1. To assist the PAC in defining how progress, outcomes and impact of the project will be assessed and what will be the measures of success
  2. To formulate a set of relevant, simple and straightforward indicators to monitor the project processes (including the quality of partnerships), the project outputs as listed in the work plan and the project outcomes as described in the CDC-RFA-GH18-1805
  3. To assist the PAC, its partners, and sub-contractors to define and collect the data based on the set of indicators
  4. To assist the PAC to identify sources of verification and ongoing in-country and M & E activities that can contribute to the project monitoring
  5. To produce an operational manual intended to focus on how M&E can support project management and engage stakeholders in understanding progress, learning from achievements and problems, and agreeing how to improve strategy and operations.
  6. To assist the PAC in identifying reasons for success or failure of the programme, as part of the annual M&E reports

Requested Services:

The consultancy aims at developing an M&E system for the project. The Consultant will assist all consortium partners in reviewing M&E needs and establishing necessary practical procedures and measures in order to operationalize M&E (data collection and processing). The consultant is expected to design a practical M&E system with regard to the following key aspects:

  • What needs to be measured?
  • What is the most appropriate source of information that needs to be collected?
  • How to collect the information and how often?
  • How to store and analyze data?

The Consultant is expected to:

  1. Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures for the project.
  2. Work collaboratively with consortium staff and partners to monitor and evaluate project activities and overall progress towards achieving the project output.
  3. Make recommendations for improvement of the logical framework.
  4. Support the development of monitoring and impact indicators for project outcomes and success.
  5. Provide feedback to the Project Director and consortium staff on project strategies and activities.
  6. Study the relevant project documents (including but not limited to the project document, work plans, and budget), review and revise the project logframes and results matrix, and revise the indicators if necessary.
  7. Review the M&E needs and plans of the project, and extract relevant indicators to monitor the project outputs listed in the work plan. The set of indicators to use needs to be simple and straightforward. The assessment should involve project staff, CDC staff, MoH staff in countries where activities are conducted and key project partners,
  8. Establish data collection and reporting forms for capturing quantitative and qualitative information, including the development of dashboards providing a quick overview of bottlenecks.
  9. Provide guidance to ensure the quality of data collection and management at any time.
  10. Provide recommendation to avoid collecting redundant information, improve the M&E framework overtime and agree on to use the generated information to improve future action.
  11. Assist with the development of quarterly and annual progress reports.
  12. Assist in the preparation of the project mid-term and final impact evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Masters Degree, or equivalent, in public health or related field
  • Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the design and implemention of M&E in development projects, and atleast one (1) year experience supporting and evaluating PEPFAR activities, HIV programs, or at minimum international laboratory public health experience; Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports; Demonstrated expertise in analyzing data using statistical software, including proficiency in atleast one of the statistical packages (STATA, SAS, SPSSm EpiInfo), and one of the qualitative software packages (Atlas Ti, Dedoose, MAXQDA, Nvivo); Strong training and facilitation skills.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English; Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, the following must be received by the application deadline indicated above:

  • Current Resume or CV
  • Cover letter summarizing your education, experience, and relevant qualifications to support this assignment (based on qualifications outlined above)
  • Description of the your work history and experience with similar projects in the past five (5) years (Capability Statement)
  • Include at least two (2) current references and their contact information from organizations that have used your services within the last twelve (12) months
  • Expected salary requirments
  • The application website closes on November 15, 2018 at 5:30 PM Addis Ababa time and any application sent after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Interested applicants should apply online.
  • If you can’t access the link, you can send your resume and application letter to Email.
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