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Pathfinder International Tanzania – MEL Technical Advisor

MEL Technical Advisor

Job Category: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Requisition Number: MELTE01120
Posting Details
Posted: March 31, 2021
Full-Time
Locations
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka, BGD
  • Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan, CIV
  • Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Bujumbura, BDI
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa, COD
  • Cairo, Egypt Cairo, EGY
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, ETH
  • Nairobi, Kenya Nairobi, KEN
  • Maputo, Mozambique Maputo, MOZ
  • Niger NAIMEY, NER
  • Abuja, Nigeria Abuja, NGA
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Dar es Salaam, TZA
  • Lome, Togo Lome, TGO
  • Kampala, Uganda Kampala, UGA


Job Details
Description
Pathfinder Overview
Pathfinder
International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless
of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have
children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they
choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments,
communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove
barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together,
we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save
women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the
need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young
people are able to choose their own paths forward.

MEL Technical Advisor
Location:
Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic
of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Tanzania, Togo, or Uganda.

Summary:
The
MEL Technical Advisor supports development and implementation of
Pathfinder’s Management Information System in DHIS2 at global level.
They provides assistance to country office staff and projects to ensure
that program monitoring and learning from routine data achieves program
needs. They design and tailor data systems and integration architecture
in DHIS2 and other applications. They develop tools for data use to
guide management decisions, including dashboards, data visualizations,
workplans and maps. The MEL Technical Advisor develops tools for data
collection, plans for and selects consultants and provides targeted
training as needs arise.

Key Job Outcomes:

  • MEL Strategic and Project Planning and Implementation: Develops and
    implements Pathfinder’s MEL strategies in proposals, and
    institutionalizes related policies, guidelines and standard procedures
    for monitoring and evaluating projects, including DHIS2 and other data
    systems’ standards and Develops MEL plans, including appropriate
    selection of final project indicators and data sources, and team work
    plans to ensure effective implementation. Partners with MEL staff to
    develop and implement monitoring and evaluation guidelines, procedure
    manuals and data management guidelines for their respective office or
    projects.
  • Data Collection Methodology; Conceptualizes, develops
    and implements an appropriate system for collecting monitoring and
    evaluation data to enable the project to report to stakeholders, to
    regularly review and use data to track progress against goals, to
    improve the quality of the interventions, and to feed data analytics
    into technical
  • Data Collection Tools; Creates and adapts data
    collection tools, including but not limited to monitoring tools and
    forms, survey questionnaires, key informant interview guides, facility
    assessment and supervision tools, and supporting training materials.
    Trains and mentors project staff to design and/or oversee implementation
    of data collection tools. Oversees terms of reference for consulting
    firms, critically reviewing consultant reports and other deliverables,
    and deploying ethical clearance procedures. Ensures that data are
    complete and comply with data quality and compliance standards and
    guidelines. Conducts analysis to inform, influence,
  • Data review
    and use: Maintains, manages, and/or reviews the project database for
    performance trends. Generates or contributes to communications products
    or reports for use by project and/or the organization.
  • Proposal Planning and Review: Drafts MEL plans for proposals and reviews proposals from the MEL
  • Training and Education Development and Delivery: Designs, develops and delivers relevant training to Pathfinder
  • Reports: Creates project status Writes and prepares conference presentations and publications.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Program
    and Project Planning and Management: Deep skills in program and project
    management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including
    the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program
  • Data Collection Methods: Advanced knowledge in data integrity and collection
  • Research Methods: Advanced knowledge and ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • PC Applications: Proven ability to apply statistical software
  • Proposal Development: Mastery of skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization.
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Deep knowledge of the countries’ public health systems.
  • Sexual
    and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Deep knowledge of family
    planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of
    programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest
    professional developments in SRHR, including special challenges faced in
    the developing
  • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high
    degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of
    stakeholders in an inclusive
  • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results to small and large groups.
  • Community
    Relations: Mastery of skills in facilitating working relationships
    between partners, government officials, and communities.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using local languages and English language
  • Communication
    and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others, including
    donor agencies and local partners, through diplomacy and proven oral and
    written communication
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and
  • Passion
    for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning,
    reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services,
    and eradication of harmful traditional
  • Self-Management and
    Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team,
    ability to work with people from different cultures, ability thrive in a
    matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to
    manage stress effectively in a fast-pace
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related matters.



Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in demography, epidemiology, statistics, social
    sciences or a related field, or a combination of education and
    experience that yields the required competencies.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in MEL health/development projects or
  • Experience living and working in a developing country.
  • DHIS2 experience required
  • Power BI experience is a plus

Other Information:

  • Travel required (at least 30%)
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or
applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a
formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation,
proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by
the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to
furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)