occupied Palestinian territory: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – Gaza

Organization: International Medical Corps
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 12 Nov 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Palestinian Territories

BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs, seeks candidates for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Manager for our Programs in Palestinian Territories.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY

International Medical Corps and its partners (the Consortium) are implementing the USAID-funded Gaza 20/20 Health Matters project (“Project”) from Jan 12, 2016 – Jan 11, 2021. The goal of this Project is to support improved emergency preparedness and response, improved continuity of care from community to health facilities, and increased availability and quality of secondary health care services. With a mix of capacity-building and strategic inputs, the Consortium aims to have a lasting impact on the health and well-being of the Palestinian people.
The Manager, working as a part of International Medical Corps’ and Consortium team, will provide leadership and technical oversight for performance of the Project including: results measurement and evaluation, and advancing evidence-based practice that will contribute to program quality improvement. S/he will work with the Project Consortium to develop M&E approaches and tools, ensuring the highest quality standards are established and adhered to throughout the Project cycle. This position is pivotal to leading the Project team in managing information/data and leading on evidence-based practices through improved knowledge capture and dissemination of lessons learned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• In coordination with the Program Team, project staff and M&E Focal Points with partners in the Consortium, design the Project’s M&E framework, procedures and operating plans according to USAID’s Performance Management Plan (PMP) format;
• Implement effective M&E systems and procedures to ensure project quality assurance and consistency across the Mission, and in line with USAID Gaza/West Bank quality assurance measures;
• Design, implement, improve and maintain workable and comprehensive M&E tools for the monitoring of core IMC program activities within the program;
• Oversee the systematic and continuous data collection and analysis on the progress of activities over time and monitor results in terms of timeliness, quality, accuracy in line with the logical framework approaches, best practice and project documents;
• Provide technical support to other M&E staff at International Medical Corps and Project Consortium partners in planning and monitoring of ongoing projects as well as the development of systematic regular and structured M&E exercises such as evaluations, reviews, lessons learnt workshops;
• Compile various periodic internal reports for smooth and timely implementation and accomplishment of planned project activities;
• Develop and manage the M&E Information System with the M&E Focal Points on the Project (from all Consortium partners) and be responsible for generating periodic reports for all areas as per the IMC Headquarters and USAID requirements, including quarterly and annual reports;
• Lead efforts to ensure data use for decision-making within the Consortium
• Build the capacity of staff through training and support for effective implementation of the M&E systems, including for information gathering, periodic reflection and analysis of program monitoring data follow up and post implementation monitoring within the Mission;
• Develop work plans to mentor and coach staff to build their capacity;
• Collaborate with the Project’s information, communications and telecommunications (ICT) Focal Points to monitor the technology system including updating, trouble shooting and promptly addressing all problems as they arise;
• Implement and train on program monitoring tools (e.g. PMP, indicator tracking tables, etc.);
• Test and implement flexible reporting structures and data collection mechanisms;
• Coordinate and lead rapid and more comprehensive assessments, including but not limited to annual Project performance reviews, with prompt analysis and dissemination among stakeholders;
• Coordinate sector areas within IMC and with the Consortium and with hired consultants, to support integrated, comprehensive program evaluations and learning reviews where appropriate;
• Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms for M&E results with all stakeholders to identify and share lessons learned and encourage data for decision making at all levels;
• Develop knowledge management and learning plan as part of the PMP, and lead on the development of case studies and other learning products

Other

• Engage with relevant networks and technical working groups to represent and share results and best practices on program learning in collaboration with the Consortium, promoting a positive image;
• Coordinate inputs from Program M&E Focal Points in collaboration with International Medical Corps HQ Communication department for quantitative and qualitative updates for website and other International Medical Corps publications.
• Actively promote accountability standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps;
• Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
• Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

“Other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.”

QUALIFICATIONS

“To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation.”

• Masters level or higher degree in social science, statistics, international development; experience or background in epidemiology, public health, health information management, biostatistics or a related discipline is preferred;
• At least seven years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks;
• Demonstrated experience managing teams and building staff capacity within complex programming;
• Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and results based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans;
• Experience with M&E approaches for USAID
• Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis; experience with various survey and rapid assessment approaches;
• Experience in database design and other tools for information management;
• Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical software EPI-Info, SPSS and STATA are a plus;
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is essential.

“International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.”

How to apply:

http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/careers.aspx?adata=EFU5cBt4wxakX2n%2b1EQydSvnYnG%2bFZo8vfiqtktpdKTbDr8P2lf0wNVKXStXOrJTOiT2x9G%2f64%2bCeagb9HqQ6vOnfxCHxqkR%2bdVOVXZgMnEhJuWHalniWzuXWW4i6AfFy7zFjFliF%2bHKXLY%2f608Aggb%2b0jsajthPALmk6yzxElM4IOaDZ%2bkjc5YEHdnmNPAjrg%3d%3d

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