South Sudan: Health Monitoring and Evaluation Manager – South Sudan Health Pooled Fund

Organization: Montrose
Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 28 Oct 2016

MONTROSE is an international development project management and consultancy company providing support to clients operating in the developing world. Specialised in the sectors of health, education, rural livelihoods and private sector development, our clients include bilateral and multilateral development agencies, the private sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and other development stakeholders.

Background to the Health Pool Fund Project

The Health Pooled Fund Phase II (HPF2) is a project currently supported by the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the government of Canada, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Union (EU) and the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency (SIDA). HPF supports services in 55 counties across eight of South Sudan’s former 10 states: Eastern Equatoria, Central Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, Unity and Lakes.

The key objectives of the HPF2 are:

  1. To improve access, use, and quality of Primary Health Care (PHC) services and Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services.

  2. To increase accountability and effectiveness by working with community mechanisms for improving health and health education.

  3. To support strengthening of key stewardship functions of the MoH including: planning, management, coordination, supervision and monitoring at all levels, in accordance with MoH guidelines and tools.

A consortium led by Crown Agents and including Montrose is responsible for managing and implementing this project.

HPF2 which started with a bridging period on 1 April 2016, is slated to run for two years until 31 March 2018.

Purpose

The primary objective of the position is to lead the design and implementation of M&E across all project work-streams whilst building capacity of the M&E team.

Roles and Responsibilities of the M&E Manager:

1. Team Management

· Lead the HPF M&E Team (one national M&E Coordinator and two national M&E Officers) in line with the project M&E plan including facilitating regular update meetings, agreeing work allocation and distribution and signing off on team timesheets on a monthly basis

· Attend staff technical work stream and senior management meetings

· Ensure that the M&E folder on the server is kept up to date

· Provide weekly updates to Montrose Project Manager

2. Project Strategy and Planning

· Update the logframe indicators as required

· Update the project work plan as required

· Update the Implementing Partner (IP) Management Frameworks as required

· Update the IP/County Work Plans

· Support the selection of IPs where relevant including developing content and evaluation criteria as it concerns M&E and contributing to the IP proposal review process

· Update the M&E Strategy and M&E tools for reporting and data management as relevant

· Update the annual M&E plan

· Oversee, monitor and review the implementation of the M&E plan

3. IP Reporting and Performance Management

Monthly:

· Conduct internal IP performance review including ensuring the extraction of service delivery data from DHIS

· Collate non-service delivery data in collaboration with other work streams

· Facilitate monthly review meetings

· Ensure monthly review preparation and filing takes place

Quarterly:

· Ensuring that IP reports are submitted on a quarterly basis and that these are quality assured and that service delivery data therein is analysed

· Collating data to be filled in by HPF

· facilitating quarterly report review meetings and ensuring that preparation and filing takes place

Annually:

· Review methodology and assessment indicators; collate data from reviews during the year; review IP annual reports

· Facilitate qualitative assessments

· Prepare a summary of performance preparation

· Facilitate annual performance review meetings

· Record and communicate review outcomes to IPs

4. Project Data Management, Reporting and Dissemination

· Ensure the daily update of the central database

· Collate data across IP contracts as relevant

· Conduct analysis of primary and secondary data and prepare presentations for various purposes and audiences as necessary

· Prepare quarterly results update for reporting to the Ministry of Health and HPF Steering Committee

· Update logframe achievements where relevant for inclusion in monthly, quarterly and annual reports to DFID as well as prior to DFID annual, mid-term and end review missions

· Serve as a central point for data requests during review missions

· Provide M&E contributions to monthly, quarterly, annual, end of project and ad hoc reports to DFID

· Track progress against recommendations of previous DFID annual, mid-term and end-term reviews

· Sharing of lessons learned and best practices at conferences and workshops as required

5. Support to the Ministry of Health

· Provide capacity building support to the National and State Ministries of Health as required including participating in technical meetings, providing support on national M&E strategies, policies, HMIS tools and plans and any other support to MoH as necessary.

Required Qualifications

· Master in Public Health and additional qualification in M&E from a reputable university

· Working experience of 5 years in M&E in Africa, preferably in health-related field

Skills and Experience

· Substantial knowledge and background in M&E skills

· Experience in Africa and / or working in conflict-affected areas

· Experience of managing a team

· Excellent interpersonal, communication and capacity building skills

· Track record of effective management of staff

· Adequate experience of working on gender-focused programmes

· Ability to work in a multi-cultural team

· Experience of organising training courses

· Excellent report writing skills

· Proficient computer skills, in particular Microsoft applications

How to apply:

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in this opportunity, please submit a detailed CV together with a covering letter explaining how you are suited for the position at hruk@montroseint.com by Friday 28 October 2016.

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