MSH Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya
Overall Responsibilities: MSH seeks a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for an anticipated procurement to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Kenya (GOK) to manage a high performing, sustainable, public-health-oriented laboratory service system.
The Senior M&E Advisor is a core member of the project management team and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor project performance and progress, assess the impact of the project activities on health service delivery, disease control and public health and reporting and dissemination of results.
Additionally, s/he provides strategic leadership and guidance/recommendations to the relevant Ministry of Health partners for the development and implementation of a National Laboratory M&E Plan including a detailed M&E performance matrix, and the introduction of appropriate laboratory information systems data flow frameworks, data collection tools and guidelines.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
- Design and implement the Project’s M&E system, including the development of indicators, setting targets, monitoring project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.
- Analyze data collected to assess progress and identify areas for improvement.
- Provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Project Director, CDC and other program managers as required.
- Provide support and build capacity of the project team in use of the M&E system and reporting templates.
- Provide leadership to develop the Kenya National Laboratory M&E Plan, indicators, standards and guidelines in partnership with the MoH and other relevant stakeholders.
- Provide technical assistance to the MoH partners in the introduction of appropriate laboratory information systems, data flow frameworks, data collection tools and guidelines to strengthen the national laboratory supply chain.
- Support development of manuals and training materials for laboratory data management and use
- Participate in relevant meetings and stakeholders workshops, including those related to PEPFAR performance monitoring system (KePMS), Laboratory Policy and Strategic Planning, Trainings, and implementation of national and county laboratory M&E plans.
- Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices.
- Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities.
- Participate in regular meetings of project senior management team.
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the project director.
- Master’s degree, or higher, in public health, demography, epidemiology, program evaluation or equivalent from a recognized University.
- Minimum of 5 years work experience at a senior level in the M&E field with development projects in international organizations, essential. Experience with PEPFAR or other US Government development programs preferred.
- Understanding and experience of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programs, including the use of data to inform program decision making, planning, resource allocation and other strategic initiatives.
- Understanding of the role and contribution of medical laboratory services in disease control and public health.
- Skills and experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations and previous supervisory experience, essential.
- Proficiency in project evaluation design and development of performance indicators essential.
- Excellent leadership, management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Strong strategic, financial and analytical thinking and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues.
- Strong skills in MS Office, (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), MS Project, and at least one data management/statistics software program (e.g. SAS, SPSS).
- Good working knowledge of descriptive, inferential and advanced statistics.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English essential.
- Willingness and ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to travel within Kenya whenever needed.
- High level of professionalism and confidentiality.