FHI360 Director, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in Kinshasa, United States

The MEL Director will oversee the monitoring, evaluation and learning components of a USAID WASH project implemented by FHI360 in the DRC. S/he will develop monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reporting. The incumbent will lead, advise, and supervise Kinshasa based and field staff in the development and implementation of all MEL policies, procedures, and practices.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversees the shared platform for monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of FHI360 in DRC

  • Lead the design, development, planning, and implementation of project technical strategies. This includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research;

  • Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components;

  • Lead the development and monitoring of MEL and work plans;

  • Work closely with the heads of projects to ensure compatibility and coordination within the M&E framework, and consistency with national and donor requirements;

  • Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements;

  • Focus on strengthening the M&E system, building capacity of partners and staff, and improving alignment and support to host-country M&E systems; and

  • Develop and lead the implementation of a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration and adaptation.

  • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.

  • Oversee the publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, Government of DRC counterparts and other key stakeholders.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Experience with USG funded projects, experience in WASH projects highly valued

  • Ability to manage and work independently and efficiently

  • Ability to effectively organize staff and delegate effectively

  • Hands on experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of large projects

  • Commitment to consistently producing accurate and timely reports

  • Ability to work well with others including project staff, government counterparts, implementing agencies.

  • Excellent written/spoken English and French

  • Ability to travel within DRC 25% time.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master's Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography, health management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field required.

  • 8+ years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and research efforts.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong skills using MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management software program (SAS, SPSS, Epi Info, Atlas) and experience training others in its use is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods;

  • Experience with a USG-funded project as well a health-related projects is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.

  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills.

  • Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings.

  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume work flow.

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