Overview

Chemonics seeks an Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Survey Specialist for the Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in the Communications, Learning, Evidence & Analytics for Results (CLEAR) Division located in our Arlington, VA office.  The CLEAR team supports the GHSC-PSM project and is made up of the Knowledge Management and Communications (KMC), M&E, and Data Analytics teams. The Monitoring and Evaluation Survey Specialist supports the implementation of the GHSC-PSM project IDIQ M&E plan, including national surveys and supporting global supply chain & country routine reporting. He/She will also participate in any updates to the IDIQ M&E plan, global and country target-setting, and periodic updates to the data collection tools. The M&E associate will provide technical assistance to M&E advisors in field offices    We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Manage large surveys, notably the National Supply Chain Assessment 2.0 (NSCA2.0)

This activity will include, but not be limited to:

  • Serving as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders
  • Supporting implementing teams with SurveyCTO, a tool for designing, collecting, monitoring, validating and reporting data using tablets and smartphones
  • Providing direct technical assistance to countries at various stages of the survey process, e. g., questionnaire adaptation, field staff training, fieldwork monitoring, report writing, and dissemination of the survey findings
  • Monitoring survey progress and assuring that survey protocols are followed to ensure data quality and timeliness
  • Communicating directly with other survey staff members including local staff, data analysts, and data, sampling statistician for support in their functional areas

Manage M&E support for an anticipated portfolio of 3-6 countries. This includes backstopping allotted country office M&E teams (across task orders including HIV, malaria, FP/RH, and MNCH) to ensure the effective management and implementation of country M&E plans and all M&E related activities, including but not limited to:

  • Managing country data quality assessments (DQA) of the project’s performance indicator data (one per supported country per year)
  • Supporting country M&E personnel in all aspects of quarterly performance reporting, from training and assistance in data collection and calculation to data validation, report analysis, and narrative explanations for the project-wide (IDIQ) report
  • Supporting completion and refinement of functional and data requirements for electronic survey tools used by and to support the M&E team and countries
  • Managing country portfolio resources for the DevResults M&E system
    Managing M&E input leading to implementation of an in-country data visibility initiative across technical teams
  • Supporting the recruitment, orientation, and training of new in-country M&E managers and other staff as needed
  • Support the review and update of GHSC-PSM’s M&E Plan and targets
  • Support the design and update to M&E data collection standard operating procedures and tools
  • Support the development of data management, analysis and performance review processes including Standard Operating Procedures
  • Support efforts to encourage use of data for decision-making both within the global supply chain team and between objective, task order, functional area and country teams
  • Promote linkages between the M&E team and the Global Supply Chain/Health Systems Strengthening/MIS/Data Quality/Continual Improvement teams
  • Participate in USAID/GHSC-PSM monitoring and evaluation technical working group
  • Actively participate in external industry events related to M&E knowledge sharing
  • Network with leading supply chain research, academic, and development organizations to build relationships with M&E consultants and sub-contractors
  • Availability to travel to GHSC-PSM supported countries to provide M&E related technical guidance
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in M&E system design, performance measurement, indicator selection, data management, data analysis and database management required
  • Experience, knowledge, and interest in international public health supply chains preferred
  • Experience with data management, relational database concepts, and proficient use of enterprise data management and reporting systems
  • Knowledge of current trends, debates, methodologies and resources in monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience living or working in developing countries
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications and data analysis software, especially Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates leadership, versatility and integrity
  • Willingness to travel abroad for a minimum of 4 to 8 weeks per year
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in a French strongly preferred