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Terms of Reference | RRHS Liberia Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

 

 

Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Reports to: Program Manager

Location: Monrovia, Liberia including travel within Liberia

Job Types: Full-time

 

Organizational Profile:

 

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and with underserved communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. PIH currently has programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

 

Program Description:

 

The Resilient and Responsive Health Systems Initiative Liberia (RRHS) is part of the Government of Liberia’s National Health Workforce Program (HWP) – a seven-year initiative designed to increase the quantity and diversity of the national health workforce and improve access to safe, high quality health services by 2022. Awarded to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who leads a consortium of partners including New York University, Yale University, and Partners In Health, RRHS is a 5-year (2017-2022) grant funded by the Health Resources Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

To help Liberia build a skilled, fit-for-purpose-and-practice health workforce, the RRHS partners are working with Liberian training institutions and regulatory bodies to develop and enhance training programs for physicians, nurses, midwives, and health managers. In line with Liberia’s HWP, the aim of this program is to scale up and improve the quality of targeted training programs. Activities will target key Liberia academic institutions and teaching hospitals and will build upon and expand the activities initiated by the HWP.

 

General Responsibilities

 

The RRHS Liberia team is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer to revise and implement an M&E plan that aligns with program logframe for the Health Workforce Program with a specific focus on the RRHS Initiative. The RRHS Monitoring and Evaluation Officer work closely with the RRHS Program Director, Program Manager, and M&E Adviser, coordinators from the RRHS partners (both US and Liberian), and the Liberia Ministry of Health (MoH) M&E focal points . The M&E Officer will collaborate closely with MOH M&E focal points to co-develop electronic and paper-based data collection systems and tools that align with the M&E logframe and to collect, analyze, report and disseminate data. This includes facilitating data collection and reporting from program partners. The M&E Officer will also support developing tools for visiting medical education faculty to outline goals, objectives, activities and track their progress. The M&E Officer will also work with the RRHS Program Director and Program Manager to write program-wide reports showcasing the activities, outputs, and outcomes of the RRHS program. The M&E Officer will also support other programmatic work, including grant management and implementation of activities. The M&E Officer will be based full-time in Monrovia, Liberia with some travel within Liberia as needed.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

Reporting to the RRHS Program Manager, the M&E Officer will:

  1. Finalize an M&E plan for the Health Workforce Program with process and outcome indicators through coordinating a consultative process with the M&E focal points at MOH and partner organizations, the RRHS Program Manager, Program Director, and M&E Adviser and by using performance/contract management frameworks in coordination with MOH evaluation of broader HWP deliverables
  2. Oversee all monitoring and evaluation tasks of RRHS including:
    1. Maintaining a database on the visiting faculty members’ deliverables as they are defined and aligned with departmental priorities
    2. Maintaining database of publications, research, and other outputs of RRHS participation as well as other Visiting Faculty from non-RRHS partners
  3. Coordinate and support MOH M&E focal points to refine and implement effective electronic and paper-based systems for program monitoring, including data collection and analysis
  4. Ensure M&E focal points collect data according to the HWP/RRHS M&E plan
  5. Conduct routine data reviews and ongoing mentorship of M&E focal points to ensure high-quality data collection
  6. Support MOH M&E focal points to disseminate data, including co-facilitating quarterly (every three months) data review meetings that support data use for decision-making
  7. Develop and implement data mentorship, data trainings and other capacity building activities to build relevant skills for MOH M&E focal points and colleagues
  8. Work with partners to develop tools for the visiting faculty to outline goals, objectives, and activities and track progress
  9. Serve as primary point of contact on all monitoring, evaluation, research and project tracking related communication for the RRHS program
  10. Ensure the smooth flow of information between partners and with stakeholders regarding program monitoring and evaluation
  11. Develop professional reports on RRHS activities and accomplishments for academic and general audiences and as tool for fundraising and donor development
  12. Participate in monthly coordination meetings with the RRHS team and produce reports and updates on program progress
  13. Perform other evaluation activities to support RRHS partners and other stakeholders, as requested

 

Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar professional degree required in a quantitative background related to Public/Global Health and/or program evaluation, Master’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant professional work experience in Public and/or Global Health monitoring and evaluation, project coordination/management, or another relevant field, preferably with experience in M&E for large health systems strengthening programs and/or with government programs
  • Demonstrated success managing or contributing to M&E systems in a multi-stakeholder environment and through consultative process
  • Ability to live and work in Liberia full-time
  • Able to be flexible and work in varying workspaces
  • Able and willing to travel to meetings across broad distances within Liberia

 

Profile

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated competence in efficient organization, management of multiple responsibilities in a time-sensitive environment, and close attention to detail
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong skills in database management
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a non-traditional work environment
  • Commitment to the value of voices, experiences and perspectives of the community
  • Awareness of cultural diversity/sensitivity in the community
  • Knowledge of manuscript and publication process
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Timeliness

 

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