fhi360 Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Cambodia SBC Project in Phnon Penh, Cambodia

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist for the anticipated USAID Cambodia Social and Behavioral Change (SBC) opportunity based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

About the opportunity:

USAID/Cambodia seeks to make a five-year award to achieve the purpose of improved health and child protection behaviors among Cambodians, in support of the Mission’s health sector goal of ensuring that Cambodians seek and receive high-quality health and social services at decreased financial hardship through sustainable systems. The Activity will accomplish this result through two specific objectives: 1) strengthened public sector systems for oversight and coordination of social behavior change (SBC) at the national and provincial levels; and 2) improved ability of individuals to adopt healthy behaviors.

Position Description:

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist will design and oversee the monitoring and evaluation framework for the program, identifying cost- effective means to monitor the impact of SBC demonstration activities. S/he will support all project and partner staff in developing, training, and applying new and proven approaches to monitoring, learning, and quality assurance/continuous quality improvement. S/he will be responsible for designing and carrying out base- and end-line evaluations, as well as potentially working with local SBC organizations subcontracted to conduct specific impact evaluations. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all technical, research inputs are strategic, consistent and coordinated, and that quality reports are delivered as per the indicated schedule.

The MEL Specialist will support the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked researchProvide technical guidance by designing and developing M&E systems and procedures as per the USAID guidelines. This includes establishing key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program. Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions.

Availability of this position is contingent upon release of a solicitation by USAID and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Spearheads development of M&E systems, tools and SOP, and ensures staff and partner capacity to accurately use these systems and tools

  • Ensure data quality, produces data visualizations, and builds capacity of staff and partners to use evidence and data for decision making.

  • Oversees M&E activities of the project in close coordination with the project team members

  • Develop and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data that demonstrate impact and program accountability and progress

  • Develop and support the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations, surveys and other components of the programs M&E system

  • Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results

  • Provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations

  • Provide quality and timely submission of all required project reports

  • Continually maintains a dialogue and M&E technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners

  • Review M&E plans and PMPs for quality and adherence to donor requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree or its international equivalent in public health, marketing, international development, social sciences or related field.

  • Minimum of six years of relevant professional experience in designing and managing M&E frameworks and overseeing a team to conduct monitoring and evaluation activities; developing, monitoring, evaluating, and supporting the information systems management, preferably in the SBC programs.

  • Has proven experience in translating quantitative and qualitative data into program improvement, ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.

  • Experience with USAID regulations in M&E systems is an advantage.

  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office) as well as data analysis packages, and experience creating data visualizations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; fluency in Khmer

  • Confidence in presenting complicated, technical ideas to a mixed audience.

A Bachelor’s degree in public health, marketing, or a related field may be substituted for an advanced degree with at least eight years of experience designing and managing M&E frameworks.

How To Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers or send the resume to APROProposal@fhi360.org.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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