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EngenderHealth envisions a gender-equal world where all people achieve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We believe this is essential for ensuring all people can achieve their full potential. To achieve this vision, we implement high-quality, gender-equitable programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
EngenderHealth is a global health non-profit organization with expertise in family planning, sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, gender equality, and gender-based violence prevention and response. We partner with host country governments to expand access to high-quality health services for their populations and support data-driven policy decisions. We collaborate with local civil society organizations to prioritize health, reproductive rights, and inclusive systems and services. We bring more than 50 years of experience working in some of the most disadvantaged and underserved communities across more than 100 countries. Today, we have a presence in 12 countries in Africa and Asia, where we have deep, long-standing connections with local organizations, government institutions, and healthcare providers.
EngenderHealth is recruiting qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Accelerate Action for Family Planning Activity in Ghana, expected to begin in March 2024. This proposed activity seeks to accelerate family planning achievements in Ghana by providing technical assistance to Ghana Health Service to scale up long-acting reversible and permanent contraceptive methods at public sites across the country and strengthen GHS stewardship of family planning programming. The activity will also engage civil society in strengthening the enabling environment for Adolescent Responsive Family Planning. As a result of the FP scale-up, there will be a reduction in expressed unmet needs among intended populations.
The Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Advisor will be responsible for the development and management of the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting system in this Activity.
Working under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Advisor will provide technical leadership, oversight, and strategic direction for all project MEL and KM activities. The Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Advisor will be responsible for the development and implementation of all project MEL activities, including regular performance monitoring and reporting, the development of the Project Management Plan (PMP), and any special studies or operational research. The Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Advisor will provide MEL capacity-building support to partners as needed. They will also serve a key role in guiding GoG, and implementing partners through the process of using evidence to inform policy decisions and practice guidelines and strengthening MEL capacities. On the KM side, the Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Advisor will lead both internal (project) KM functions, such as “Pause and Reflect” sessions, as well as external KM functions. Further, the Advisor will be responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to USAID and other key stakeholders and (where practical and feasible) facilitating learning events.
- Lead the design and implementation of the project’s MEL and KM activities, consistent with project goals and objectives and USAID requirements.
Serve in a key role in guiding GOG and regional bodies through the process of using evidence to inform policy decisions and best practices.
- Provide capacity strengthening assistance in MEL to local sub-grantees/sub-awardees, other health system actors, regional bodies, and/or host country governments.
- Leverage existing platforms, support and advance region-wide knowledge sharing and policy coordination
- Lead the project team to develop and implement the project’s PMP in coordination with the COP, other technical staff, partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Lead the project team in preparing quarterly and annual reports for submission to USAID.
- Lead the development of any special studies or operational research in accordance with international standards and organisation’s Standard Operating Procedures.
- Support routine annual work planning and oversee target-setting.
Ensure that reporting on all program indicators is carried out accurately and in a timely manner.
- Use data to inform adaptive management and project decision-making.
In collaboration with other Key Personnel, organize “Pause and Reflect” sessions for the project.
- Where practical and feasible, facilitate learning events.
- Promote and disseminate program results, lessons learned, and success stories through various fora (e.g., national and international conferences, technical briefs, peer-reviewed publications).
Must possess the following requirements.
- Advanced degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, health informatics, or a related field.
- Seven (7) years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, and research related to large-scale health development projects.
- Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of M&E officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet USAID MER procedures and requirements.
- Exceptional communication skills (including presentations) in written and spoken English required.
- Proficiency in at least one of Ghana’s local languages.
- Demonstrated experience of working with USAID programs, including knowledge of USAID’s reporting requirements.
- Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, data analysis, and report writing.
- Strong technical and analytical skills, including the ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using one or more statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS).
- Excellent analytical skills coupled with proven ability to display data as appropriate for different audiences.
- Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host country government, program partners, and representatives from other key stakeholders
- Demonstrated experience with PMP development and implementation.
ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS
- Ability to coach, mentor, and develop capacity of MEL staff.
- Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, strategic thinking, and coordination.
- Excellent communication and writing skills, as well as negotiation and management skills.
- Proven ability to multi-task, work independently, and maintain professional flexibility and adaptability.
PREFERRED SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS:
- Able to travel within Ghana (up to 30% time).
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed and assigned.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a survivor of domestic violence, marital status, pregnancy status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws.
EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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