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Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor
CARE International in Sudan

CARE Internationl is an organization driven by its mission to overcome poverty and social injustice. CARE International  in Sudan is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.  We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

 

Photo: Youth training session in Kass, South Darfur @CARE


 Section/Unit: MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience (MIHR) Project
 Grade Level: Grade G - $1,524.89 - $2,211.19
 Supervisor: Chief of Party
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: I year
 Closing Date: 30 Jan 2022

 
 Background:

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis.  These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.

Position Description

This position is for the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Project (MIHR) in Sudan, implemented by CARE, with IMA World Health, and JSI. MIHR works to strengthen the capacity and resilience of both community and health systems in focus countries to enable them to plan and implement health strategies that reach target populations while addressing the underlying determinants of poor health and the impacts of fragility. In Sudan, MIHR will work in South Kordofan to improve and strengthen quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services at state and locality levels, as well as build on existing humanitarian programming to improve the sustainability of rural water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) service delivery.

 

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for MIHR Sudan will work in close collaboration with the Chief of Party (COP) to ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E), project collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) and research strategies are sound and support the results and goals of the MIHR project in Sudan. In collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) MIHR core/HQ team and technical staff, s/he will monitor program results and be responsible for the quality and accuracy of technical results and reporting. The position will be based in Khartoum, Sudan and will report to the COP, with guidance from MERL core/HQ. This position is contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and availability of funds.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s MEL activities, including 1) the development and updating of the project’s Activity MEL Plan; 2) development and monitoring of project indicators; 3) implementation of baseline and ongoing project monitoring assessments; 4) oversight of data collection and analysis; 5) synthesis of data findings for reports; and 6) quality assurance and auditing of data
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s monitoring, assessment, and evaluation activities, which may include routine data, performance evaluations, surveys, formative research, qualitative studies, and rapid/special studies
  • Ensure that data from the project is collected, cleaned, analyzed, and used among stakeholders for learning and policy development and on-going course correcting
  • Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence
  • Coordinate all research with MIHR core/HQ and ensure research implementation adheres to protocols and human subject protection
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of other MIHR MEL staff in Sudan
  • Build capacity of staff and partners (including MOH and NGO counterparts) in MEL, data collection and management, and research and learning methods
  • Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other project results to local, national, and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Promote forums that facilitate collaboration, learning, and action because of this information
  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with MEL teams/staff working on other USAID funded health projects
  • Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Education:
    • Master’s Degree in public health, demography, sociology, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, or a related field
  • Experience:
  • Seven years’ senior-level experience in M&E and research related to large scale FP/RH/MNCH programs
  • Experience working in health, preferably FP/RH and/or MNCH
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with a range of qualitative and quantitative monitoring and research methodologies, such as, use of secondary data, behavioral surveillance surveys, etc.
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and disseminating a learning agenda
  • Experience monitoring projects, including setting indicators and tracking indicators against set targets; experience with USAID funded projects desirable
  • Experience conducting quantitative/statistical and qualitative data analysis
  • Experience developing and implementing project monitoring systems in Sudan, preferably in the South Kordofan state
  • Experience in assuring data quality and/or conducting data quality assurance (DQA) reviews
  • Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification
  • Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation
  • Familiarity with USAID reporting requirements, including MEL Plans and Project Monitoring Plans (PMPs)
  • Proven ability to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work and travel within Sudan
  • Knowledge/skills:

 

 

 

 








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