Monday, 28 December 2015

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation >> Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead

Vacancy: Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

 UMB has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 

Since 2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s growing HIV and AIDS epidemics.

The Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS epidemics. 

In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date. 

MGIC seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $3,200,000 health service delivery program that will support the strengthening and sustainability of HIV/AIDS in-service training and mentorship of healthcare workers, patient support programs through national and county systems, including National HIV integrated training course in Kenya.

“This position is subject to project award and funding”

Strategic Information, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead
This position is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy, development of the project performance monitoring plan and reporting system to assess the impact of the project activities, designing and maintaining data collection systems to ensure that all necessary information is collected, analyzed and used in guiding internal project planning and informing external partners about project activities and accomplishments.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the SI department across programs and advise on policy design and analysis.
  • Develop program M&E plans and identify business ventures and expansion plans within SI.
  • Develop and maintain project log-frame matrix, particularly in the areas of objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain the overall framework for project M&E, such as annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops.
  • Guide the process for identifying key performance parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets.
  • Maintain M&E relationships with MOH and other stakeholders.
  • Lead the baseline research and periodic monitoring of the project based on indicators and objectives outlined in the grant proposals.
  • Coordinate quarterly reporting and provide feedback on information received.
  • Advise on the establishment of a multifaceted M & E system in consultation with all key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the preparation and dissemination of analytical reports.
  • Maintain a database to ensure all project outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform program staff.
  • Master’s degree in public health, program evaluation or equivalent, from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 6 years work experience in the M&E field with development projects or international organizations. 
  • Experience with PEPFAR or other US Government development programs preferred.
  • Skills and experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations.
  • Previous supervisory experience, essential.
  • Proficiency in project evaluation design and development of performance indicators essential.
  • Excellent leadership, management, coordination, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Strong strategic, financial and analytical thinking with ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively.
  • Strong skills in MS Office, MS Project, at least one data management/statistics software (e.g. SAS, SPSS).
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills in English essential.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
How to Apply
If you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send your cover letter and CV to by January 7, 2016. 

Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. 

“Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer”



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