M&E Advisor, USAID/Sierra Leone Strengthening Integrated Health Services Activity (SIHSA)



Save the Children is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for a planned five-year Integrated Health Services Business Strengthening (SIHSA) program in Sierra Leone. The program will focus on improving the quality of family planning and maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and malaria control services; promote the adoption of critical health behaviors; and strengthen the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at both central and district levels.

The M&E Advisor will develop, implement and continuously improve M&E systems for all project activities. S/he will incorporate best practices to ensure the information collected is accurate, timely and disseminated appropriately in high quality reports. The M&E advisor will use these findings to improve the program and achieve the activity’s objectives. S/he will also be actively involved in promoting learning through documenting lessons learned and developing approaches for community analysis and use of data for decision-making.

This position is subject to donor approval and funding.

What you will do (essential tasks)

  • Provide leadership, training and mentorship to develop and implement M&E activities (including design of tools, implementation of data collection and analysis, and sharing and use data) to assess and improve program impact.
  • Develop a plan and systems to capture and document relevant data and information on project activities, beneficiaries, outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Design methodology and coordinate research activities for project operations and evaluations.
  • Effectively roll out M&E collection and reporting systems to all staff and partners through trainings, site visits, manuals and other technical support as needed.
  • Capture appropriate cost information to track financial metrics, including baseline information to analyze program efficiency and cost-effective inputs.
  • Ensure alignment of programming with targets and indicators contained in the project proposal and use information from monitoring and evaluation systems and tools to improve program effectiveness.
  • Support all project reviews and evaluation activities, including coordination of mid-term and final evaluations, and support donor and external reviews.
  • Provide ongoing support to maintain M&E systems; identify skills gaps and build capacity of project team members, partners and stakeholders.
  • Integrate digital health technology applications into the program.
  • Prepare high quality, accurate and timely reports for Save the Children, project partners and donors as required.

Qualifications required

  • A bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics or a related field is required.
  • Advanced training in quantitative methodologies, including database management; experience in qualitative research techniques an asset.
  • Minimum years of experience in monitoring and evaluation related to global health, particularly maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health; family planning; and malaria.
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of monitoring, evaluation and evaluation tools to promote evidence-based learning.
  • Ability to analyze complex data and summarize it for a range of audiences.
  • Ability to gain support from staff across all teams and build capacity of others.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, including the ability to think creatively, innovate, set manageable work plans and priorities, and assess progress.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the political, social and cultural context of Sierra Leone is preferred.

Why should you join the Save the Children team…

Save the Children US offers exceptional benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurance, pet insurance, short and long term disability coverage, employee assistance program, 403 (b ), generous vacations, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter allowances, dress for the day and much more.

About Save the Children

Whatever your role when you join Save the Children, every day you will challenge yourself to dedicate your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for children. It’s an ambitious and meaningful goal no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, writer, data analyst, teacher, driver, designer, or one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill. complete each day.

You see, Save the Children believes that every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and to protect themselves from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit – at every opportunity – to working together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality and all other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racism organization, Save the Children will not tolerate any form of discrimination – in our employment practices, among our staff, in our leadership or towards the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation , national origin, age, disability, disability, marital status or veteran status. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a way that is safe for the children it serves and to helping to protect the children with whom we come into contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any type of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to proactively create and maintain an environment that seeks to prevent and deter actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that expose children to any type of abuse. All of our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring that all receive training, support and information to reduce their exposure to risk while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our common duty, both individually and collectively, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

How to register

To apply for the position, visit our website: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/SAV1002STCF/JobBoard/7d92e82b-af74-464d-859b-c5b8cba6e92e/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=3e26b168-fd1a-43ff-b306-3f2ee15fc88e


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