MEL Specialist,Owning their future Project

at Population Services International (PSI)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 8, 2020
Category Economics
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Purpose of the Job:

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist who is responsible to support the MEL for  Owning their future Project; MEL plan development, Performance Framework, Monitoring tools, and guidelines, Data management, Data Quality, Data use or evidence-based programmatic decision making and reporting for the project based in Head Office. S/he also provides some basic M&E related training, capacity-building technical support to owning their future project field staff (Adolescent Health Officers & Smart Start Navigators) other concerned government staff at regional & woreda level. Further; she/he conducts regular data quality assurance using PSI standard RDQA tools and will be responsible for cascading the implementation of all PSI/E M&E systems and procedures to the regional level including manuals and procedures. Coordinate the program M&E activities, including data collection, supportive supervision, and regular data quality assessments, tracking project progress, and timely and actionable information for the program manager and decision-makers for program learning and improve program performance.

Key Result Areas:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Data Quality and Data use
  • Capacity building
  • Coaching and supervision
  • Reporting & Documentation

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the Owning their future Project M&E Plan, Revise and update Performance Management Framework in consultation with PSI/E program team & prime partner.
  • Design the Data to Action (D2A) framework in consultation with the responsible program team, to track the progress of the program.
  • Develop appropriate Owning their future Project Data collection tools, guidelines & supportive supervision checklists/ tools
  • Build the capacity of all relevant regional program teams to maintain a robust M&E system at the central & regional levels.
  • Build the capacity of local government partners in the area of M&E and reporting;
  • Provide training, capacity building and technical support to M&E officer, Adolescent Health Officers, Smart Start Navigators, partners & Government on data quality management and recordings;
  • Carryout all regular programmatic data collection, data cleaning, data compilation, and data analysis and sharing to Owning their future Project Manager and MEL Manager at Head Office.
  • Develop and manage program databases to facilitate timely data submission and information sharing.
  • Ensure timely submission of data by PSI/E project regional staffs in accordance with standard tools & guidelines
  • Enhance monitoring of program outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on program impact and promote and ensure the use of data for decision-making processes;
  • Support the deployment & correct utilization of  electronic data capture systems and protocols such as DHIS2;
  • Define appropriate Project Indicators for DHIS 2 Dashboard development In consultation  with PSI/E MIS unit
  • Regularly update data on PSI DHIS system, share analysis & dashboard with program staffs in consultation with MIS unit.
  • Conduct regular field visits to project sites with different stakeholders for monitoring and follow-up.
  • Respond to donor queries on metrics related and other quantitative indicators
  • Oversee the overall the project M&E System-collection, analysis, and utilization of information
  • Work with Program teams to integrate M&E into ongoing program planning and implementation systems and ensure adherence to PSI M&E minimum standards;
  • Support the planning and execution of cross-functional supportive supervision and data quality audits among all partners within the region/corridor
  • Provide AYSRH regional staff and partners with routine data analysis and feedback,
  • Support the Program Manager & MEL team with the work plan development of the project MEL activities and reporting.
  • Lead all programmatic data archiving and filing for PSI/E at the regional level;
  • Support other projects under AYSRH  department- including RISE and Maverick Next projects

Perform any other related tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • First degree and above: BSc/BA or MSc/MA in Public Health, Statistics, Population Studies, Economics, or related field with relevant experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and Reporting;
  • Computer and data management skills; Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies required;
  • Experience of working with different partners & gov’t system
  • Team player who takes initiative is a problem-solver and able to multi-task;
  • Experience on M & E of adolescents and youth-focused SRHR programs.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; Good time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of DHIS2 system previous experience or knowledge with mobile data collection tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK).
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time away from the base location.
  • Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.


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