The MEAL Officer is responsible for the design, implementation and technical quality of all monitoring and evaluation activities across AIHA’s projects funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other donors. The MEAL Officer improves information management and data quality, strengthening knowledge sharing and learning across the organization and with global health communities. The MEAL Officer is responsible for monitoring and evaluating all of AIHA’s projects as well as quantifying and highlighting organization-wide impact.
ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Lead the design and implementation of monitoring activities for AIHA’s projects; development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of baseline, midterm and end line studies; oversight of data collection, analysis and reporting; ongoing data quality assurance activities. •Design and implement organization-wide measurement and impact indicators, including to demonstrate cost effectiveness and value for money. •Lead the design and implementation of evaluation activities, including performance evaluations and rapid assessments/evaluations. Lead efforts to identify key evaluation questions and develop studies to assess the effectiveness of project activities. •Work with AIHA staff and partners to design and implement outcome and impact evaluations and related exercises (i.e. post-deployment surveys, situational analyses). •Coordinate and interface with USG and other donors on external evaluations. •Oversee timely and effective dissemination of evaluation findings to relevant stakeholders. •Design and implement mechanisms for continuous learning and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors, host country government counterparts and other stakeholders. •Disseminate information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other project results to local, national and regional governmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration, learning and action as a result of this information among these actors. •Build capacity of project staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders in project monitoring and evaluation, data collection and management as well as analysis and learning methods. Work closely with M&E group and regional M&E officers to provide guidance and technical assistance. •Monitor and maintain relevant protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports. •Contribute to work plans, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence. •Deliver presentations at professional meetings and conferences. •Working with the business development team, assist in identifying prospects to secure funding for M&E work. Research and lead design of MEAL-related components for proposals; ensure MEAL frameworks and budgets are appropriate. Align proposal strategies, goals, objectives and work plans with M&E frameworks that support high performance and achievement of results; ensure quality control and accountability. •Working with the communications team, assist in disseminating M&E findings and highlighting project and organizational impact.
•Bachelor’s degree in Development, Social or Political Sciences, Public Health, or a related field from an accredited academic institution. •A minimum of three (3) proven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluations systems in low income and resource constrained settings. •Knowledge of PEPFAR reporting requirements, health information management systems, and human resource information systems. •Strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, and team-work skills. •Ability to translate technical information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media. •Strong analytical, writing, and oral communication skills. Proven ability to write well for technical and donor audiences in English is essential. •Ability to work in a team consisting of people with different technical backgrounds and with people with varying levels of technical training. •Ability to work across departments. •Demonstrated managerial, leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Experience supervising staff directly and influencing staff who don’t report to you. •Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills. •Must be able to travel internationally 25% of the time.
For consideration, please submit cover letter (include salary history as well as salary expectation) and resume to HR@aiha.com.
American International Health Alliance (AIHA) is a nonprofit organization improving global health by assisting countries with limited resources build sustainable institutional and human resource capacity.
Through twinning partnerships and other initiatives, AIHA engages the expertise and knowledge of experienced health and allied professionals to strengthen overburdened health systems in the d...eveloping world and emerging markets. Since 1992, AIHA has established and managed more than 170 capacity building partnerships and initiatives in 30 countries in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. AIHA has engaged more than 150 US hospitals and health systems and more than 55 academic institutions in this effort. In addition, AIHA has obtained more than $290 million of in-kind contributions from these partners, leveraging the more than $300 million of US Government awards received by AIHA.
AIHA operates under various cooperative agreements and grants from USG and international donor agencies, including the US President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the US Agency for International Development (USAID); and the World Bank. AIHA also receives corporate, foundation, and individual support.