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Posting Title:Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager
Job Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Skill Required: Monitoring And Evaluation,
Preferred Experience: 5 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 15th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, based in Yangon, is a management-level position reporting to the Senior M&E Manager for the Global Fund program. The post holder is responsible for providing M&E technical assistance, data quality assurance, and reporting oversight for HIV, TB, and malaria programs implemented by 14 NGO sub-recipients (SRs).

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Since 2010, Save the Children has served as one of the two Principal Recipients (PRs) for the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria (GFATM) grants in Myanmar. Save the Children is the co-Principal Recipient of three grants from the GFATM, with an overall budget of $100 million from 2021-23, for programs to prevent and treat HIV, TB, and malaria as well as to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The M&E Manager is responsible for managing data quality assurance and reporting for grants implemented by 14 sub-recipient (SR) NGOs and additional sub-SRs. The M&E Manager is a management-level position responsible for ensuring that SR monitoring and evaluation activities, including data quality assurance and reporting, are of high quality. Under the guidance and with the support of the Senior M&E Manager, the post holder will be responsible for the following:

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting

  • Manage the preparation of the performance data for the semi-annual report to Global Fund (progress update/disbursement request), including:
  • Verification that semester progress reports are submitted in conformity with the performance framework and that programmatic data submitted by the SRs are accurate, timely, and complete
  • Ensuring that supporting documents as well as other key programmatic documentation is kept by the PRs and SRs and are easily accessible for future programmatic audits
  • Consolidation and submission of the final progress update report per disease for final review/validation by the Senior M&E Manager and Head of M&E
  • Routinely assess and identify the strengths and weaknesses of SR M&E systems through Routine Data Quality Assessments and monitoring visits
  • Train Senior M&E Coordinators to conduct data quality assessments following standard operating procedures and revise procedures as necessary
  • Accompany Senior M&E Coordinators on several monitoring visits per year to ensure assessment quality and to conduct in-depth assessments of SRs with apparent data management and reporting challenges
  • Follow-up closely on data and reporting issues identified during audits or monitoring visits carried out by SC-PR or the Local Fund Agent (LFA)
  • Design and conduct data analyses to assess program quality and outcomes, and make recommendations to improve program performance based on findings
  • Check, where possible, that the data reported through mobile applications are logically consistent with the reports submitted by SRs during PUDR
  • Explore possible ways of using data reported through mobile applications to inform programmatic decision making and reporting
  • Ensure that supporting documents as well as other key programmatic documents are maintained by the PRs and SRs and are easily accessible for future programmatic audits
  • Track SR compliance with national reporting requirements

Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

  • Monitor and provide direction to SRs to ensure M&E systems are functioning appropriately and data are routinely used for program implementation monitoring and improvement
  • Assist SRs and in the development and updating of M&E plans, performance frameworks, targets, and data quality tools
  • Conduct data analyses and create data visualizations of HIV, TB, and malaria data using Demographic Health Information System 2 (DHIS2), Power BI, or other analysis software
  • Analyze and provide input to Senior M&E Manager and Heads of M&E, Malaria, HIV/TB on target adjustments for reinvestment activities
  • Present historical SR performance against targets to the management team to inform SR selection and management
  • Train PR and SR M&E staff on reporting and data quality processes

Coordination and representation

  • Participate in program data and implementation review meetings with SRs, National AIDS Programme (NAP), National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP), GFATM, and LFA
  • Communicate national reporting requirements to SRs
  • Develop and oversee tracking system to ensure SR fulfillment of national reporting requirements
  • Represent SC-PR and provide substantive contributions in technical meetings upon request by the supervisor
  • Collaborate with Country Office Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning team on Quarterly Benchmark KPI reporting, annual Total Reach reporting, and sharing M&E learnings and best practices

Management and supervision

  • Directly supervise and build the capacity of four Senior M&E Coordinators
  • Manage a filing system in coordination with the team

Child safeguarding

  • Ensure full understanding of the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures
  • Conduct oneself in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in both personal and professional life, including reporting suspicion of child abuse
  • Promote the message of child safeguarding to colleagues in other organizations and government ministries, children and beneficiary families, and community members in general
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in both personal and professional life

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years experience of steadily increasing seniority/level of responsibility including at least 2 years M&E technical experience working on health programs
  • Prior experience in HIV, TB, and/or malaria M&E and reporting strongly preferred
  • Substantial knowledge of HIV, TB, and malaria epidemiology in Myanmar
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Proven skills facilitating workshops or delivering training
  • Previous supervisory experience desirable
  • Experience working on international donor-funded disease control programs desirable

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in medicine, social science, or public health required; Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related field desirable

Communication and Technical Skills:

  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including advanced Excel skills) and data management software (DHIS2, Power BI, SPSS, Stata, or other)

General:

  • Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environments according to travel requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values, and principles
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities, and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy

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