Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has offices in Africa, India, Ukraine and Haiti, and projects in more than twenty countries. I- TECH's 500 worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), medical facilities, and other partners to support the development of a skilled health work force and well-organized national health delivery systems. Much of I-TECH's work is funded by PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Director of Monitoring & Evaluation..
GENERAL FUNCTION The Director of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) works across country project teams in the International AIDS Education & Training Center (IAETC) grant to ensure adherence to best practices for rigorous program monitoring and evaluation. The IAETC, funded through a cooperative agreement by the US Health Resources and Services Administration, operates in 10 countries with an annual budget of over $20 million. This position provides day to day leadership and management to ensure that all IAETC projects are developing and implementing sound M&E plans and program evaluations and regularly reporting the results. The Director of M&E is responsible for reviewing all plans at the start of the year, at mid-year and at end-of-year and providing written feedback to each country program. On an annual basis, the Director of M&E reviews country project portfolios and identifies promising programmatic interventions. The Director of M&E synthesizes emerging developments in PEPFAR's efforts to increase data for decision making, disseminates information via Webinars and other communication formats, and serves as a resource for country teams. S/he reviews IAETC program performance and performance indicators in light of PEPFAR guidance, and advises on program improvements. The Director of M&E reports to the IAETC Program Director and is a member of the IAETC Management Team.
RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership and Management
Prepares and manages grant-wide reviews and support of IAETC M&E
Reviews monitoring and evaluation plans, highlighting opportunities and gaps for network-wide learning, provides TA as necessary and gives written feedback to teams
Provides guidance on resources necessary to implement key evaluation activities
Develops dashboard for monitoring Implementation Science activities according to IAETC standards and plans for feedback and follow-up to ensure standards met
Performs rapid reviews for quality assurance of evaluation and assessment reports before they are made publically available
Convene monthly IAETC Implementation Science, collecting agenda items and facilitating.
Serve as a member of the IAETC Management Team, participating in weekly meetings
Technical Guidance and Oversight
Strengthens sharing of best practices and promising innovative interventions across the IAETC
Champion the I-TECH Implementation Science Standards, promoting and supporting compliance across the IAETC portfolio
Supports adherence to UW policies regarding ethical clearance of research and evaluation projects, in collaboration with I-TECH Center IRB Manager
Drafts case studies highlighting innovative interventions and best practices
Leads preparation for an annual year-end progress report meeting
Prepares network-wide M&E reports that are shared across IAETC
Monitor and report on data quality assessments conducted in country offices and HQ
Develop approaches to increase data quality, per IAETC standards, when data quality gaps are identified
Leads IAETC support of PEPFAR's data for decision making initiatives
Develops training and provides network-wide updates on emerging USG performance measures and initiatives
Advise programs on interpretation of MER indicators, including development of custom indicators
Collect MER data for reporting to HRSA on a quarterly basis
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
MPH in public health or other social or behavioral science plus 5+ years M&E experience. Experience working internationally and coordinating and managing complex global health projects required.
Demonstrated ability to think conceptually about evaluation questions and to apply evaluation theory to practice;
Extensive experience leading and implementing formal evaluations, M&E or program research in resource limited settings;
Experience training and managing a monitoring and evaluation team;
Familiarity with one or more of the following fields: training/human resource development; HIV/AIDS care and support services; health service delivery; data management/quality assurance;
Experience with health education/training, preferably in an international context;
Experience with complex, multi-faceted projects;
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals with a variety of cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner and enhance effective partnerships;
Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation skills and experience;
Ability to travel internationally;
Experience working with PEPFAR funded programs.
Ph.D. in public health or other social or behavioral science plus 2+ years' research or M&E experience
Experience providing capacity building support for PEPFAR programs
Experience with PEPFAR M&E requirements
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This is a full-time position based at the I-TECH offices in Seattle. Flexible work schedule may be necessary to accommodate time differences between the west coast and International partners, for both conference calls and travel. International travel up to 25% may be required.
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