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Director, Global Health Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance
This position will provide strategic direction and senior-level support for a monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) for the $120 million, five-year USAID-funded Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project. The project supports select governments and their relevant ministries in strengthening diagnostic networks and real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of public health concern, including tuberculosis (TB), antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and zoonotic diseases. The project supports the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), TB programs and other infectious disease initiatives.
This position leads a team of geographically dispersed professionals and liaises across the full IDDS partnership, to fold partner contributions and insights into the MEL portfolio. The size of the MEL team may vary in line with funding received, but is anticipated to include a number of full-time professionals. This role provides leadership for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning including the project’s logical framework, M&E plan at global and country levels, alignment with programmatic M&E and reporting requirements; and development and implementation of the project’s learning agenda.
This role is responsible for ensuring compliance with the project’s contract requirements related to MEL and sustainability and will supervise select project staff including supporting staff project orientation, career development and staff performance. Strong coaching and mentoring skills are essential. The position is based in Rockville, MD with international travel.
- Lead conversations with the project’s USAID IDDS Management Team and USAID Missions regarding MEL.
- Lead team to develop country (operating unit)-level M&E products.
- Ensure compliance with the project’s MEL requirements and reporting
- Liaise with project’s technical team and country programs to establish appropriate targets for work plans.
- Lead MEL team in the ongoing development of the project’s overall M&E system, including indicator selection and adaptation, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
- Lead the development of the project’s learning agenda and related implementation activities
- Support key programmatic reporting for GHSA and TB, including working with communications advisor and others for incorporation of MEL data into communications products
- Minimum Master’s degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field with a focus on infectious disease detection, surveillance, or diagnostics
- At least 8 years of experience leading MEL activities for USAID health programs with country activities.
- Demonstrated technical competency in development of measurement approaches and project-level M&E systems.
- Demonstrated ability to lead a team of mid- to senior- level professionals in support of the overall MEL needs of a project.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, and other donor organizations.
- Familiarity with USG management, programs, and operations including meeting reporting requirements
- Excellent written and oral English skills
- Ability to travel up to 25% time, as post-pandemic conditions allow
- French language proficiency
- Experience living and working in one or more of the IDDS countries
- Experience with either Global Health Security Agenda programs or TB programs
- Experience leading globally-dispersed teams.
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Rockville, MD (MD18)