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Monitoring & Evaluation Lead
ICF seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead for the Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance project (IDDS). IDDS is a five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project that serves the Global Health Security (GHS), Tuberculosis (TB) programs and other related initiatives with the following overall objectives: (1) Improve the detection of diseases of public health importance and identification of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in priority infectious diseases including Tuberculosis (TB) through an accessible, accurate, adaptable, timely, and integrated diagnostic network system; (2) Improve the quality of real-time surveillance systems for pathogens of greatest public health concern, including AMR and zoonotic diseases, and; (3) Generate evidence-based guidance and innovative solutions to strengthen in-country diagnostic networks and surveillance systems.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will be responsible for the management and implementation of project-wide M&E activities across 20+ country programs. The M&E Lead will oversee a team of M&E specialists and ensure the timely collection and analysis of project monitoring data, assume responsibility for the quality of MEL data and deliverables, and coordinate the production of project reports. They will work closely with the IDDS MEL Director and technical teams to generate evidence to demonstrate project achievements. Strong data validation and management skills and attention to detail are required for this position. The position will be based in Rockville, MD, USA, but is temporarily remote due to COVID-19. This position reports to the IDDS MEL Director.
Project Management Responsibilities:
- Assume responsibility for the planning and management of project M&E activities.
- Provide oversight and ensure quality of the work undertaken by members of the MEL Team
- Supervise select project staff and support their learning and career development
- Coordinate and contribute to the production of project reports and other MEL deliverables
- Liaise with project’s technical team and country programs to generate evidence of IDDS’ impact across our project portfolios
- Help document, present, and disseminate project achievements
- Ensure the quality of project M&E data by performing data validation and quality checks, and applying M&E best practices across the team
- Provide mentorship and support to M&E and field staff for the collection, validation, analysis, and use of M&E data
- Oversee the development of country MEL plans, performance indicators, and target setting
- Plan and participate in data review meetings with client and with country teams
- Responsible for data management including updating and maintaining databases
- Lead development of the biannual GHS reports, and project quarterly reports
- Minimum Master’s degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field
- Six or more years’ experience implementing M&E activities for international health programs, preferably for large multi-country projects
- Prior experience leading a MEL team
- Thorough understanding of M&E approaches and processes
- Strong data management and analytical skills, with a proven track record of ensuring data quality
- Strong technical writing skills in English
- Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) with advanced knowledge of Excel
- Prior experience with Global Health Security Agenda programs
- Familiarity with USG management, programs, and operations including regulatory and reporting requirements
- French language proficiency
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Rockville, MD (MD18)