Chief of Party (CoP)/Director for Data Collection, Analytics and Use (DDCAU)
Detailed Job description / requirements:
FHI 360 Nepal
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of 1) Chief of Party (CoP), and 2) Director for Data Collection Analytics and Use (DDCAU) for an anticipated Nepal USAID Adolescent Reproductive Health (Nepal ARH) opportunity in Nepal.
NOTE: All the positions are subject to actual award, funding availability and approval from donor.
1. Chief of Party (CoP)
The CoP will provide strategic, managerial, technical leadership and management oversight to the project. S/he will oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel and financial management. S/he will ensure high quality of implementation of the project, coordinate regularly with the Government, the donors and other key stakeholders, which include other family planning partners. S/he will be responsible for timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables, execution, monitoring and reporting of the project. The CoP will manage a team of program and technical managers and work closely with the local NGO partners who will be the direct implementers of the project. This position is based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and will report to the Country Director.
- Provides leadership to the project team, technical and operational aspects of the project, including planning and implementation of the project; ensuring clarity over plans and priorities, and encourages effective teamwork;
- Provide strategic leadership and technical and managerial direction for the successful implementation of the project.
- Responsible for the overall performance and results of the project, including management and oversight of the program’s management and decision-making. Ensure that the project activities are meeting client and stakeholder expectations and that project results are proactively disseminated.
- Manage a team of program managers/officers and technical advisors in different areas of expertise, ensuring they get the support needed for maintaining high-quality implementation of the program activities, meeting deliverables and building capacity, as required.
- Manage all donor requirements for program implementation, including effective utilization of the budgets, and ensure project deliverables are achieved.
- Develop and maintain strong relations with key stakeholders including government (particularly Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Family Welfare Division, National Health Training Center, Logistic Management Section of Management Division, National Health Education, Information & Communication Center, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Management Project including , donors, and partners, coordinating regularly with them on project updates and results, and attend relevant technical working groups, conferences etc., as required.
- Manage a strong and positive relationship with the implementing partners and ensure accurate reporting – both programmatic and financial.
- Ensure project reports submitted to donors, government and other stakeholders are accurate, complete and on time.
- Ensure the effective use and coordination of donor resources and the compliance of the financial systems and controls with relevant donor standards.
- Coordinate with FHI 360/Nepal Country Office to ensure that program and reporting activities follow organizational standards.
- Strengthen the capacity of and transfer skills to local staff to independently implement, manage and improve business practice and technical services.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Country Director.
- A postgraduate degree (master’s or doctoral level) in public health or social sciences or related field.
- Strong understanding of issues affecting adolescents and youth in Low and Middle Income
- Countries (LMICs), including Social and Behavior Change communications (SBCC)
- strategies and approaches.
- At least five years of experience with organizational capacity development, health systems
- strengthening, decentralization, public sector governance, the private sector, or civil society
- At least five years of experience in program management and administration, financial
- management, award compliance, sub-award management, and tracking performance and
- costs via specific funding streams; ideally with US government funding.
- A minimum of 12 years of experience in large, community-level reproductive health (RH) projects, including experience in service delivery projects; of which at
- least five years as CoP, Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), Project Director or similar high-level executive position managing large, diverse, interdisciplinary teams, ideally in multicultural settings. Experience in South Asia preferred.
- Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity; successful
- experience leading change processes.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills and excellent spoken and written English language skills.
2. Director for Data Collection, Analytics and Use (DDCAU)
The Director for Data Collection, Analytics and Use (DDCAU) will report to and assist the Chief of Party with technical assistance in support of monitoring, research, evaluation and learning activities for this opportunity; and in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention- linked research. S/he will provide technical guidance by designing and developing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and procedures for the project. This includes establishing key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program and developing data dashboards for real-time reporting. S/he will undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Further, this position is expected to ensure the collection of appropriate data from a variety of sources to understand effective approaches and Activity performance on an on-going basis. This position will lead the Activity in the effective analysis and use of data to adjust programmatic approaches at the national and individual municipal levels on a continuous basis. This position, along with the COP and DCOP, will lead the Activity in the continuous implementation of adaptive management, ensuring a feedback loop and direct connection between data and continuous program and strategic adjustments and improvements.
The position will be based in Kathmandu, Nepal with 20-30 percent travel outside Kathmandu valley.
- Support the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party in designing and implementation of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning plan.
- Develop and ensure application of effective data collection, tracking, and reporting to monitor activity outputs and program quality.
- In collaboration with program staff, develop data and spatial dashboards for reporting and real-time program data review.
- Provide ongoing oversight and technical assistance to partners implementing monitoring and evaluation activities, ensuring data and analysis are of high quality
- Develop high quality quantitative and qualitative methods and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results, particularly any monitoring activities undertaken by consortium partners.
- Provide training to staff, primary stakeholders, and implementing partners on M&E components in project design; such as monitoring plan, assessments, reviews, surveys and evaluations.
- Ensure all research is ethically reviewed and meets quality standards for research design, protocols, abstracts and manuscripts, seeking technical assistance when required.
- Identify best practices for documentation as success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications and reviews surveillance, research and evaluation publications prior to release to stakeholders.
- Continually maintain a dialogue and M&E technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff of implementing partners.
- Review M&E plans and performance monitoring plans for quality and adherence to donor requirements.
- Collaborate with the government representative/departments and other stakeholders for implementation research design and supervise all study conduct and results synthesis for research.
- Oversee the collection, publication and dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results to program partners, donors, government counterparts, and other key stakeholders. Collaborate with senior management to assure M&E components are of high quality and improve processes and practices in data analysis, visualization and use.
- Oversee data quality assessments and monitor data quality and accuracy, immediately reporting any discrepancies to leadership
- Provide high quality and timely submission of all required project reports, including documentation of success stories, analysis of data for indicator calculation, summary of qualitative findings, etc.
- Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and Country Director.
- A postgraduate degree in statistics, study design/implementation, research methods, M&E or a related field.
- At least eight years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, study design/management, or statistical analysis in the development field, with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience with survey design, or the design and testing of data collection instruments preferred.
- An exceptional grasp of data analytics/statistical analysis; the demonstrated ability to independently conduct analysis of large datasets, including quantitative and qualitative data sets. Experience with and command of one or more data/statistical analysis programs/software. Ability to conduct data collection, analysis, and reporting of publishable quality.
- Ability to independently develop monitoring and reporting systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets; and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely, accurate and complete reporting. Ability to identify and summarize key, relevant data and other information; ability to prepare detailed, accurate, relevant, reader-friendly reports.
- Experience implementing adaptive management. The ability to work collaboratively with program staff and leadership to ensure a feedback loop and direct connection between data and continuous program and strategic adjustments and improvements. The ability to translate data and research findings into appropriate programmatic interventions.
- Good track record of leading, supporting and coaching field teams and counterparts.
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills. Ability to speak Nepali preferred.
Final deadline for application is 5:00 pm, October 30, 2021.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates can apply through FHI 360 career at https://www.fhi360.org/careers.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.