Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention

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Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

The Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) program, funded by USAID and implemented by USP, improves access to quality-assured priority medicines and addresses the proliferation of poor- quality medical products in low- and middle-income countries. PQM+ will strengthen medical product quality assurance systems through cross-sectoral and systems strengthening approaches and the application of international quality assurance standards across the pharmaceutical system. By sharing scientific expertise and providing technical support and leadership, PQM+ helps create resilient and robust local health systems that address diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, as well as improves maternal, newborn and child health.

USP is seeking for a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in support of PQM+ program implementation in Nepal.

Summary of the Position

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist is a hands-on non-supervisory position that provides support to develop and implement the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan for the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program.  The incumbent will be responsible for collecting, collating, communicating and reporting results, supporting timely development of associated deliverables, and meeting program reporting requirements (e.g., quarterly and annual reports), ensuring full field office participation in knowledge sharing and learning work, and providing technical assistance and training in M&E to in-country counterparts.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develops Country PQM+ MEL Plan in collaboration with the MEL Director and in alignment with the PQM+ global results framework and MEL Plan (including PQM+ indicators) in order to track project progress in achieving objectives.
  • Executes the Country PQM+ MEL Plan, including monitoring and reporting the country program’s progress towards achieving outputs and outcomes. 
  • Facilitates the development of quarterly and annual progress reports on all program activities in collaboration with the Chief of Party and ensure timely submission of USAID Mission.
  • Enters data for all country-level indicators and uploads associated documentation into the DevResults database per the reporting schedule and obtains timely review and approval of reported data.
  • Supports the Chief of Party in conducting periodic program reviews and planning workshops. 
  • Ensures country program staff participate in and contribute to PQM+ knowledge sharing activities.
  • Suggests strategies to the Chief of Party for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Country program by identifying bottlenecks in completing activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Provides M&E expertise or coordinates M&E support to country counterparts as they develop, implement, and use performance monitoring indicators for their own medicine quality activities.
  • Coordinates the evaluation of key program activities with the PQM+ MEL Director and the M&E team.
  • Supports data collection associated with PQM+ research projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, social science, statistics, biological/ physical sciences or demography 
  • Three (3) years of experience in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) including design and implementation of M&E in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/or Government, including experience drafting performance reports for donor-funded projects.
  • Three (3) years of experience in collection, management, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in public health, social science or statistics 
  • Five (5) years of experience in collection, management, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data
  • Excellent knowledge of performance monitoring, especially of capacity building and system strengthening interventions
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Experience developing dashboards or visualizing data
  • Excellent English-language communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to work independently and to liaise and coordinate activities between different government agencies and stakeholders.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Non-supervisory position 

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, CV, and USAID Form 1420 (available at https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-1420-17) by email to GPHNepalRecruitment@USP.org clearly stating Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the subject line of the e-mail.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2020

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education M.P.H. (Masters in Public Health)
Posted Date 12 Oct, 2020
Apply Before 31 Oct, 2020
City Kathmandu