Employment Opportunities

Director of Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation - USAID Mozambique Malaria Capacity Strengthening (MCAPS) Project (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is currently seeking candidates to serve as the Director of Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation for the anticipated, five-year USAID-funded Mozambique Malaria Capacity Strengthening (MCAPS) Project. The Project will support the Government of Mozambique’s goal of controlling and ultimately eliminating malaria in the country.

The Director of Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation would support the Project Chief of Party to deliver the Project’s expected results. S/he would oversee programmatic and technical aspects related to malaria surveillance and monitoring and evaluation; this includes coordination with USAID and the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure systematic technical assistance and capacity building to the MOH at all levels. This position would also play a key role in supporting Project knowledge management and carrying out a Learning Plan to accomplish documentation and dissemination of Project lessons learned and best practices.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCDI.

Essential Job Functions:
-Work closely with the COP to provide technical support in building capacities of the Project implementing partners (to include the Mozambique Ministry of Health) in malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation;
-Develop and oversee the implementation of the Project Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) that includes plans for collecting baseline data and establishing targets and outputs;
-Assume primary responsibility for all Project activity monitoring, evaluation and learning, and lead the development of platforms to share lessons learned with the Ministry of Health and its partners, the donors and key malaria stakeholders in Mozambique and the region;
-Oversee and lead the development of Project M&E systems, procedures and tools;
-Play a key role in maintaining a Project Knowledge Management and Learning system;
-Ensure the availability and use of high quality data for decision making;
-Support the COP in developing M&E sections of the quarterly and annual reports, and contribute substantially to the annual planning process as it relates to M&E and learning goals, targets and activities;
-Contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy for synthesizing and disseminating key results, lessons learned, and other research and survey outputs of the Project.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required:
-Advanced degree in statistics, demographics, public health, social sciences, or a related field is desirable;
-A minimum of 7 years of direct work experience in developing countries as a senior expert in surveillance, monitoring and evaluation in the health sector;
-Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, Health Management Information Systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis, and/or presentation;
-Established track record in malaria surveillance and monitoring and evaluation, with extensive experience designing, developing and implementing health data information systems, preferably in Mozambique;
-Familiarity with USAID’s management and reporting requirements and systems, indicators, and M&E and Learning (MEL) framework;
-Strong proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and data management and statistical software e.g. Stata, SPSS, Epi-info, MS Access;
-Experience in mentoring counterparts in monitoring and evaluation, database management, data analysis using the software identified above;
-Experience designing and implementing baseline and end line assessments, mid-term evaluations, and impact evaluations among other analysis;
-Strong verbal skills and ability to communicate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical colleagues;
-Prior experience working in Mozambique is strongly preferred.
-Full professional proficiency in English and Portuguese;
-Priority will be given to qualified Mozambican nationals.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to bdjobs@mcd.org. Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.

Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11

Please reference position MCDI-212 when submitting your application.

Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization