VillageReach invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of M&E Director. The position is based in Maputo, Mozambique and reports to Country Director, Mozambique. The Program M&E Director will oversee all aspects of VillageReach Mozambique’s M&E portfolio across all programs and projects. The successful candidate will be an individual with demonstrated experience in applying innovative technologies to solve public health problems, paired with strong Monitoring & Evaluation skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
The incumbent will manage the M&E portfolio which includes about 40% travel to provinces.
- Provide technical leadership, strategic direction, guidance and oversight for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities across all Mozambique program,
- Develop project M&E framework, plans and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities.
- Supervise and manage the M&E team to design and implement M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation
- Provide training, mentoring and guidance to staff on matters related to M&E and coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
- Ensure project objectives are met, with a focus on driving evidence-based decision making throughout program implementation.
- Work with communications team in preparing content by providing data and evidence as needed.
- Participate in program meetings with key program staff (including international program staff), as needed.
- Anticipate needs and work with team to identify solutions.
- Manage M&E activities across multiple projects at a time and adhere to strict deadlines.
- Work in collaboration with VillageReach leadership to ensure VillageReach core competencies, experience, and organizational values are incorporated into program design, execution, and results.
The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role.
- Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
- Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with coworkers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual coworkers and other parties to keep them informed
- Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
- Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
- Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position directly supervises up to 2 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education & Experience:
- A Master’s degree in Monitoring &Evaluation, Public Health, or related degree with at least seven (10) years of relevant experience;
- Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing programs;
- At least 7 years program management experience;
- Demonstrated experience liaising at a senior level, participating or advising in high level meetings and discussions with MOH;
- Demonstrated ability in monitoring similar programs, interpreting and utilizing national and provincial level data;
- Minimum of five years of experience in collecting, analyzing and managing donor-funded health projects
- Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
- Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers
- Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple in-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
- Strong oral and written communications skills, including facilitation and demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
- Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
- Experience working in collaboration with private sector partners in the public health sector;
- Demonstrated capacity to support, mentor and supervise staff;
- Demonstrated strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills.
- Supervise a team of M&E professionals
- Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
- Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
- Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
- Fluency in Portuguese and English; strong oral and written communication skills required.
- Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks, problem-solve, and work under pressure.
Environment and Physical Demands
VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
This is an immediate hire and therefore resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 15, 2018. To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter to our online portal: https://villagereach-international-postings.workable.com/j/FD53EA21FB
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION:
VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce.
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