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Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program Manager
Purpose of the position
- The Senior M&E Program Manager will have responsibility for all aspects of monitoring and evaluating DNDi activities. S/He must be able to monitor progress of individual projects and assess the performance of programs comprised of multiple projects. In addition, s/he must be able to aggregate organization-wide data to monitor DNDi’s progress against its own overall global M&E framework and log frames to evaluate DNDi performance overall. The position must also be able to provide strategic input into shaping organizational indicators for a 5-to-8 years organization-wide strategy and be able to develop and implement an M&E framework and log frames for the same.
Specific Job Responsibilities
- Lead the design and implementation of DNDi ’s M&E activities.
- Coordinate an international network of M&E focal points within DNDi to ensure timely, accurate reporting of high-quality data on DNDi’s projects and programs
- Define the appropriate organization and governance, incl. roles and responsibilities all along the chain from data collection to impact evaluation and reporting at project, program and global/strategic level at DNDi
- Provide strategic advice and guidance on how to translate evidence generated into the overall DNDi M&E framework
- Design and implement a framework integrating M&E at project/program level and the monitoring of the Strategic plan execution, to inform the strategic decision-making process at DNDi’s executive Team level
- Design, develop and deploy tools, protocols and procedures for data collection, performance monitoring, and impact evaluation, incl. for new activities or projects
- Develop data collection and analysis strategies with project/program management teams, leverage internal expertise or manage consultants to carry out these activities
- Ensure continuous improvement in M&E practice and tools at all levels of the organization and to all teams at DNDi through technical support, training and coaching
- Ensure technical rigor of program data collection, management, analysis and reporting
- Work with all external partners (governments, academic institutions, private companies) to coordinate data gathering, analysis and reporting for collaborative projects
- Coordinate with Fundraising for M&E components of funding proposals, and to ensure smooth reporting of data to funders
- Coordinate with Operations Global team and External Affairs for M&E components of Annual Strategic performance evaluation and reporting to DNDi’s stakeholders
- Contribute to key scientific publications and conference presentations as appropriate.
- Contribute to fostering sustainable capabilities for M&E in project countries.
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The above list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake other responsibilities appropriate to your grade. This job description may be subject to review.
· The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program Manager reports to the Strategy and Operations Director, with a dotted line to the Head of Operations of the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi
- Works with a variety of teams and regional offices in DNDi, including disease teams and external fundraising
- External stakeholders including researchers, health officials, and civil society
- This role promotes programs and maintains productive relationships by projecting the image of a credible partner and ensures commitment of partners.
Skills and Attributes
- Very strong ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
- Very clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates strong judgment and problem solving competencies
- Very strong communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
- Very strong ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team
- Very well organized and structured
- Very strong analytical skills
- Very strong ability to lead project delivery
- Very strong ability to manage large size projects with budget management
- Strong strategic thinking and leadership abilities
- Very strong management, negotiation, and advocacy skills
- Very strong ability to exercise high degree of independence to support program delivery and explore new areas of activities
- Very strong ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
- Lead and motivate a team for optimum performance, supervising junior staff
- Over 8 years of professional experience in designing and/or overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities (e.g. needs assessment, impact evaluations, quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, cost-effectiveness studies, surveys).
- Strong experience in project management and leading M&E projects in complex international organization with diverse programs and geographic foci.
- Relevant sectoral expertise (public health, health sector, non-profit, pharmaceutical industry, working with large global health organizations).
- Experience translating technical findings into actionable recommendations for program managers.
- Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix structure
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work with diverse teams in an international, multicultural context
- Strong interpersonal skills