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Director Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning – USAID Kenya Digital Health Ecosystem Activity

Responsibilities:  

  • Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance/refinement of the project MEL system, including developing and operationalizing data collection processes to ensure reporting against custom and donor-required indicators; setting targets (as required); monitoring progress against established project targets; ensuring timely and accurate data collection; and implementing a learning agenda across all the technical components of the project. 
  • Lead development of all required project data reporting, including for quarterly/annual reports and PEPFAR DATIM submissions; monthly donor and project reporting; and other donor-requested reporting processes, including sharing interim/final data to facilitate development of reports, project updates, and/or communications products; driving data compilation and analysis to inform performance monitoring discussions; and other required PEPFAR reporting (e.g., Expenditure Reporting; Human Resources for Health Inventory Reporting, etc.).   
  • Lead development of MEL-related sections of project workplans and reports. 
  • Lead implementation of MEL-related activities in alignment with approved workplans and budget, ensuring activities are completed on time and within budget.  
  • Closely monitor progress against key project indicators and priorities, conduct analyses, and present findings to project leadership, in particular flagging performance gaps/challenges.   
  • Work with project leadership and technical staff to develop a project learning agenda; develop and implement tools, forms, and other materials to gather information to inform learning questions; support analyses to develop conclusions and findings related to learning questions; and coordinate with the technical team to develop materials to disseminate findings (e.g., briefs, conference abstracts, publications, presentations etc.).  
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to project sub-awardees to ensure proper, consistent, and regular use of data collection and reporting processes; lead MEL team to conduct regular data quality audits of sub-awardee data and support sub-awardees to participate in donor or GoK data quality audits.  
  • Serve as a project representative on MEL/data-related working groups, meetings, or other discussions convened by USAID, GoK, or other forums, including actively working to ensure that project-related MEL systems are aligned with government reporting systems.  
  • Support the project to respond to other ad hoc internal and external data requests and needs, including maintaining strong linkages with other members of the technical team to ensure data-related needs are addressed.  

Required Experience  

  • Graduate degree (Master’s or higher) in public health evaluation, public health, epidemiology, statistics, demography, or related field. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in MEL of USAID-funded programs of similar scope and size, with at least 4 years in a senior/coordination role.  
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining data collection systems in Kenya at health facility and community-levels, including providing technical assistance to community and facility-based health providers on data compilation and reporting. 
  • Proven ability to develop and implement quality assurance and project performance monitoring systems, with demonstrated experience applying analytical skills to use data to identify and inform shifts in project implementation for improved quality and impact.  
  • Proven experience leveraging new technologies and software to strengthen MEL.  
  • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel; PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Outlook) required; experience with DHIS2, Tableau and/or other database or data visualization software strongly preferred.   
  • Experience working in Kenya preferred.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with full proficiency in English. 

Deputy Chief of Party – USAID Kenya Digital Health Ecosystem

Job Purpose  

The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for the overall technical oversight of the project and is specifically responsible for project implementation, support, and maintenance of the Health Information Exchange components. The DCOP reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation and ensure the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he will coordinate with other technical leads of key stakeholders, other USG implementing partners, and GOK, both at the county and national level. S/he should be knowledgeable about current innovative digital health implementations approaches and state-of-the art digital health solutions delivery approaches. S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in the absence of the COP.  

Principal Responsibilities 

  • Assist the CoP with strategic and operational planning, including work planning, and ensure project compliance with all contractual reporting and financial requirements of USAID and PATH Kenya. 
  • Assist the CoP in creating and maintaining good working relationships with USAID, Ministry of Health, sub-contractors, and other program partners. 
  • Manage staff, partners, and operations ensuring close coordination and collaboration between the project’s various teams.  
  • Manage deadlines, draft reports, maintain records, and monitor achievement of benchmarks in the agreement.  
  • Oversee the grants management process, specifically support the design and management of an open, transparent, and competitive grants making process.  
  • Supervise the implementation of sub awards. 
  • Mentor and manage staff in a respectful and transparent manner, working with local staff to build their technical and administrative capacity.  
  • Work closely with appropriate project personnel to respond to PATH Kenya’s business development approved grants and request for proposals. 
  • Serve as acting CoP in their absence. 

Required Qualifications Education, Experience & Competencies  

  • At least Eight (8) years of experience managing complex digital health programs of similar scope and dollar value.  
  • Demonstrated competency in leading teams in designing, developing, testing, implementing diverse digital health solutions including mobile and web applications. 
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in public health, public administration, public policy, international development, information technology, or a related field; 
  • At least eight years’ experience in partnership building, especially with the government representatives, donors, the private sector, and local community organizations.  
  • Working knowledge of USAID policies and procedures.  
  • Knowledge of administration, human resources (HR) practices, budget management.  
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing teams and ensuring the quality of their products.  
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English required. 

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