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Job Req ID:  35576

Monitoring Officer

General Summary/Purpose

 

The Monitoring Officer I provides technical support to monitoring and evaluation activities for domestic and international programs implemented by CCP, with guidance from higher R&E level staff.  The Monitoring Officer I assists Research and Evaluation Officers with activities along the continuum of monitoring, evaluation and learning, from conception and design to results interpretation, reporting and data use. He/She also supports the work of local monitoring and evaluation staff in CCP country offices, including locally based consultants and vendors, to implement data collection activities for program monitoring.  Individuals in the Monitoring Officer I position have basic knowledge and experience in program monitoring designs, performance monitoring plans, electronic data collection, data visualization platforms, and analysis using analytical software. With support from higher-level monitoring and R&E staff, the Monitoring Officer I develops monitoring tools, develops and maintains MEL databases, and analyzes and interprets MEL data. The Monitoring Officer I could travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA), with support from higher-level R&E staff.

 

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

 

I.  Theory, Frameworks & Models

  • Demonstrates knowledge of public health, communication and/or social psychological theories.

          Contributes to application of SBCC theory and models to RMEL studies and monitoring plans w/Support.
 
II. Research & Evaluation
Research Design

  • Support the development of R&E designs to fit the local context and programs based on monitoring data w/Support
  • Coordinates technical input from in-country MEL staff w/Support

 

Tools Development

  • Develops drafts of MEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support
  • Coordinates the development of program partners' monitoring data collection tools w/Support
  • Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools w/Support

 
Field Work

  • Develops drafts of RFP for MEL data collection and reviews competitive proposals w/Support
  • Develops and implements field training w/Support
  • Coordinates MEL data collection and quality assurance in the field per approved IRB protocol w/Support
     

Dissemination

  • Contributes to the development of MEL reports and manuscripts (includes scientific writing) presentations, posters, blogs and other products, using writing that is accurate, clear with logical flow, and appropriate for different audiences, w/Support
  • Develops data visualization resources including from virtual dashboards for reports and other products w/Support
  • Presents MEL findings at external and internal meetings and conferences w/Support

 

III.  Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

 

MEL Design

  • Develops MEL plans and IRB protocols w/Direction
  • Operationalizes MEL plans (including virtual dashboards) and IRB protocols w/Support
  • Implements MEL plans and data quality assurance w/Support

 

MEL Data Analysis

  • Analyzes MEL data for program feedback and reporting Independently
  • Updates monitoring design to adjust to program changes while keeping an integrated system, independently

 

IV. Statistics and Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

  • Conducts and/or supervises MEL data cleaning and data preparation for analysis (includes integrating partners' data into dashboard), ndependently
  • Performs quantitative analysis using statistical software (EXCEL, STATA, SPSS) and/or or dashboard analytics (includes GIS mapping) and interpretation, independently

 

Qualitative Analysis

  • Conducts and/or supervises MEL data preparation and codebook development for analysis, independently
  • Performs qualitative analysis of MEL data using software (Atals.ti. Nvivo, Deddose and others) and/or or dashboard analytics and interpretation, independently

 

V.  Business Development

  • Leads the MEL section of proposal development (including draft text and PMP) w/Support

 

VI. Leadership and Professional Development

  • Participates in internal CCP, R&E and MEL learning activities (includes staff meeting, CoP, StratComm, TIPS, others)
  • Participates and shares learning opportunities that advance R&E and MEL skills within diverse communication and public health areas
  • Presents at Research in Practice Brown bags, independently
  • Manages students and temporary staff, independently
  • Manages working groups w/Support

 

VII. Collaboration and Communication

  • Seeks input from team members (in country, HQ) to develop comprehensive MEL plans and documents, independently
     

Other duties may be assigned.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

 

  • Masters Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science,
  • Three (3) years of program monitoring experience,
  • At least one (1) year is relevant international-experience.  
     

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with one year of monitoring experience.
     
     

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Language skills a plus.
    • Advanced XLS form scripting for use with ODK (backend and automated calculations)
    • Qualified in mobile and web data collection
    • Extensive use of various ODK servers (Ona.io, Kobo, etc.) and data storage, management, and download and cleaning for STATA
    • App building
    • Use of ArcGIS or Q GIS
    • Solid knowledge of data visualization platforms such as DHIS2
       
  • International travel as needed.
     
  • Oversees country-level monitoring officers as well as local consultants, but not in an officially supervisory capacity.
     
  • Responsible to provide budget estimates for M&E activities in each country of their responsibility and to keep within budget when implementing such activities.  

 

 

 

Classified Title: Monitoring Officer 
Working Title: Monitoring Officer  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $83,865/ Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37. 5 hrs per week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 31-MD:JH at 111 Market Place 
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

 

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

 

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