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Job Req ID:  18925

Monitoring & Evaluation/Strategic Information Advisor- Breakthrough ACTION HC4 project, Eswatini

General Summary/Purpose

The M&E/SI Advisor will oversee monitoring and evaluation activities for the HC4 Breakthrough ACTION project.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic oversight for the entire M&E portfolio of the HC4 project, including the monitoring framework and on-going configuration of digital platforms (including visualization dashboards on DHIS2 platform) to track outputs, intermediate and behavioral indicators at the community, inkhundla, regional, and country levels, by CCP staff and partners, as identified in the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan.
  • Make adaptations to HC4’s MEL plan each year based on new or shifting program objectives, and ensure adherence to the MEL plan.
  • Lead and supervise the development or updating of M&E tools as needed and the collection and analysis of process data to monitor project activities.
  • Develop standard operating procedure (manuals, trainings) for data collection, data entry, data analysis, or management of devices related to data collection or use.
  • Track, analyze and produce comprehensive and succinct reports and documentation indicators and measures, and manage reporting to PEPFAR’s DATIM system 
  • Oversee, manage and make updates to digital data collection platform used by HC4 both programmatically and for monitoring hosted on DHIS2.
  • Visualize data using DHIS2) and other Geographic Information Systems (GIS) functions (eventually managing custom dashboards)
  • Ensure ethical procedures and adherence to the MEL plan and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol and liaise with the local ethics board.



Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Familiar with U.S. Government monitoring and evaluation requirements, in particular PEPFAR reporting and MER indicators (including data entry and analysis in PEPFAR’s DATIM system)
  • Ability to quickly learn digital techniques
  • Mastery in knowledge and application of the monitoring continuum, socioecological model, and Pathways model within two months of hire.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Experience in GIS/Geospatial mapping, web-based data management system (preferably DHIS2 and/or Open Data Kit), and/or mHealth and mobile data collection.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in related field.

  • Three (3) years of experience in public health, epidemiology, behavioral or social science, demography, or related background.



Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Fluent in English and Siswati (preferably), both written and spoken: excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience with a web-based data management system.
  • Experience monitoring Social Behavior Change programs.
  • Additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Assist community and regional leaders to utilize tools to collect and analyze their own data for decision making
  • Co-facilitate training workshops, including agenda, curriculum, manuals and materials necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in monitoring activities and data use.
  • Train and oversee regional M&E officers and other field staff on the use of monitoring tools and CDAP, including trouble shooting for CDAP.
  • Train and mentor local NGOs subcontracted by the project on M&E for quality reporting.
  • Provide support to and build the capacity of partner organizations and existing traditional structures to design, implement, and evaluate community engagement activities.
  • Carry out field visits as needed and work with staff in a collaborative manner to increase their technical capacity for monitoring and evaluation.


Classified Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor 
Working Title: Monitoring & Evaluation/Strategic Information Advisor- Breakthrough ACTION HC4 project, Eswatini  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,945 - $82,000 / Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p /37.5 hours per week (along with occasional evening/weekends) 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 98-MD:Non US 
Department name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCP 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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