Senior MERL Officer
5d ago

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization.

We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.

Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more.

This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department Overview

Pact strives for a world where all people are heard, capable, and vibrant. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Unit helps realize this objective by :

The design and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation plans and measuring change through the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Position Purpose

The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer will provide oversight on all MERL activities of the SAQIP Project implemented by Pact West Africa in Gombe state.

The Snr. MERL Officer reports to the Director MERL.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise the design and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation plans for the SAQIP project and sub-grantee partners.
  • Adapt existing Pact monitoring tools, as well as propose new ways of measuring change through the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods, analysis of secondary data, and, where appropriate, remote monitoring techniques.
  • Take the lead in aligning, collecting and reporting on relevant program indicators to the organizational-wide M&E system.
  • Establish and / or manage existing databases to track progress towards meeting project goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate internal and external reviews and lead the analysis of findings, with a strong emphasis on learning at the state and local government levels.
  • Ensure that project generated data is of high quality and meets Pact’s global standard
  • Strengthen staff and partners’ capacity in qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation techniques through comprehensive staff training, mentoring, and / or coaching.
  • Liaise with other development partners conducting related research / evaluation to ensure coordination of efforts.
  • Support the development and review of routine program reports before submission to donor.
  • Support the SPHCDA and Ward Development Committee to track the performance of their annual operational plans.
  • Provide technical support to SPHCDA to strengthen HMIS data generation, analysis, and use for decision making.
  • Supervise the HMIS / MERL Officer(s)
  • Basic Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of active M&E work experience in the health sector; ideal candidate will have both theoretical and practical background in M&E and skilled in qualitative and quantitative M&E methodologies.
  • Knowledge of major aspects of program development, implementation and documentation and excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with : Excel, PowerPoint, DHIS2, and any of Epi-Info, Epi-Data, SPSS, R, or STATA.
  • Demonstrated understanding of intermediate level statistics and the ability to summarize, generalize, and make predictions from large data sets.
  • Ability to conceptualize, plan and implement program activities creatively, as well as possess the ability to analyze data and utilize lessons learned for the continuous improvement of program implementation and to promote a culture of learning.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English required.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master degree in development studies, research methods, social sciences, monitoring and evaluation, project management or other relevant field preferred.
  • Experience in health sector HMIS strengthening is an advantage.
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