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  Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Officer
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Job Summary: 

Provides support and technical assistance to staff at the International Office (IO) and in the field in monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Priority areas of focus include strengthening and expanding PCI’s strategic information and impact (SI&I) professional network and peer learning opportunities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area through active engagement with the international PVO/NGO sector, donors, research organizations and other SI&I actors. Supports the design, implementation and monitoring of strategic information systems and impact, including the Global Impact Measurement System (GIMS) to improve programmatic quality, documentation, and program development efforts organization-wide. Provides technical assistance in M&E system design and rollout for start-up countries and new and existing programs, monitors implementation of M&E plans and provides technical assistance and capacity building as needed. Supports the coordination, design and implementation of selected project evaluations, including baseline assessments and special studies. Provides technical assistance and capacity building to field and IO staff in reporting skills, conducts report reviews and coordinates complex report writing processes as needed. Contributes to the development of proposals and the preparation of abstracts for conference presentation and of manuscripts for publication as needed.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Strengthen and expand PCI’s SI&I professional network and peer learning opportunities (25%):

  • Identify and facilitate access to financial, material, organizational (partnerships) and individual (consultants, interns, volunteers) resources both internally and externally to expand and strengthen the implementation of PCI’s SI&I strategy.
  • Assist in the identification and pursuit of appropriate SI&I-focused public and private funding opportunities.
  • Identify and disseminate to PCI SI&I and other staff state-of-the-art SI&I strategies and practices through active participation in peer-to-peer learning, networking and other professional engagement opportunities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.
  • Represent PCI SI&I to donor organizations including USAID, PEPFAR, USDA and others.
  • Identify and participate in relevant SI&I working groups, conferences, presentations, listservs, and other effective networking and peer learning mechanisms.

 

Provide M&E technical support to new and existing programs in designated countries as per the determination of the Vice President for Strategic Information and Impact (25%):

  • Provide technical assistance in M&E system design and rollout for start-up countries and new programs
  • Monitor implementation of M&E plans and provide technical assistance as needed
  • Support the coordination, design and implementation of selected project evaluations, including baseline assessments and special studies

 

  • Support the development of new and/or expanded programs, including proposal preparation, program design and planning (20%):
  • Provide support to proposal preparation for new and/or expanded programs.
  • Assist in writing, developing, and/or reviewing project proposals, and detailed implementation plans. 
  • Provide assistance on design of programs, projects, and studies, including review and provision of feedback on selected program/project/study designs, survey methodology and findings; performance monitoring plans, evaluation methodology and findings.

 

Support efforts to design and implement effective organization-wide M&E strategy (15%):

  • Assist with the review and updating of M&E materials; building upon previously designed strategy documents and previously implemented activities.
  • Assist with the identification of current M&E needs, priorities, and resources at IO and in the field.
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of strategic information and impact systems (i.e. GIMS)
  • Assist with strengthening organizational capacity in application of state of the art M&E methods and techniques, including program/project/study design.
  • Assist in the coordination/facilitation of capacity building in M&E for PCI staff in a variety of areas.

 

Contribute to the identification, documentation and sharing, both within PCI and externally, of best and promising PCI SI&I practices (10%):

  • Provide support for preparation and submission of abstracts to priority conferences
  • Provide support for the development of manuscripts for publication, including adaptation of conference or resource materials, and generation of original content.
  • Identify opportunities and provide support to share PCI’s SI&I and other program best and promising practices with donors, other international PVO/NGOs and other relevant entities with a focus on opportunities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

 

Provide or arrange for technical support, in coordination with RDOs and other members of the M&E Unit, to strengthen program reporting for priority programs (5%): 

  • Provide technical review and edit of drafts and/or write sections of reports, as needed.
  • Maintain effective coordination and/or provision of technical assistance on reporting as needed for relevant programs.
  • Maintain effective communication with IO, field M&E focal points, and RDOs and other members of the M&E team on reporting and as needed for relevant programs.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of quality of reports, as needed for relevant programs

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • MPH or equivalent advanced degree
  • 6-8 yrs relevant professional experience, minimum 4 yrs in a similar role and at a similar organizational level, including project management/coordination for international public health programming
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify and facilitate access to financial, material, organizational (partnerships) and individual (consultants, interns, volunteers) resources both internally and externally for effective implementation of the SI&I strategy
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills for a variety of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and coordination of team process skills
  • Experience supporting and coordinating proposal preparation or other writing teams
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Understanding of data management and basic principles of database design and analysis 
  • Understanding and experience with program monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience and capacity in institutionalizing systems and standards throughout an organization
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in Spanish required
  • Demonstrated ability to take written Spanish text and transform into acceptable English
  • Proven team leadership skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to travel internationally, including to remote and/or resource-limited areas (25-40%)

 

Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to careers@pciglobal.org; include “M&E Technical Officer” in the subject header. Please visit www.pciglobal.org for more information on this position and to view other worldwide employment opportunities. PCI is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Relocation is not provided. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.

 

Founded in 1961, PCI is an international development and humanitarian assistance organization dedicated to promoting community health and integrated development worldwide. PCI is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and currently operates in 16 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Sectoral focus areas include humanitarian assistance and disaster risk management; health and nutrition; water and sanitation; food and livelihood security; and disease prevention and mitigation. PCI serves nearly 5 million people annually.

  Metro Area WASHINGTON DC
  Job Location City Washington
  Job Location State District of Columbia
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Research
  Prefered Experience 4 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
 
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Language 2 Spanish ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Jan. 6, 2012
 

Organization Details

  Organization Name Project Concern International
  Organizational Focus AIDS/HIV Services, Health and Medicine
  Contact Person Luda Bruce
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email careers@pciglobal.org

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