NEW Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Mid level – Mid level Jhpiego Banjul

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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Posted Date

12 hours ago(6/21/2024 3:05 PM)
Job ID



International Positions
Employment Status

Contingent Upon Award


The USAID/The Gambia Malaria Elimination Activity (GMEA) is a five-year, $13 million award that is designed to provide support to the Gambia Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in accelerating progress in achieving malaria elimination in The Gambia. Interventions will be delivered at national, regional, district, facility and community levels to achieve all outcomes: (i) strengthen malaria case-based surveillance and response to accelerate elimination; (ii) enhance cross-border coordination for implementation of malaria interventions and data sharing between The Gambia and Senegal; (iii) Strengthen MoH central-level capacity to manage, intensify and sustain malaria control and elimination efforts; (iv) optimize delivery of malaria services through community-based approaches.

Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation activities for this USAID opportunity in The Gambia. The M&E Manager will provide technical leadership to develop the project framework, M&E systems and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. The M&E Manager will supervise and manage the project’s M&E team and oversee the collection, management, analysis, and use of project data, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementations to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Manager is responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes, challenges and lessons learned to USAID. The M&E Manager will also be responsible for designing and conducting assessments and evaluations to address project needs. The M&E Manager will liaise with and support consortium partners and the Ministry of Health to implement monitoring and evaluation (and learning) activities, and they will work within the broader Jhpiego team to ensure compliance with internal standards and practices.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Qualified Gambian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to efficiently track, use and disseminate performance indicators and results over the life of the project, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Supervise a team of M&E professionals, ensuring high-quality implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities
  • Develop and oversee implementation of robust context-appropriate systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis and reporting on activity outputs/outcomes and program quality
  • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
  • Ensure alignment of project systems and approaches with national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with monitoring, evaluation and learning counterparts in other USAID projects national institutions, and key stakeholders, leading initiatives to learn from project data and adapt intervention strategies as appropriate
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
  • Support project leadership to champion holistic approaches to collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA), including design and implementation of an action-oriented project research and learning agenda, routine analysis of available health sector data sources, and application of best practices in knowledge management
  • Oversee and/or conduct targeted assessment, evaluations and operations research, ensuring compliance with Ministry of Health and Johns Hopkins University Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle
  • Represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Ensure project compliance with USAID monitoring, evaluation, research and open data policies
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Train and mentor project staff and implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation methods, tools, and systems
  • Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during all monitoring, evaluation and research implementation and dissemination processes
  • Support the designated IRB focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI human subjects ethics course and 2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, demography, statistics, or related field
  • At least 7 years of work experience in developing and implementing surveillance systems, monitoring systems and conducting evaluations, preferably in developing countries
  • Experience working with malaria prevention, eliminations programs or related public health programs
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, health management information systems, data visualization and reporting
  • Experience developing and implementing implementation science, surveillance and research agendas
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public, NGO and private sectors
  • Familiarity with The Gambia’s health management information system and other national M&E systems, preferred
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation using DHIS2 and one or more statistical software packages, e.g., SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel.
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office365 operations including PowerBi
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed.

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

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Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, and references.

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Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.

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