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Technical Advisor I, Strategic Information/Monitoring and Evaluation

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor

Description:

Provides technical and scientific leadership to those designing, and implementing technical strategies, programs or tools in specific technical areas. Provides technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence- based methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design. Builds capacity in country-level, regional or global program staff. Assesses current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies at the program, regional, or global levels as appropriate. Provides guidance to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines and that programs are technically sound. May evaluate proposal design and protocol development to en sure design is sound and based upon evidence- based practice. Provides global scientific leadership by staying current of evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments in area of expertise. Responsible for sharing best practices in their field of expertise and contribute to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks. Shares new knowledge/evidence and best practices through collaboration with relevant departments and personnel. May be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations, such as; the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW), district health staff, several international and national development partner organizations, and the USAID mission in order to complete work.


Job Summary / Responsibilities:

Provide technical leadership to FHI 360 program and country offices to ensure that programs are well designed, monitored and evaluated.
Build the capacity of FHI 360 staff and local partners to appreciate the importance of strategic information, to develop systems that capture project performance and monitoring data, to conduct special quantitative and qualitative studies, and to analyze, interpret, and use data.
Design, conduct and/or advise on appropriate evaluation and monitoring designs and strategies, which may include the following: special quantitative and qualitative studies, implementation science, social network analyses, size estimations, second generation surveillance studies, modelling.
Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports
Analyze data from large quantitative datasets and contribute to the production of analytical and technical reports, presentations and related publications
Develop M&E and work plans, and advise on appropriate systems and tools, ensuring that M&E system implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.
Contribute significantly to proposal development, and editing technical reports and documents.
Collaborate with FHI 360 staff and partners to present and publish SI/M&E articles at relevant conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
Identifies areas for improved efficiency or effectiveness within prescribed parameters, and institutes enhancements to procedures.
Participate in quality assurance and improvement exercises, including development of tools, regular measurement of performance according to those standards, and collaborative reviews to assess quality.
Work with relevant stakeholders to enhance data use in advocacy and in decision-making related to optimal strategies and interventions.
Serve as liaison to external organizations at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.
Conduct searches of published literature on evolving issues in SI/M&E.
Maintains a constructive dialogue and technical exchange with field counterparts and technical staff at implementing partner and strategic partner level
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGO
May serve as a departmental resource on procedural, administrative and operational issues.
Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent - Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
• 5-8 Years of relevant experience in management of large projects and/or programs.
• Highly prefer a Phd and 3+ years experience or MPH with 8 or more years experience.
• Has ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities.
• Proficient writing and verbal communication skills.
• Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
• Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English; fluent in host country language.
• Experience in specialized technical/medical field of study.



This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
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Organisation FHI 360

Country United States