Senior Monitoring Officer, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS)

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MSI is recruiting a Senior Monitoring Officer, USAID/Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Project Summary: The Mozambique Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism and Services (MMEMS) team provides on-theground support on performance monitoring, data verification, gender, impact evaluation, output, and environmental compliance, and collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) assistance to USAID/Mozambique. The MMEMS main office is in Maputo, with field offices in Quelimane and Nampula
  • Position Summary: The Senior Monitoring Officer (SMO) is a key position that will lead efforts to advise and help strengthen performance monitoring and related tasks within USAID and across its partners. S/he will work with key stakeholders (i.e., partners, Mission staff) and provide expert technical input and advise to design or strengthen performance indicators, develop of project, Activity, and Government-to-Government (G2G) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plans, set targets, collect program data, assess data quality, manage and analyze performance and other data, strengthen reporting, as well as learn from and use data
  • This will include providing trainings to various staff and stakeholders on developing and implementing MEL systems and tasks, facilitating theory of change sessions, and providing technical input and advice to USAID and other stakeholders. Working with the Chief of Party and Senior Advisors, the Senior Monitoring Officer will ensure that MMEMS monitoring support and deliverables are of the highest quality completed on-time against tight deadlines. She/he will maintain the MMEMS MEL Plan, ensure data are corrected appropriately, maintained, and analyzed as stipulated in the MEL Plan. S/he will continuously work to build the capacity of MMEMS staff with which s/he works. Responsibilities
  • Advise and provide expert technical input on performance monitoring tasks to the USAID Mission, implementing partners, local organizations, and government partners o Task may include: Theory of Change facilitation, MEL Plan design and reviews for Activities and well as G2G Agreements, indicator design, data analysis, data collection, Data Quality Assessments, reporting, and others
  • Management of delivery of technical performance monitoring and related tasks as assigned by Senior Advisors or Chief of Party
  • Ensure the inclusion of gender dimensions in all monitoring efforts
  • Conceptualization, design, and leadership of in-person and remote training, mentoring, and technical assistance in various formats to enhance MEL skills and practices for staff from Mission, implementing partners, local organizations, and government staff
  • Support the management and analysis of the Mission MIS/GIS systems (DevResults)
  • Support the creation and management of performance indicator tracking systems/databases
  • Support the use of technological innovations when conducting monitoring, such as tablets, smartphones, etc.
  • Support the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a monitoring tool for the Mission and its partners
  • Provide guidance and assistance to support use of performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project/activity management
  • Manage the MMEMS MEL Plan, quarterly and annual reports, and ensure the quality of MMEMS contributions to DevResults
  • Lead or contribute to internal capacity building efforts within MMEMS on various MEL topics
  • Remain current on USG performance monitoring polices and ensure their application
  • Ensure all work is performed professionally and ethically while promoting a cohesive, positive working environment
  • Liaise with GOM, as useful, to advance the purposes of the project
  • In the spirit of team collaboration, assist, as possible in keeping with completing other tasks, in other areas to balance workloads, such as compiling reporting documents, etc., when needed
  • A Masters (or higher) degree in the field of international relations, economics, political science, public policy, statistics, and/or other relevant fields
  • Academic or professional training in performance monitoring design and implementation, including data collection and analysis
  • At least 8 years of progressively more responsible experience in the design and management of indicators, M&E plans, performance targets, data quality assessments, data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Experience providing guidance in the development and updating of MEL Plans
  • Experience with creating and managing performance indicator tracking systems/databases
  • Experience using performance monitoring data for the improvement of ongoing project/activity management
  • Experience in the gender dimensions of monitoring
  • Extensive experience in drafting indicators
  • Experience providing group (of various sizes) and one-on-one training and mentoring on monitoring- related subjects (i.e., results-based management)
  • Familiarity with USG policies related to performance monitoring
  • Familiarity with a diverse set of programming (i.e., health, agriculture, education, governance), one of which must be health
  • Fluent English and Portuguese
  • This position is reserved for citizens of Mozambique
  • Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted
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  • Published 05.12.2019
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