Job Vacancies International Medical Corps (IMC)
Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Closing Date: Sunday, 19 September 2010
Location: United States of America (the) – Washington, DC
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Washington DC
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist, working as part of International Medical Corps’ Health Technical Unit (HTU), will provide technical assistance and build capacity for rigorous M&E within INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS programs worldwide. The M&E Specialist will identify proven M&E approaches and tools and work closely with International Medical Corps staff at headquarters and the field to implement these techniques as well as assist in program development and design.
* Design and roll-out initiatives to strengthen International Medical Corps’ technical approach to program design, monitoring and evaluation (including adoption of standardized indicators and benchmarks; performance M&E plans, activity and indicator tracking tools; and evaluation approaches)
* Provide technical support for design, implementation and analysis of periodic quantitative and qualitative data collection activities, including baseline and end of project assessments.
* Contribute extensively to building International Medical Corps’ internal systems for information and knowledge management, including standardized country-level monthly reports, grant tracking
* Build capacity of International Medical Corps staff at headquarters and the field level through targeted technical assistance and design and delivery of M&E trainings
* Develop M&E processes and related tools that support quality assurance for key program areas (women and child health, water and sanitation, mental health, emergency response, health capacity building)
* Provide technical input and review for monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports to meet donor and International Medical Corps requirements
* Advise International Medical Corps international operations staff in the planning and monitoring of M&E related expenditures and make recommendations for required human and financial resources
* Design, test, implement and review routine project monitoring and report forms and data flow mechanisms and oversee the management of data for regular reporting on program progress
* Conduct operational research activities as appropriate to support effective and efficient program implementation
* Establish and maintain feedback mechanisms for M&E results with all stakeholders to identify and share lessons learned and to encourage use of data for decision-making at all levels
* Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and levels of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
* Masters level or higher degree in epidemiology, public health, social sciences, health information management, biostatistics or a related discipline
* At least three years of applied experience with a humanitarian organization designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks, preferably in health and nutrition sectors
* Demonstrated experience designing logical frameworks and/or results based frameworks and associated performance monitoring and evaluation plans; experience with M&E approaches for key donors such as USAID and PRM is highly desirable.
* Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection/survey design, implementation and analysis: Competent in qualitative approaches and participatory assessment; Familiar with common survey approaches in the health and nutrition sectors (KPC surveys, LQAS, and SMART); Experience designing and implementing health management information systems at the facility and community levels
* Familiarity with database design and other tools for information management
* Competent in MS Excel, word processing, Power Point and experience using statistical packages such as SPSS, EPI-Info, STATA, etc
* Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate technical material to both expert and lay audiences
* Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments;
* Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills
* Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
* Able to travel internationally up to 30%, sometimes at short notice
How to apply
To officially begin the application process, please visit our website at www.InternationalMedicalCorps.org and complete the online employment application form found under the tab “Work with Us”. Please reference ReliefWeb.
After you have submitted your on-line application, you can also e-mail the recruiter, Beth Wells, directly so that your application can be reviewed immediately. The e-mail address is bwells@InternationalMedicalCorps.org
International Medical Corps
1313 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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