The Monitoring Officer I provides technical support to monitoring and evaluation activities for domestic and international programs implemented by CCP, with guidance from higher R&E level staff. The Monitoring Officer I assists Research and Evaluation Officers with activities along the continuum of monitoring, evaluation, and learning, from conception and design to results interpretation, reporting and data use. He/She also supports the work of local monitoring and evaluation staff in CCP country offices, including locally based consultants and vendors, to implement data collection activities for program monitoring. Individuals in the Monitoring Officer I position have basic knowledge and experience in program monitoring designs, performance monitoring plans, electronic data collection, data visualization platforms, and analysis using analytical software. With support from higher-level monitoring and R&E staff, the Monitoring Officer I develops monitoring tools develops and maintains MEL databases, and analyzes and interprets MEL data. The Monitoring Officer I could travel internationally to deliver short-term technical assistance (STTA), with support from higher-level R&E staff.
Note: This job does not provide visa sponsorship. The position is for 1 year.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
I. Theory, Frameworks & Models
- Demonstrates knowledge of public health, communication and/or social psychological theories.
- Contributes to application of SBCC theory and models to RMEL studies and monitoring plans w/Support.
II. Research & Evaluation
- Support the development of R&E designs to fit the local context and programs based on monitoring data w/Support
- Coordinates technical input from in-country MEL staff w/Support
- Develops drafts of MEL quantitative and qualitative data collection tools w/Support
- Coordinates the development of program partners’ monitoring data collection tools w/Support
- Develops mobile and electronic data collection tools w/Support
- Develops drafts of RFP for MEL data collection and reviews competitive proposals w/Support
- Develops and implements field training w/Support
- Coordinates MEL data collection and quality assurance in the field per approved IRB protocol w/Support
- Contributes to the development of MEL reports and manuscripts (includes scientific writing) presentations, posters, blogs, and other products, using writing that is accurate, clear with logical flow, and appropriate for different audiences, w/Support
- Develops data visualization resources including from virtual dashboards for reports and other products w/Support
- Presents MEL findings at external and internal meetings and conferences w/Support
III. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
- Develops MEL plans and IRB protocols w/Direction
- Operationalizes MEL plans (including virtual dashboards) and IRB protocols w/Support
- Implements MEL plans and data quality assurance w/Support
MEL Data Analysis
- Analyzes MEL data for program feedback and reporting Independently
- Updates monitoring design to adjust to program changes while keeping an integrated system, independently
IV. Statistics and Analysis
- Conducts and/or supervises MEL data cleaning and data preparation for analysis (includes integrating partners’ data into dashboard), independently
- Performs quantitative analysis using statistical software (EXCEL, STATA, SPSS) and/or dashboard analytics (includes GIS mapping) and interpretation, independently
- Conducts and/or supervises MEL data preparation and codebook development for analysis, independently
- Performs qualitative analysis of MEL data using software (Atals.ti. Nvivo, Deddose, and others) and/or dashboard analytics and interpretation, independently
V. Business Development
- Leads the MEL section of proposal development (including draft text and PMP) w/Support
VI. Leadership and Professional Development
- Participates in internal CCP, R&E, and MEL learning activities (includes staff meeting, CoP, StratComm, TIPS, others)
- Participates and shares learning opportunities that advance R&E and MEL skills within diverse communication and public health areas
- Presents at Research in Practice Brown bags, independently
- Manages students and temporary staff, independently
- Manages working groups w/Support
VII. Collaboration and Communication
- Seeks input from team members (in-country, HQ) to develop comprehensive MEL plans and documents, independently
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
- Master’s Degree (MPH, MSPH, MS) in communication, public health, or related behavioural science.
- At least 3 years of program monitoring experience.
- At least one year is relevant international-experience.
- Doctoral degree (Ph.D., DrPH, ScD) in communication, public health, or related behavioral science with one year of monitoring experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Language skills are a plus, solid knowledge of mobile data collection applications as well as data visualization platforms such as DHIS2.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
- Qualified in mobile and web data collection and visualization platforms.
Any Specific Physical Requirements for the Job:
- International travel as needed.