Senior Technical Advisor, MERL
About the organization
We are a family of organizations who believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the possibility of a better life.
Our dedicated experts around the globe work together to bring life-saving aid and long-term hope to even the most fragile corners of the world and in the most challenging of circumstances. We connect disciplines, approaches and people because we know that the more collaboration we can efficiently achieve, the wider, more systemic impact we can create.
It’s belief and action, in harmony.
The Senior MERL Advisor provides technical leadership in designing and developing M&E systems for tracking overall organizational progress across health and nutrition-related country program portfolios, provide technical assistance to projects, and analyze and disseminate results of program performance with internal and external audiences. Reporting to the Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition, this position oversees the quality of Corus' health sector knowledge management systems, documentation of program performance and impact, and contributes to the global evidence base for global health. This position includes approximately 20% domestic or international travel, including travel to conflict/fragile settings.
Provide technical assistance and oversight to country programs for design and implementation of M&E systems. Work with program teams to design research and evaluation activities, evaluate data quality, analyze data and assist in data interpretation.
Prepare reports and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and submission for presentation at appropriate technical conferences in line with organizational and technical standards.
Collaborate with and mentor field-based M&E staff to strengthen capacity and generate high quality, timely, and informative program data and reports for donors and the evidence base.
Manage and refine, as needed, headquarters M&E database/system
At least 10 years experience with monitoring, evaluation, and research for public health programs in multiple health sectors (ex. RMNCH, infectious diseases, Health Systems Strengthening, HIV/AIDS)
Graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related field
MERL experience in disaster response and humanitarian/conflict settings
Strong qualitative and quantitative monitoring and evaluation skills required, including but not limited to: survey and focus group instrument design and use, data presentation/visualization, and communication of results.
Demonstrated experience with epidemiological and/or community-based surveillance and mapping.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the application of Theories of Change, results/logical frameworks and the development/implementation of learning agenda
Proficiency in graphics, spreadsheet, database, and statistical software packages (e.g., SAS, STATA)
Excellent research, writing, and presentation skills (written and oral), with a demonstrated track record in professional publication, technical briefs, and conference presentations (writing sample required).
Knowledge of USAID and other institutional donor indicators, results, and reporting
Demonstrated written and oral English language communication skills
At least 2 years' experience living and working in low resource countries
Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills;
103,600 - 129,500
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