Corus International
  • Business Development
  • Bamako, MLI
  • Regular Full -Time
  • WestAfricaHaiti

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor - Mali Health Financing

Lutheran World Relief (LWR), part of the Corus International family of organizations, is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Financing Activity in Mali. The five-year activity will provide technical and financial support to equip selected farmer organizations with health mutuals and improve health prevention and care among farmers and their extended families in Mali.

Corus International is an ensemble of organizations working together in the world's most fragile settings to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to overcome the interconnected challenges of poverty, health care access, and climate change. Formed through the strategic merger of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health (and now including the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee), Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

Summary of the position

In coordination with the Chief of Party, the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (M&E Advisor) will design the project's Performance Measurement Plan and will be responsible for the development and day-to-day supervision of an M&E system to track project performance framework targets and indicators to measure progress toward project objectives and expected results. The M&E Advisor will ensure quality routine data collection, data entry, data analysis, and timely reporting, in compliance with the project Performance Measurement Plan. The M&E Advisor will oversee routine data quality assurance exercises and participate as needed in M&E supervisory visits with Ministry of Health (MOH) staff, with the focus on improving monitoring systems, data quality, and data use at project sites. Coordinating closely with project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders, the M&E Advisor will oversee the analysis, interpretation, and tracking of all program data, as well as documenting and disseminating lessons learned, best practices, and other project deliverables.

The M&E Advisor position will be based in Bamako, Mali, and will report to the Chief of Party. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful Activity award and USAID approval.

Nationals of Mali are highly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day implementation of all M&E related activities under the project Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan
  • Contribute to development of quantitative and qualitative tools and implementation of robust context-appropriate systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis, and reporting on activity outputs/outcomes and program quality
  • Conduct data collection, entry, verification, analysis, and reporting on actual achievements against set targets, highlighting emerging patterns and offering clear reports on findings and conclusions
  • Operationalize a project Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) approach by leading its implementation as per the M&E plan
  • Provide support for the recruitment of consultants and temporary field staff for M&E related activities
  • Ensure data quality, integrity, and security standards and procedures are in place and are aligned with country national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information, and reporting systems
  • Conduct analysis and contribute to preparation of required periodic project reporting by capturing performance results and ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes
  • Monitor implementation of learning agenda for identification of best practices and lessons learned and for adaptive management
  • Provide data use training, mentoring, and coaching to MOH staff, as requested
  • Engage with partners and local stakeholders to monitor the progress and success of activities
  • Design a reporting system that ensures data flow and utilization and provides insights on activity performance and areas, contributing towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
  • Work closely with the M&E Manager and project leadership, including partners and local stakeholders, to develop and implement a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation to further the project's learning agenda
  • Participate in relevant M&E technical working groups and coordinating bodies; work with relevant county MOH staff on project-linked M&E, as appropriate
  • Contribute to development and sharing of information and knowledge products with all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Contribute to annual workplan preparation in the design of M&E activities

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in monitoring and evaluation, statistics, public health, demography, social science, mathematics, economics, or relevant discipline
  • Significant study in the health field, international development, and/or program monitoring and evaluation preferred
  • At least five years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E systems and programs in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs, preferably in the health sector
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating monitoring of health systems and health financing in Mali preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in USAID-funded performance monitoring plans and reporting preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing data using statistical software
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated mentoring and facilitation skills and the ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent English writing skills and analytical abilities, including the ability to effectively expresses ideas, thoughts, and concepts verbally and in written or graphic form, using correct grammar and structure
  • Advanced cross-cultural sensitivity, including experience working and communicating with professional and support staff in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment; ability to promote an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French

LWR/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.


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