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Job Summary

The Monitoring and Evaluation Director for the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against outputs, outcomes and impacts. S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. S/he will support all the technical staff in Monitoring & Evaluation functions and will manage any Monitoring & Evaluation related staff in the program. The Monitoring and Evaluation Director will report directly to the Managing Director of CIRHT and will work closely with CIRHT staff both in-country and in the USA office, as well as with partner in-country staff to ensure all Monitoring & Evaluation program goals are achieved.

Responsibilities*

Typical duties include:

  • Establishing program/key performance indicators that are specific, measurable and relevant by which each CIRHT partnership project will be evaluated.
  • Ensure that each project proceeds within the standards and policies established in the work plan and partnership agreement.  Conduct regular inspections and report to the Managing Director and leadership at the partnership institution deviations from the work plan that has been established or barriers that may hinder the progress of the project.  Recommend corrective action steps to overcome such barriers to CIRHT and partner institution executive leadership.
  • Organize and coordinate training for project site coordinators to update or improve their technical abilities and professional knowledge in the area of Monitoring & Evaluation. (gathering data for Monitoring & Evaluation reporting for example)
  • Provide oversight and guidance to project site coordinators to ensure efficient monitoring and evaluation of project work.
  • Prepare clear, concise reports with graphics and extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Provide supervision over in-country staff who gather and input project key performance data
  • Maintain quality of Monitoring & Evaluation key performance indicator databases
  • Assist with writing periodic reports to CIRHT grant funding agencies
  • Travel frequently to sites in partner countries to ensure adherence appropriate Monitoring & Evaluation activities are occurring.
  • Act as the program's liaison with potential future partner organizations to evaluate new partnership potential.

Required Qualifications*

Possess at least a PhD in a scientific field of study such as mathematics, statistics, public health, global health or development studies. 
At least 7 years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for complex development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or Latin America
A firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality health services and support programs.
Demonstrated ability in management, analysis, and processing of data to inform project planning and M&E.
Proven ability to prepare clear, concise reports with graphics; extraordinary attention to detail.
Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, family planning and comprehensive abortion care and demonstrated experience and proficiency in monitoring and evaluating programs that focus on these areas in developing countries.
Excellent command of English, with strong verbal and written communication skills.  Fluency in Amharic, French or Spanish a plus.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Background Screening

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Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.