Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Job Details
Experienced
MPact Global - Oakland, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Day
Research
Description

NOTE:  The deadline to submit an application for this position is June 14, 2021.

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Under the Director of Training and Technical Assistance, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for envisioning and implementing MPact’s monitoring and evaluation efforts across its programs and departments. These evaluation efforts must be translated for a wide range of HIV, health, and human rights stakeholders at all levels, including regional and sub-regional MSM and transgender networks; bilateral/multilateral agencies; country governments and health ministries; CBO/INGOs; and grassroots activists.

 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work with MPact staff to develop evaluation protocols, tools, and systems. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for cleaning and analyzing data, and developing reports for MPact staff and other stakeholders.    

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

In close coordination with the Director of Training and Technical Assistance, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will ensure optimal evaluation of MPact’s activities and programs. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will:

 

  • Direct the design and implementation of evaluation systems for MPact programs and activities at the global, regional, sub-regional, national, and local levels using evidence and rights-based approaches.
  • Ensure the development of regular and timely evaluation updates across programs and activities to ensure quality improvement.
  • Participate in the production of community- and health-related digital and non-digital resources such as publications, toolkits and campaigns for community members and leaders, public health stakeholders and healthcare providers.
  • Monitor and keep up with global, regional and national-level emerging research literature in the field of community health as well as programmatic innovations and best practices from related sectors to ensure that MPact community engagement programs are well-informed.
  • Assist with the development of evaluation parts of new grant proposals and renewals to expand and sharpen the core businesses of MPact in response to a rapidly changing HIV sector.
  • Design and implement activities to increase MPact visibility at various international gatherings, conferences, high-level summits, consultations, and other meetings including preparation of articles, presentations, and statements.
  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
Qualifications

Training and Experience

 

Graduate degree in public health or social science; a minimum of 4 years experience in monitoring and evaluation, including developing tools, cleaning, and analyzing data, and reporting back data for program improvement; and excellent English-language written and oral communication skills. In addition, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist must demonstrate a track record of successfully working with a diverse range of gay, bisexual, queer and trans men; and a strong commitment to redressing discrimination and persistent disparities in global funding and access to HIV-related programming among key populations, particularly populations from the global south and outside the United States.

 

Knowledge

 

Must have a capacity to analyze quantitative and qualitative data (including use of software such as Excel and SPSS); develop tools that are easy to use and encourage culturally competent and relevant evaluation data collection; as well as knowledge about HIV, health and human rights issues affecting men who have sex with men, especially for those living in low and middle-income countries.

 

Abilities

 

Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and professionally with volunteers, paid staff, and professionals from a variety of disciplines; work independently with minimal direction; meet frequent deadlines in a rapidly changing, fast-paced environment; respond with sensitivity to diverse, disenfranchised groups; report and orally present MPact accomplishments in appropriate venues; utilize and strengthen community resources; write clear and concise reports, technical briefs, or other evaluation products; and convey complex information both to experts and in simple terms understandable to the general public. Proficiency in at least one language other than English preferred.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The position requires daily use of a personal computer and requires entering, viewing, and revising text and graphics on the computer terminal and paper. Frequent international and domestic travel is required.  In addition, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be based in California – United States.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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