NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. Cameroonian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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PATH seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the anticipated five-year, $24 million USAID-funded Community HIV/AIDS Investments for Longer and Healthier Lives (CHILL) project in Cameroon. The project aims to improve community ownership and participation in local HIV response programs targeting key and priority populations to deliver a comprehensive HIV/AIDS response. Project objectives include reduction of new infections; increased enrollment and retention of patients on antiretroviral treatment; increased organizational capacity of local institutions; and strengthened enabling environment to implement sustainable community HIV programs. Responsibilities:
Required Skills Required Experience
- Design and oversee the project’s MEL system for reporting progress against project goals and contribute to a learning agenda by overseeing targeted evaluations of programmatic data to further project understanding of cost-efficient models for delivering HIV services to key and priority populations.
- Develop the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework, including requirements, and baseline and evaluation surveys.
- Contribute to annual work plans by leading development of annual project monitoring and evaluation plans, setting annual targets, and developing activities to strengthening project and stakeholders’ ability to collect, clean, report, analyze, and use programmatic data.
- Ensure alignment of project M&E and learning activities with project goals.
- Develop and implement data use and data quality assurance strategies and tools.
- Lead trainings for project and partner staff on M&E guidelines; data reporting requirements and project indicators; and data collection, reporting, quality assurance, and other tools.
- Conduct field-based monitoring, technical assistance, and training to strengthen project and partner capacity to collect, clean, and analyze data for project management and reporting.
- Oversee development and submission of regular data reporting to USAID (e.g. DATIM reporting), and contribute inputs to project reviews and presentations for USAID (e.g. POART) and PATH headquarters.
- Contribute to developing and implementing a strategy to synthesize and disseminate key results, lessons learned, and other project learnings.
- Supervise all project staff involved in collecting and analyzing data.
- Master's in public health or related field.
- Minimum of eight years of experience monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year HIV and/or health projects.
- Demonstrated experience in M&E for USAID-funded, community-level HIV projects, and knowledge of PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting indicators required.
- Strong understanding of Cameroonian health information systems, and issues related to data (e.g. data security; tracking through the cascade etc.) on key and priority populations, including people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, female sex workers, and long-distance truck drivers.
- Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, evaluation and implementation research, health information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis, and presentation.
- Professional level of oral and written fluency in English and French.
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PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.