Pathfinder International
Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation Officer
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Posted date 29th February, 2024 Last date to apply 10th March, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi
Category Monitoring & Evaluation
Status Closed

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Job Summary

He/she is required to support the implementation of MEL plans and activities and contribute to the development and implementation of the M&E system to ensure systematic review of project performance, continuous monitoring of project activities/indicators, and document implementation learning & project reporting as per donor requirement. To perform the required job function, he/she should have a good understanding of dashboards, quantitative data analysis skills, experience in the implementation of project performance review mechanisms, performance tracking systems, and donor reporting experience. A MEL person is also required to contribute to the designing and implementation of evaluation studies and collaborate and communicate with an internal functional lead such as the program team and advocacy team to track, monitor and compile information/report as per the project indicator framework/matrix. He/she will require to liaise and coordinate with the government DHIS focal person/data entry person to ensure the timely availability of required data, and data reports and ensure data quality/provide orientation and/or on-job coaching

Key Job Outcomes:

Strategic and Annual Plan Implementation:

  •  Perform quantitative analysis to identify project requirements, priorities, and recommendations to improve performance
  • Support in the development of project metrics/tracker to review performance on regular basis and identify gaps to inform strategic decision making

 MEL Planning and Implementation

  • Ensures all program data are collected, stored, and managed timely in the relevant database as per the overall project framework
  • Support in the establishment of project review and reporting mechanisms to timely identify, monitor, track, report, and resolve the critical dependency issues
  • Develop a dashboard to monitor and report progress regarding initiatives and activities to the management regularly.
  • Actively participates in national / province-level quality technical working groups to frame the future of quality intervention in the assigned country. Shares program experience and lessons.

Data Collection and Management

  • Compile databases and provide key results to the senior management for strategic planning and decision-making.
  • Support in implementation of robust data management systems and develop tools to ensure data quality.
  • Analyse and interpret MEL data to identify trends, lessons learned, and areas for program improvement.
  • Support the project team in developing KITs and ensure that data is uploaded in Pathfinder DHIS2.

Project Evaluation, Proposal Planning and Documentation

  • Contribute to the development of project annual reports.
  • Support in planning, designing, and execution of project evaluation study/need assessment study.
  • Support in the documentation of implementation learnings, project best practices, and lessons learned through collaboration, learning, and adaptation framework.

Minimum Education and Work Experience

  • Master’s degree in social science or related field.
  • At least 3-5 years related experience, including work in the development sector, and M&E implementation related to the required field (Family Planning); good understanding in program measurement or impact evaluation.
  • Experience in the development and monitoring of national/international donor programs/projects.

Preferred Education and Work Experience

Proficient in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, integrating data, and designing and executing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans and activities. working experience with provincial/district governments on DHIS2, creating M&E frameworks, and reporting for international/national donor-funded projects.

Competencies/Attributes:

  • Data Collection Methods: Foundational knowledge of data integrity and collection methods
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Foundational skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Software Applications: Advanced working knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and working knowledge of data collection tools like KoboCollect App and data analysis software like SPSS, STATA, or other relevant statistical software. Moreover, should have a good understanding and knowledge of DHIS2.
  • Report Writing. Ability to write reports for diverse audiences.
  • Presentation Skills: Proven ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.

Other Information:

  • Travel required (30% or less)
  • Uses cellular and office phones, laptops or desktop computers.
  • This job description format focuses on the main duties of the position and is not intended to list every potential task or assignment.
  • Duties can and will change to meet the changing priorities of the department and organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Statement

Pathfinder International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Safeguarding and Protection Statement

Pathfinder is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve and our staff. We have zero tolerance for any type of behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, our staff, and partners including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. We do everything possible to ensure that we recruit only those who are suitable to work with us. We expect that everyone we hire will abide by our safeguarding and related policies and will report any suspected or known violations. This job is subject to a range of vetting checks as legally permitted in the country where they are being hired. By applying, the job applicant acknowledges they understand our intent to verify suitability to work with us.

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