Job title: Market Group Monitoring Adviser, Francophone Africa
Department: Global Evidence and Francophone Africa Departments
Preferred location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Reports to Deputy Director, Monitoring
Who we are
We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
We are seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of Monitoring Adviser. We are looking for a Monitoring Advisor to strengthen the generation and use of high-quality routine data to drive program performance. In close collaboration with the Market Group Researcher, Regional and Country Representatives and other leaders in the West and Central Africa region, you will support up to ten network members across the Franco-Lusophone and Foundation Market Groups. The Monitoring Advisor will articulate and implement a strategic vision for how PSI’s network members in the region produce information and use it across Malaria, HIV, Family Planning, WASH and Non-communicable Disease programs.
You will be a core member of the Technical Team, supporting network members in the implementation of PSI’s global data quality, data use and consumer data protection strategies, while further strengthening our data systems and digital health solutions. The position entails up to 40% travel and reports to the Deputy Director, Monitoring, with a dotted line reporting to the Market Group Director for Francophone and Lusophone Africa. There is a preference for the position to be based in Abidjan, but consideration may be given to other arrangements if within the region.
Sound like you? Read on!
- Data driven decisions: Ensure the provision of relevant, timely and high quality routine monitoring data in user-friendly formats to inform timely decision making by the country teams, the regional project leads, national governments, and other key stakeholders. Support country teams to build a culture of data use and analysis.
- Country M&E support: support up to ten PSI Network Members in their M&E activities, leading on data use, data quality and consumer data protection strategies to meet standards set by PSI Global Services. Play an active role in the recruitment and mentorship of Research/M&E staff.
- Technical capacity strengthening: Provide technical support and ongoing capacity building to programs, M&E and MIS teams. Provide technical assistance to country Network Members to build skills in generating and communicating data and using evidence to guide program decisions and activities. Develop and lead regional trainings and regional resources to support the collection, analysis and use of data for programmatic decision making.
- M&E systems & strategies: developing M&E frameworks in new proposals, designing M&E plans, and enhance existing information systems, in particular our DHIS2 platform.
- Data quality: Support to country offices on compliance with standards set with regards to data quality and consumer data protection. In particular, ensuring relevant staff have the skills, tools and robust work plans to undertake data quality activities
- Evidence for learning and advocacy: Ensure effective documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned. Design and execute information products and internal and external dissemination strategies to increase the reach and use of PSI-generated data among relevant stakeholders, including MOH counterparts. Improve local team’s ability to produce engaging and inspiring dissemination pieces, including dashboards, presentations and reports.
- Technology innovation: Recommending and supporting the implementation of fit-for-purpose digital health technology interventions and mobile innovations.
This position will also work to:
- Strengthen organizational business processes and further develop a robust ecosystem for information management and use
- Oversee a Princeton in Africa Fellow to provide dedicated support to network members on data quality, data use, evidence, and monitoring
- Ensure timely provision of routine DHIS2 troubleshooting, configuration and routine system maintenance support
- Promote and facilitate cross-learning across platforms and projects, creating opportunities for peer-to-peer technical assistance and support
- Serve as primary liaison between various global services units and the West Africa Regional Team and Network Members, ensuring bi-directional flow of information, standards-setting, feedback and lessons learned, and coordinating closely with PSI headquarters technical departments to ensure that available technical expertise is mobilized to the greatest benefit of PSI network members.
What are we looking for?
The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:
Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team.
Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates
Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough.
Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind.
Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results.
Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.
- Relevant post-graduate degree (MBA, MIA, MPH) in social science, population studies, sociology, anthropology, statistics or other relevant field
- A minimum 5 years’ experience in a related role in the field of Monitoring & Evaluation, at least 2 of which in leading multi-country projects involving collection and use of large amounts of data (experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred)
- Demonstrable experience designing and/or managing Management Information Systems; knowledge of DHIS2 and experience with data collection through mobile health technologies a plus
- Experience developing M&E plans and logical frameworks
- Proven experience successfully building capacity of country team members and mentoring of staff on M&E activities
- Demonstrated ability to design, analyze, disseminate, and manage monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS, Family Planning, Malaria, WASH and NCD programs
- Ability to develop partnerships with internal senior management, external donors, and governmental as well as non-governmental partners
- Familiarity with donor-funded international development projects
- Established quantitative data analysis and visualization skills
- Excellent communication and public presentation skills
- Fluency in French and English a must.
- References will be required.
- The succesful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.