Responsible for leading M&E technical approach across multiple projects
Represent Danya before stakeholders and oversee implementation of activities throughout the Africa region
Contribute to annual work planning
Establish and maintain a productive relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, NGOs, project staff and community groups for smooth implementation
Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
Work collaboratively with project staff and US-based headquarters staff to assure proper financial projections, reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
Contribute to ensure projects meets set targets
Promote and support the dissemination of best practices among the project teams
Contribute to timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress reports, and annual reports
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Relevant bachelor degree with Master’s or PhD level training in public health or agriculture preferred
A minimum of 6+ years of senior level experience in designing and implementing M&E strategies
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present materials in meetings, at conferences and to write project documents (including research and evaluation design plans, logic models, data collection and data analysis plans, and final reports) and proposals with minimal revisions from the supervisor.
Knowledge of research and evaluation (process, outcome, impact) concepts and principles, and the ability to apply them during the implementation of project tasks; ability to design large evaluation and health communication or food security studies and product development plans.
Data collection (key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, and secondary data analysis techniques), data management, and data analysis skills, experience with SPSS and good working knowledge of SAS and Nud*ist a plus.
Demonstrated experience providing training and technical assistance to public health or food security projects of over $1,000,000 US per year in developing countries
Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable projects
Expertise in research to practice – identifying best practices and adapting them to program realities
Solid publication record in area of M&E
A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts
Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills
Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Fluency in English
Experience and understanding of Global Health Initiative or Feed the Future frameworks
Ability to travel nationally and internationally