Senior Monitoring Specialist, USAID/BHA Sudan Monitoring Project (SMP) at Management Systems International (MSI) – May 2024

Senior Monitoring Specialist, USAID/BHA Sudan Monitoring Project (SMP)

Position Summary:

  • MSI is seeking a Senior Monitoring Specialist who will provide technical guidance to all team members and conduct quality control and review for all M&E-related products. In addition to regular TPM and situational analysis reports for implementing partners (IPs) and USAID/BHA, they are responsible for questionnaires, training materials for enumerators, and organization of and participation in knowledge sharing & learning activities as well as oversight of the optional evaluations that will be conducted.

Responsibilities:

  • Draft report templates and oversee data analysis and the development of all reports.
  • Draft monitoring instruments that will be reviewed by the COP.
  • Participate in consultations with BHA and BHA implementing partners.
  • Guide trainings and capacity building of field monitors, field supervisors and data collection partner staff.
  • Work with STTA subject matter experts (e.g., for health, livelihoods, WASH, Food Security) to plan and implement TPM activities, including engaging experts to develop instruments, conduct field visits and oversee data analysis.
  • Responsible for all learning activities and data quality assessments (DQAs) and for ensuring quality control of all M&E products, including questionnaires, data analysis and reports.
  • Develop statements of work for optional evaluations, oversee hiring of evaluation team, supervise design and data collection, review draft reports and ensure findings are effectively disseminated.
  • Supervise teams of field supervisors, field monitors and data analysts.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, social sciences, public health, or a related field required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of M&E experience, including conducting and managing quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis related to humanitarian or development assistance required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing diverse teams working on M&E, preferably including TPM required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and best practices related to M&E and data quality assurance required.
  • Familiarity with issues related to the implementation of humanitarian assistance activities for refugees and IDPs, food aid, and food security preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with donor-supported humanitarian assistance operations in Sudan is preferred.
  • Supervisory experience, including technical and administrative management of subcontractors required.
  • Experience working with USAID and/or other international donors required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and team management skills required.
  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral communications skills. Arabic skills are a plus.

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