Africa Portfolio Manager—Knowledge Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research at Engender Health

TITLE:                                    Africa Portfolio Manager—Knowledge Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research

PROGRAM/OFFICE:            Monitoring and Evaluation

REPORTSTO:                        Director of Knowledge Management, Headquarters (New York)


The Africa Portfolio Manager for Knowledge Management, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (KM/MER) will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or Lome, Togo and will report to the Director for KM/MER at Engender Health headquarters. The Manager is primarily responsible for providing KM and ME&R technical assistance to Engender Health programs and projects in the Africa region (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cote D’Iviore, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda,). In particular, the Manager will provide organizational oversight; build capacityandensure quality in all KM/ME&R activities conducted by Engender Health programs and projects in the Africa region.

Specific Responsibilities:

§  Ensure quality, standardized approaches to KM/ME&R for programs in the Africa region
§  Provide organizational oversight and ensure quality in program monitoring and use of data for decision-making
§  Provide strategic advice on using data for improving program, development and operational inputs
§  Develop and implement an KM/ME&R plan for the Africa region
§  Support field staff in developing and implementing evaluation and research studies, conducting data analysis, disseminating results and writing briefs, reports & peer-reviewed publications
§  Review performance management plans, indicators, data quality assurance plans and data collection tools developed by field staff
§  Build M,E&R capacity within Engender Health’s Africa programs and promote knowledge exchange among M,E&R staff in Engender Health’s Africa programs
§  As part of the HQ KM/ME&R collaborate in the development of organizational KM /ME&R standards, tools and approaches
§  Lead development of performance management plans and indicators for concept papers and proposals for the Africa region, as requested
§  Conduct ethical and content reviews of study proposals and tools as part of the E&RSOP process, provide training on evaluation and research SOPs, and serve as a key member of the Engender Health Ethical and Technical Review Committee

§  Provide assistance for design and implementation of research and evaluation proposals, as requested by headquarters
§  Conduct capacity building workshops and provide on-the –job training to a pool of staff in the application of Reality Check, as requested
§  Produce reports, articles, papers and/or other materials
§  Participate in hiring processes for M,E&R staff at field level, provide input into job descriptions and performance reviews
§  Represent Engender Health at M,E&R technical working groups and other meetings in the Africa region
§  Other duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

§  Master’s in public health or related field; PhD preferred
§  Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in reproductive health or related areas
§  Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in providing technical assistance to field programs in M,E&R, including in building capacity
§  Solid experience in program monitoring and use of data for decision-making
§  Solid experience in the design, implementation and reporting of research and evaluation studies
§  Exceptional analytical skills
§  Excellent computer skills, with knowledge of necessary analytic software applications (quantitative and qualitative, such as Stata, SPSS, Nvivo, and Atlas.ti)
§  Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills
§  Significant long- and or short-term experience in providing field-based TA in reproductive health, preferably family planning
§  Willingness to travel (up to 50%time)
§  Fluency in English and French required, proficiency in Swahili desirable
§  Work permit for Tanzania/Togo

To Apply
Submit your application to by 29th February 2016.

Engender Health provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.



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