International Training and Education Center for Health Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

International Training and Education Center for Health Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 222642

Category: Development and Project Management, Health Care, Research and Development

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)


Job Description

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health.

I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.

I-TECH is seeking candidates for the role of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Advisor for a 5-year USAID funding program titled Health Workforce Improvement Program (HWIP).

The purpose of the HWIP is to address critical human resources challenges in Ethiopia’s health sector.

The Health Workforce Improvement Program will work with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MOSHE) at the national level and their respective structures at the sub-national levels (regional, zonal and woreda levels), Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) levels that provide healthcare education at national and sub-national, and targeted health worker professional associations to improve the quality of Ethiopia’s health workforce. The focus areas of this Activity are:

1. Institutional and individual capacity building to improve the quality of pre-service education for priority clinical cadres to improve the competency of clinical health workers,

2. Improve the human resource for health management and regulation capacity of national and sub-national entities. The program will target program managers at MOH, Regional Health Bureau (RHB) and District Health Office; and faculty at HEIs, building their leadership, management and governance capacity for human resource development and management.

3. Improve the generation and utilization of evidence to inform HR planning, development and management.

The MEL Advisor will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.

S/he will lead the development of holistic approaches to collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) including data analysis to assess progress, identify areas for improvement and measure program outcomes and impact.

S/he will ensure that a robust and adequate data system is in place to enhance the collection, management and analysis of program data and to track and report progress towards achieving results.

S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. S/he will support all technical staff in MEL functions and will supervise MEL staff.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares and manages Project reviews and support of HWIP MEL

  • Reviews monitoring and evaluation plans, highlighting opportunities and gaps for network-wide learning, provides TA as necessary and gives
    written feedback to teams

  • Provides guidance and support for M&E related challenges and issues across the project

  • Provides guidance on resources necessary to implement key evaluation activities

  • Performs rapid reviews for quality assurance of evaluation and assessment reports before they are made publically available

  • Convene regular M&E community of practice

  • Strengthens sharing of best practices and promising innovative interventions across the project

  • Champion the I-TECH Implementation Science Standards, promoting and supporting compliance across the project

  • Supports adherence to UW policies regarding ethical clearance of research and evaluation projects, in collaboration with I-TECH Center IRB Manager

  • Drafts case studies highlighting innovative interventions and best practices

  • Leads preparation for an annual year-end progress report meeting

  • Monitor and report on data quality assessments for the project

  • Develop approaches to increase data quality, per project standards, when data quality gaps are identified

  • Develops training and provides project-wide updates on emerging USG performance measures and initiatives

    Working Environmental Conditions

    This full time position is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The MEL Advisor position requires up to 25% travel.

    The position requires participation in conference calls and internet meetings outside of business hours in order to accommodate the time difference between the country office and HQ.

    This position is contingent on award open to both local and international candidates.

    Commitment to Diversity

    The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.

    The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.

    The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

    Job Requirements


  • MPH in public health or other social or behavioral science plus 7+ years M&E experience.

  • Experience working internationally, coordinating and managing complex global health projects required.

  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually about evaluation questions and to apply evaluation theory to practice;

  • Extensive experience mentoring and implementing formal evaluations, M&E or program research in resource limited settings;

  • Experience training and managing a monitoring and evaluation team;

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following fields: training/human resource development;; health service delivery; data management/quality assurance;

  • Experience with health education/training, preferably in an international context;

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals with a variety of cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner and enhance effective partnerships;

  • Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation skills and experience;

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Priority consideration will be given to applicants who submit their CV to by September 13, 2019.

    International Training and Education Center for Health Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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