JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc | L10K 2020 Project Senior Evidence and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc | L10K 2020 Project Senior Evidence and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224791

Category: Health Care

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc./L10K project salary scale

Job Description

Position: Senior Evidence and Learning Advisor


The Last Ten Kilometers 2020 (L10K 2020) is a JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health of the Government of Ethiopia (FMOH), Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs), national and regional institutes, and other implementing partner organizations, L10K 2020 strengthens the capacity of regional and zonal health systems to implement the transformation agendas of Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP) 2015 – 2020 — i.e., woreda transformation, quality and equity of health services, compassionate and respectful care, and the information revolution.

The goal of L10K 2020 Project is to ensure optimum coverage of high impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) interventions and contribute towards reaching Ethiopia’s post-Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets for reducing maternal, newborn and child mortalities.

Overview of the Position

In close collaboration with monitoring, evaluation and research team, the Senior Evidence and Learning Advisor serves as a member of the project M&E and Research team and leads tasks in areas including synthesis of learning information, convening staff to review lessons and results from monitoring and analytic activities, and work with government stakeholders and partners to identify data needs and share lessons related to the achievement of program objectives.

Specific tasks may include: identifying and testing innovative solutions/approaches related to the project’s Theory of Change; fill critical gaps to the achievement of project objectives and; ensure learning is disseminated, understood, and applied in program development.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Together with the monitoring, evaluation and research team develop and implement the comprehensive plan for M&E, research, evidence generation, learning, and adaptation in line with L10K’s Detailed Implementation Plan.

  • Ensure MEL evidences are used for management decision making and continuous performance improvement

  • Take a lead role on the Evidence and Learning system of the organization/project and ensure evidences are used for programme improvement and new program positioning

  • Act as a focal person in the Learning and Knowledge Management initiatives as a member of MER team

  • Develop strategy for learning and KM in harmony with JSI’s Strategic Information Strategy document.

  • Be responsible for initiatives, processes, strategies, and systems that sustain and enhance the storage, assessment, sharing, refinement, and creation of knowledge in JSI/L10K

  • Ensure that a learning culture is fostered within L10K and Evidence and Learning is an integral part of routine programming and staff engagement/development

  • Serve as a key link between the MELR and Programme teams to ensure that Evidence and Learning is promoted as a key tool in project management and designing of implementation approaches

  • Ensure high quality and systematic synthetization, dissemination (internal and external) and maintenance of research, studies and evaluation outcomes: evidences and lessons learnt

  • Ensure that learning is accessed and used as
    an integral part of programme implementation including specifically assisting projects/programs with learning components

  • Coordinate, collaborate and oversee best practice consolidation with all primary outcomes or thematic areas, ensure that the knowledgebase is configured appropriately for optimum accessibility and widely adopted use.

  • Produce case studies, best practices; success stories, and lessons learned for internal and external use in line with the Strategic Information plan of the project

  • Assist L10K 2020 Regional teams in complying with procedures and systems related to M&E and documentation of project learning.

  • Provide capacity building training for project staffs and RHBs/ZHDs about learning, documentation, and knowledge management

  • Assist Project staff and RHBs to disseminate results to the wider community (working papers, conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal submissions, etc.).

  • Work closely with the project’s Communications Advisor in implementing the strategic information plan.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Job Requirements

    Skills and Competencies:

  • At least Master’s degree in public health, Communications, Knowledge Management or related social sciences
  • Extensive experience in implementation research, documentation or communications, evidence generation, learning and adaptation in health systems with special focus on RMNCH.
  • Clear understanding of the Ethiopian health systems and national priorities.
  • Experience in collaborating with the MOH, RHB, ZHD, and Woreda Health Office to implement strategies to improve data use.
  • Computer literacy, including the demonstrated use of statistical software, word processing, database, and graphical software.
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in designing and managing studies and evaluations
  • Experience of successfully designing and managing knowledge management systems, an awareness of learning methodologies and experience of leading learning events
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating a learning culture
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills and the capacity to effectively work with multiple stakeholders within and outside Ethiopia
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication
  • Demonstrable ability to write reports or technical materials.
  • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated applied skills in evidence, learning or knowledge management and communications/documentation and use of data for strengthening project performances.
  • Experience with the application of qualitative methods of data collection and analysis is desirable.
  • Experience working with NGO is also highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable team work and understanding while able to act responsibly, proactively, and independently.
  • Speaking and writing fluency in English and Amharic; plus, additional local language/s
  • Preferably have experience with data visualization techniques using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants who met the minimum requirements should send and apply at WWW. Ethiojobs.net.

    This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional and if you meet the required skill, competencies and experience, please submit only your application and CV in English detailing your experience and skills that are relevant to the post.

    Please do not attach copies of your transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Application Deadline: October 13, 2019

    JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc | L10K 2020 Project Senior Evidence and Learning Advisor Jobs in Ethiopia

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