Population Services International Associate Technical Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Population Services International Associate Technical Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 225238

Category: Development and Project Management, Research and Development

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: XXX

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: Associate Technical Director- MEL (key personnel, USAID MULU KP)

Department: HIV & TB

Function: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Level: D3

Reporting To: BA Director

Direct Reports: MEL Advisor, Data Analyst

Based in: Addis Ababa

Duration of contract: Indefinite based on performance and availability of funds

Remuneration: As per organization pay scale plus other PSI/Ethiopia staff benefits.

Application Deadline: October 18, 2019

Who we are?

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non‐profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

We are a $560m enterprise based in Washington, DC, operating in the private and public sectors in more than 65 countries.

Join us!

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

PSI/Ethiopia wants reimagine healthcare, put the consumer at the center, and whenever possible, bring quality care to the front door.

We achieve health impact in Ethiopia by working with both government and private partners and harvesting technology innovation to bring quality care closer to communities, schools, and homes.

We empower consumers by including them in the design of healthcare solutions, offering them more healthcare choices, and helping them to have a voice in influencing national priorities.

We work with all market actors in the health system to understand their needs, designing and delivering solutions so that market systems can sustainably serve consumers for the long term, helping to support the Government of Ethiopia in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

We are looking for a dynamic Associate Technical Director/MEL to lead development and implementation of the MEL system for the HIV&TB Department, and USAID MULU: Key Populations Activity (100%, key personnel).

S/he will be the technical expert who will liaise with relevant advisors on health-related strategic information for activities related to strengthening the ability of community-based organizations and other community groups to monitor, document and analyze the performance of community-based health services as a basis for accountability, advocacy and policy activities and ensuring standards and quality of care.

S/he provides technical guidance and support to sub-awards on the monitoring and evaluation system design and implementation of effective HIV and AIDS services for key and vulnerable populations.

Key Result Areas:

Monitoring and Evaluation, Learning

  • Promoting the culture of data use for decision making
  • Effective data management (e.g. data quality, data security and reduced cost of data)
  • Producing research-based evidence
  • Capacity and capability building

    Sounds like you? Read on!

    Your contribution

  • Monitor trends and understand evolving Activity needs and priorities for data collection, analysis and reporting to drive the continuing development of standard data reports, analytical models and programs.
  • Ensure effective research and analysis governance processes
    and policies to promote high quality research within an ethical and a risk management framework.
  • Establish and run the activity monitoring systems including data collection, analysis and reporting to support sound management of the activity interventions, as well as provide training for field & Management Information System (MIS) staff.
  • Lead the development of MEL plans, processes and systems with standard procedures and process to ensure credible, reliable, timely and cost-effective monitoring data to inform on-going management decisions, strategic planning and uphold accountability.
  • Lead the adaption or development of specific planning, assessment, monitoring and evaluation and reporting tools for consistent and quality data collection and develop and implement a comprehensive Data Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Build the capacity of staff and implementing partners on project/program design, monitoring and evaluation concepts, skills and tools and also build the capacity of program staff to conceptualize, collect, use and routine data.

    Generic Duties of the Position:

  • Prepare the MEL work plans and monitor their execution.
  • Identify MEL human resources requirements and develop plan for meeting the requirements.
  • Develop MEL policies and procedures for MULU KP and lead in their implementation and continuous review.
  • Review, approve and submit MEL reports to relevant organs.
  • Support the development of subordinates through periodic performance evaluations, coaching, mentoring, on-going performance dialogue and feedback.
  • Oversee the systematic identification of skill and competency requirements for MEL team
  • Represent the department in external relationships related with MEL
  • Take part in the group decision making processes by forming part of different groups/committees.

    Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, monitoring & evaluation, demography, biostatistics, statistics, or a related field required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience in establishing/designing M&E systems and tools and managing data-intensive programs preferably in health programs required.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods including tracking outcome indicators required.

    What would get us excited?

  • Knowledge of M&E and data quality management related to HIV/AIDS programs required.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in HIV/AIDS programs to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring and evaluation highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in use of data for decision-making highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated capacity to coordinate and implement evaluations, operational research, surveys and surveillance, including experience developing terms of reference, recruiting, training and managing a diverse team highly desirable

    How to Apply

    Are you intrigued? Apply!

    By following our 3 steps application process:

    1. Fill out the application form using the following link: Online Application Form. It will only take 5 to 10 minutes.

    2. Send your CV and application letter to recruitment@psiet.org clearly mark “Application for Associate Technical Director- MEL Position” in the subject line.

    3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application that means your application was successful. If you don’t receive the automatic response, check again your subject line and if needed, re-submit your CV and application letter with the correct subject.

    Application deadline October 18, 2019. We’ll call or e-mail you back if there is a good fit on both sides.

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

    Population Services International Associate Technical Director Jobs in Ethiopia

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