Population Services International Senior Advisor for Strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

Population Services International Senior Advisor for Strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199095

Category: Development and Project Management, Information Technology, Research and Development
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: XXX

Job Description

Senior Advisor for Strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning


Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Reports to Chief of Party

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization.

PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI/Ethiopia is an innovative network member of PSI with a team of more than 240 people passionate about marketing and dedicated to serving Sara! Since 2003, we have marketed products and led programs to prevent and treat HIV, improve reproductive health for youth and adolescents, build markets for sanitation and support the health system to deliver non-communicable diseases services.

At PSI/Ethiopia we do more than simply provide products and services, we seek to create true change – by making markets work for the poor – to increase the use of critical health products and services that are available, affordable, and desirable to the most vulnerable Ethiopian people.

We are looking for a Senior Advisor, Strategy, Research, Evaluation and Learning to provide technical leadership for the cultural transformation for data use for decision making activities under an anticipated 5 years USAID-funded electronic Health Information System activity.

Sound like you? Read on.

  • Your contribution

  • People Management

  • Leads the team of data scientists, analytics specialists, survey, and capacity building staff report to the Advisor.
  • Provides guidance, capacity strengthening, and leadership to project and PSI Regional staff in conjunction with Regional Project Directors
  • Represent PSI to donor and externally, specifically with Ministry of Health
    Data Use, Training, and Facilitation

  • Support capacity building on data manipulation and analysis
  • Assess current practices on data use
  • Develop strategies for the promotion of data use at all levels
  • Support the development and rollout of standardized process and guidance to support data use implementation
  • Contribute to the evidence base of best practices in designing data use interventions
  • Identify, document and share best practices of data use globally, among health facilities and health management units


  • Co-leads research, including Behavioral Insights to identify behavior change opportunities that increase the culture of data use amongst health workers as well as barriers that affect data use
  • Develops evaluation frameworks to measure change in behavior related to data use and technology adoption

    Strengthen M&E

  • Implementation of DHIS2 and other Health Systems; connect different health systems data for validation and triangulation
  • Strengthen M&E systems through automation of data quality assurance tools, building dashboards to monitor data quality, training M&E teams
  • Provide technical and financial support to MOH to continuously update data quality and data use national guidelines
  • Provide technical support at all levels of the health system to reward and incentivize data quality and data use among health facilities and health management units
  • Provide technical support to service delivery points and health management units to conduct regular data quality assurance
  • Establish alert systems for different performance benchmarks and cases of epidemic proportions

    Job Requirements

    What are we looking for?

    The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.

  • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the
    best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.

  • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.

  • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.

  • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt

  • Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

    The basics

  • Bachelors Degree with a major in Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Research and / or a related discipline

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience and a proven track record
  • Experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems for international donor-funded projects; knowledge of USAID system of indicators, results, and reporting preferable.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a monitoring and evaluation portfolio, including coordinating data collection activities of multiple staff.
  • Demonstrated success in data management and analysis, monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL), disease surveillance, mapping, and/or assessment.
  • Experience in designing survey and research tools, data collection, statistical analysis, qualitative research, and dissemination of results.
  • Demonstrated success providing technical leadership on data collection and use to national (government and/or non-government) stakeholders.
  • Possess an advanced understanding of national M&E systems, including DHIS2 and the components of an M&E system and how capacity can be built to sustain M&E systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate technical/data-related information
  • Possesses excellent communication skills in English
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.
  • References will be required.

    What would get us excited?

  • A self-starter. You have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision; you are someone who is proactive in looking for new opportunities;

  • A communicator. You have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;

  • Fire in the belly. You bring energy and passion in what you do;

  • Team player. You ‘play well’ with others and have proven ability to obtain buy-in from multiple stakeholders and create change;

  • Leader. You are a visionary role model with demonstrated coaching skills and the ability to inspire those around you to achieve their maximum;

  • Curious and Flexible. You’re an information sponge and understand what worked yesterday won’t necessarily work today (or tomorrow), that each context is different. You have an ability to adapt quickly to these changing environments;

  • Desire to Make the World a Better Place. You have a passion to create change in the world and believe in providing better health solutions to the poor. You might not have been able to do this in your career “to date” but this is a goal in your life.

    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 Senior Advisor for Strategy, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 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.

    4.Apply in person at Mille woreda Health office.

    Application deadline February 21, 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.

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