PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing heath challenges.
PATH has unparalleled expertise and experience in the development of new tools and strategies for malaria elimination and has the potential to become an acknowledged leader in accelerating efforts towards malaria elimination and global eradication. PATH’s Center for Malaria Control and Elimination (CMCE) workings with PATH staff and strategic partners to coordinate expertise and programming and maximize our collective impact toward malaria elimination.
PATH seeks a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Officer for the USAID-funded “Reaching Every At-risk Community and Household with Malaria Services” (REACH Malaria) global project. REACH aims to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP), seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions.
The MEL Officer will report to the Chief of Party and will develop and manage Mel systems for the project in Malawi.
- Develop and manage country-level framework for MEL systems, including reporting requirements, baseline and evaluation surveys, and research.
- Contribute to annual work planning and ensure inclusion of MEL activities, implement country-level MEL activities, train staff, and develop and reviews project reports.
- Use the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) to consolidate and analyze malaria data and produce reports for policy and programmatic decision-making.
- Work with provincial and district management teams to ensure the collection and regular reporting of case management data that is in line with the National Malaria Control Program’s (NMCP) needs, as well as programmatic needs.
- Provide technical support for design, development, planning, implementation, and capacity-strengthening to the NMCP and local partners in integrating and using data for quality improvement and programmatic decision-making.
- Use HMIS data from the DHIS2 to produce monthly, quarterly, and other reports to inform progress toward end of project targets and adherence to donor support data requirements.
- Ensure that project data and reports are submitted to the USAID development experience clearinghouse (DEC) and other repositories as per contract terms.
- Lead implementation of facility assessments; establish and oversee data cleaning and entry procedures for outreach training and supportive supervision data; conduct data quality audits; and integrate other programmatic data per standard M&E practice at PATH.
- Consolidate lessons learned to make suitable recommendations for future assessments.
- Oversee data collection and monitoring activities for the project.
- Provide technical assistance to the MOH and other key stakeholders for monitoring and improvement of program activities.
- As a member of the in-country project management team, participate in discussions for design and implementation of project activities.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, such as MOH, NMCP, implementing partners, academic institutions, and donors, in the monitoring and evaluation space.
Required skills and experience:
- Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, demography, statistics, or related field.
- Minimum of 8 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in donor-funded projects, preferably USAID, with at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and managing the performance monitoring plan within donor-funded projects.
- Experience using DHIS2 for program monitoring and performance assessments.
- Strong data management and analytical skills to successfully conduct data quality audits and data reviews, and to use data for decision-making.
- Familiarity with a range of applied research and monitoring and evaluation approaches, preferably for malaria case management and/or malaria in pregnancy programs.
- Proven ability to build capacity for monitoring and evaluation activities in country.
- Familiarity with stakeholders in the malaria services space, including malaria case management, prevention of MiP, SMC, surveillance, health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery.
- Demonstrated ability to work with USAID/PMI, implementing partners, institutions at the national and regional level, local nongovernmental organizations, and community-based organizations and structures.
- Strong problem-solving, organizational skills and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges.
- Excellent analytical, presentation, and report writing skills.
- Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination.
- Extremely detail-oriented, with the ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Strong work ethic, resourcefulness, integrity, credibility, and dedication to PATH’s mission.
- Professional proficiency in English required, fluency in local languages preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams) required.
- Ability to travel up to 30 percent in-country; limited international travel expected.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.
PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.