The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Kebele 01/02, Ethiopia
Summary of the Position
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed, and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.
The Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) program, funded by USAID and implemented by USP, improves access to quality-assured priority medicines and addresses the proliferation of poor-quality medical products in low- and middle-income countries. PQM+ will strengthens medical product quality assurance systems through cross-sectoral and systems strengthening approaches and the application of international quality assurance standards across the pharmaceutical system. By sharing scientific expertise and providing technical support and leadership, PQM+ helps create resilient and robust local health systems that address diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, as well as improves maternal, newborn and child health.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer is a hands-on non-supervisory position that provides support to develop and implement the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan for the USAID-funded Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program in Ethiopia. The incumbent will be responsible for collecting, collating, documenting, communicating and reporting results, supporting timely development of associated deliverables, and meeting program reporting requirements (e.g., quarterly and annual reports), ensuring full field office participation in knowledge sharing and learning work, and providing technical assistance and training in M&E to PQM+ program staff and in-country counterparts. The specialist will work out of the PQM+ office in Ethiopia.
.Roles and Responsibilities
• Develops the country PQM+ MEL Plan in collaboration with the MEL Director and in alignment with the PQM+ global results framework and MEL Plan (including PQM+ indicators) in order to track country progress in achieving objectives.
• Executes the country PQM+ MEL Plan, including monitoring and reporting the country program’s progress towards achieving outputs and outcomes.
• Supports the development of quarterly and annual progress reports on all program activities in collaboration with the Chief of Party and timely submission of reports to the USAID Mission.
• Obtains information on performance results from PQM+ technical team members and enters data for all country-level indicators into the DevResults database per the reporting schedule. Uploads associated documentation/means of verification to DevResults.
• Obtains timely review and approval of reported data from the Chief of Party.
• Supports the team in capturing and communicating about project achievements.
• Supports the Chief of Party in conducting periodic program reviews and planning workshops.
• Ensures country program staff participate in and contribute to PQM+ knowledge sharing activities.
• Suggests strategies to the Chief of Party for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Country program by identifying bottlenecks in completing activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
• Provides M&E expertise or coordinates M&E support to country counterparts as they develop, implement, and use performance monitoring indicators for their own medicine quality activities.
• Coordinates the evaluation of key program activities with the PQM+ MEL team.
• Support data collection, processing, management, and analysis using relevant software applications to generate specific assessment reports
• Supports data collection associated with PQM+ research projects.
• Provides other MEL-related support as needed.
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, statistics, social science, biological/ physical sciences or demography
• Six (6) years of experience in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) including design and implementation of M&E
• Three (3) years of experience in collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of quantitative data in development projects implemented by national/international NGOs, including experience drafting performance reports for donor-funded projects
• Demonstrated experience in working with USAID funded programs, international organizations, ministry of health
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s) sought
• Excellent knowledge of performance monitoring, especially of health system strengthening interventions
• Excellent English-language communication skills (written and oral)
• In-depth knowledge on M&E/MIS and development issues.
• Practical experience with USAID M&E procedures and practices is highly desired.
• Understanding of relevant health programs (e.g., HIV/ AIDS, malaria, TB, NTDs, AMR, MNCH) is added advantage
• Excellent attention to detail and commitment to data integrity
• Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation, and analysis
• Strong analytic skills
• Ability to work independently.
• Ability and desire to work with diverse employees and counterparts in a cooperative and friendly manner.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
• Knowledge of country’s setting in relation to medicines regulation and quality assurance and control systems is added advantage.
USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.
Job Category Technical Programs
Job Type Full-Time