MEL Advisor – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement

MEL Advisor – Population Services International (PSI) Vacancy Announcement; February 15 2024



Organization: Population Services International (PSI)

Position: MEL Advisor

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full time

Date of Announcement: Feb 6, 2024

Deadline: Feb 19, 2024





Job Description


Position Title: MEL Advisor

Department/Program: MEL

Function: Evidence and Learning

Division: SRH

Level: TBD

Reports to: Senior MEL Manager

Required number: one

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: February 19, 2024 

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 to 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 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor who is responsible to support the MEL Activities for SRH- focusing on MNCH Project; MEL plan development, Performance Framework, Monitoring tools and guidelines, Data management, Data quality, Data use or evidence based programmatic decision making and reporting for the project. S/he also provides some basic M&E related trainings, capacity-building technical support to key stakeholders including project staff at Regional and field implementation sites. In addition, she/he conducts regular data quality assurance using PSI standard RDQA tools and will be responsible for cascading the implementation of all PSI/E M&E systems and procedures to the regional level including manuals and procedures. Closely work with the Research team on the project assessments and evaluations including the baseline and endline evaluations activities and technically contribute to the research and learning components of the project. Coordinate the project M&E activities, including data collection, supportive supervision, and regular data quality assessments, tracking project progress and timely and actionable information for program manager and decision-makers for program learning and improve program performance.

Key Result Areas:

•        Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Learning

•        Data Quality and Data use

•        Capacity building, Coaching and Supportive supervision

•        Reporting & Documentation

Sounds like you? Read on!

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

•        Develop the MNCH Project M&E Plan, Revise and update Performance Management Framework in consultation Program stakeholders.

•        Design the Data to Action (D2A) framework in consultation with responsible program team, to track the progress of the program.

•        Develop appropriate MNCH Project Data collection tools, guidelines & supportive supervision checklists/ tools

•        Build the capacity of all relevant Field program team to maintain a robust M&E system at central & regional level.

•        Build the capacity of local government partners in the area of M&E and reporting.

•        Provide trainings, capacity building and technical support to M&E team at Regional level and key program staff engaged with the project implementation at each level including supporting government on data quality management and recordings.

•        Primarily responsible for all regular programmatic data collection, data cleaning, data compilation and data analysis and reporting of the MNCH project data requirements.

•        Develop and manage program databases to facilitate timely data submission and information sharing.

•        Ensure timely submission of data by program team from implementation sites in accordance with standard tools & guidelines.

•        Enhance monitoring of program outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on program impact and promote and ensure use of data for decision-making processes.

•        Support the deployment & correct utilization of electronic data capture systems and protocols such as DHIS2.

•        Define appropriate Project Indicators for DHIS 2 Dashboard development in consultation with PSI/E MIS team.

•        Make sure the Regularly update of data on DHIS system, share analysis & dashboard with program staffs

•        Conduct regular field visits to project sites with different stakeholders for monitoring and follow-up.

•        Respond to donor queries on M&E related and other programmatic measurement & program performance indicators

•        Oversee the overall the MNCH project M&E System-collection, analysis, and utilization of information across the layers of the program implementation and reporting.

•        Work with Program teams to integrate M&E into ongoing program planning and implementation systems and ensure adherence to PSI M&E minimum standards and ensure PSI Consumer Data Protection Policy (CDP).

•        Support the planning and execution of cross-functional supportive supervision and data quality audits.

•        Provide SRH regional staff and partners with routine data analysis and feedback,

•        Support the Program Manager & MEL team with work plan development of the project MEL activities and reporting.

•        Lead all programmatic data archiving and filing for PSI/E at the regional level;

Perform any other related tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements


Your background

Qualification and Experience:

·      First degree and above: BSc/BA or MSc/MA in Public Health, Statistics, Population Studies, Economics, or related field with relevant experience.

·      At least 6 years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Reporting.

·      Computer and data management skills; Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies required.

·      Experience of working with different partners & Government HMIS/DHIS 2 system

·      Team player who takes initiative, is a problem-solver and able to multi-task;

·      Experience on M&E of SRH-MNCH programs.

·      Effective verbal and written communication skills; Good time management and organizational skills

·      Knowledge and demonstrated experience of DHIS2 system previous experience or knowledge with mobile data collection tools such as Open Data Kit (ODK).

·      Willingness to travel up to 30% of time away from base location.

·      Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy, and attention to detail.


How to Apply


Are you intrigued? Apply!

By following our 3 steps application process:

1. Fill out the mandatory 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 clearly marking “Application for MEL Advisor Position” in the subject line.

3. Check your email and make sure you receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your CV. 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 is February 19, 2024. 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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