Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Lead

African Christian Health Association Platform

Yaounde Cameroon

Overview: We are seeking a talented Monitoring and Evaluation Expert to lead the assessment and intervention design component of a one-year project focused on understanding the social behavioral factors influencing immunization uptake within communities in Cameroon. The successful candidate will bring strong expertise in research methodologies, data analysis, and evaluation frameworks to ensure robust assessment processes and accurate interpretation of findings. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in designing evidence-based activities rooted in behavioral science and provide support to the team during implementation. With a strong emphasis on monitoring, learning, and adaptation, as well as a commitment to making real-time adjustments for sustainable impact within communities. This role offers a unique opportunity to drive positive change in public health outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assessment Design and Planning:

    • Lead the review and refining of the assessment framework, ensuring alignment with project objectives and local guidelines.
    • Develop clear assessment protocols, data collection tools, and sampling strategies to capture relevant information.
    • Support recruitment of data collectors proficient in both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
    • Coordinate logistics for pilot testing of assessment tools, including securing appropriate locations and subpopulations for testing.
  2. Data Collection and Management:

    • Oversee data collection efforts, ensuring the implementation of rigorous methodologies and adherence to ethical standards and protocols.
    • Review and refine data collection instruments, surveys, and interview guides tailored to capture key indicators related to immunization behavior.
    • Establish robust data management systems to organize, clean, and analyze collected data efficiently.
    • Lead the mapping of community stakeholders and key influencers relevant to immunization uptake.
    • Monitor data transcription and collaborate with partners on the project for analysis and reporting.
  3. Data Analysis and Interpretation:

    • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of assessment data, employing appropriate statistical methods and analytical techniques.
    • Interpret findings to identify trends, patterns, and underlying factors influencing immunization uptake within target communities.
    • Lead the preparation of analytical reports and presentations summarizing assessment findings for diverse audiences, including project stakeholders and partners.
  4. Co-creation & implementation of SBC activities:

    • Develop a dissemination plan and tools to share assessment findings with key stakeholders.
    • Co-facilitate meetings to co-create solutions using Human-Centered Design and Systems Thinking approaches.
    • Co-design intervention plan with detailed activities and a monitoring, evaluation, learning, and adaptation framework aimed at addressing identified barriers to immunization.
    • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and outcome measures to monitor project activities and assess their effectiveness over time.
    • Co-design monitoring tools and systems to collect routine data for ongoing project management and adaptive learning.
    • Facilitate learning sessions and reflection workshops to review project progress, identify lessons learned, and make recommendations for future interventions.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (master’s or PhD) in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • Proven experience leading monitoring and evaluation activities for complex public health or development projects, preferably in low-resource settings.
  • Expertise in research methodologies, including both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques.
  • Proficiency in statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R) and qualitative analysis tools (e.g., NVivo, MAXQDA).
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, logic models, and theory of change approaches.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively convey technical concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English and French as well as relevant languages spoken within the project area may be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including project management, team coordination, and strategic planning.
  • Experience working with international organizations, government agencies, or NGOs on health-related initiatives is desirable.

How to apply

Interested qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter, names, and contacts of three professional referees to ACHAP Human Resources Department via [email protected] and a copy to [email protected] by COB 19th April 2024.

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only those who meet the requirements will be contacted.


Deadline: 19-Apr-24