The USAID Development Assistance Specialist (Site Monitoring/M&E) serves as one of several site monitoring and evaluation Specialists, reporting to the Lead Development Assistance Specialist (Site Monitoring/M&E), Operations Division, Integrated Health Office (IHO). The Specialists plan, initiate, conduct, evaluate, and coordinate health and HIV monitoring and evaluation activities, as assigned and/or as independently determined necessary; and, the Specialists apply evaluation research to the monitoring of program/project/activity implementation in order to document results, and to translate M&E and other data into meaningful policy and program improvement. The Specialists play a key consultative role for all IHO professional and assistant-level staff, and for consultants and implementing partners (IPs) involved in health and HIV program monitoring and evaluation; and, they play a consultative role within USAID, serving as key contributors to strengthening the capacity of information systems with the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (G0RM), by providing technical assistance to the GoRM and to IPs in the monitoring and evaluation of all health, HIV, and other IHO managed programs/projects/activities. The work concentrates on maternal and child health, reproductive health, infectious disease (such as malaria and tuberculosis), and all areas of IHO and USG activities in the areas of HIV and AIDS and the greater PEPFAR program.
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree, or the local equivalent in a field related to social science, statistics, mathematics, or an equivalent job-related field.
Level IV (fluent) English language proficiency, spoken and written, as well as spoken and written Portuguese proficiency. (Language proficiency will be tested).
The Specialists (Site Monitoring/M&E) must have a good knowledge of M&E systems, public health programming, and international donor operations in the sector.
In addition, the Specialists must have the ability to quickly acquire, knowledge of USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to development assistance; USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation; and, of the objectives, methodology, and status of assigned activities. The Specialists must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and roles of the different levels of GoRM health delivery systems in order to maintain effective communication, and to develop consensus on plans for governance, finance, and human resources management systems improvement.