Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Specialist – Ending AIDS in West Africa at Palladium Group 4 views0 applications


Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The #Ending AIDS in West Africa (#EAWA) Project is the flagship HIV/AIDS project of the USAID Regional Health Office. The overarching goal of this project is to accelerate progress across the region towards Ending AIDS in West Africa through prevention, care and treatment and acceleration of achievement of UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets with a focus on Key Populations. The EAWA strategy focuses on Centers of Excellence as physical centers of a) high quality, integrated service delivery, demonstrating a regional “gold standard” and b) learning – compiling research and program evaluation from around the region, Africa and the world, as well as supporting new learning and evidence. Building partnerships towards replication and scale in order to accelerate progress of high impact approaches is the second key approach. #EAWA will make appropriate linkages to other activities supported by USAID/West Africa that support an improved policy environment for HIV/AIDS programming and improved commodity security of HIV prevention, care and treatment commodities.

Responsibilities

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist will provide the strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of an ambitious new regional, donor-funded HIV project. He/she will develop monitoring, evaluation and learning tools for the project as needed, including custom indicator development. He/she also will develop a research agenda including the development of core research questions and an evaluation and learning plan for the program. The MEL Specialist also will maintain a program monitoring database, and manage all MEL activities related to reporting on all required indicators and targets related to 90-90-90. The MEL Specialist also will support the documentation of best practices and facilitate the use of such data to foster learning; contribute to the design and assist in managing program assessments and evaluations; and promote a culture of evidence-based decision making.

Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, research methods, public health, or a related field;
  • At least five years’ experience designing and implementing M&E systems, particularly target focused systems, for donor-funded HIV programs. Experience with PEPFAR preferred.
  • Proven experience working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills;
  • Experience working with key populations preferred;
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and present epidemiologic/surveillance data related to HIV testing, treatment, and retention.
  • Knowledge of diverse evaluation methodologies to assess impact
  • Training and capacity development experience
  • Fluent in French and English

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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact— the intentional creation and measurement of enduring social and economic value. We work with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved—and is committed to continuing to improve—businesses, economies, societies and most importantly people’s lives.

Combined legacies have created positive change in a rapidly evolving world.

To be global leaders in the development and delivery of Positive Impact solutions may seem like a lofty vision, but it has been embedded in our DNA for more than half a century. We have worked, in collaboration with our clients, to empower global communities to achieve economic growth and social stability. This has been accomplished via extensive knowledge, project leadership expertise and the implementation of one of the world’s leading management tools, the Balanced Scorecard created by Drs. Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton.

The unique conglomeration of six cutting-edge organisations including GRM International, Futures Group, Palladium Group, Development & Training Services, HK Logistics and CARANA Corporation has developed into a portfolio of global solutions unlike any other.

Today, the newly rebranded Palladium delivers expert capabilities in more than a dozen areas, consults in an array of industries and has planted its flag in the vanguard of the Impact Economy, a vibrant new collaborative ecosystem of public and commercial stakeholders.

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