Monitoring & Evaluation Director – Accelerate

  • Haywards Heath, UK

Salary: £54,000

Contract: Permanent

With Accelerate donor support, Sightsavers will deliver one of the largest trachoma elimination programmes in the world. The programme will invest in excess of $100 million to accelerate the elimination of trachoma in Africa, encourage integration across the programme country NTDs, and provide evidence of a mechanism to reduce mortality in children under 5 years of age.

Up to 16 endemic countries in Africa will be supported to deliver both a coordinated and integrated approach and Sightsavers will provide treatments for up to four other NTDs where trachoma is co-endemic. We will generate better quality data to reach the unreached and assist countries on the path to WHO validation of elimination.

Job purpose

The Monitoring and Evaluation Director will be responsible for strategic oversight and implementation of the M+E of the Accelerate SAFE and integration work, related operational research and be a key liaison with the intended Azithromycin Impact Research (AIR) programme as appropriate.

Following Sightsavers best practices and in coordination with larger Sightsavers programmes and technical support teams, you will develop and manage a robust programme M+E framework for the Accelerate NTD programme. You will liaise with external stakeholders to ensure that all aspects of the Accelerate programme fulfil donor requirements and that Sightsavers has effective information and monitoring systems, tools and practices in place to determine the Accelerate programme’s progress.

Principal accountabilities

Develop and agree M&E deliverables and process management tools for the $100+ million Accelerate programme, in line with contract requirements and working collaboratively with the identified external evaluators.

Support the Accelerate Programme director, lead on the relationship management with ITAD, the identified external evaluators contracted by the Accelerate donors.

Manage the implementation of programme monitoring frameworks during programme implementation.

Establish and operate assurance activities in collaboration with the NTD Technical hub, Programme Systems Monitoring Team, implementing partners and Global Technical Leads.

Entry requirements

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, have a Masters in a relevant field (e.g. monitoring and evaluation, development, public health or statistics) and have extensive experience within the international development sector or similar.

You will also be required to possess a background in programme monitoring and evaluation, with the ability to manage large, complex pieces of work. Have previous experience of producing analytical reports or communication materials and responding to the complexities of working across multiple countries in multiple thematic areas.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Closing Date: 20 May, 2019

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How to apply

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We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

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