Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead in Haiti

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GH-TAMS is recruiting for a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for USAID/Haiti’s Health Office. The assignment will begin in early February, with a period of performance of six-months. Assignment will be remote, with the possibility of one two-week trip to Haiti. French language skills required.


The USAID/Haiti Health Office oversees the largest donor health investment in the Latin America and Caribbean region at $74 million annually. The health portfolio includes activities in: HIV/AIDS, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, family planning/reproductive health, cholera/WASH, Zika, neglected tropical diseases, supply chain/commodities management and other health systems strengthening areas. The health portfolio includes a four-year, $100 million integrated, primary healthcare activity supporting service delivery in 164 clinical sites nationally. Additionally, the office manages a $49 million HIV/AIDS program and enjoys a collegial and collaborative working relationship with the PEPFAR Interagency team. The Health Office is comprised of two USDH positions, two USPSC positions, and 19 Foreign Service National staff.

Role and Responsibilities

USAID/Haiti is currently on Ordered Departure. This situation may change in the New Year. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Team Lead will provide guidance to the M&E team on monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities for the USG PEPFAR portfolio managed by USAID/Haiti and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Country Office. The Team Lead oversees the full range of health-portfolio M&E activities, making assignments as necessary to ensure that the team meets organizational objectives. The Team Lead applies and leads others in applying evaluation research to the monitoring of HO program/project/activity implementation to document results and translate M&E and other data into meaningful policy and program improvements, The Team Lead’s responsibilities cover the full range of activities in the USAID/Haiti health portfolio to bring together data for projects across all health sub-sectors (e.g., HIV/AIDS, nutrition, maternal and child health, family planning, water and sanitation). S/he reports to the Deputy Health Office Director.

Technical Guidance and Leadership (50%)

The Team Lead provides technical, strategic, and programmatic leadership to the Implementation M&E Team of the USAID/Haiti Health Office and the overall Mission and USG health strategy in Haiti. The Team Lead serves as a subject matter expert and advisor to all the Health Office staff and works with other US Government (USG) counterparts-including CDC-to implement a well-coordinated M&E strategy designed to capture key results and activities in the rapidly expanded health portfolio.. Through the Implementation M&E Team, the Team Lead ensures health management information systems (HMIS) systems are linked and interfaced with data collection and reporting requirements; ensures data and reporting of key indicators are included in HMIS; and provides strategic and technical leadership into annual target setting. The Team Lead also provides technical leadership and oversight to collection of data on core indicators; provides review of quarterly implementing partner reports and annual progress reports and budgets; and drafts health narratives for the USAID budget and program planning/reporting process to USAID/Washington. S/he participates in the design of appropriate quantitative and qualitative studies for the evaluation of health programs/projects/activities, as needed (i.e., behavioral surveillance surveys, health facility surveys, human resource capacity assessments), and their implementation.

Management (30%)

The M&E Team Lead monitors the implementation of M&E activities to determine progress vis-à-vis objectives/targets, identifies problem areas, and recommends appropriate actions. Acts as the point of contact for USAID on site visits, conferences and workshops; identifies delays and problems, and recommends and/or implements creative solutions to resolve them.

Reporting (20%)

The M&E Lead will support the PEPFAR Country Operational Plan as well as USAID Operational Plan and USAID Performance Plan and Report (PPR) as needed. The Team Lead responds to ad hoc requests from the Embassy, USAID/Washington, and Congress, as required. The Team Lead also drafts health narratives for the USAID budget and program planning/reporting process to USAID/Washington.


Education: A Master’s degree in medicine, public health, nursing, or related field is required.

Prior Work Experience: Must have a minimum of seven years of professional work experience in in M&E systems, evaluation of program/project/activity implementation, direct program/project/activity management, or in a closely related activity is required. At least two years of this experience should be in a development-oriented workplace, or a related field, for USAID, other donor agencies, host-country organizations, or private-sector institutions, and which included project design, performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data.

Language Proficiency: Comprehensive written and oral French. Fluency in English also required (Level IV fluency) high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken language, including the ability to translate on occasion. The ability to write highly technical health program-related documentation in English is essential.

Job Knowledge: The Team Lead must have advanced level knowledge of M&E systems, public health

programming, and international donor operations in the sector. In addition, the Team Lead must have senior-level knowledge or the potential to 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 Team Lead must have knowledge and understanding of the organization and roles of the different levels of GoH health delivery systems in order to maintain effective communication, and to develop consensus on plans for monitoring and evaluation systems improvement.

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