Abt Associates Job Opportunity

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environment policy and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 25 global research firms in 2010. The employee-owned company has multiple offices in the U.S., program offices in nearly 40 countries and is an AA/EO employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Please refer to our website at tries and is an AA/EO employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.

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Position: Snr. Monitoring And Evaluation (M & E) Advisor

Job Description: The Chosen Candidate Will Be Responsible For:
Implementing M&E system for all project activities
Identifying and developing data sources as well as developing and maintaining systems for data collection and maintenance/storage
In coordination with the COP and U.S. office team, preparing and updating the performance monitoring plan (PMP), as well as quarterly and annual reports and other project documents;
Overseeing the collection, analysis and reporting of ongoing M&E data according to the project M&E plan
Design and ensure the implementation of an internal Data Quality Assessment (DQA) system for the project
Ensuring the timely submission of all M&E reports as specified by the client
Working in close collaboration with Nigeria and U.S. based staff to design and implement rigorous impact evaluations, including the development of instruments and sampling plans
Training and mentoring staff in monitoring and evaluation methods
Overseeing and coordination data collection for impact evaluations and
Presenting results of program achievements and outputs in written reports and at conferences and meetings

Qualification: the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Master’s Degree (minimum), or Ph.D. or MD(desirable) in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or other relevant field
8 or more years of relevant professional experience in public health, including significant experience in monitoring and evaluating health programs, Experience in monitoring reproductive health and family planning programs is highly desirable
Experience with USAID is desirable
Experience in conducting randomized impact evaluations is desirable
Excellent writing, computer, management, and organizational skills, experience with stat or spss highly desirable
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment
Ability to anticipate and solve problems
Ability to independently plan execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy

Method of application
To apply please put the name of the position in the subject line and attach a cover letter and resume/CV and email to [email protected] within two weeks.

Deadline: July 2, 2012