Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist – International Affairs (Contract Position)
American Society for Microbiology
April 16, 2018
Contract - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a Contractual M&E Specialist in the International Affairs Department for current and anticipated funding from the US Government (USG) (e.g., CDC, DOD, Department of State), and funding from non-USG sources (e.g., foundations, non-US government agencies). The M&E Specialist will work with the team on M&E of grant-funded programs in clinical laboratory diagnostic capacity building and health systems strengthening in resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, Eastern Europe, and South and Southeast Asia.Projects will involve designing and implementing M&E activities, and managing and communicating activity results. Areas of focus may include: assessing the quality of project monitoring; enhancement of data management/reporting systems; presentation and dissemination of evaluation results to ASM’s donors and partners; and the provision of M&E capacity building within the mission of the grants.
Objectives The key objectives for the M&E Specialist will be to advance ASM's agenda in the areas of: • International development, public health, laboratory capacity building, and health systems strengthening related to the microbial sciences; • Quality assured diagnostics for HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases; • Bio-risk management, bio-safety and bio-security, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR) monitoring and response, and OneHealth approaches.
Qualifications • Bachelors or Masters in Public Health (Masters in Public Health preferred) with an emphasis on statistical analysis; or an advanced degree in relevant technical field of specialty. • Relevant work experience: 4 years with Bachelor’s or 2 years with Master’s • 2-4 years of demonstrated technical expertise in developing and implementing M&E plans to capture project/program performance and results • Demonstrated technical expertise in implementing M&E methodology for USG and/or international health/laboratory capacity building programs, and familiarity with USG policies related to M&E performance management, including experience creating USG performance management plans • In-depth knowledge of data management processes, logic model development, technical implementation, and management of related analysis tools, including web-based database systems required. In depth experience with Ki-Metrics, or similar data management programs strongly preferred • Experience in providing oversight of M&E programs in resource-limited settings preferred • Demonstrated proficiency using any of the following software, such as SPSS, SAS, EpiInfo, and Ki-Metrics• Strong written and oral communication skills • Sensitivity and working knowledge of cultural diversity, political, contextual, and social issues across regional programs • Excellent organizational and analytical skills • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, teamwork, and management skills • MS Office Suite proficiency and ability to produce complex analytical reports • Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks within assigned time frames • Ability to work independently • Ability to travel internationally up to 10% • Demonstrated fluency in English required • Fluency in additional language(s) a plus
Please submit salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 or email to HR@asmusa.org. EOE.This position is funded by an external federal grant. Initially, candidates should be available for a 1 year commitment (with the possibility of extension).
About American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Membership has grown from 59 scientists in 1899 to more than 39,000 members today, with more than one third located outside the United States. The members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators.