The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology is currently recruiting for a Health Program Director (Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Performance Measurement (MEPM). Reporting to the Director for Global Health, the MEPM Director will own the impact measurement strategy and execution. At its core, this role is the data-driven voice of program staff, articulating where they're succeeding; where they're falling short, and ensuring that these findings translate into meaningful changes across the Center. The core of program impact measurement work will focus on demonstrating that products/services have resulted in "improved effectiveness, efficiency and public health practice" in the countries where the international program of the IHV is active. The last step is then translating this improved performance into impacting population health of communities where our programs are implemented. This individual's success hinges on their ability to lead an MEPM strategy that allows the organization to reliably track the impact they're having on targeted individual professionals, local institutions, and ultimately the beneficiaries of our program interventions. This role will also be highly cross functional, working with education, biosecurity, health care providers, program management, researchers, and business development teams to infuse data and sound quantitative and qualitative performance and evaluation frameworks, conceptual thinking, and data analysis into all decisions.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Strengthen internal capacity of staff and innovative thinking in new areas of MEPM. Work with existing program faculty and staff in Baltimore and in the field offices to build critical thinking and knowledge of MEPM concepts. Plan and execute baseline assessments, mid-term and end of project evaluation for the purpose of rigorously assessing the impact of programs.
Use generated outcome and impact evidence to inform organizational strategy and design of new programs. Drive and synthesize analysis initiatives across program teams and provide regular analyses overviewing relevant program topics and disseminate information to the proper stakeholders.
Report on the project's Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP) in collaboration with field program and MEPM Teams. Work with HQ technical leadership to integrate relevant components into MEPM frameworks.
Support in the collection and monitoring of all MEPM activities under projects - this includes reviewing data collection tools, supervising and/or conducting reports from fieldwork, conducting data analysis and interpretation of findings.
Conduct routine data quality assurance process to maintain adequate quality control in all aspects of MEPM from data collection to results reporting. Review partner's progress reports in collaboration with program managers and provide feedback to the partners based on their performance.
Prepare or support routine reports, abstracts, presentations, brochures, project summary sheets, newsletters and present at conferences or meetings when required. Prepare semi-annual and annual reports, and draft quarterly project reports in close collaboration with project staff.
Contribute to quarterly, biannual, and annual tabular and narrative reports.
Provide information in response to ad hoc internal and external requests. Communicate MEPM results to internal and external audiences orally and in writing. Develop and update the project's results plan and follow up on data collection and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.
Actively participate and contribute to publications in peer reviewed journals and other program briefs and manuscripts. Participate in proposal preparation supporting the business development team including planning and writing of Monitoring and Evaluation Performance Measurement Plans.
Bachelor's degree in a related field of expertise. In some cases, a position specific master's degree will be required. In cases where a Master's degree is required, it will substitute for 2 years of experience.
5 years experience working in an appropriate field with at least 2 years experience of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination and implementation.
A PhD or DrPH specializing in Epidemiology, Demographics, or an M&E related field.
Experience in monitoring, designing, and implementing programs in health, HIV/AIDS, TB, MCH, or health systems strengthening, with demonstrated supervision experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possesses a thorough knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences.
Skill in supervising, mentoring, and teambuilding in order to provide guidance and instruction to others. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine and maintenance procedures. Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for prioritizing multiple and ongoing projects.
Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in data manipulation and analysis with an ability to solve problems and make sound judgements. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.