Bilingual Program Learning Officer – Francophone

  • Contract
  • remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the national umbrella organization for the nation’s leading network of women’s health care providers, educators, and advocates, serving women, men, teens and families. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is the advocacy and political arm of PPFA. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Global (PP Global) seeks a seasoned, dynamic and dedicated Bilingual Program Learning Officer(French and English), in the Africa Regional Office(ARO). This job reports to the Associate Director, Evidence Learning &Impact(EL&I), ARO. The Africa Regional Office provides technical, financial and programmatic support to PP Global funded partners in the Africa Region.

Purpose:

In coordination with PP Global mission and goals, the Program Learning Officer will support the development and implementation of project-specific plans to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness and disseminate results of PP Global supported project activities and innovations.

The Program Learning Officer has primary responsibility of developing approaches and tools based on clear impact pathways, theories of change, outcomes, and indicators of progress. S/He ensures that proper monitoring and evaluation is carried out at outcome level and ensures that projects at PP Global maintain their strategic vision and that all activities result in the achievement of intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. S/He will ensure this by designing and maintaining data collection systems, ensuring that all necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data collection efforts and special studies and research, are collected, analyzed and used in guiding implementing partner projects and regional program planning, informing funders and collaborating partners about project activities and accomplishments, and dissemination to the wider development audience.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/DELIVERY:

  1. Serve as the M&E focal point for assigned projects, ensuring the excellence of M&E efforts in support of project implementation.
  2. Manage the development and maintenance of the Monitoring, Information and Data Evaluation System with data collected on key thematic indicators and ensure accessibility by program staff and partners .
  3. Collaborate closely with PP Global staff in strengthening PP Global and partner Monitoring & Evaluation systems.
  4. Plan for and conduct project monitoring activities and ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  5. In consultation with the Associate Director, EL&I, review and update project results in frameworks and ensure that they logically capture the hierarchy of objectives, outcomes, outputs, and indicators for the key thematic areas.
  6. Develop project-specific monitoring and evaluation plans in consultation with the Associate Director, EL&I.
  7. Work with other ARO program staff to administer Pro Capacity Indexing tool and track actions plans for strengthening partner financial, programmatic and organizational development.
  8. Plan for and conduct data quality audits to rapidly verify project data and assess the adequacy of partners’ data management systems. Plan for and conduct rapid facility assessments to determine the ability of health facilities to continuously provide SRH services.
  9. Provide technical assistance to implementing partners on M&E related activities to improve compliance and project performance.
  10. Work with partners and ARO staff to identify and document project best practices and success stories.
  11. Assist in the design and execution of baseline surveys and other evaluation studies and participate in operations research and other data manipulation exercises to provide evidence to improve project management.
  12. Compile analyze (including the use of complimentary data sets and secondary analysis), and present data for reporting of program progress and impact.
  13. Assist in the preparation of routine and ad-hoc project reports.
  14. Provide technical support to partners in data collection, data management and data analysis for basic monitoring and evaluation.
  15. Provide a synthesis of M&E results and facilitate learning from the results of monitoring and evaluation to program staff, partners and other key stakeholders.
  16. Provide technical support to ensure that the monitoring and evaluation capacities of program staff and partner are strengthened enabling them to increasingly engage in and lead monitoring and evaluation processes.
  17. Organize and facilitate quarterly, bi-annual, and annual project review meetings.
  18. Complete special projects as assigned and required.

Engagement:

Regularly interacts with other regional office staff, Global Operations staff, Program and senior management team as appropriate to ensure work is on time and meets performance goals. Divisional policy, work plan and project needs determine the nature and frequency of external contacts. These include a well-defined constituency that has a moderate influence on regional office activities, assigned projects or operations. Requires regular contact with in-country partners, colleagues, and sister organizations, to advance the interests of PP Global.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • The role requires a thorough understanding of the principles, concepts and methodology of Monitoring and Evaluation and the ability to apply such knowledge in program implementation.
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of SRHR field, current activities and similar areas of interest.

Regularly provide professional advice and guidance of a technical nature to facilitate successful project completion

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in public health, sociology, statistics, international development, or a related field plus a minimum of five years of experience, or master’s degree plus a minimum of three years of related experience in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program monitoring and evaluation.

Experience:

Five years of experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working with programs to identify and address training and technical assistance needs, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus. NGO experience and experience working in multi-sector programs is an added advantage

Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to synthesize information and generate persuasive and clear verbal and written communications; strong time management skills and the ability to multitask and meet deadlines with keen attention to detail and follow-through; self-directed; and able to anticipate, prioritize, and manage tasks.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in both English and French
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal and negotiation skills, in addition to ability to work autonomously, using good decision making and computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and statistical analysis applications like STATA, SPSS, R studio & Nvivo).
  • Analytical problem solving using systematic approaches to analyze and propose solutions is part of everyday activities, and cultural sensitivity is imperative. Knowledge of reproductive health issues.
  • Working knowledge of French is desirable

Travel:

Ability to travel a minimum of 50% of time within and outside the country.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send in their applications which include a cover letter and updated CV in English attached as one document to [email protected] with the subject title ”Program Learning Officer -Francophone”. The closing date is 6th September 2022.

While we would like to respond to all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Closing date: 9/6/2022