FHI 360 is currently recruiting for the position of MEL Officer for the USAID Jordan Community Health and Nutrition Program. The purpose of the Community Health and Nutrition Program is to improve the nutritional status of children under five and pregnant and lactating women in target areas. The activity seeks to support child and maternal health and nutrition status by improving breastfeeding practices, introducing appropriate complementary foods at the right time, and ensuring appropriate child spacing through postpartum family planning and continuation of modern forms of contraception.
Job Summary :
The Community Health and Nutrition Program s MEL Officer reports to the MEL Specialist. Performs research with senior research staff to develop, implement, manage, and conduct research studies. Makes detailed evaluations, observations, analyzes data and interprets results using qualitative/quantitative methods and statistics. Investigates, creates and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement with a focus on the infant and young child and post-partum family planning. The position will be resident based in Amman, Jordan. Employment is contingent upon successful award of the Community Health and Nutrition project to FHI 360.
Areas of Responsibility
• Conducts data analysis, data reviews, and reporting of data for evaluation and quality.
• Assists with the design and implementation of studies, including the sampling, recruitment, and statistical analysis
• Ensures compliance with government regulations when writing and reviewing protocols, analysis plans, reports, and manuscripts.
• Develops training materials and conducts training for study implementation based on company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
• Provides input with questionnaire development, analysis, study design, and material management.
• Plans, organizes, and manages resources/processes for successful completion of study goals.
• Develops and implements protocols and informed consents for research studies. Provides guidance on any protocol related issues.
• Manages and oversees budget for one or more research projects.
• Develops, reviews, and maintains key study documents to ensure adequate resource and reference documentation.
• May act as team lead and mentors staff on training, systems, policies, and regulations.
• Serves as the liaison with internal and external partners to ensure effective collaboration efforts.
• Oversees planning of meetings, site visits, and drafting necessary documents.
• At least 5 years experience 8+ years (preferred) of progressively increasing responsibility in USAID funded health projects with a focus in one or more of the following technical areas: maternal, newborn, child health, nutrition, and/or family planning projects;
• Demonstrated experience in marketing and communications within public health arena, preferably in nutrition.
• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required. Master s degree in the development sector, preferably public health, nutrition, community health, or a related field preferred.
• Fluent in behavior change theory and approaches
• Demonstrated experience using innovative and technology-based approaches for behavior change.
• Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
• Proven written and oral presentation skills in English and Arabic required
• 10% in country travel
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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