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Job Title: Coordinator of M&E, Research and Learning (Madagascar, director-level)
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Organization: PIVOT Works, Inc.
Posted: 5/23/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Information Systems
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Ranomafana,      Madagascar
Compensation: Competitive international NGO salary.
Position Description: PIVOT is recruiting a Coordinator of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) to oversee the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan, as well as lead the development and effective running of its data management systems. The MERL Coordinator manages three teams, the M&E team, the operational research team as well as the medical informatics team. The MERL Coordinator is a close collaborator to the Coordinator of Medical Programs, who is responsible for the delivery of all clinical care and programmatic work. The two teams collaborate in the conceptualization, planning and implementation of activities.

The MERL Coordinator reports directly to the Country Director and is a member of the Senior Management Team. The MERL Coordinator liaises with the Boston team for research, programmatic and development activities.

Key Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation - Leads the development and execution of the monitoring and evaluation plan (log frame development, indicator selection, defining objectives, setting targets, data flow, etc…). - Oversees the development of tools and ensures strong data collection, data management and data analysis systems, for both routine monitoring and specific evaluation activities. - Specifically ensures the upkeep and evolution of the M&E data platform and dashboarding system. - Collaborates with the Medical Department to create rapid feedback loops and ensure adaptive management and effective mid-course corrections of interventions. - Leads capacity building activities and provides technical support and mentoring on data literacy and interpretation to promote effective and prompt data use. - Leads programmatic efforts to improve the Health Management Information System and directly collaborates with MoH counterpart at the district level. - Leads reporting efforts for routine monthly and quarterly reporting and collaborates with development team for specific grant reports. - Supervises the M&E team – M&E Manager, M&E officers and data collectors. - Performs other duties as assigned and relative to MEL.

Operational Research - Oversees operational research activities and links with external research advisors (for technical guidance and expertise). - Ensures data are available and data analysis. - Supports with aligning operational research activities with the overall vision of the organization and priorities of programs. - Supervises the operational research team – operational research manager, research assistants and data collectors.

Medical Informatics - Oversees the development of medical informatics activities and enables effective communication between technicians (both internal and external) and the medical team. - Supports with the development of data workflows and ensures links with M&E system. - Supports with the development and implication of applications that support the health system and decision-making.

Qualifications: - Master’s degree required, with preference for applicable area such as statistics, epidemiology or public health - At least 3 years of relevant professional experience preferably within a health or development setting, in international projects, with demonstrated progressive management responsibility - Professional French and English language proficiency required including reading, writing and conversing. The office and medical team in Madagascar operate in French, while the headquarters and board of directors operates in English. - Malagasy language ability considered an extraordinary asset, as is any substantial experience in Madagascar or working with the Malagasy public health system. - Long-term commitment to living and working in rural Madagascar, minimum of two years. The role requires a full-time presence in the Ifanadiana District. - Attention to detail and ability to follow through on plans and ideas. - Ingenuity and creative problem solving approach. - Flexibility for rapid changes and the evolution of the job description over time. - Clear ability to manage and oversee complex tasks simultaneously. - Demonstrated commitment to global health, social justice and working in solidarity with the rural poor. It is critically important to believe strongly in the work PIVOT does, to advocate on behalf of the patients, and truly enjoy working to fulfill the mission of the organization.

Organization Description: PIVOT ( is a global health care NGO guided by the principle that all people have intrinsic worth and deserve to live healthy and productive lives. As a social justice organization working in a setting of extreme poverty and disease, PIVOT’s core objective is to address social inequity by advancing universal access to quality healthcare, while creating a health care system that can serve as a model for the country of Madagascar. Since 2014, PIVOT has partnered with the government of Madagascar to strengthen the health system and create a model health district in Ifanadiana district, adjacent to Ranomafana National Park and 11 hours from the capital. The district has a catchment area of 200,000 people, more than 75 percent of whom live in extreme poverty.

PIVOT collaborates directly with the Madagascar Ministry of Health (MoH) to strengthen a district hospital, 21 health centers, and community health programs. The model is advanced across three major components: 1) horizontal readiness (e.g. infrastructure, supply chain, personnel), 2) vertically integrated clinical programs (e.g. maternal and child health, malnutrition, tuberculosis), and 3) data systems and research. Currently, PIVOT is a 187- person organization with 6 international staff in Madagascar, and a United States-based headquarters.

Closing Date: 8/23/2019
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Contact Name: Alexis Moisand,  Coordinator of M&E, Research and Learning (Madagascar, director-level)
Contact Location: 800 Boylston Street
Suite 300
Boston   MA  02199
Contact Location: 800 Boylston Street
  Suite 300
  Boston   MA  02199
Contact Phone: +1 857 756 5037 
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How to Apply: Please submit your CV and letter of interest to no later than June 7, 2018. Applications will be considered and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis. Please refer to the job title in the title of your email.

For more information on PIVOT, please visit our website at

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Web Site Delete Date: 6/30/2019