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Are you in the clinical laboratory field and tired of the same job options? Are you interested in applying your education and experience to make a difference in the quality of health care?

CLSI is a dynamic, not-for-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of health care testing through the development of standardized best practices. We are a group of committed individuals located in suburban Philadelphia; however, we have a broad impact and work with volunteers and colleagues around the world.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist

Overall Responsibilities:
The M&E Specialist (MES) will support Grants Managers in all data collection, analysis of data, data validity and presentation of measurement interpretations to management and stakeholders. These activities are to ensure accountability and efficiency from start to finish for all programs and projects, both new and established throughout CLSI. The M&E Specialist will work closely with CLSI’s Global Health Partnerships (GHP) team to assess field conditions, support capacity building initiatives, and facilitate the collection of quality data. The MES will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of performance measurement, monitoring, and evaluation activities and efforts as they relate to the goals and mission of CLSI. S/he will collaborate with the Grant Managers and Contracts Manager in reviewing and preparing monthly, quarterly, and final narratives and financial donors’ reports.

Additionally, s/he will replace or work with other members of the team, as need be, on grants writing and set up, follow up of program expenses and indicators, implementation of processes, standard operating procedures and any other duties as assigned.

This position may potentially require up to 20% travel, with in-country length of stay ranging from periods of one to four weeks based on awards. Assignments are received in terms of specific goals, objectives, or services required. Work is reviewed for the attainment of goals and objectives, quality of work, conformity to professional standards, timeliness of response to requests, and the overall satisfaction of clients served.

Job Duties:
•Responsible for coordinating M&E activities and support for the US Government and other grants/contracts.
•Development of organizational and departmental M&E strategies, in alignment with documented best practices within the field.
•Develop, collaborate and support all M&E initiatives for assigned grant(s)/project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives as necessary.
•Works with in-country partners, team members, and vendors to coordinate M&E activities for staff and volunteers, as needed.
•Support CLSI in creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
•Support management in defining and implementing the key project performance indicators (KPI) as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects.
•Assist the CLSI senior management in proposing strategies to increase data use and demand amongst staff.
•Support/train staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress.
•Draft tools and their revisions as well as data collection procedures (eg. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, M&E manuals)
•Support in reviewing the performance of existing management information systems to help identify potential modifications or resources
•Analyzes and validates data from various M&E activities, prepares reports, quarterly, bi-annual and/or annually as specified by the contract.
•Performs such other duties as assigned or as necessary to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
•Position based in Wayne, PA office.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills and Abilities:
•Capacity to produce high-quality briefs and reports in English.
•Ability to work cooperatively within project teams.
•Ability to work independently
•Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
•Attention to detail required.
•Customer service oriented.
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Information Management, Project Management, Data Analysis, or other relevant academic background
•2-5 years of Monitoring and Evaluation experience
•A strong clinical laboratory background, particularly in the areas of Quality Systems Management, strategic planning for laboratory systems, development and presentation of laboratory training, and a generalist background are major assets.

Special Requirements:
•Ability to present data findings and interpretations in front of small and large audiences.
•Strong organizational skills; ability to set priorities and to work accurately and efficiently in fast-paced environment.
Language Skills:
•Excellent oral communication and presentation skills; demonstrated written communication skills
•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
•Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
•Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, team members, volunteers, and general public
Mathematical and Computer Skills:
•Experience with Microsoft Windows applications
•Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, database software, and email system

Reasoning Ability:
•Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.).
•Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete concepts

To apply, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to Michelle Gloviak at mgloviak@clsi.org.

 

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