Senior Officer, Program Management Unit (PMU) MLE

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This position is with EAII Advisors, Evidence Action’s technical partner in India.

Position Overview

Job Title: Senior Officer, Program Management Unit (PMU) MLE Plan Development

Employment Status: Regular Full Time

Position Location: New Delhi

About the Position

Senior Officer, Program Management Unit (PMU) MLE Plan Development will report to the Associate Director PMU based at Delhi. The Senior Officer, PMU-MLE Plan Development, will be supporting the Associate Director PMU in the successful design and rollout of initiatives for the India Safe Water program in new states. As the program portfolio expands, Senior Officer, PMU-MLE Plan Development will contribute to exploring and implementing innovative ways of operating at scale with use of technology.

The position will conduct data analysis from various primary and secondary data sources and assist in the planning, implementation and management of data collection and analysis of various research and surveys. Senior Officer, PMU- MLE Plan Development will be involved in other MLE initiatives and will be required to support delivering projects within an agreed timeline and high-quality outputs.

The Senior Officer, PMU- MLE Plan Development will be required to travel to state-based programs for about 20% of the time. Travel is primarily during business days, while occasional weekend engagements may be expected.

Responsibilities

• Occasionally represent Evidence Action and EAII Advisors Private Limited in engagements with central and state Jal Jeevan Mission representatives, state departments of water, NGO partners, suppliers, manufacturers, and others;
• Identify and track key metrics to monitor government progress towards Safe Water goals
• Analyze and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data received from pilot and program sites to develop meaningful, actionable insights to be communicated.
• Draft content requested by national and state governments, e.g. research briefs.
• Working closely with the PMU unit to ensure the effective planning and implementation of the strategic initiatives.
• Assisting Associate Director PMU in the effective implementation of program monitoring, including training and independent monitoring in states.
• Documentation of all data management and analysis processes as needed.
• Working on data validation to prepare it for further analysis as per guidelines developed.
• Collaborating with India Safe Water team and EAII teams in identifying literature and sources of data and reports.
• Preparation and review of annual work plans for the new initiatives in the select states;
• Preparation and compilation of reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) with state offices for internal use and reporting to JJM, global office and donors as appropriate;
• Documentation of lessons learned and potential best practices from field activities under the M&E new initiatives in coordination with state teams and others as appropriate;

Essential Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies

Essential

• This position is open to Graduates, with a background in any of these areas: statistics, econometrics, health economics, demography, operations research, public health, or related fields.
• At least 5 years of work experience in M&E related areas. Work experience in reputed academic or research/survey organizations will be viewed favorably.
• Prior experience with mobile or CAPI based surveys are highly preferred;
• Strong analytical skills having experience in using advanced level of MS-Excel is required;
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi.
• Highly motivated to achieve exceptional quality of data processes and results, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Strong project management skills and strict adherence to deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Ability to communicate effectively and assertively with people at all levels of the organization.
• Strong interest in social programs and desire to be a part of a young and diverse team.
• Strong communication skills (oral and written). Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization;
• Prepared to travel to India to support government engagements, programs, and other requirements as necessary, up to 20% travel;

Desirables

• Work experience in reputed organizations will be viewed favorably.
• Experience of developing, managing MIS, dashboard and online applications through professional agencies in the WASH/Water/Development sector;
• Experience in online data collection tools-ODK, Kobo collect or similar other platforms will be preferred;
• Knowledge of Stata/SPSS and/or programming experience will be viewed favorably;
• Experience working directly with government bodies and institutions;

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with the individual’s credentials, experience, and previous pay scale.

About EAII Advisors

EAII Advisors, Evidence Action’s technical partner in India, supports the implementation of the school and Anganwadi- based National Deworming Day program, as well as iron and folic acid supplementation programs, across 11 states by providing technical assistance to applicable state ministries of health, education, and women and child development. Moving forward, EAII Advisors aims to expand its impact by collaborating with more state governments on these existing programs, as well as supporting new public health, water, & nutrition programming.

About Evidence Action

Evidence Action is a global nonprofit organization with an approach distinctive in international development – we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Since our founding in 2013, we have reached over 515 million people globally with our interventions. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.

We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Program has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.8 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Safe Water Now provides sustained safe water access to over 10 million people in Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.

We drive innovation. Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.

We are global. Across nine countries in Africa and Asia, our 700+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background – with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.

We have big ambitions. Over the next decade, we’re setting our sights higher: We aim to reach over 600 million people globally to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.

We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.

About the India Safe Water Team

Evidence Action’s Safe Water Now program provides safe drinking water to over 10 million people across rural Uganda, Malawi, and Kenya. Recent evidence highlights that water treatment may be among the most cost-effective interventions available to save young children’s lives, reducing all-cause child mortality by about 25%. The Dispensers for Safe Water (DSW) program – based on research by a Nobel-winning economist – utilizes an innovative and human-centric design to deliver clean water at the source in rural settings, achieving usage rates which are 5x that of comparable interventions. Evidence Action recently launched a next generation technology, In-Line Chlorination (ILC) in Uganda and Malawi, targeting rural, peri-urban, and urban communities, which has the potential to be even more cost-effective. Over the past year, we’ve more than double our footprint in East Africa and are actively exploring opportunities for expansion into new countries.

In addition to its longstanding work in East Africa, Evidence Action, through its technical partner in India, EAII Advisors, is launching a major technical assistance program to help the government of India reach 17.5 million people with safe water. This complements the Indian government’s effort to bring water access to every household in the country.

All contracting arrangements will be made through EAII Advisors Private Limited. EAII is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at EAII is based solely on an individual’s merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. EAII does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, caste, creed, colour, religion, gender, origin, disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.

All candidates applying for the position should upload a resume along with a cover letter mentioning current and expected salary.

Application Link: https://apply.workable.com/j/E06EE8C974

We may end this search process earlier than the specified close date in case of exceptional candidates. Due to resource constraints, we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

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