Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist – International Affairs (Contract Position)

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a Contractual M&E Specialist in the International Affairs Department for current and anticipated funding from the US Government (USG) (e.g., CDC, DOD, Department of State), and funding from non-USG sources (e.g., foundations, non-US government agencies). The M&E Specialist will work with the team on M&E of grant-funded programs in clinical laboratory diagnostic capacity building and health systems strengthening in resource-limited countries in sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, Eastern Europe, and South and Southeast Asia.Projects will involve designing and implementing M&E activities, and managing and communicating activity results. Areas of focus may include: assessing the quality of project monitoring; enhancement of data management/reporting systems; presentation and dissemination of evaluation results to ASM’s donors and partners; and the provision of M&E capacity building within the mission of the grants.

The key objectives for the M&E Specialist will be to advance ASM's agenda in the areas of:
•    International development, public health, laboratory capacity building, and health systems strengthening related to the microbial sciences;
•    Quality assured diagnostics for HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases;
•    Bio-risk management, bio-safety and bio-security, including antimicrobial resistance (AMR) monitoring and response, and OneHealth approaches.

•    Bachelors or Masters in Public Health (Masters in Public Health preferred) with an emphasis on statistical analysis; or an advanced degree in relevant technical field of specialty.
•    Relevant work experience: 4 years with Bachelor’s or 2 years with Master’s
•    2-4 years of demonstrated technical expertise in developing and implementing M&E plans to capture project/program performance and results
•    Demonstrated technical expertise in implementing M&E methodology for USG and/or international health/laboratory capacity building programs, and familiarity with USG policies related to M&E performance management, including experience creating USG performance management plans
•    In-depth knowledge of data management processes, logic model development, technical implementation, and management of related analysis tools, including web-based database systems required. In depth experience with Ki-Metrics, or similar data management programs strongly preferred
•    Experience in providing oversight of M&E programs in resource-limited settings preferred
•    Demonstrated proficiency using any of the following software, such as SPSS, SAS, EpiInfo, and Ki-Metrics•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Sensitivity and working knowledge of cultural diversity, political, contextual, and social issues across regional programs
•    Excellent organizational and analytical skills
•    Excellent interpersonal, presentation, teamwork, and management skills
•    MS Office Suite proficiency and ability to produce complex analytical reports
•    Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks within assigned time frames
•    Ability to work independently
•    Ability to travel internationally up to 10%
•    Demonstrated fluency in English required
•    Fluency in additional language(s) a plus

Please submit salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to: ASM, Attn: HR, 1752 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 or email to EOE.This position is funded by an external federal grant. Initially, candidates should be available for a 1 year commitment (with the possibility of extension).