Monitoring and Evaluation/Research Director

Monitoring and Evaluation/Research Director

PSI - Population Services International

Mbabane, Swaziland

Your contribution


You will provide leadership on evidence-based programming and be the focal person, actively representing PSI Eswatini at conferences and with external partners (donors, government, private sector). You will also:


  • Develop research protocols and study designs, ensuring that all research adheres to scientifically sound research methods and PSI standard operating procedures; facilitate national and international IRB approval process.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Develop and revise PSI Eswatini M&E Guidelines, tools, SOPs and M&E plans and frameworks.
  • Oversee development of appropriate data management and data reporting systems for PSI Eswatini including mobile technology, and provide guidance to strengthen PSI’s contribution to national M&E and HMIS efforts.
  • Lead teams to conduct regular DQAs and act as a point person for all PEPFAR SIMS M&E and DQA activities.
  • Analyze data and guide program staff to regularly use data to guide programmatic decisions and activities.
  • Liaise with the PSI DC office in ensuring implementation of consolidated platform DHIS2 system configuration to consolidate clinical, product and BCC data emerging from various existing paper-based and electronic data capture systems.
  • Assist program staff in developing appropriate and relevant output and outcome indicators and targets in accordance with PSI, donor and national M&E guidelines.

Information Technology

  • Oversee the IT needs of the organization and ensure that PSI Eswatini has consistent, quality and cost-effective internet connectivity.
  • Manage all MIS systems for PSI Eswatini.
  • Provide oversight of all IT issues including DHIS2 monitoring.

General Management

  • Liaise with PSI Research Director and Regional M&E Advisor on research and M&E/SI activities respectively.
  • Develop M&E annual, quarterly, and monthly work plans and progress reports; assist in the development of proposals and program log frames.
  • Prepare and present M&E reports and documents for PSI, donors and government as requested.
  • Supervise and mentor M&E teams.

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
  • Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
  • Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
  • Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
  • Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
  • Commitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

The basics

  • You have a Post graduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or Statistics.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation at national or international NGOs and humanitarian organizations.
  • You have experience in leading teams of not less than 5 staff.
  • You have experience with qualitative research techniques including focus groups, in-depth interviews and ethnographic techniques including discussion/interview guideline development, focus group moderating, interview techniques, and analysis of qualitative data and reporting.
  • You have experience with computer software (Microsoft Office Package, STATA, R and/or SPSS). GIS skill is an added advantage.
  • You have demonstrated leadership, team building, capacity building and supervisory experience
  • You have excellent report writing and communication skills in English.
  • References will be required.
  • Must be authorized to work in Eswatini B. PSI [will not] consider work visa sponsorship for this position.
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Experienced manager. You have been a Manager or Director of Research and/or monitoring and evaluation before. You have worked with senior management.
  • Capacity Builder: You have experience in building local technical capacity.
  • Collaborative manager. You are able to support a shared vision. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.
  • A communicator. You have experience communicating with internal, external as well as national stakeholders and able to communicate data concepts to non-experts. You are also able to design and conduct presentations at conferences.
  • A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

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