Senior Laboratory Technical Advisor, Conseiller technique principal de laboratoire, Yaoundé, FHI 360

Senior Laboratory Technical Advisor, Conseiller technique principal de laboratoire, Yaoundé, FHI 360

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Title: Senior Laboratory Technical Advisor

Program: Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems in the Republic of Cameroon under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Reports to: PI/Project Director

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of M&E Advisor for an anticipated multiyear project to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health, to the National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP) and the Directorate of Pharmacy, Medicines and Laboratories (DPML). Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.


The M&E/SI Advisor will provide technical guidance on design, development, and implementation of the project M&E strategy, build capacity in country to develop, manage and operationalize M&E systems and plans that are aligned to program strategy, and permit quality reporting.  S/he will undertake periodic program reviews and/or country M&E systems and participate in M&E system strengthening planning activities. This includes establishing key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis, and use products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets or identification and resolution of gaps, reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program. The incumbent will provide support in ensuring program indicators are consistently tracked towards improvement. Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing, and setting up systems for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements and FHI 360 standards.


Oversee M&E/SI activities in close collaboration with the Country Program.

Develop and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data.

Develop and support the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term, and end of project evaluations, surveys, and other components of the program M&E system.

Provide frequent on-going audit of program data based on established PEPFAR and/or CDC Project targets.

Support reporting, work planning and project dissemination.

Prepare regular QI data feedback reports (monthly and quarterly) including communication and following up with county program team on data submission, validation, and utilization of feedback.

Lead and coordinate program Data Quality Assessments, Project Monitoring Plan.

Coordinate CDC target dissemination and monitoring in the project supported sites through routine data review meetings & sharing forums.

Ensure program data quality standard are met through leading and coordinating data quality audits & assessments (paper & electronic) for the project.

Lead and coordinate data review and sharing at facility level through routine data review & CQI meetings.

Support the Program Director and all relevant program staff to utilize available M&E tools and data to analyze program information and use results to improve implementation.

Work with the management team to ensure programmatic missed opportunities are followed through to logical conclusion.

Facilitates the use of data to improve project progress.

Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to address data quality issues within the supported sites.

Provide technical assistance to develop dashboards and train stakeholders, facility/county staff to interpret and use dashboard visualization/data for decision making.

Provide any other M&E technical support as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, such as public health, Epidemiology, mathematics, statistics, or related discipline.

Master’s degree is preferred

At least eight years’ experience in developing and implementing quality improvement systems at County, Sub County, and facility level.

Must be conversant with the Ministry of Health and USG PEPFAR M&E tools

Strong data management and data analysis skills are essential

Advanced skills in data visualization

Strong coordination, supervisory and management skills

French language is a plus

Travel Requirements:

Up to 50% within Cameroon

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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