Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it's partners, Save the Children International (SCI), Pediatric Association of Nigeria (PAN), Nigeria Society of Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP).
The program's goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths (EPMCD) in Nigeria. The five year project which started in October 2014 will end in September 2019 and will be implemented in Kogi and Ebonyi States of Nigeria.

Job Title: Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor

Description
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine-pyrimithimine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • This includes providing technical leadership to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities.
  • Advisor will work closely with the M&E team to design, implement and supervise project M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes.
  • M&E Advisor is also responsible for documenting and disseminating program successes and challenges to project leadership and UNITAID and supervising the Data Analyst.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities
  • Oversee the implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting.
  • In coordination with ISGlobal (project partner) support baseline and endline assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluation.
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for country level program that will ensure timely data collection, reporting and use.
  • Supervise and mentor Data Analyst.
  • Coordinate and standardize M&E activities with three other UNITAID countries and Jhpiego HQ.
  • Contribute results reporting to UNITAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project technical and financial integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets.
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Nigeria national health guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems.
  • Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making.
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and record keeping.
  • Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning.
  • Conduct targeted evaluations, including design, data collection, management and analysis.
  • Assist with coordination of operations research and quality analysis of operations research data.
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other malaria care and treatment projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego's organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
  • Ensure that resources for implementation of M&E activities are available.
  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare work plans and project budgets and track progress of project activities and budgets.
  • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff.
Requirements
  • Advanced Degree in International Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately $10M per year).
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors.
  • M&E experience in malaria and maternal and child health care.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria health management information system and other national M&E systems.
  • Previous direct supervisory experience of professional and support staff.
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings.
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access.
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.
Remuneration
  • Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Location: Nigeria

Closing Date
Not Specified.

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