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  • Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant - SHOPS Plus Nigeria at ABT Associates

  • Posted on: 19 November, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

    Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant - SHOPS Plus Nigeria


    Req Id: 56621
    Location: Kano

    Job Description

    • Abt Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant  to support the SHOPS Plus Nigeria M&E Director in all research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) activities in the state
    • SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other priority health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus focuses on tuberculosis and family planning.
    • The M&E Assistant will support the M&E Manager in the implementation of the Kano TB program.  The TB program will focus on increasing availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix models for TB care. 

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist SHOPS Plus managers and technical leads in collecting, analyzing and reporting program data
    • Make input in the development/review of Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning documents
    • Assist in development of research instruments for baseline, endline surveys and exploratory research studies
    • Support research analysis and interpretation including data cleaning and other minor quantitative tasks; draft presentations and reports of the studies carried out
    • Support the M&E Director in reviewing program data to monitor performance (including carrying out data quality assurance activities)
    • Work with the M&E Director in providing evidence-based input/feedback to facilitate program design, review and implementation
    • Track research expenditures (at the state level) against the budget, and monitor and manage RME sub-contracts
    • Support in the reporting of program performance indicators to USAID and other stakeholders as may be necessary
    • Make presentations on M&E as may be necessary (e.g. during trainings, meetings, etc)
    • Support the development of program progress report, case studies, and other documents as per program objectives

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Bachelor's Degree in any of the following areas: Public Health, Economics, Epidemiology, Demography, Social Work, Business Management or related/equivalent fields
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in a related professional space
    • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research techniques preferred
    • Excellent computer application skills, especially in use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Familiarity with secondary data sources
    • Excellent presentation and writing skills
    • Excellent communication skills

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience


    • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to ABT Associates career website on to apply

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