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M&E Advisor/Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Job ID: 13-10385
Location: NigeReports To: State Team Leader
- The objective of the M&E Specialist position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of CaTSS M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.
- Spearhead the roll-out of CATSS M&E plan in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
- Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance
- Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State CATSS project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
- Take lead in the implementation of CaTSS state M&E plan and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors
- Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the CaTSS central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
- Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
- Manage the roll-out of the project M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
- Coordinate regular data quality assessments, undertaken in a participatory manner, with facility staff and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data including Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and mobile applications.
- Ensure that the quality of program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
- Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
- Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, used program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
- Provide technical support in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the Secure the Future project.
- Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams.
- Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
- Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state
- Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
- Work with CaTSS management to document and publish best practices.
- Perform any other task to be assigned by your supervisor
Terms of Reference / Deliverables:
- Ensure timely data to CaTSS project DHIS2 platform.
- Ensure quality of data in supported facilities.
- Ensure timely and quality narrative reporting using appropriate templates.
- Ensure optimal functionality and use of EMR platform in supported facilities.
- Ensure timely and quality reporting in DATIM
- Ensure timely and quality reporting to GoN via applicable tools and platforms.
- Build capacity of stakeholders [including state mentors] towards sustainability.
- Ensure all supported facilities use appropriate tools for data collections and reporting.
Qualifications and Experience
- Postgraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation
- Minimum of 3 years hand-on monitoring & evaluation experience
- Minimum of 4 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria
- Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, and OVC
Knowledge and Skills:
- Good analytical, presentation and reporting skills
- Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills
- Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications
- Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
- Excellent organizational skills
Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to Management Sciences For Health - MSH career website on jobs-msh.icims.com to apply