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  • Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - SHOPS Plus at ABT Associates

  • Posted on: 25 January, 2019 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 Officer - SHOPS Plus



    • Abt Associates seeks a M&E Officer to support a family planning project under SHOPS Plus. 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 health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom States.
    • The M&E Officer will be responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for FP at the State level. This position reports directly to the Akwa Ibom State coordinator with a dotted line to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director

    Key Roles and Responsibilites

    • Works closely with the M&E Director and State Cooridnator to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted appropriately in line with Project, Country and donor M&E needs
    • Observe closely and monitor the Performance monitoring guide to ensure focus and appropriate reporting of project activities as well as service delivery supported by the project
    • Ensure regular maintenance of applicable database/information system and upload of necessary information/data
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification, and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs)
    • Prepare monthly M&E reports and share with the State Coordinator before the final submission to M&E Director for further actions
    • Take initiative in conducting brief and cost effective operational checks on the project to gauge outcomes/impacts and to use data/information to improve on project activities
    • Run data analysis for informed decision and asssist in following up on implementation of recommendations by developing and managing a monthly tracking template
    • Work with appropriate State implementing team to ensure adequate and efficient M&E processes are in place to guide operations during and after competency-based training programs to meet the identified needs of the project
    • Support the State teams to monitor the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results, course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements and generate and submit appropriate reports promptly
    • Work collaboratively with other technical staff and relevant implementing partners at the state to ensure effective and timely program implementation
    • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans and reports
    • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to health worker trainings)
    • Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharing
    • Carry out any other tasks assigned by the Technical Director, M&E Director or the State Coordinator and attend to other duties as may be identified or assigned

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • A minimum qualification of University degree/HND in Statistics, Sciences or Social Sciences and a 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in M&E in the field is pertinent. A Relevant Post Graduate degree is an advantage
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
    • Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international community
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail
    • Excellent computer, management and organizational skills
    • Ability to run standard statistical analysis and generate good report is needed
    • A proven team player
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
    • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
    • Ability to travel within the state at least 50% of the time

    Minimum Qualifications:

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

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application Link

    Location: Oyo  Application Link

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