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  • Posted: Aug 15, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 22, 2022
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  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the United States Government agency primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. Responding to President Barack Obama's pledge in his 2013 State of the Union Address to "join with our allies to eradicate extreme poverty in the next two decades," USAID has ado...
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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Background

    • We are seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support the development and implementation of USAID Advancing Nutrition MELP at state level.
    • S/He will have responsibility for tracking project performance and reporting results to inform programming. The incumbent will play role in promoting skey learning and accountability for the improvement of the project and for wider leaning.
    • The UAN project will strengthen systems, programs, and platforms; applying evidence and innovation; and bringing multi-sectoral actors together to build country-level commitment and capacity to scale up what works.
    • This project will also strengthen the enabling environment for innovation, commitment, capacity strengthening, coordination, collaboration, and support for multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programs among government, donors, civil society and private sector stakeholders in Nigeria.
    • The overall purpose is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient NigeriaThe project will provide technical assistance, and in some cases will undertake direct implementation at the community and/or state level, to enhance nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming to improve diets, nutritional status, and resilience of vulnerable populations, especially women, adolescents, and children aged 0-59 months.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Support the development and implementation of project performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that project activities align with required deliverables and targets.
    • Utilize established system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the project.
    • Work with the Monitoring Evaluation and Research Advisor, to ensure the alignment of M&E activities with program goals and contributes to the development of annual work plans to identify state targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities
    • Monitor project activities and track activities against the state results framework
    • Conduct visits to LGAs and service delivery sites to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets.
    • Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators
    • Work closely with the state stakeholders and train M&E staff at the LGA, facility, and community levels to build their M&E capacity
    • Contribute to the identification, analysis, and synthesis of technical knowledge and evidence-based information in intervention areas including family planning, reproductive, maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition and immunization.
    • Report directly to the Monitoring Evaluation and Research Advisor.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelor's Degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field
    • Master's Degree Preferred.
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for health and/or development projects.
    • Familiarity with USAID / International indicators and standard measurement tools in Nutrition as well NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.
    • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to work with relevant government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners
    • Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
    • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
    • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: nigeria.recruitment@hki.org using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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