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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • SI was founded upon the growing global desire-and pressure-to make international development more effective in improving people's lives. The world's most pressing challenges-widespread poverty, HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, civil war and conflict-call for new ways to manage societies and social and economic change. Foreign aid is increasingly a cat...
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    Program Evaluation Specialist, USAID Integrated Health Midterm Performance Evaluation

    Scope of Work

    • In Nigeria, SI supports Navanti to implement the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Support Activity which provides comprehensive MEL and Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) support to strengthen USAID/Nigeria’s results for increased learning and accountability and contribute to implementation of its Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

    Project Objective

    • USAID/Nigeria has engaged the MEL Support Activity to conduct an external Midterm Performance Evaluation of an integrated health activity. This Activity aims to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.  
    • The primary purpose of this mid-term performance evaluation is to determine whether the assistance is meeting the stated development objectives, and to inform the design of USAID’s next generation of healthcare interventions in Nigeria. It is intended to provide an independent examination of the overall progress and accomplishments of the Activity.
    • The estimated start date will be May 15, 2022. The evaluation is expected to last until September 2022, and the estimated LOE will be 37 days, maximum.  

    Position Description

    • We are recruiting a Program Evaluation Specialist who will be supporting evaluation team’s effort. Under the technical leadership of the MEL Support Activity, the Program Evaluation Specialist will be working alongside one Team Leader and three Nigerian team members.
    • The Program Evaluation Specialist will consult with the team and provide input to the deliverables throughout the duration of the evaluation.


    • Contribute expertise and technical inputs to the work plan. Support the design of the evaluation, methodology, development of instruments, data collection, synthesis of data, presentations, and report.  
    • Perform desk review and identify additional information required for analysis.
    • Schedule and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
    • In consultation with the Team Leader, support team's ongoing analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
    • Support the preparation and presentation of the Inbrief and Out-brief to USAID/Nigeria and other stakeholders as requested.
    • Write assigned sections of the draft Evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the Out-brief presentation.
    • Support the Team Leader to respond to USAID comments on the draft report and prepare a final report.
    • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise.

    The candidate is expected to have the following qualifications:

    • Minimum of five years of experience evaluating large and complex health programs and development programs, including baseline and mid-term studies of integrated health programs in Nigeria.
    • Advanced Graduate Degree in Public Health, Economics, Demography / Population Studies, Sociology, Research, or related Social Science field.
    • Strong background in qualitative data collection methods, including focus group discussions (FGD), key informants/ in-depth interviews (KII/IDI).
    • Advanced skills in quantitative data collection and analysis with the use of softwares such as Stata or R.
    • Skills in manipulating and exporting data from the District Health Information System (DHIS2) analytics and pivot tables will be an added advantage.
    • Good understanding of the Nigerian health system, especially at the primary health level.
    • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.  
    • S/he must demonstrate high command of English language written and verbal fluency.

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