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  • Posted: Jun 6, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 19, 2024
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    Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Initiative Nigeria (LTR), formerly known as Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) Nigeria, is an indigenous non-profit NGO. The organization is passionate and committed to Leprosy and Tuberculosis control in Nigeria. From 1978 to 2017, LTR was a regional office of NLR Amsterdam. The entity LTR was incorporated in 2018 and still par...
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    State Technical Assistant

    Job Type: Consultancy Qualification: BA/BSc/HND/MSc/MA

    Job Reference Number: LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001

    Reports to: State Technical Officer

    Job Summary

    The State Technical Assistant (STA) will coordinate all aspects of monitoring and evaluation and contribute strategically to the success and impact of the overall Global Fund GC7 Project. He/She is critical in driving evidence-based decision-making and fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement in the state of implementation.

    Key Responsibilities

    Under the coordination of the STO, the State TB/HIV Technical Assistant(s) will:

    Service Scale-Up Oversight:

    • Provide day-to-day oversight for the scale-up of community TB/DRTB, HIV, and PPM services across the state.
    • Coordinate with all the ad-hoc field workers engaged by SRs to ensure effective service delivery.

    Seamless Coordination and Data Reporting:

    • Support the STO in ensuring seamless coordination and robust data reporting.
    • Work closely with cluster coordinators and LGA TB/HIV reporting structures.

    Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building:

    • Collaborate with the state STBLCP and SASCP to facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity building as TB and HIV service integration is being scaled up.
    • Build the capacity of existing state TB and HIV structures toward program sustainability.

    Data Collation and Analysis:

    • Collate and analyze program data following LGA validation of TB and HIV data.
    • Identify the gaps in providers, facilities, and LGAs and develop remedial actions.

    Workplan Development:

    • Develop the weekly state/LGA TB/HIV activity work plan in line with the approved state budget.

    Technological Solutions Management:

    • Onboard field teams and service providers on technological solutions (MATS, CommTB, AIM 250, EPCON, specimen movement dashboard).
    • Manage the back end of these systems and work with the central teams to troubleshoot issues.

    On-Site Mentoring and Capacity Building:

    • Provide on-site mentoring and capacity building for TB/HIV PPM and community service providers in the state.

    Activity Review and Approval:

    • Review weekly community TB and HIV activity reports from outreaches, Active Case findings, and HTS among pregnant women conducted across all LGAs by the CBOs.
    • Assess work plans and budgets for subsequent week’s activities for STO approval.

    Line Listing of DRTB Patients and HIV-Positive Pregnant Women:

    • Maintain the state’s line listing of all DRTB patients identified from PPM and community interventions.
    • Support the STBLCP and SASCP in ensuring 100% linkage to treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women identified in the community.

    Supply Chain Management:

    • Maintain statewide visibility of TB/HIV program commodities, consumables, and medicines.
    • Collaborate with state TB and HIV logistics officers.
    • Redistribute RTKs and medicines to LGAs as needed.
    • Manage supplies and distribution of mama packs and the action meal.
    • Prepare distribution plans and generate monthly utilization reports.

    Education and Work Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, public health or related field.
    • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of three years of professional experience in M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities in public health projects.
    • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
    • Experience in digital/mobile data collection tools.
    • Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software
    • Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software such as MS Excel, Stata and SPSS for project implementation.
    • Strong training & facilitation skills.
    • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.
    • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
    • Proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
    • Experience of Implementation of Global Fund (GF) grant is an added advantage.

    Desired Competencies:

    • Ability to think strategically and align M&E activities with the overall goals and objectives of the organization.
    • Proficient project management skills to oversee M&E activities within the program.
    • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret complex data, identify trends, and draw meaningful conclusions.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey M&E findings and recommendations to diverse audiences, including stakeholders and decision-makers.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders, including donors, government agencies, and partner organizations.
    • Commitment to achieving measurable results and using M&E findings for program improvement and decision-making.
    • Ability to adapt to changing program requirements, priorities, and external environments.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should Submit their “Cover Letter and CV in single file, saved with your name and job title” in Word format to: Info@ltrnigeria.org

    The subject of your mail should be “LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001-STATE”.

    • E.g - Applicants for the position for Gombe state should use “LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001-GOMBE STATE”.
    • Applicants for the position for Yobe state should use “LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001-YOBE STATE” and so on for other states.

    Please note that candidates with the wrong subject in their email stand a chance of being disqualified.

    Closing Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024.

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