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    Posted: Mar 9, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MEL/HMIS Specialist - Nigeria IHP

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Palladium seeks a MEL/HMIS Specialist for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 7 – Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The goal of IHP is 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 supportquality PHC services.

    The purpose of Task Order 7 is to implement priority primary health interventions in the FCT state to strengthen the state local area council (LAC) and ward level health systems. The objectives of the program are a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care (PHC) services b) improve access to PHC services; and c) increase quality of PHC services. Strong engagement and collaboration with state government is expected throughout the program.

    Task Order 7 will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for PHC services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

    Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

    • Contributes to the development and implementation of the TO7 MELP to systematically document performance for technical team to ensure the TO7 implementation is on track
    • Generates robust evidence for programmatic learning that leads to action, decision making, and impact
    • Together with Senior MEL Manager, ensures the alignment of M&E activities with program goals and contributes to the development of annual work plans to identify TO7 targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities
    • Monitors project activities and tracks these activities against the TO7 results framework
    • Conducts visits to LGAs as necessary for data validation to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets
    • Generates monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators
    • Works closely with the FCT stakeholders and trains M&E staff at the LGA, facility, and community levels to build their M&E capacity
    • Contributes 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.


    • Coordinates data collection at project states offices to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening at LGA level
    • Collaborates with other partnering implementers on alignment of data collection, analysis, and results reporting
    • Oversees the data migration and reconstruction efforts with the facility, LGAs, SMOH, and other stakeholders on the ground
    • Facilitates training surveys and ensures quality of data and data management activities at the facility level
    • Trains staff on database (HMIS) and answers questions related to the system

    Reports to Senior MEL Manager
    Required Qualifications:

    The MEL/HMIS Specialist will have experience working with facility level M&E of public health programs. The Specialist will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in M&E for health systems and healthcare provision programming, and experience working with different cadres of government. S/he must be intimately familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs.

    Additional qualifications include:

    • A Bachelor’s degree / HND in demography, statistics, social sciences, public health, health information management or related field, Masters Preferred
    • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for health and/or development projects
    • Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience with reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.
    • HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use.
    • Familiarity with USAID / International indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas
    • 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 other local languages

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    State IHP Director - Nigeria IHP

     Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

    The purpose of this Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) Task Order (TO) 5 Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in Sokoto State to strengthen the state-, LGA-, and ward-level health system as well as strengthen engagement with the state government. The objectives of the program are to (a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care services; (b) improve access to primary health care services; and, (c) increase quality of primary health care services.
    The IHP goal is 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. TO 05 will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in Sokoto and will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state.

    USAID will intentionally overlay this  activity  with  other  Mission  programming  to  increase  Government  of  Nigeria  (GON) resources  for  primary  health  care  (PHC)  services,  increase  demand  for  PHC  services,  and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

    The State IHP Director shall be the principal point of contact in Sokoto for procedural and substantive matters. The State IHP Director will take guidance from the Country Director and shall be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. The State IHP Director shall provide overall leadership management and direction for IHP in Sokoto State. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments.

    • Provides leadership, guidance, vision, and management to staff  for  successful implementation in Sokoto State
    • Supervises TO5 staff and ensures strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
    • Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Nigeria under TO5
    • S/he oversees project planning and ensures implementation, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities

    Required Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate  degree  in  International  Health,  Social  Sciences,  Management  or related discipline
    • Demonstrated  progressive  experience  in  RMNCH  programs  and  working  with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff
    • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team.

    Nigerian nationals representing the gender, ethnic, and regional diversity of country are strongly encouraged to apply

    Method of Application

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