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  • Posted on: 28 October, 2014 Deadline: 7 November, 2014
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    Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    Technical Lead, Monitoring and Evaluation/Operations Research


    Grade: K
    Job ID: 13-7825
    Location: NG-Abuja
    # of Positions: 1
    Center/Office: CLM - General
    Posted Date: 2014-10-27
    Project/Program: PLAN-Health
    Application Due Date: 2014-11-07

    Overall Responsibilities
    The MSH PLAN-Health project is a health systems strengthening project. Much of the work of PLAN Health results in qualitative outcomes.  It is important that these outcomes be measured with accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID, particularly achievement of set targets. Hence, the objective of the Technical Lead, M&E and OP position is to provide technical leadership in the operationalization of the PLAN-HEALTH Performance Measurement Plan (PMP) integrated with PLAN-HEALTH institutional systems; so as to generate strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.

    Specific Responsibilities

    •     Take overall responsibility for all M&E functions of the PLAN HEALTH project.
    •     Take lead in the implementation of PLAN HEALTH PMP providing adequate data and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the Project Director and other members of the team.  Ensure PLAN HEALTH PMP provides inputs into other national and international reporting systems.
    •     Design and implement, with the assistance of consultants, a fifth year re-evaluation of the results framework into measurable results with their corresponding outcomes and outputs.
    •     Guide the process of assessing and (re)designing instruments for collecting monitoring and evaluation data and working with the project team to analyze and share the data.
    •     Be responsible for PLAN-Health strategic knowledge management ensuring accurate and complete documentation of all project strategies, interventions and reports.
    •     Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep senior management informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    •     Lead the process of conducting periodic data quality audits. Monitor team reports to determine if the information is substantive and relevant to the goal of PLAN Health.
    •     Build the capacity of PLAN HEALTH staff in the design and implementation of a coordinated and effective monitoring and evaluation system.
    •     Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at PLAN HEALTH. Be responsible for PLAN- Health’s documentation on share point.
    •     Document the achievements and accomplishments of the implementation plan indicators against set performance targets, including mid-term milestones/ benchmarks, annual and expected end-of-project results targets.
    •     Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas for project management attention and review.
    •     Document best practices and success stories; prepare documentation for potential program users and public relations purposes, and submit timely, high quality quarterly reports to USAID.
    •     Work with the Plan Health management team to prepare the semi-annual monitoring and evaluation exercise; review progress against current and past plans, identify lessons learned, make adjustments and move successfully toward closeout.  The TL particularly attends to final year results.
    •     Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in the Center for Leadership and Management at MSH/HQ in the design and implementation of complex studies of the impact of organizational and health systems strengthening activities.
    •     Assist project staff to preparate and submit journal and conference abstracts that contribute to knowledge on health systems strengthening.


    •     Supervision:  Works independently with authority from the Project Director, within strategy and policy guidelines.
    •     Decision Making: Makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
    •     Responsibility over Staff:  M&E technical responsibility for staff of the M&E unit


    •     Experience in qualitative measurement of program impact; experience in communications-based training.
    •     Master’s degree or higher in health system research, program evaluation, statistics, or related field relevant to monitoring and evaluation.
    •     A minimum of 5 years senior-level experience in monitoring and evaluation of large internationally funded health programs, including the use of data to inform decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and other strategic initiatives.  Preference given to candidates with USG experience and experience in HIV/AIDS and/or capacity building of civil society organizations and public sector institutions
    •     Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators. Good working knowledge of statistics. Ability to obtain, analyze and interpret data and present findings in oral and written form.
    •     Experience in qualitative measurement of program impact; experience in communications-based training.
    •     Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
    •     Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for health systems strengthening.
    •     Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
    •     Willingness to travel within Nigeria, as required.


    Method of Application

    Intersted and suitably qualfiied candidates should click here to apply online.

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