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  • Posted on: 15 April, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

    Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

    Sr. Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

     

    Overview:

    Sr. Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor needed to lead monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for a new USAID-funded project in Nigeria which will contribute to state-level reduction in under-five child and maternal mortality, and to increased capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support access to primary health care. Advisor will design, implement and supervise project M&E activities, frameworks, plans and indicators to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities.  Advisor will also be responsible for documenting and disseminating program successes and challenges to USAID, as well as designing and conducting operations research. This position is contingent upon an award from USAID.

    Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and endline assessments if needed, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations

    • Work with Technical Advisors to ensure that program activities are implemented and directed to meeting desired goal and objectives
    • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
    • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project’s technical and financial integrity to achieve project goals and corresponding objectives and targets
    • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Nigeria’s national health guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
    • Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
    • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the project, to ensure timely data collection and reporting
    • Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
    • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping. Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
    • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
    • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other USAID projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
    • Ensure relevant data is entered into J-RISE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
    • Plan and implement M&E related capacity-building activities for relevant stakeholders in order to improve state-wide M&E related practices
    • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
    • Ensure that resources for project implementation are available
    • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
    • Supervise a team of M&E professionals
    • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
    Required Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field
    • 7 years senior iM&E experience in the international health sector
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
    • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers
    • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
    • M&E experience in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
    • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health management information system and other national M&E systems including the use of DHIS2
    • Experience and understanding of USAID frameworks and eporting systems
    • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and      intense pressure to perform
    • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one      or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the      following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
    • Ability to travel up to 30 % nationally and internationally
    • Nigerian nationals strongly encouraged to apply

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    Finance and Admin Manager

     

    Overview:

    Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for providing the financial and administrative management for a new USAID-funded project in Nigeria which will contribute to state-level reduction in under-five child and maternal mortality, and to increased capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support access to primary health care.  This includes oversight of all financial and contractual aspects of the project and work closely with project staff to ensure accurate financial, contractual and administrative reporting of the project. The Director will ensure that the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID rules and regulations.  Manager will also be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of project financial operations

    Responsibilities:
    • Oversee all financial planning, budgeting and reporting for the project

    • Provide guidance to Chief of Party regarding the financial requirements of the project and office operations
    • Prepare accurate budgets, track expenses, ensure that required financial controls and cost-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to,  prevent over or under expenditure of budgets, ensure proper safeguards of funds and ensure compliance with established USG and headquarters’ financial, accounting and administrative procedures
    • Review, reconcile and monitor all project accounts, including major program operating accounts and petty cash operations involving cash advances
    • Determine updated monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and program completion, as required
    • Provide guidance, monitoring and support to project team, including procurement for goods and services, logistical support for local and international travel for staff and consultants, financial oversight of local sub-grantees (as needed)  and maintenance of office inventory
    • Provide guidance and support for contracts development and management
    • Provide financial capacity-building for local grantees
    • Maintain and administer project financial accounting system
    • Prepare the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks)
    • Use various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphic packages to assemble, manipulate, and format data and/or reports
    • Implement and oversee a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego's established financial system
    • Make in-country budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures, as required
    • Direct and oversee the monitoring and annual auditing of cost-share requirements, tracking and reporting 
    • Work collaboratively with the project team and headquarters staff to ensure proper project and financial reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions
    • Provide financial reports, including pipeline analysis, quarterly project reports, or as requested by the donor
    • Ensure that USAID resources are appropriately directed to program priorities and are in line with program work plans
    • Contribute to program team in developing work plans and annual budgets for program activities and local office costs
    • Manage all sub-grants to local grantees ensuring sub-awardees’ compliance and reporting
    • Ensure that Jhpiego personal files for project staff have all the relevant records including employment agreement and job description
    • Work losely with auditors during audit of the program
    • Serve as a resource person for non-finance staff on USAID, JHU and Jhpiego rules and policy
    • Provide financial oversight to finance officers
    • Ensure that proper human resources administration procedures are in place for project staff, including tracking of leave, sick days, absence and other human resources actions
    • Ensure compliance by all assigned staff to the JHU and Jhpiego timekeeping requirements, as well as, the staff’s timely approval of timesheets
    Required Qualifications:
    • Advanced degree in finance, accounting, business or relevant field
    • 10 years' financial and cost management experinee in international development program operations, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • 5 years' senior-level finance and administrative experience for international health programs with annual budget over $5 million
    • Knowledge of USG cooperative agreements and grant/contract management regulations
    • In depth knowledge of USG cost principles, including USAID regulations, GAAP accounting rules and grants contract management
    • Knowledge of global operations and ability to determine and assign priorities with respect to field office support requirements and issues
    • Experience must include financial analysis and reporting, cash flow analysis, budget development and forecasting
    • In-country field experience, including supporting implementation of national/provincial/district-level programs
    • Ability to develop and implement new procedures and work processes to more effectively support the coordinated implementation of global programs and offices
    • Strong time management skills and ability to work in an unstructured environment
    • Results-oriented but with the ability to understand the need for flexible processes
    • Strong knowledge of federal cost principles, administrative requirements, and other applicable rules and regulations regarding implementation of federal awards
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English
    • Proficiency in QuickBooks and MS Office (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point)
    • Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 30% of time

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