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  • Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Technical Specialist 10 / Statistician and Data Manager

     

    Organization Overview

    The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Job Summary

    • Contribute to the design and development of specific M&E plans and program-level indicators for PATHS2 programme activities. Collaborate with other DFID SLPs and other donor programs to develop, track and monitor indicators related to project performance.
    • Contributing to the development or adaptation of M&E tools, resources and processes in key thematic areas and across outputs of the PATHS2 programme.
    • Plan all routine data activities and provide inputs into M&E annual workplan and revision process.
    • Coordinate routine data collection from all programme officers, using project data reporting system.
    • Provide leadership, including training on the collection, processing and analysis of all data collected and guide in the preparation of specification for data entry, editing, validation, tabulation before analysis.
    • Collaborates with national data centres (NBS, NDHS) & other agencies, including SLPs, DfID health projects and development partners, as well as programmes to obtain data that are relevant to PATHS2 programme
    • Collaborate with other line ministries in the State, NGOs, DFID, and other SLPs to support the implementation of the PATHS2 and State MoH M&E strategies.
    • Maintaining a comprehensive database of information for PATHS2 at state and national (programme) levels.
    • Collaborate with all HMIS & other data experts to ensure that PATHS2 programme data is of acceptable standard of quality, using data quality auditing and data quality improvement processes.
    • Serving as key contact for information requests by responding to demands from staff, consultants and all other partners at the state and NCO level, and also assisting them to access available M&E and KM tools and resources.
    • Participate in the preparation of required reports on M&E findings. Support training for staff and clients in the use of SMoH/PATHS2 M&E products, tools and resources.
    • Maintaining an accurate up-to-date record and flow of information related to M&E and implementation of SMoH/PATHS2 programme at the state level, including a web-based electronic archive.
    • Remaining informed on contemporary issues, best practices, and lessons learned in the course of implementing the programme's mandate that will contribute to and enhance the M&E of the PATHS2 programme.
    • Participates in all project surveys, special studies, including operations research and evaluation studies
    • Perform any other M&E or project related assignment as may be required of you

    Skills Prerequisites

    Masters degree in statistics preferred

    Atleast 4 years of professional experience in data management, statistical analysis, information  management, or other relevant analytical experience, especially in a health sector programme desired

    Minimum Qualifications
    ( 4+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

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    Project Leader

     

    Organization Overview

    The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Job Summary

    The USAID-funded PMI AIRS (“Africa Indoor Residual Spraying”) Project supports the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as USAID Missions in planning implementing,  and monitoring  annual IRS programs with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.    It is expected that during the PMI AIRS  Project, activities will also focus on creating sustainability and increase in-country ownership for IRS programming.

    Under the supervision of the US-based Project Director, the Nigeria Chief of Party manages and supervises the successful implementation of the PMI AIRS Project, and acts as the primary liaison between the project and USAID mission in Nigeria, the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), other government agencies completing malaria control activities, and various other malaria stakeholders in-country.  The COP is required to provide overall strategic direction, operations management, technical leadership, and financial and administrative compliance for all project activities to assure IRS campaigns meet desired outcomes, are completed on-time, and within budget.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Represents Abt Associates and the PMI AIRS Project to the PMI Advisor of the USAID Mission, the Ministry of Health, the NMCP, and other key stakeholders.
    • Carries full authority and accountability for project decisions, as delegated by the US-based Project Director.
    • Sets and pursues a results-oriented program strategy in coordination with the project team and in consultation with USAID, other partners and stakeholders.
    • Leads the development and production of all deliverables, including annual country work plans, and semi-annual reports.
    • Ensures that all country planning activities, spray operations, technical compliance measures, and other deliverables are achieved in a timely manner.
    • Develops a capacity-building plan for transferring entomological monitoring ad surveillance knowledge and skills to local institutions, and develops important connections for assuring an increased role of local institutions in entomological monitoring and surveillance planning, implementation, and monitoring.
    • Ensures that gender initiatives increase the participation of women at all levels and in all aspects of programming, and ensure their safety.
    • Supervises and mentors the Technical Manager, Finance and Administrative Manager, and others as needed.
    • Ensures that staff, team members and consultants understand their roles and responsibilities and comply with contract requirements, USAID and Abt policies and procedures.
    • Oversees the development and timely implementation of monitoring plans for all project activities and ensures that data required for USAID performance benchmarks and results frameworks are produced.
    • Ensures that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking and reporting are in accordance with USAID and Abt Associates requirements, procedures and practices.
    • Ensures that lessons learned and best practices are documented and shared. 

    Skills Prerequisites

    • Master Degree (minimum), or a Doctorate Degree (desirable), in Public Health/Health Administration (or other relevant health specialization) or Business Administration.  Candidates with Medical Degrees are also desirable.
    • At least 15 years of relevant international health experience, including significant experience in the area of malaria prevention and control.
    • Experience in the geographic/cultural region of the project is preferred.
    • At least 5 years of senior project management experience in large international health projects/programs.
    • Demonstrated leadership in management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams, ranging from 10 to 30 employees.
    • Experience managing a fast paced, results oriented, deadline driven project.
    • Significant ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners.
    • Experience developing and communicating a project vision, aligning key stakeholders around the vision, and assuring the vision is translated into efficiently implemented program activities.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Ability to communicate and write reports and other professional documents in English.

    Minimum Qualifications

    (15+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. This experience would include 1-5 years of management experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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