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  • MEASURE Phase III Monitoring and Assessment for Results is a S-year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). continuing a 10 year initiative with the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and sub-recipients John Snow Inc., ICF International, Tulane University, Futures Group International, and Management Sciences for Health. Overall the project's objective is to improve and institutionalize the collection and utilization of data for population, health and nutrition programs by providing technical assistance to USAID Field Missions and Regional Bureaus; USAID and PEPFAR partners; and national and sub-national host country institutions, administrative bodies and health program managers in monitoring and evaluation and health information system building and strengthening. The principle of sustainability will be incorporated into all aspects of the technical assistance provided through a focus on organizational development, financial management and individual and institutional behavior
    change around information collection, analysis and use. Project activities are currently underway in multiple countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Visit the project website for more information: http://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure

    The following positions are available in the Nigeria field office of the Project for occupation by
    eligible professionals:

    Health Information System (HIS) Advisor

     

    Overall Responsibilities
    The main duties for this position include offering technical assistance, capacity building and knowledge management to the Government of Nigeria agencies and other stakeholders responsible for Health Information Systems/Monitoring and Evaluation of health interventions especially HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. The occupant of this position will provide technical assistance and support to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). particularly the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics (DHPRS). Department of Public Health, Department of Hospital Services, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), government parastatal and other key stakeholders to strengthen the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS) and its associated software or database. The HIS Advisor will work with stakeholders to promote integration and interoperability of various sub-systems within the health system including the Nigeria National Response Information Management System (NNRIMS).

    The HIS Advisor will work closely with USAID/Nigeria, in-country implementing partners, other donors including UNAIDS, the World Bank and the Global Fund recipients (PR and SR) and in-country NGOs working on M&E activities to implement MEASURE Evaluation's scope of work in Nigeria.
    This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria (with 30 - 40% travel to the states and LGAs as well as to locations of MEASURE Evaluation partnering institutions. The HIS Advisorwill be supervised by the Senior Resident Advisor.

    Specific Responsibilities:
    The HIS Advisor will:
    Support and provide technical assistance(TA) to Government of Nigeria (GoN) agencies (DHPRS, NACA, NASCP, NPHCDA, etc.) toward the implementation of USG-supported action plan for strengthening NHMIS and NNRIMS and the deployment of the software (e.g. DHIS) used at different levels for the management of health information within the country.
    Work and support the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics in developing multi-year and multi-departmental HIS/M&E costed workplan that integrates key stakeholders activities aimed at strengthening NHMIS.
    Support and provide TA to the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics in the review of the HMIS strategy including policy in order to provide platform for the integration and interoperability of the various health program sub-systems into a unified and responsive HIS.
    Work and support DHPRS in collaboration with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA). National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and TB Control Program to integrate HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB M&E sub-system into the national health information system.
    This will include the harmonization of core indicators that would inform policy and programmatic decisions;
    Provide technical assistance to the Federal Ministry of Health particularly the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and other stakeholders in the data inventory and documentation initiative to facilitate access to surveys, researches and surveillance data; Document best practices emanating from the implementation of NHMIS and sub-systems such as NNRIMS as well as other Program-level Information Systems that is consistent with MEASURE Evaluation's Nigeria workplan as well as presenting key results to the relevant stakeholders through appropriate mechanism such as conferences, publications etc.
    Advise and support the development and use of spatial and non-spatial databases as well as use of GIS software as it applies to health information management.
    Work with Activity Lead and States' Coordinator to provide technical support to the state level M&E technical Advisors to ensure the implementation of state specific HMIS activities is consistent with overall MEASURE Evaluation's workplan in Nigeria.
    Work with the Country Coordinator/Senior ResidentAdvisor and other Activity Leads in the preparation of MEASURE Evaluation annual workplans, budgets, quarterly and progress annual reports tothe Mission and Headquarters.
    Perform other assigned functions relevant to MEASURE Evaluation work in Nigeria based on emerging needs either from the Mission and/or government agencies.

    Qualifications and Skills
    Advance degree (MPH, MA, M.Sc., others) in public health or related fields and 7 years of work experience in M&E programs for population, public health, HIV/AIDS, and other infectious disease.
    Familiarity with the Nigerian Health Management Information System (NHMIS), and its sub-systems such as NNRIMS;
    Experience in the development and/or on-going operationalization of National Health
    Information Systems (HIS) and Routine Health Information System (RHIS);
    Ability to use GIS software to create maps from spatial data with their interpretation for decision making.
    Demonstrated ability to link data to program, service delivery, and/or policy-level decision making;
    Demonstrated experience in delivering presentations and/or facilitation of workshops or meetings and/or training others in elements of Health Information Systems and Monitoring and Evaluation.
    Demonstrated interpersonal skills required to work effectively and harmoniously with other project staff, host country counterparts, USAID, consultants, other donors and international organizations.
    Ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a daily basis with minimal supervision;
    Excellent writing and communications skills in English
    Computer Literacy with experience in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, GIS and statistical analysis packages such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, EPI-INFO.

    Lagos State Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Advisor (Lagos SMETA)

     

    Overall Responsibilities:
    The main duties for this position include technical assistance, capacity building and knowledge management to government institutions and other stakeholders in the State that are involved in Health Information Systems/Monitoring and Evaluation of health interventions especially for HIV/AIDS. S(he) will work closely with other stakeholders in the State to implement in an effective manner, the Nigeria National Response Information Management System (NNRIMS) and integration of HIV/AIDS M&E system into the National Health Management Information System (NHMIS). This includes specific assistance to the State Agencyforthe Cont~ol of AIDS (SACA), State Ministry of Health (SMOH), State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (MWASD), Local Government Areas, implementing partners, donors, NGOs and other stakeholders to build
    and/or strengthen monitoring and evaluation and Health Management Information System (HMIS). The occupant of this position in collaboration with the stakeholders at the state level will support the implementation of national level guidelines, protocols and tools as well as specific MEASURE Evaluation's tools that support system strengthening.

    This position will be based in Lagos, Nigeria (with about 3S% travels within the State to LGAs as well as Service Delivery Points). This position will be supervised by States' Coordinator who is based in the Abuja Office of MEASURE Evaluation.

    Specific Responsibilities
    TheSMETA will:
    Provide technical assistance and support to the state Ministry of Health and SACA in the development and implementation of M&E and HIS activities. For instance, the occupant of this position will provide technical assistance and support the development and implementation of State M&E plan and related M&E resources.
    Provide technical assistance to the State in data flow/management data collection, entry, analysis and management of its database. S(he) will also support relevant staff in the State to perform the State's reporting obligations.
    Assist with coordination of State M&E technical working group as well as other technical meetings focusing on strengthening HIS/M&E systems.
    Support and provide technical assistance to the state level M&E personnel in the implementation of supportive supervision,
    Data quality assurance
    Promotion of appropriate use of data for decision making
    Provide appropriate monitoring and evaluation support to other line ministries in the State such as Education and Women Affairs so as to meet the objectives of HMIS and NNRIMS.
    Provide technical assistance to State M&E personnel in the production and dissemination of periodic bulletins and annual statistical reports towards appropriate data use.
    Support the coordination of efforts toward computerized data systems for HIV/AIDS reporting using the DHIS instances and other electronic platforms. Where necessary, develop mechanisms and protocols for data sharing and interoperability.
    Provide technical assistance in the application of best practices and concepts in M&E using global tools such as the RDQA, Child Status Index, 12-Component M&E Assessment, etc., where applicable.
    Work with in-country and US-based members of the MEASURE Evaluation team in the preparation of MEASURE Evaluation annual workplans, budgets, quarterly and progress annual reports to the Mission and Headquarters.
    Perform other assigned functions relevant to MEASURE Evaluation work in Nigeria based on the emerging needs either from the Mission and government agencies.

    Qualifications and Skills
    Advance degree (MPH, MA, M.Sc., other) in public health or related fields and not less than 5-year experience in the M&E ofHIV/AIDS and Health Programmes.
    Good knowledge of M&E of public health programmes and interventions in Nigeria such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family/reproductive maternal and child health or infectious disease control programs.
    Familiarity with the Nigerian Health Management Information System (NHMIS) and its sub-systems such as NNRIMS and their implementation and operationalization at the sub-national levels.
    Knowledge of DHIS and the process for its deployment at sub-national levels.
    Interest and experience in the development of capacity strengthening, including training programs for M&E and HIS professionals;
    Demonstrated experience in facilitation of trainings, meetings and workshop, with requisite presentation skills in Health Information system and Monitoring and Evaluation.
    Demonstrated interpersonal skills required to work effectively and harmoniously among multi-disciplinary teams, consultants, other stakeholders.
    Ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a daily basis with minimal
    supervision
    Excellent writing and communications skills in English
    Computer literacy with complete experience in word processing, spreadsheet and statistical analysis software.

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