FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender equality, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
Position Title: Senior State Technical Officer (M&E)
Location: State Office
Supervisor: State Program Manager
The Senior Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the State Program Manager, and with technical oversight from the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, is responsible for the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation for the state office. S/he will work with others in the state office and local implementing partners to ensure that state monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.
Duties and responsibilities:
Provide leadership to the state office and field level M&E program and provide overall guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements. Provide support to the sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that locally employed Monitoring and Evaluation staff, consultants and FHI partners understand and can support these requirements.
Manage the state office’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete datasets are sent to the country office on a periodic basis, or when required.
Work with local partners to develop their project monitoring and evaluation plans and support the correct implementation and use of routine data collection tools.
Conduct monthly routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision.
On a monthly basis, ensure that high quality analyzed facility-level data is disseminated to relevant staff at facilities and decision-makers. Ensure that data is used to highlight important programmatic gaps and coordinate with facility management and other departments in addressing these gaps.
Coordinate regular data quality assessments, undertaken in a participatory manner, with facility staff and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data.
Ensure that the quality of program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
Provide technical support in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the Secure the Future project.
Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams.
Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
Represent FHI and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research.
Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all Global Health program interventions.
Assist in the development and maintenance of the computerized data capture of program activities and provides technical assistance and training to the staff at the state office responsible for data entry and management. Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of NACA/NASCP, SACA/SASCP, NTBLCP/STBLCP and NMCP/SMCP in integrating FHI data into the national HMIS.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
Knowledge of health, reproductive health or HIV/AIDS/STI/TB and Malaria programming in developing countries.
Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
Well-developed computer skills.
Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.
Qualifications and Requirements:
MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
Or BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 7 to 9 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
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SUPERVISOR: Associate Director, Procurement and C&G
LOCATION: Country Office
Work with Associate Director, Procurement, Contract and Grants to develop, plan and manage policies and strategies related to procuring supplies and services (in accordance with FHI 360, USAID and other donor policy) in support of all FHI 360 offices and projects at Country Office and State Offices, both domestic and international sourcing.
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise the development of policy and systems for FHI 360 procurement at CO and State office level, identifying what is procured locally and what nationally.
Supervise the planning, coordination and management of the central procurement activities of FHI 360 with CO and States, including storage and delivery
Monitor the training of staff at the state level in procurement rules and processes and record keeping.
Monitor procurement processes and compliance with FHI 360 procedures at CO and State level
Supervise the implementation of sourcing strategies to support corporate and state objectives, providing FHI 360 competitive advantage in the areas of materials, supplies, and services
Coordinate the development, review, and approval of new or improved purchasing procedures to maintain economy and efficiency of FHI 360 operations
Develop contracting arrangements, in liaison with Contracts and Grants, with selected vendors which meet FHI 360’s standards on quality assurance
Prepare specifications required for various supplies and make them available to suppliers
Ensure that all procurement in FHI 360 is carried out in a timely and efficient manner and in compliance with FHI 360’s value for money and transparency and USAID’s guidelines/regulations on procurement
Adhere to all FHI 360 required procurement budgets, FHI 360 and USAID’s purchasing guidelines, policies and controls on procurement
Solicit and negotiate competitive pricing from vendors and make recommendations for issuance of purchase orders
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge in pricing, contracts negotiations, policies and procedures
Technical understanding of office equipments and building construction and maintenance
Good analytical, numerical and problem solving skills
Ability to create and sustain efficient work place environment
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt easily to changing needs and patterns of work
Good report writing and documentation skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Ms word, Excel, PowerPoint
University degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field
Minimum of 7-9 years relevant experience in procurement with at least 3 years in a supervisory role
Familiarity with donor-funded procurement rules and regulations (experience with USAID procurement a plus)
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