Through PEPFAR, the U.S. Government (USG) is the largest contributor to programs for ove in Nigeria. As partnerships with the Nigerian Government, UNICEF, and other donors continue to be productive and strengthened, PEPFAR support has been instrumental in helping key Nigerian government agencies to articulate standards for ove care and guidelines for establishing
OVC programs. Through the CUBS Project, PEPFAR will strengthen capacity of federal and state government agencies to plan and implement OVC programs. The Project will support the implementation of Nigeria'S National Plan of Action on OVC by developing and strengthening community based service delivery for orphans and vulnerable children.
The success of the OVC project depends iargeiy on accurate, complete and timely reporunq of achievements io PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets are of utmost importance to the OVC project. Hence, the objective of the M&E Specialist position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of OVC M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health and education systems and generaling strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices. The M&E Consultant ls also responsible in spearheading the roll-out of OVC M&E plan in line wHh PEPFAR and national reporting requirements and he/she is a member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance. Under the overall supervision of Associate Director M&E. the M&E consultant will assist the team on M&E related activities in the CUBS project. Under the supervision of ihe Associate Director M&E. the M&E consultant wili provide support in data verification, compiling/collating. Data entry, reports in focal states as needed.
1. Data collection at state level
2. Data verification and reporting
3. Data entry
4. Updating of all databases
5. Conduct routine DQA when necessarv
6. Support other Associate Director M&E and the state teams with data needs
7. Facilitate M&E trainlngs( including menionng} in states
8. Document outcomes of those meetings, drawing attention to follow-up actions
9. Compile M&E monthly & quarterly reports using templates to be developed
10. Any other duties as assigned by the COP and or Associate Director M&E
The suitable candidate will have a graduate degree in statsfics, demography. epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and at least 2 years nands-on-experience at a senior position in monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and TB programs with very good anaiytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills. Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR reporting systems is highly desirable. particularly for HCT PMTCT. ART Palliative care. and OVC programs. The candidate must be familiar with the Nigeria National M&E system and lools WIth excellent training and networking skills.
The consultant will be directly supervised by the CUBS Associate Director M&E The candidate must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.
To apply for above listed position, you must send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, as applications will not be considered through any other channel. Interested persons must send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter not later than closinq date of the application, Friday, January 16, 2014. Suitable candidates living with HIV/AIDS will have an added advantage. Women are encouraged to apply.
Note: There are no relocation allowances available for this position. For More information about MSH, visit: www.msh.org