• Vacancy at JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI)

  • Posted on: 13 June, 2014 Deadline: 11 July, 2014
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  • JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is implementing the Targeted States High Impact Project in Nigeria (TSHIP). TSHIP is a USAID-funded five-year program focused on the improvement of primary health care in two states in Northern Nigeria (Bauchi and Sokoto). This job will entail overseeing the design and daily management of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of TSHIP including: maintaining a comprehensive plan for M&E implementation; planning and implementing project data collection, management, and analysis; planning and implementing M&E-related capacity-building activities for TSHIP partners in order to improve statewide M&E-related practices; and overseeing and managing an M&E team to ensure the project’s data, reporting, and capacity-building needs are met. This is a full-time, senior management-level position, based in Bauchi, Nigeria.

    John Snow Incorporated (JSI) is recruiting to fill the position of:

    Director - M&E

     

    Description:
    JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is implementing the Targeted States High Impact Project in Nigeria (TSHIP). TSHIP is a USAID-funded five-year program focused on the improvement of primary health care in two states in Northern Nigeria (Bauchi and Sokoto). This job will entail overseeing the design and daily management of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities of TSHIP including: maintaining a comprehensive plan for M&E implementation; planning and implementing project data collection, management, and analysis; planning and implementing M&E-related capacity-building activities for TSHIP partners in order to improve statewide M&E-related practices; and overseeing and managing an M&E team to ensure the project’s data, reporting, and capacity-building needs are met. This is a full-time, senior management-level position, based in Bauchi, Nigeria.

    Responsibilities

    •     Serve as the key senior-level M&E resource on TSHIP, working in conjunction with other members of the TSHIP senior management team to provide and maintain the project’s overall strategic vision;
    •     Guide the team in implementation of the project’s 5-year Performance Monitoring Plan;
    •     Supervise the day-to-day work of the M&E staff;
    •     Monitor the quality and completeness of TSHIP data for documenting project performance, ensure data use within the project for evidence-based decision making, and solve data problems if and when they arise;
    •     Compile and analyze data from each of the project technical areas and support the project technical team in presenting recommendations to the Chief of Party for improvements in implementation on a quarterly basis;
    •     Plan and draft project baseline, midline and final evaluation reports;
    •     Oversee development and maintenance of TSHIP’s database(s) and ensure timely data entry;
    •     Provide TA and support to Bauchi and Sokoto states to build macro-level capacity for leading and coordinating state-level M&E, including HMIS, and supporting Local Government Authorities (LGA), health facilities, and communities to strengthen M&E systems;
    •     Support the states to develop effective liaison and coordination mechanisms for ongoing involvement and participation of partners in M&E activities;
    •     Support the states to work with partners including TSHIP to maintain necessary effective linkages with relevant federal agencies and programs;
    •     Represent the project’s M&E interests at meetings with stakeholders, including government partners, USAID, and other agencies;
    •     Disseminate and assist TSHIP staff to disseminate data on project progress and results;
    •     Develop Terms of Reference for M&E technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other relevant activities.

    The Director of M&E will have the responsibility for overall coordination of all TSHIP M&E activities. He/she must work well as part of a team that includes TSHIP, MoH, and USAID staff as well as sub-contract M&E staff, Boston JSI M&E staff, and selected consultants. The Director of M&E will supervise all TSHIP M&E staff and work under the supervision of the Chief of Party to implement and achieve project M&E activities, but is expected to work independently and to ensure the ongoing quality and timeliness of reporting on project activities.

    Qualifications

    •     Masters degree in public health, development, statistics or related field and at least 8 years work experience in international public health programs
    •     Familiarity with the principles and current approaches to M&E in health programs
    •     Experience supporting public health projects with a maternal and child health focus
    •     Prior management and supervision experience
    •     Experience in the design, conduct and analysis of research studies (quantitative and qualitative)
    •     Ability to contribute to capacity-building efforts and work with colleagues in diverse cultures
    •     Ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a daily basis with minimal supervision
    •     Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other staff, USAID, consultants, MOH, and international organizations.
    •     Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software (Word, Excel, Power Point). Experience with database development and management in Access a plus. Experience using mapping (e.g., Arc-GIS, Health Mapper, etc), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar) also a plus
    •     Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail
    •     Excellent writing and communications skills in English required
    •     A track record of publishing in peer-review journals will be an advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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