Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is implementing a 3-year Bill and Melinda Gates funded project in Nigeria and Kenya. The Nigeria project is being implemented in Nassarawa State. The project proposes to develop a group care model for ANC appropriate to the Nigerian contexts that will support the MOH to operationalize its guidelines and test whether this alternative model of ANC is more effective, feasible, and acceptable than the current standard of care at achieving better coverage and quality of ANC services.
The project is designed for high-volume government health facilities and will explore the opportunities and challenges of different settings (urban, pert-urban, and rural) to inform scale-up. The Group ANC study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability and feasibility of Group ANC as compared to traditional ANC. This study introduces a group care model in two phases: - Improve the quality of facility based ANC, Increase retention in care and the use of key services during pregnancy, childbirth and the year following birth among women over the standard care available.
- Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor needed to provide technical leadership and strategic vision for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for anticipated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project focusing on strengthening facility and community-based support for HIV testing and linkages to and retention on, antiretroviral treatment. Working closely with the project’s management and technical staff, the M&E Advisor, who we anticipate will be based in Abuja, will lead development of an M&E system that will capture high-quality, relevant and timely data that is used for programmatic decision-making. Specifically, the M&E Advisor will develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results. The M&E Advisor will work closely with the M&E, program and technical teams to design, implement and supervise district M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve the quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Advisor is also responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to CDC. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Lead the development of project M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and results in support of clinical service strengthening and the “Three Ones” principle.
- Refine and finalize the project logic model, results framework, M&E plan, data flow loops, workplan and budget, including selecting indicators and setting targets.
- Provide leadership and guidance to technical and program staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, program assessments, data-driven decision-making and results reporting.
- Design, implement and supervise M&E and learning activities, including development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan, baseline and endline assessments, data quality assessments, routine service delivery data reporting and evaluations.
- Lead capacity development of program staff and project counterparts at all levels to participate in and lead, as needed, project monitoring and evaluation activities, and data use for programmatic decision-making, including developing and leading trainings for project staff, implementing partners, facility staff and community mobilizers.
- Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping. Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning.
- Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis.
- Ensure data quality through verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.
- Lead results reporting to CDC and Jhpiego headquarters, including providing data on progress to targets and writing narrative M&E sections for quarterly and annually reports, and other communications as needed (e.g., success stories).
- Write and review technical components of materials, publications, and progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
- In collaboration with program and technical staff and counterparts, ensure implementation of M&E strategies and frameworks.
- Track M&E budgets related to project and activity budgets.
- Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned, and ensure appropriate flow of information for project management, staff, and colleagues.
- Ensure that necessary M&E planning, budgeting, and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning.
- Cultivate strategic M&E relationships with other USG projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
- Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze and disseminate project data
- Determine appropriate staffing needed to manage the project M&E system and recruit and manage the M&E team.
Requirements and Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
- Minimum five years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating health and/or development projects of more than US$10M per year in developing countries (preferably Nigeria), with an emphasis on HIV projects.
- Minimum seven years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for complex programs in developing countries, with at least 3 years in HIV programs and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators, the Three Ones Principles and PEPFAR 90-90-90
- Expertise in quantitative/qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
- Demonstrated strong management, leadership, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts, in both the public and NGO sectors
- Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
- Demonstrated familiarity with Nigeria’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system, and including the health management information system
- Strong technical skills, including processing and analyzing data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
- Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
- Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
- Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
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