Project assistant / monitoring and evaluation (m&e) assistant - shops plus

Abt Associates

Job Summary

The M&E Assistant will support the M&E Officer in the implementation of the Lagos TB program. The TB program will focus on increasing availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix models for TB care. While the FP program will support capacity-building of public and private providers to scale up family planning, especially long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collate and document materials that the data entry clerks will enter into the project data management system

Supervise data entry clerks:

  • Supervise daily filing of the data forms by the data entry clerks
  • Ensure back-ups of the database daily
  • Assign forms on a daily basis to DEC to be entered into the database and ensure that the entries matches the forms assigned to them
  • Conduct data verification on the data entered to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Assist SHOPS Plus managers and technical leads in collecting, analyzing and reporting program data
  • Make input in the development/review of Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning documents
  • Assist in development of research instruments for baseline, endline surveys and exploratory research studies
  • Support research analysis and interpretation including data cleaning and other minor quantitative tasks; draft presentations and reports of the studies carried out
  • Support the M&E officer/Director in reviewing program data to monitor performance (including carrying out data quality assurance activities)
  • Work with the M&E officer/Director in providing evidence-based input/feedback to facilitate program design, review and implementation
  • Track research expenditures (at the state level) against the budget, and monitor and manage RME sub-contracts
  • Support in the reporting of program performance indicators to USAID and other stakeholders as may be necessary
  • Make presentations on M&E as may be necessary (e.g. during trainings, meetings, etc.)
  • Support the development of program progress report, case studies, and other documents as per program objectives

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following areas: Public Health, Economics, Epidemiology, Demography, Social Work, Business Management or related/equivalent fields.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a related professional space
  • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research techniques preferred
  • Excellent computer application skills, especially in use of MS Word, Excel, Acess and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with secondary data sources
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent in mathematical calculations and analysis
  • Ability to multitask, have leadership and supervision skills
  • Experience in data entry, cleaning and analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ( 2+ ) years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. 

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