The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for various BMGF funded RMNCH projects aimed at reducing maternal and newborn deaths in Nigeria. Jhpiego will be providing technical assistance to implementation states with funding from BMGF through TA Connect to implement a technical assistance project for layering high impact interventions.
on G-ANC/PNC platform for improved maternal and newborn outcomes in Bauchi and Nasarawa. The programâs goal is to contribute significantly to ending preventable maternal and child deaths in Nigeria. The two-year project will commence in December 2023 and will be implemented in Bauchi and Nasarawa states of Nigeria.
ResponsibilitiesIn coordination with Project Director and state stakeholders support baseline and end-line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations. Develop and oversee data flow pattern for country level program that will ensure timely data collection, reporting, and use. Supervise and mentor MERL officers. Coordinate and standardize M&E activities with three other implementing states. Contribute results reporting to TA Connect and ARC by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate. Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project technical and financial integrity to achieve program goal and corresponding objectives and targets. Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Nigeria national health guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems. Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making. 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, including design, data collection, management and analysis Assist with coordination of operations research and quality analysis of operations research data. Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits. Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other malaria care and treatment projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations. Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiegoâs organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data. Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team. Ensure that resources for implementation of M&E activities are available. Work with project and financial staff to prepare work plans and project budgets and track progress of project activities and budgets. Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff.
Required QualificationsAdvanced degree in international public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience. Minimum of 7 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation. Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project. Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors. M&E experience in maternal and child health care. Familiarity with Nigeria health management information system and other national M&E systems. Previous direct supervisory experience of professional and support staff. Proven expertise in providing technical assistance. Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff. Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform. Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners. Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings. Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups. Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide. Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication preferred. Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams. Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access. Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office Suite. Fluent in written and spoken English. Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills. Ability to travel nationally.
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