Management Sciences for Health Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Niger in Niger State, Nigeria
The success of the CaTSS project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements to PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets is of utmost importance. Hence, the objective of the M&E Specialist position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of CaTSS M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices.
Spearheading the roll-out of CaTSS M&E plan in line with PEPFAR and national reporting requirements
Member of the State Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance
Provide technical input in the development of an integrated State CaTSS project plan in collaboration with the Directors, Advisors and State Teams.
Take lead in the implementation of CaTSS state M&E plan and reporting formats for PEPFAR indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Team, Advisors and Directors
Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the CaTSS central data base and ensure timely M&E technical support to all implementing health facilities.
Take lead in building the capacity of health units’ M&E staff and relevant health and community workers in collection, summarization, analysis and presentation of M&E data.
Manage the roll-out of the project M&E data quality assurance system including quarterly data quality audits.
Assist the STL to coordinate the establishment/strengthening of one state M&E system that informs policy and practice.
Ensure state-of-the art database management practice at the state.
Analyze M&E data on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and flag action areas to the project management.
Work with LCaTSS management to document and publish best practices.
Supervision: Works independently and reports to the State Team Leader.
Decision Making: : Working within project strategy and policy guidelines, makes decisions with regards to work responsibilities and is accountable for them.
Responsibility over data or information: Has access to information within project, and is responsible for program data generation and management.
Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility assigned assets in the program.
Responsibility over Staff: None
Postgraduate degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and/or Biostatistics.
At least 4 years hand-on-experience in monitoring and evaluation with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 4 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
Excellent inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications.
Significant experience working in HIV/AIDS programs in Nigeria.
Familiarity with PEPFAR reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for HIV Counseling and Testing, prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission, ART, palliative care, and OVC desirable
Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
State Team Leader
Dept/Unit: GEN (General)
Project/Program: A512 - Nigeria CaTSS
Applications Due Date: 2017-07-23
External Company URL: www.msh.org