Latest Job in Ebonyi at FHI 360 for Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MAPS Project)

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MAPS Project)

Req ID: 4180
Location: Ebonyi State

Director, Department of Planning Research and Statistics (DPRS) SMoH

Qualifications and Requirements:

    1st degree in Medicine or other relevant fields with Masters in Public Health. A PhD experience in Public Health, Mathematics, Statistics, or related fields will be an added advantage;
    At least 5 years’ experience in assessment design & implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of donor funded programs;
    Familiarity with USAID policies
    Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Basic Function:
The general objective is to increase data availability at the SMOH/DPRS which will guide informed decision making by all stakeholders. Support the implementation of the NHMIS integration process. Support the complete roll-out of the NHMIS to all public and private health facilities. Support the implementation and institutionalization of the national data quality assurance protocol. Increase quality of database at the DPRS. Copied from:

Duties and responsibilities:

    Stimulate the demand for data from various health department and support development of a credible system of access to data from the DPRS to other department within the SMOH
    Institute regular data analysis, presentation to stakeholders and feedback to the Local Government Health Administration and health facilities where appropriate.
    Periodically provide concrete evidence that can be used for decision making.
    Build capacity of SMOH to perform these functions after the TA tenure ship.
    The TA will work full time at the SMOH/DPRS, reports to the Director in the DPRS while receiving support from the MAPS office (State Coordinator & M&E Advisor).
    Supports collection, process and disseminate relevant and necessary information required both for state health planning and for monitoring the utilization of resources in accordance with state priorities, objectives and health indicators.
    Reviews existing database of data and provide recommendations for improvement.
    Ensures timely forwarding/sharing of data to relevant agencies, departments and programs operating at the state level; and quality of data improved where applicable.
    Supports the utilization of specific disease control data by collaborating with M&E of disease control programs.
    Regularly support analysis of state data to provide trend of indicators used for monitoring of service data.
    Supports regular conduct of data quality audit in the state.
    Supports coordination efforts of all stakeholders and ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information among stakeholders through the DPRS.
    Supports operation research through collection of quality data and reports.
    Quarterly work plan drawn from the Department Annual Operational Plan.
    Monthly reports to the DPRS & MAPS Office and quarterly malaria reports to PMI through MAPS.
    Analyzed state data for programmatic review and provide feedback.
    Monitoring and presentation of key indicators every quarter by set criteria
    Provide capacity building in form of training and mentoring as required
    Mentor relevant officers in carrying out all the tasks identified above with the aim of ensuring that the department can fulfil these functions independently in the shortest possible time.
    Perform other duties as assigned by program. Copied from:

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    Demonstrated understanding of HMIS process and indicators;
    Demonstrated capacity and experience working with partners, government and donors;
    Excellent interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to both lead and serve as a member of teams;
    Ability to multi-task, work independently, and meet deadlines are all requisite skills;
    Proficiency in Excel, and database management especially DHIS;
    Demonstrable experience with statistical software packages (Stata, SPSS, Epi Info);
    Previous work experience in government setting will be added advantage;
    Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    Ability to travel within the state 25% time.

Mode of Operation:
S/He will operate from the State Ministry of Health, Department of Planning, Research and Statistics while receiving technical support/guidance from the MAPS office (M&E Advisor) and State Coordinators as applicable.

Method of Application

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Deadline: 18th October, 2013

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