Jobs in Taraba, Kebbi, Gombe at Management Sciences for Health

Through PEPFAR, the U.S. Government (USG) is the largest contributor to programs for over in Nigeria. As partnerships with the Nigerian Government, UNICEF, and other donors continue to be productive and strengthened, PEPFAR support has been instrumental in helping key Nigerian government agencies to articulate standards for over care and guidelines for establishing
OVC programs. Through the CUBS Project, PEPFAR will strengthen capacity of federal and state government agencies to plan and implement OVC programs. The Project will support the implementation of Nigeria's National Plan of Action on OVC by developing and strengthening community based service delivery for orphans and vulnerable children.

JOB TITLE: MONITORING & EVALUATION CONSULTANT
Location: Taraba, Kebbi, Gombe

Overall Responsibilities:
The success of the OVC project depends largely on accurate, complete and timely reporting of achievements of PEPFAR/USAID. Achievement of set targets are of utmost importance to the OVC project. Hence, the objective of the M&E Specialist position is to provide technical leadership in the roll-out of OVC M&E plan in the states integrating it with other health and education systems and generating strategic data for program management, reporting and documentation of best practices. The M&E Consultant ls also responsible in spearheading the roll-out of OVC M&E plan in line wHh PEPFAR and national reporting requirements and he/she is a member of the Project Management Team that is responsible for overall project performance. Under the overall supervision of Associate Director M&E. the M&E consultant will assist the team on M&E related activities in the CUBS project. Under the supervision of the Associate Director M&E. the M&E consultant will provide support in data verification, compiling/collating. Data entry, reports in focal states as needed.

Specific Responsibilities:
1.    Data collection at state level
2.    Data verification and reporting
3.    Data entry
4.    Updating of all databases
5.    Conduct routine DQA when necessary
6.    Support other Associate Director M&E and the state teams with data needs
7.    Facilitate M&E trainings ( including mentoring) in states
8.    Document outcomes of those meetings, drawing attention to follow-up actions
9.    Compile M&E monthly & quarterly reports using templates to be developed
10.   Any other duties as assigned by the COP and or Associate Director M&E

Qualifications:
The suitable candidate will have a graduate degree in statistics, demography. epidemiology or related field with focus on monitoring and evaluation and at least 2 years hands-on-experience at a senior position in monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and TB programs with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills. Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR reporting systems is highly desirable. particularly for HCT PMTCT. ART Palliative care. and OVC programs. The candidate must be familiar with the Nigeria National M&E system and lools WIth excellent training and networking skills.

Supervision:
The consultant will be directly supervised by the CUBS Associate Director M&E The candidate must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.

How to apply

Send your CV and cover letter to bids_nigeria@msh.org , as applications will not be considered through any other channel. Interested persons must send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter not later than closinq date of the application, Suitable candidates living with HIV/AIDS will have an added advantage. Women are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: January 16, 2014.

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