Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitoring Evaluation and Learning:
- Contributes to the development and implementation of the TO7 MELP to systematically document performance for technical team to ensure the TO7 implementation is on track
- Generates robust evidence for programmatic learning that leads to action, decision making, and impact
- Together with Senior MEL Manager, ensures the alignment of M&E activities with program goals and contributes to the development of annual work plans to identify TO7 targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities
- Monitors project activities and tracks these activities against the TO7 results framework
- Conducts visits to LGAs as necessary for data validation to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets
- Generates monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators
- Works closely with the FCT stakeholders and trains M&E staff at the LGA, facility, and community levels to build their M&E capacity
- Contributes to the identification, analysis, and synthesis of technical knowledge and evidence-based information in intervention areas including family planning, reproductive, maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition and immunization.
- Coordinates data collection at project states offices to monitor performance and ensure timely compilation and reporting of data, and leads activities to support HMIS strengthening at LGA level
- Collaborates with other partnering implementers on alignment of data collection, analysis, and results reporting
- Oversees the data migration and reconstruction efforts with the facility, LGAs, SMOH, and other stakeholders on the ground
- Facilitates training surveys and ensures quality of data and data management activities at the facility level
- Trains staff on database (HMIS) and answers questions related to the system
- Reports to Senior MEL Manager
The MEL/HMIS Officer will have experience working with facility level M&E of public health programs. The Officer will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in M&E for health systems and healthcare provision programming, and experience working with different cadres of government. S/he must be intimately familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs.
Additional qualifications include:
- A Bachelor’s degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field, Masters Preferred
- Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for health and/or development projects
- Minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible experience with reporting health services data using standard tools and software. Familiarity with NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.
- HMIS data context at the State level and working with health facilities and LGA for data collection, reporting and use.
- Familiarity with USAID / International indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas
- Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to work with relevant government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners
- Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
- Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
- Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and other local languages