Regional Senior Technical Advisor – Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation / Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS) at Management Sciences For Health – MSH

  • Medical/Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical ,NGO
  • Full time
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Cross River ,Nasarawa
  • Number of vacancies 2 openings
  • Job experience 5 years

Job Description

Location: Cross River and Nassarawa
Group/Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group
Project/Program: A576 – PMI – S
Reports To: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Grade: J
Number of Positions: 2

Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.
  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • The Regional Senior Technical Advisor Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation/Health System Strengthening (SME/HSS) will provide technical leadership state M&E/HSS interventions in the region. S/he will also be responsible for supporting work planning activities at the state level, generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.
  • The position holder will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence and guide HSS interventions in the states. S/he will build the capacity of SMEP in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions.
  • S/he will provide technical supervision for four M&E/HSS officers based in each region. Region one – Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi and Oyo states and region two Nassarawa, Plateau, Benue and Zamfara states.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance to SMEPs in the region in the planning and implementation of all M&E/HSS activities.
  • Support state M&E/HSS Officers in the implementation of PMI4States state level M&E plans and work plan and reporting on program indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
  • Support the states teams to establish systems for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI4States central database.
  • Build capacity of SMEP and state DPRS in monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, data interpretation and data use to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions
  • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state level.
  • Work with state M&E/HSS Officer and SMEP to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
  • Work with the State Coordinators in the implementation of selected health systems interventions including, for example, evidence-based state malaria annual operational plans (AOPs) to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
  • Engage with the State DPRS, SPHCDA, and State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
  • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
  • Participate and provide technical input in state-level malaria program review meetings.
  • Provide TA to the states in management of Malaria Data Repository at the state level, drawing from the national MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening at state or federal level.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.
  • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.
  • Excellent data analysis, presentation, use and reporting skills.
  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervision and mentoring of staff at state level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Management Sciences For Health – MSH on jobs-msh.icims.com to apply
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