Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FHI 360 Jobs : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

FHI 360 is recruiting for the psition of a graduate Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. We are a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job ID: 14447
Location: Nigeria-Benue

Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.

  • Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.
  • Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP's).
  • Writes and edits technical reports and documents. Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.'
  • Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area.
  • Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
  • Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
  • Working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with providing technical support for research studies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports.
  • Ability to problem solve and implements corrective action as needed.
  • Typically requires 2-5 years of managing data collection and technical assistance experience.
  • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.
Problem Solving & Impact:
  • Works on problems of moderate scope that require analysis or interpretation of various factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Builds rapport with internal and external staff.
  • Decision may affect a work unit or area within a department.
Supervision Given/Received:
  • Has no supervisory responsibility.
  • Receives general instructions on routine work, detailed instructions on new assignments or projects.
  • Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.
Technology to be Used:
Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:

Typical Physical Demands:
Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Project Description:
FHI 360 has been awarded the USAID-funded Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS) project designed to support the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). The project will increase the quality, access, and uptake of specific malaria control interventions, including insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) expanded use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and delivery of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) to pregnant women. The project is focused on several states in Nigeria and will include the public health sector and the formal and informal private health sector. In addition to scale-up and delivery of interventions, the project will: a) strengthen the management capacity of the State Ministry of Health and Local Government Area health personnel to provide planning and oversight of malaria interventions; b) promote positive malaria-related behaviors through behavior-change communication activities and community mobilization; and c) improve the ability of the focus states and NMCP to effectively monitor and evaluate malaria interventions and use data effectively for decision-making.

Additional Responsibilities:

Position Summary:

The (MEO) will be responsible for working with state and LGA level health authorities, health facilities and other partners in the state to strengthen malaria M&E. He/she will also be responsible for collation of MAPS specific data. He/she will report to the State Coordinator at the state level and receive technical support and additional supervision from the M&E Advisor based in Abuja. Estimated level of effort: 100%

  • Degree in any of the social sciences,
  • Postgraduate degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics or Demography will be an added advantage.
  • Three years relevant working experience; in M&E and application of DHIS for data management is required.
Excellent communication skills and experience working in monitoring and evaluation of Malaria control programs

Application Close Date:
Not Stated

Application Closing Date
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