The Technical Lead (TL) for Monitoring & Evaluation for the PLAN-Health project will focus on building the capacity of Nigerian civil society organizations (CSOs) and government agencies at the state and local level to take ownership and responsibility for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. The goal of the project is to apply lessons learned from capacity building to better foster sustainable changes in the Nigerian Health System.
- Guide the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework. A priority activity for this position is a fifth year re-evaluation of the results framework into measurable results with their corresponding outcomes and outputs. The TL will guide the process of assessing and (re)designing instruments for collecting monitoring and evaluation data and working with the project team to analyze and share the data.
- Work with the Plan Health management team to prepare the semi-annual monitoring and evaluation exercise; review progress against current and past plans, identify lessons learned, make adjustments and move successfully toward closeout. The TL particularly attends to final year results.
- Capture, develop, share, and effectively use organisational knowledge by using a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives.
- Monitor team reports to determine if the information is substanitive and relevant to the goal of PLAN Health.
- Document the achievements and accomplishments of the implementation plan indicators against set performance targets, including mid-term milestones/ benchmarks, annual and expected end-of-project results targets.
- Provide technical M&E inputs to the technical teams to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as M&E tools and strategies. S/he provides monitoring data to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project.
- Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in the Center for Leadership and Management at MSH/HQ in the design and implementation of complex studies of the impact of organizational and health systems strengthening activities.
- Document best practices and success stories; prepare documentation for potential program users and public relations purposes; and submits timely, high quality quarterly reports to USAID.
- Assists project staff in the preparation and submission of journal and conference abstracts that contribute to knowledge on health systems strengthening.
- Master’s degree or higher in health system research, program evaluation, statistics, or related field relevant to monitoring and evaluation.
- A minimum of 5 years senior-level experience in monitoring and evaluation of large internationally funded health programs, including the use of data to inform decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and other strategic initiatives. Preference given to candidates with USG experience and experience in HIV/AIDS and/or capacity building of civil society organizations.
- Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators. Good working knowledge of statistics. Ability to obtain, analyze and interpret data and present findings in oral and written form.
- Experience in quantitative measurement of program impact; experience in communications-based training.
- Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and in managing a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and in meeting deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
- Experience/expertise in e-health programs/activities and knowledge management.
- Willingness to travel within Nigeria as required.