The State M&E Officer will support the M&E Manager in all data collection, analysis and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency from start to finish for the NFM project.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership to the state office and field level M&E program and provide overall guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation;
- Manage the state offices reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete datasets are sent to the national office on a periodic basis, or when required.
- Work with local partners to develop their project monitoring and evaluation plans and support the correct implementation and use of routine data collection tools.
- Conduct monthly routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision.
- On a monthly basis, ensure that high quality analyzed facility-level data is disseminated to relevant staff at facilities and decision-makers. Ensure that data is used to highlight important programmatic gaps and coordinate with facility management and other departments in addressing these gaps;
- Coordinate regular data quality assessments, undertaken in a participatory manner, with facility staff and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data.
- Ensure that the quality of program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality;
- Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served;
- Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs;
- Provide technical support in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the grant;
- Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams;
- Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to standard guidelines;
- Represent SHI and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research;
- Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the malaria field by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities;
- Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all Global Health program interventions;
- Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of SMEP, LGA, and MFPs in integrating malaria data into the national DHIS 2 platform.
- Coordinate the implementation of State-based activities on malaria prevention including LLIN distribution, use and monitoring;
- Provide support for malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LMIS;
- Provide technical support to states to improve intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women;
- Provide technical support for capacity building on malaria technical areas including training of personnel at the state ministry of health and other facilities;
- Provide technical expertise at the state level to the SMEP as it relates to all issues on capacity building for the Management of malaria control;
- Implement Severe Malaria management in selected secondary health facilities;
- Plan and Supervise general activities as it relates to the Grant at the state level
- Prepare periodic activity reports (weekly, monthly , quarterly);
- Supervise NMEP 3PL on Last mile distribution of anti malaria commodities;
- Perform any other duty as may be assigned.
- Candidates must have a Medical degree or Bachelors degree in Health Sciences or other related discipline and a post graduate qualification in Public health or other related discipline.
- S/he must have a minimum of three years work experience in public health; particularly in malaria programs or any other programs in the other disease areas.
- Five years minimum experience is required for candidates without a post graduate degree.