Director, Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning/USAID/Nigeria/Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health/Forecast needed at Management Sciences For Health

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Job title : Director, Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning/USAID/Nigeria/Healthcare Financing and Human Resources for Health/Forecast

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : August 09, 2024

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The Director, MEL will oversee the monitoring and evaluation and learning system for reporting progress and ensuring availability and use of quality data for adaptive management and maintain reporting procedures and guidelines in compliance with USAID systems. The Director, MEL will be expected to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation and learning system and plan consistent with the USAID results framework, coordinate the collection of data including conducting field visits for data validation, monitor the quality of data sets, contribute to the adaptive management of the program, oversee the development, maintenance and use of the project technical information management system, and document project performance against established outputs and indicators. S/he will also be responsible for building the capacity of the Government of Nigeria, Ministry of Health (MOH) and other stakeholders in the collection, utilization, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring that all monitoring and data collection activities are harmonized, and information is shared. The Director, MEL will also assist the MOH to monitor programs and assess the robustness of implementing organizations’ data collection and MEL mechanisms. 

This position is contingent upon award and funding. 

How will YOU accomplish this? 

  • Design and implement the Project’s MEL system, including the development of indicators, setting targets, monitoring project progress, ensuring timely data collection, writing quarterly and annual reports, and liaising with the project financial team to track the budget in relation to all project results and outcomes.  
  • Provide technical inputs to the technical team to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as MEL tools and strategies and provide monitoring data to strategically inform the decisions on project performance and future direction to the project, for enhanced adaptive management.  
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and use of the project technical information management system, and its interoperability with the national health information management system. Support the MOH to develop a health sector MEL framework and monitor health system strengthening interventions.  
  • Provide regularly updated reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to the Chief of Party, USAID and other program managers as required.  
  • Collaborate with the project team in identifying project activities, processes and/or outcomes that are worthy of documentation and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices. Adhere to MSH procurement integrity and institutional standards and procedures in all project management responsibilities. 

This list is not exhaustive, and we would expect our DFA leaders to be both innovative and strategic in suggesting and implementing new methods to achieve the outcomes and impact desired by our client and needed by the people the project aims to serve.  

QUALIFICATIONS

What do you need to apply? 

MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices. Individuals who share our values of treating everyone with respect while being equitable and holding all of us accountable to make an impact.  

Specific requirements for this role are:  

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline and at least 8 years of demonstrated experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities and special studies for complex programs in developing countries.  
  • Excellent command of monitoring and evaluation methodologies.  
  • Knowledge of issues related to integrated health services and support programs. 
  • Previous experience implementing and managing a rigorous MEL system including developing performance monitoring plans that track performance as sub-results/results and by funding stream.  
  • Knowledge of data collection protocols to ensure accurate data collection and verification is essential, as well as an ability to identify data trends and communicate this information to allow for changes in program implementation. 
  • MEL experience in the health sector desired, particularly in health systems strengthening.  
  • Operations research experience is desired.  
  • Past experience leading and building the capacity of MEL officers, including remote, field-based staff, to meet program needs and deliverables is desired. 
  • Proven expertise in the management / supervision of health management information systems.  
  • Extraordinary organizational, verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required. 

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