PATH Nigeria, is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, we save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor
- The Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor is to provide technical leadership and direction for the monitoring, evaluation and learning of a Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) Condom Use Health Project in Nigeria funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
- The SBCC for condom use project in Nigeria intends to support sustained, increased use of affordable, quality condoms by sexually active persons in Nigeria, especially key populations (KP) and priority populations (PP).
- The activities proposed in this approach support a Total Market Approach (TMA) that leverages the relative strengths of the public, social marketing, and commercial sector to support sustainable access and use of condoms in Nigeria.
The specific objectives of the project will be to:
- Increased informed demand for condom use;
- Improved access, effectiveness and reach of condoms through optimizing distribution of free condoms;
- Improved evidence base to inform decisions and investments by market actors in support of sustainable, equitable use of condoms.
- The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor will provide technical leadership and oversight to the design and implementation of the project’s M&E framework and data collection systems to monitor overall project performance against established goals, objectives, and milestones and to ensure compliance with partner organization protocols and PATH’s organizational policies.
- S/he will also develop and maintain critical relationships with in-country stakeholders including officers of Nigeria’s Ministry of Health, donors, and implementing partners.
- Where necessary, s/he will represent the project in forums and meetings.
- The advisor will promote a culture and practice of data for decision making within project and partner staff.
- S/he will develop and deploy collaborative capacity building approaches to enhancing the skills and expertise in partner and stakeholder staff.
- The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor will work closely with the PATH project team and help set monitoring and evaluation standards.
- S/he will also serve as a liaison to PATH HQ’s monitoring, evaluation and learning department to ensure timely and adequate support.
- Provide overall technical guidance and leadership on the implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation system.
- Develop a performance monitoring plan covering activities to compile, analyze and present data for reporting of program progress and impact. Establish baseline for indicators in the M&E plan using existing data sources and conduct special studies as needed.
- Develop suitable dissemination materials for sharing project related results.
- Support operationalization of the M&E Plan by developing and managing an M&E system to serve as a repository of all project related M&E data.
- Maintain and update the M&E system on an ongoing basis and generate needed reports to meet donor and other stakeholder requirements.
- Lead implementation of facility surveys, household surveys, establish, oversee data cleaning and entry procedures as per standard M&E practice at PATH and consolidate lessons learned and make suitable recommendations for future assessments,
- Oversee data collection and monitoring activities at the target regions of the project.
- Provide technical assistance to the regional health offices for monitoring and improvement of program activities.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders such as the MOH, implementing partners, academic institutions, and donors in the area of monitoring and evaluation of condom programming activities.
- Manage the design and deployment of evaluation activities with multi-disciplinary teams.
- Ability to work with data base developers to design flexible systems to collect, store and analyze health data from multiple sources.