Management Sciences for Health Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening Officers Jobs in Nigeria

Management Sciences for Health Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening Officers Jobs in Nigeria


  • The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.

    Overview

  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH.

  • The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention.

  • PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

  • The M&E/HSS Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Coordinator.

  • S/he will provide technical leadership of PMI-S HSS interventions, including the roll-out and integration of PMI-S M&E plans in the states with other HSS activities as well as generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.

  • The position will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence state HSS.

  • S/he will build the capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions.

  • S/he will provide timely analyzed data to inform AOP processes.

  • The position will build capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in monitoring AOP implementation and budget performance to inform mTWG decisions.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of all state and LGA level M&E / HSS activities.

  • Develop and implement an M&E / HSS plan for the program in the state, in collaboration with the State Coordinator

  • Take lead in the implementation of PMI-S state level Task Order M&E plans and state work plan and reporting on USAID indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.

  • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI-S central database and ensure timely M&E / HSS technical support to all implementing health facilities.

  • Build capacity of SMEP and LGA M&E officers in monitoring and evaluation, data management and data use.

  • Support the SMEP team to analyze and use data to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions.

  • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state and LGA levels

  • Work with SMEP and LGAs to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.

  • Support monitoring of quality of service at health facilities.

  • Take lead in implementation of selected health systems interventions including for example evidence-based state
    malaria annual planning to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.

  • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.

  • Provide HRH analytics to inform state HRH deployment and management practices.

  • Engage with the State DHPRS, SPHCDA, State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.

  • Provide TA in analysis and management of a state Malaria Data Repository drawing from the federal MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins and policy briefs.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with focus on generating and triangulating data to inform State health systems strengthening.

  • At least 5 years of experience strengthening selected health systems at state or federal level in Nigeria.

  • Strong analytical, advocacy and program planning skills required.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ hands-on monitoring & evaluation experience, with good understanding of health system strengthening.

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.

  • Familiarity with USAID reporting systems highly desirable, particularly for malaria control.

  • Excellent data analysis, presentation and reporting skills.

  • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS2 for data management.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.

  • Strong report writing skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitation of training activities.

  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

    Application Closing Date

  • 31st May, 2020.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Management Sciences for Health Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening Officers Jobs in Nigeria

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