Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at Plan International

Plan International is an independent child-centred international development organisation committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 75 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens' participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organisations, development partner government at all levels and the private sector.

We are currently implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded MNCH projects: Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and children (SHOW) in Sokoto and Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) in Bauchi state.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Department: Program
Report to: National Program Manager
Duration: 4 years

  • Provide leadership in developing mid implementation of monitoring and evaluation plant and corresponding instruments for MNCH project and implementing M&E strategies in compliance with the project management tools and donor requirements.
  • Take the lead in project reviews, assessment including internal data quality assessments, monitoring and evaluations.
  • This position will also be responsible for developing project staffs capacity is the area of progress and data gathering, verification and results monitoring.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Designs, develops and implements the comprehensive M&E framework/strategy, system and quantitative and qualitative tools, with a focus on health management information systems strengthening and incorporating mobile technology
  • Leads regular monitoring data collection, verification, entry, spot checking, analysis, reporting and sharing, ensuring accurate, high quality household, community and facility level data is collected on all PMF (Performance Measurement Framework) indicators on a regular basis and as per agreed framework and timelines
  • Supports, coordinates and follows the development and implementation of Baseline, Midterm, Endline and research studies in order to inform the M&E framework, tools, systems and processes
  • Provides information and feedback to the National Project Manager to inform adjustments in project strategy, and to ensure that the project remains relevant and effective.
  • Share and disseminate best practices on Program related lessons learnt in collaboration with Health Experts in the state.
  • Work with project team members to ensure community level data is collected, analyzed and presented for communities to make informed decisions on MNCH issues.
  • Ensure timely and high quality regular monitoring and evaluation reports are produced.
  • Set up and manage a project knowledge management system.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback on project progress against planned activities, outputs and results.
  • Ensure capacity building by regularly training and mentoring staff and partners for improved program monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical leadership in operational and Programme research processes.
  • Provide overall technical guidance and supervision to the Project M and E coordinators.
  • Develop innovative strategies. including application of IT technology to engage the State Ministry of health Department of Planning, Research and Statistics and PHCDA on MNCH data collection and quality improvement.
  • Establish linkage with M and E units of existing MNCH projects in the state.
  • Fulfil Plan's Child Protection Policy at all times to prevent children from all forms of child abuses.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Statistics or Social or Health Sciences or an equivalent from a recognized university. Master's degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years practical work experience in Monitoring & of Public Health programs especially MNCH programs.
  • Experience in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation especially in community and household data collection processes. including analysis of large data sets.
  • Experience in application of result based management tools.
  • Experience working with the DHIS 2.0 software is critical.
  • Proven understanding of programming concepts and Human Rights Approaches to Development.
  • Knowledge and experience with Donor program and M&E frameworks and approaches.
  • Thorough experience with the use of technology for data collection including mobiles phones and Global Positioning System (GPS) preferred.
  • Excellent command of English. a working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
25th March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send all applications and CV/Profile

Note: Only application sent electronically by e-mail with the format "Location - Position" clearly indicated as as the subject of the mail will be considered.