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MEAL Officer - CGPP at International Medical Corps


International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at the highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: MEAL Officer - CGPP

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Specific Job Responsibilities
Monitoring:

  • Working closely with the MEAL Manager to track and monitor the implementation of detailed implementation plans (DIPs) developed from the states.
  • Assist in compiling and harmonization annual training plans from states.
  • Prepare Issues Log and keep a record of the Issues addressed, including updating of Change Management Procedure (CMP) tool.
  • Participate in Bi-weekly or monthly coordination/check-in meetings for CGPP projects in Nigeria
  • Participate in Quarterly Community of practice (COP) and monthly review meetings organized by USAID and other donor agencies at the National level.
  • Work closely with CGPP focal States to develop and set up COVID-19 referral systems for the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Ensure CGPP focal States conduct quality cascade MEAL training on reporting tools.
  • Work closely with the Secretariat Project leads to plan Technical Working Group meetings.
  • Under the leadership of the MEAL Manager, the MEAL officer with coordinate the MEAL system for the CGPP projects.
  • Work with the MEAL Manager to revise the MEL plan to include relevant data collection tools for reporting the GHSA project

Data Management:

  • Under the guidance of the MEAL Manager, contribute to regular analysis and interpretation of field data from focal state. Provide feedback as necessary.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to focal states for data verification to ensure data integrity, precision, reliability, timeliness, and validity.
  • Develop and share appropriate data reporting templates with focal States.
  • Act as a co-administrator to the CGPP Nigeria ODK/ONA and Kobo servers and manage all the user rights of MEAL Officers across the five States.
  • Develop and revise (periodically) the SOP for the project’s device management.
  • Support the conduct of Data Quality Assessment for the CGPP projects working closely with consultants and the MEAL Manager.
  • Provide support to the state MEAL officers to maintain the functionality of the project’s devices for data reporting.
  • With guidance from the MEAL Manager and working with the State MEAL officers, lead the pilot and field-test of data tools.
  • Work closely with the MEAL Manager to maintain the project’s database.
  • Submit weekly, monthly and Quarterly COVID-19 data on the USAID APPR, Monitor and DIS platforms.

Survey:

  • As guided by the management team and working closely with the MEAL Manager, support the planning and implementation of KAP surveys, annual DQA exercise, After Action Reviews and Intervention assessments and evaluations.
  • Support CGPP and the National Polio Eradication program in the conduct of surveys including LQAS for campaign monitoring.
  • Work closely with the MEAL Manager and others to support project baseline, midterm, and final evaluations.

Documentation:

  • Document lessons learned and best practices across CGPP Nigeria.
  • Provide inputs to research activities and writing of articles for publications.

Reporting:

  • Ensure the archiving of state reports, DIPs, supervisory visits reports, and filing of blank data tools at the Secretariat.
  • Prepare weekly M&E activities status report from states and share them with the management team.
  • Conduct MEAL Training and Capacity building sessions on the data collection and reporting tools on Polio, COVID-19 and GHSA projects across the 5 States
  • Ensure focal States detect and report timely for PEI and COVID-19 for the project

Key Working Relationships
Internal:

  • Secretariat Director, Deputy Secretariat Director, MEAL Manager, RI-PIO, GHSA -PM, MEAL Officers, State Team Leads, Senior MEAL Officer

External:

  • NPHCDA, Rotary, GAVI, BMGF, WHO, UNICEF, SPHCDA, NCDC

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Information Management, Social Sciences or related fields.
  • Master’s degree and equivalent experience in epidemiology, demography, sociology, psychology or other related Social Sciences is an added advantage.
  • 3-5 years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably in humanitarian or development context.
  • Proficient in GIS, Excel, ONA, ODK/Kobo and experience with Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Familiarity with relevant donors’ regulations is a plus.
  • Proven track record and experience in supporting the development of M&E plan, systems and database using MS office applications (Excel or Access) and software applications.
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience on developing and analyzing logical and conceptual frameworks.
  • Ability to train Partners and staff on developing and maintaining the M&E system.
  • Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the Polio Eradication program.
  • Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of vulnerable people.
  • Ability to multitask and deliver work to tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, ability to speak Hausa will be an Advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solution-oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 75% and stay in difficult environments

Ethical Conduct for IMC Staff

  • The International Medical Corps maintains a code of standards of conduct that shall govern the performances of its employees engaged in the award and administration of contracts. No employee, officer, or agent shall participate in the selection, award, or administration of a contract supported /by donor funds if a real or apparent conflict of interest would be involved. Such a conflict would arise when the employee, officer, or agent, any member of his or her immediate family, his or her partner, or an organization, which employs or is about to employ any of the parties indicated above, has a financial or other interest in the firm selected for an award. IMC officers, employees, or agents shall neither solicit nor accept gratuities, favors, or anything of monetary value from contractors, or parties to sub-agreements. These standards shall provide for disciplinary actions to be applied for violations of such standards by IMC officers, employees, or agents.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps and Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications addressing it to "The Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline  5th December, 2022.


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