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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Helen Keller International / USAID Advancing Nutrition Project


Helen Keller International is a global health organization dedicated to eliminating preventable vision loss, malnutrition and diseases of poverty. Cofounded by Helen Keller and guided by her fierce optimism and belief in human potential – the organization delivers life-changing health solutions to vulnerable families where the need is great but access to care is limited. In the US, Africa, and Asia, Helen Keller’s proven, science-based programs empower people to create opportunities in their own lives and build lasting change.

The USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health, build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance development. The overall purpose of the project in Nigeria is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kebbi and Sokoto
Employment Type: Full-time

Background

  • We are seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support the development and implementation of USAID Advancing Nutrition MELP at state level.
  • S/He will have responsibility for tracking project performance and reporting results to inform programming. The incumbent will play role in promoting skey learning and accountability for the improvement of the project and for wider leaning.
  • The UAN project will strengthen systems, programs, and platforms; applying evidence and innovation; and bringing multi-sectoral actors together to build country-level commitment and capacity to scale up what works.
  • This project will also strengthen the enabling environment for innovation, commitment, capacity strengthening, coordination, collaboration, and support for multi-sectoral nutrition policies and programs among government, donors, civil society and private sector stakeholders in Nigeria.
  • The overall purpose is to provide technical support to the Government of Nigeria, and other nutrition stakeholders and generate evidence to enhance nutrition programming toward achieving the overall goal of improving nutrition for a healthy, productive, and resilient Nigeria. The project will provide technical assistance, and in some cases will undertake direct implementation at the community and/or state level, to enhance nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive programming to improve diets, nutritional status, and resilience of vulnerable populations, especially women, adolescents, and children aged 0-59 months.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the development and implementation of project performance monitoring framework/plan that ensures that project activities align with required deliverables and targets.
  • Utilize established system and tools for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the project.
  • Work with the Monitoring Evaluation and Research Advisor, to ensure the alignment of M&E activities with program goals and contributes to the development of annual work plans to identify state targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities
  • Generate monthly indicator reports and tracking progress against key indicators
  • Work closely with the state stakeholders and train M&E staff at the LGA, facility, and community levels to build their M&E capacity
  • Contribute to the identification, analysis, and synthesis of technical knowledge and evidence-based information in intervention areas including family planning, reproductive, maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition and immunization.
  • Monitor project activities and track activities against the state results framework
  • Conduct visits to LGAs and service delivery sites to monitor the quality and completeness of data sets.
  • Report directly to the Monitoring Evaluation and Research Advisor.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field
  • Master's Degree Preferred.
  • Ability to work with relevant government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners
  • Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
  • Fluent in English (written and oral communication) and Hausa.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for health and/or development projects.
  • Familiarity with USAID / International indicators and standard measurement tools in Nutrition as well NHMIS and DHIS2 is required.
  • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail

Application Deadline  22nd August, 2022.


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