State Technical Assistant at Leprosy and TB Relief Initiative Nigeria (LTR)

Leprosy and TB Relief Initiative Nigeria (LTR) officially registered with Corporate Affairs Commission as an indigenous non-profit NGO in March 2018. Before then, the organization was a country office of the International Non-Governmental Organization called the Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Technical Assistant

Job Reference Number: LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001
Locations: Adamawa, Borno, Gombe, Plateau, and Yobe
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: State Technical Officer

Job Description

  • The State Technical Assistant (STA) will coordinate all aspects of monitoring and evaluation and contribute strategically to the success and impact of the overall Global Fund GC7 Project.
  • He / She is critical in driving evidence-based decision-making and fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement in the state of implementation.

Key Responsibilities
Under the coordination of the STO, the State TB/HIV Technical Assistant(s) will:
Service Scale-Up Oversight:

  • Provide day-to-day oversight for the scale-up of community TB/DRTB, HIV, and PPM services across the state.
  • Coordinate with all the ad-hoc field workers engaged by SRs to ensure effective service delivery.

Seamless Coordination and Data Reporting:

  • Support the STO in ensuring seamless coordination and robust data reporting.
  • Work closely with cluster coordinators and LGA TB/HIV reporting structures.

Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building:

  • Collaborate with the state STBLCP and SASCP to facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity building as TB and HIV service integration is being scaled up.
  • Build the capacity of existing state TB and HIV structures toward program sustainability.

Data Collation and Analysis:

  • Collate and analyze program data following LGA validation of TB and HIV data.
  • Identify the gaps in providers, facilities, and LGAs and develop remedial actions.

Activity Review and Approval:

  • Review weekly community TB and HIV activity reports from outreaches, Active Case findings, and HTS among pregnant women conducted across all LGAs by the CBOs.
  • Assess work plans and budgets for subsequent week’s activities for STO approval.

Line Listing of DRTB Patients and HIV-Positive Pregnant Women:

  • Maintain the state’s line listing of all DRTB patients identified from PPM and community interventions.
  • Support the STBLCP and SASCP in ensuring 100% linkage to treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women identified in the community.

Workplan Development:

  • Develop the weekly state/LGA TB/HIV activity work plan in line with the approved state budget.

Technological Solutions Management:

  • Onboard field teams and service providers on technological solutions (MATS, CommTB, AIM 250, EPCON, specimen movement dashboard).
  • Manage the back end of these systems and work with the central teams to troubleshoot issues.

On-Site Mentoring and Capacity Building:

  • Provide on-site mentoring and capacity building for TB/HIV PPM and community service providers in the state.

Supply Chain Management:

  • Maintain statewide visibility of TB/HIV program commodities, consumables, and medicines.
  • Collaborate with state TB and HIV logistics officers.
  • Manage supplies and distribution of mama packs and the action meal.
  • Prepare distribution plans and generate monthly utilization reports.
  • Redistribute RTKs and medicines to LGAs as needed.

Education & Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics / Demographics / Public Policy / International Development / Economics / Public Health or related fields.
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s plus an advanced certificate in M&E will be an added advantage.
  • Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software
  • Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software such as MS Excel, Stata and SPSS for project implementation.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.
  • Experience of Implementation of Global Fund (GF) grant is an added advantage.
  • Strong training & facilitation skills.
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities in public health projects.
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
  • Experience in digital/mobile data collection tools.
  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and/ performance monitoring plans.

Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to think strategically and align M&E activities with the overall goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively engage with internal and external stakeholders, including donors, government agencies, and partner organizations.
  • Commitment to achieving measurable results and using M&E findings for program improvement and decision-making.
  • Ability to adapt to changing program requirements, priorities, and external environments.
  • Proficient project management skills to oversee M&E activities within the program.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret complex data, identify trends, and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey M&E findings and recommendations to diverse audiences, including stakeholders and decision-makers.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV in single file, saved with their name and Job Title in Word format to: [email protected] using “LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001-STATE” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline  19th June, 2024.


  • Candidates with the wrong subject in their email stand a chance of being disqualified.
  • E.g - Applicants for the position for Gombe state should use “LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001-GOMBE STATE”.
  • Applicants for the position for Yobe state should use “LTR (PMU)/_2024/STA/001-YOBE STATE” and so on for other states.