Sr. Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Nigeria
Full-Time / Regular
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist is a hands-on non-supervisory position that provides support to develop and implement the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan for the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program.
The incumbent will be responsible for collecting, collating, communicating and reporting results, supporting timely development of associated deliverables, and meeting program reporting requirements (e.
g., quarterly and annual reports), ensuring full field office participation in knowledge sharing and learning work, and providing technical assistance and training in M&E to in-country counterparts.
Roles and Responsibilities :
Develops Country PQM+ MEL Plan in collaboration with the MEL Director and in alignment with the PQM+ global results framework and MEL Plan (including PQM+ indicators) in order to track project progress in achieving objectives.
Execute the Country PQM+ MEL Plan, including monitoring and reporting the country program’s progress towards achieving outputs and outcomes.
Facilitates the development of quarterly and annual progress reports on all program activities in collaboration with the Chief of Party and ensure timely submission of USAID Mission.
Enters data for all country-level indicators and uploads associated documentation into the DevResults database per the reporting schedule and obtains timely review and approval of reported data.
Supports the Chief of Party in conducting periodic program reviews and planning workshops.
Ensure country program staff participate in and contribute to PQM+ knowledge sharing activities.
Suggests strategies to the Chief of Party for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Country program by identifying bottlenecks in completing activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
Provides M&E expertise or coordinates M&E support to country counterparts as they develop, implement, and use performance monitoring indicators for their own medicine quality activities.
Coordinates the evaluation of key program activities with the PQM+ MEL Director and the M&E team.
Supports data collection associated with PQM+ research projects.
Master’s Degree in public health, social science or statistics
Excellent knowledge of performance monitoring, especially of capacity building and system strengthening interventions
Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection including survey design, implementation and analysis
Strong analytic skills
Experience developing dashboards or visualizing data
Excellent English-language communication skills (written and oral)
Ability to work independently and to liaise and coordinate activities between different government agencies and stakeholders.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) including design and implementation of M&E in development projects implemented by national / international NGOs / or Government, including experience drafting performance reports for donor-funded projects.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in collection, management, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data
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Job Category Global Public Health