Position : Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Consultant - Yobe
Project Overview and Role :
The UK Support to Health transformation in Nigeria through the Lafiya Programme is a flexible, demand-led strategic partnership with the Nigerian Federal and targeted State governments designed to address equity, improve and sustain health outcomes for the most vulnerable States with the worst health statistics.
The desired objectives of the programme included fostering an enabling environment for UHC policy reform and implementation, institutional management capacity building and health system strengthening.
This required the full engagement and participation communities with a view to contributing to ending preventable maternal and new-born deaths.
The programme operated at the Federal level; and geographically in five states of - Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe.
Following the ODA cuts, from 0.7% to 0.5% and the spend review handrails, the FCDO reprioritisation and business planning exercise beginning in the last quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021 the programme had to scale down some key interventions and consider reviewing the geographic scope going into the next financial years.
and (2) Covid-19 transmission and vaccine hesitancy reduced including improved plans and capacity for emergency preparedness and response in the targeted States :
Output 1 : Advocacy & Accountability - Leadership and Governance of primary health care services structures or planning and delivery teams are functional in targeted states (through partnership)
Output 2 : Adequate health workforce for primary health care including RMNCAH service delivery and BHCPF available and sustained in targeted states
Output 3 : Health information management systems capacity to support decision-making for primary health care including RMNCAH and BHCPF service delivery in targeted states increased
Output 4 : Health financing and public financial management to strengthen and sustain access to high quality and affordable primary health care in targeted states increased
Output 5 : Health security and epidemic preparedness and response (EPR) plans developed and operationalized within the targeted states (by addressing social norms / behaviour change).
The state Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Consultant will oversee and support all the monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the Palladium Lafiya programme at the assigned state.
She / He will support planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation, ensure quality in accordance with accepted standards, provide essential feedback for learning, accountability, and decision-making in line with the programme’s design.
She / He will support tools development, data analysis, facilitating evaluative activities, capturing collective progress and impact of the programme, and reinforcing the utilisation of MEL products to support overall institutional learning, strategic planning, and advocacy.
The SM&E consultant will report directly to the MEL Expert and will continuously liaise with programme technical teams and will supervise LGA facilitators who will retain responsibility for the regular monitoring of activities in targeted LGAs.
Reports to : The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Expert
Location : The Consultant will be based in Yobe with travels to focused LGAs
Primary Duties and Responsibilities :
The SM&E Consultant will :
ensuring timely data collection; writing quarterly and annual reports; and working with the programme state and federal teams to track programme results and outcomes.
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Required Qualifications :
experience managing Management Information Systems (MIS) on large-scale health programmes is essential.
Company Overview :
About Palladium - Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.
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