Position : Consultant Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor
Position Location : Nigeria
Travel Requirements : Domestic travel only
Summary of Job
ASAP is seeking qualified applicants for a Consultant Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor position for Nigeria.
S / he will be responsible for the overall leadership and technical guidance in providing capacity-building support to USAID Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) in project performance monitoring and improvement and delivery of results and quality.
S / he will develop standard templates and reporting guidelines to support LIPs in meeting USAID requirements and expectations.
S / he will also work closely and coordinate with other international implementing organizations providing embedded TA to local organizations to avoid duplication of resources and effort.
Scope of Work
Specifically, the Consultant Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor will be responsible for the following tasks :
Participate in developing Memorandum of Understandings with LIPs and ASAP to outline roles, responsibilities, and
Design and establish a project monitoring and evaluation system, including defining project indicators and sources of data and developing the project performance monitoring plan.
Develop Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for LIPs; provide on-site TA as indicated in the CDP, and monitor the progress of CDP
Conduct a rapid assessment to understand LIP’s current M&E capacity
Develop an M&E strengthening plan including identifying process and outcome indicators.
Develop a QA / QI processes and supportive supervision tools to strengthen the M&E team
Implement capacity-building activities to increase the ability of key LIP staff to identify, collect, analyze and report on high-quality data in support of the malaria program’s indicators
Training the M&E teams on PEPFAR reporting requirements including High-Frequency Reporting (HFR) and quarterly progress reporting in DATIM and MER indicators.
Minimum Qualifications / Experience Requirements
Minimum of a master’s degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or another health-related field
10+ years of experience monitoring health or HIV-specific programs, particularly designing M&E plans
Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods
Minimum of 3 years’ practical experience setting up and managing project monitoring and evaluation plans and systems, for USAID-supported projects preferred
Substantial experience in building the capacity of government and / or local partner staff in data collection, analysis and / or use
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills
Willingness to travel within the country as needed
Oral and written English language required ; additional knowledge of recognized local languages preferred.