Clinton Health Access Initiative

M&E Volunteer, Sexual Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health Program

Country
Nigeria
City
Lagos
Type
Volunteer, Local
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Nigeria

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org


CHAI has been supporting the Government of Nigeria with programs in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (SRMNCH) with the aim of reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality; increasing contraceptive prevalence rate and improving coverage of essential childhood medicines. Current work focuses on supporting the government to implement recently updated World Health Organization guidelines on prevention and management of post-partum hemorrhage.  CHAI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteer to work on a new SRMNCH program that will be implemented in three states: Lagos, Kano, and Niger. The program will apply human-centered design to developing innovations at state-level to improve post-partum hemorrhage prevention and response; improve service delivery and patient education on the appropriate use of uterotonics; and strengthen supply chain for maternal health commodities.

 

The Volunteer will join the Nigeria country program, working with the SRMNCH team, to enable CHAI, the Government of Nigeria, and their partners to achieve transformational impact in improving maternal health outcomes. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. Successful candidates must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with government officials and partners. Additionally, the successful candidates will adhere to CHAI values, including humility, urgency, entrepreneurialism, trust and transparency, working at the service of government, valuing diversity, and being mission-driven.

 

The Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteer will be based in Lagos. We will offer our standard 6-month contract for full-time work with the opportunity to renew. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and coordinate data collection at health facilities and in local communities;
  • Collate routine health facility and program data, and assess their quality and suitability for analysis;
  • Execute interventions to strengthen data completeness and timeliness in health facilities;
  • Coordinate and lead training, mentoring, and coaching of data collectors;
  • Support Primary Healthcare Board and local governments to strengthen community based health information systems and vital community reporting registration systems;
  • Review Monitoring and Evaluation data regularly with state program team to ensure that the program is accomplishing its objectives and corrective actions are taken if required;
  • Develop dissemination materials, including reports, presentations, briefs and visualizations;
  • Support State Program Lead in donor reporting activities including consolidation of relevant data and evidence of impact;
  • Any other task as requested by the Program Director.

Qualifications

Proactive, resourceful individuals with strong analytical and communication skills are required for this role.  Specific requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of professional experience or Master’s degree with 1 year of relevant experience. Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, information management, economics or relevant subject matter strongly preferred;
  • Experience with public health research, implementation science, and the relevant evaluation models and methods, particularly in establishing baseline figures and assessing post-intervention changes and targets;
  • Demonstrable experience supervising and coordinating data collection at health facilities;
  • Experience with health information management systems and relevant platforms;
  • Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools and summary forms;
  • Ability to work independently and to develop and execute plans to achieve specified impact with limited guidance and oversight, including an ability to multi-task and be effective in high-pressure situations;
  • Must have good understanding of M&E challenges and limitations in low-resource settings, particularly for hard-to-measure and sensitive public health issues;
  • Excellent quantitative, problem solving, analytical and statistical analysis skills (including strong Microsoft Excel skills);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to synthesize monitoring and evaluation data into an effective presentation of results to help guide recommendations on performance improvement;
  • Exceptional diplomatic, strategic-thinking, and interpersonal skills, and an ability to build durable relationships.

Plusses:

  • Experience working in SRMNCH programs or health delivery systems in Nigeria;
  • Experience executing M&E systems for public health programs in Lagos state;
  • Familiarity with major population-based surveys in Nigeria (i.e. NDHS, MICS), their sampling methods, and their dataset structures;
  • Familiarity with analyzing large administrative data sets in Nigeria (i.e. DHIS-2);
  • Experience conducting secondary analyses of large surveys;
  • Experience in the design, deployment, and implementation of health facility surveys and community-based focus groups discussions/key informant interviews.

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