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Associate, Global M&E, Family Planning

Associate, Global M&E, Family Planning

Country 
United States
City 
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Type 
Full Time
Business Unit 
Vaccines, Maternal & Child Programs - Family Planning
Additional Location Description 
Preference for placement in Nigeria or Ethiopia

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Overview

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

 

CHAI’s Global Family Planning Team is seeking a highly motivated individual with superior problem-solving skills who is resourceful, collaborative, and proficient in quantitative analysis to support the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) efforts of CHAI’s family planning and maternal and newborn health (MNH) program in Nigeria and Ethiopia. The candidate must have a passion for results and a commitment to excellence. The Family Planning Global Associate will be responsible for supporting CHAI’s efforts in both Nigeria and Ethiopia. The Associate will report to the Global Program Manager of Family Planning. Base location is flexible, with a strong preference for Nigeria or elsewhere in Africa. Expected travel is 50%.

 

Expanding access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) provides women the choice of more effective methods to reduce unintended pregnancies and associated negative health outcomes. Providing LARC to women during the postpartum period is a particularly effective intervention in that it targets women with family planning when they need it most and when the health benefits can be the greatest. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a particularly cost-effective method and are the longest acting reversible contraceptive available, protecting against pregnancy for up to 12 years.

CHAI is supporting the governments of Nigeria and Ethiopia, countries with low LARC use, to expand services by integrating family planning services, especially postpartum IUDs (PPIUDs), with CHAI’s comprehensive maternal and newborn health (MNH) programs. The approach will ensure provision of complete counseling and delivery of the range of appropriate family planning methods to postpartum women by integrating these services into the MNH cascade to reach women during their pregnancy-related interactions with the health system.

 

Placement is flexible to other CHAI program countries, with strong preference for Nigeria or Ethiopia.

Responsibilities

  • Support M&E staff in Nigeria and Ethiopia to maintain and update comprehensive, feasible M&E frameworks that will generate credible, actionable and timely information
  • Develop data collection tools such as databases, survey instruments and data collection protocols
  • Develop data management and analysis tools such as indicator dashboards to monitor ongoing field work
  • Collaborate with country teams to establish baseline and endline measures and conduct other formative research as necessary
  • Support country teams with data analysis, including data quality assessments, to support optimization of country program strategies
  • Support in-country staff to develop M&E capacity and create sustainable M&E systems
  • Monitor progress toward targets and support teams to modify implementation as needed to achieve/exceed targets
  • Work collaboratively with the Global MNH team and Ethiopia and Nigeria country teams to achieve project goals
  • Provide analytical and management support as requested
  • Contribute to donor reports
  • Frequent travel to and within Ethiopia and Nigeria
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field with a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment; or Bachelor’s degree with significant relevant experience
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills, and high level of proficiency in PowerPoint and Word
  • Work experience in a results-oriented environment
  • Willingness to work with a geographically dispersed team across multiple time zones
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work well under pressure
  • Self-motivation and comfort working independently with little oversight
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage challenging multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder situations to achieve intended results
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • Experience designing and managing field data collection activities
  • Experience designing and managing program monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Prior experience in maternal, newborn and reproductive health and family planning preferred

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