Director, monitoring, evaluation, and learning

Chemonics, Kogi, Nigeria
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Chemonics seeks a director, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for an anticipated multi-year, USAID-funded health project in Nigeria. The Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program Nigeria will focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions to meet state and local government areas’ specific goals and objectives. This project will cover governance, access, and demand activities for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) services. The specific objectives of the program include targeted and efficient HIV case identification through optimized index partner and self-testing, linkage to care and treatment; patient enrollment in HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and retention; successful suppression of HIV viral loads; specialized services that attract key and vulnerable populations to achieve epidemic control; and increased capacity of the Nigerian government to expand, oversee and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts
  • Lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement
  • Create an environment across projects and sites that encourages timely data inputs into the central data system and usage of data for decision-making at the site, local, state, and national levels to include patient management, commodities, and laboratory data
  • Monitor site-level performance to refine case finding and linkage approaches, decrease attrition, and scale up viral load
  • Analyze performance and data to course-correct and implement program changes
  • Use surveillance data to inform programming for activities that permit it to achieve epidemic control for all genders, ages, and risk groups
  • Lead the scale-up of evidence-informed combination prevention
  • Guide the reporting processes among technical staff, consolidate program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned
  • Support all technical staff in M&E functions and manage M&E-related staff in the program

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of seven years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for public health programs in developing countries
  • A firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in United States government/ President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief reporting requirements
  • Proven experience analyzing similar data and applying information to improve project implementation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in Nigeria or West Africa preferred
  • Fluency in English required
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Source:https://chemonics.com/jobs/director-monitoring-evaluation-and-learning-sharp-nigeria-2019/


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