Data.FI Nigeria Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
Location: Abuja or Akwa Ibom (TBD)
Project Overview and Role
- Palladium has recently been awarded Data for Implementation (Data.FI). Data.FI is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of HIV epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in HIV and AIDS programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.
Purpose of Position
- Palladium is seeking Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist(s) to support the USAID Strategic Information (SI) Team and service delivery implementing partners (IPs) to leverage of weekly PEPFAR data to support control of HIV epidemic specifically in surge states Lagos, Cross River, Niger, Adamawa, Kano and Bauchi.
- The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist(s) will work with the Strategic Information Advisor to implement a field-based strategy to create regular forums for sharing achievements and challenges with stakeholders, generate analysis at state level for key priority indicators, by promoting peer-exchange and problem solving.
- The monitoring and evaluation specialist will be reporting to the Strategic Information Advisor, with overall supervision by the Senior Regional Data analytics and Use Advisor. The overall aim of the Data.fi data use strategy is to both generate further demand for data and improve clinical outcomes around testing, linkage, retention, and viral suppression by engaging implementing partners, LGA stakeholders and state level decision makers.
- Start and End date: Nov 18, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Continuation of position for additional year contingent upon availability of funding.
- Technical support to HFR reporting and APPR system optimal use at the state level and facilitate access across the hierarchies.
- Support implementation of Weekly Data Review for Rapid Action methodology at state level and across hierarchies.
- Support implementation of a unified data use strategy and data review guidelines
- Provide User supports at State level Situation rooms
- Conduct data collection and collation at state level
- Working with the Strategic Information Advisor (s), support implementing partners to facilitate and support HFR processes to identify barriers to data use and generate solutions to address those barriers
- Support Documentation of best practices and use cases at the State level
- Review data systems and identify gaps within the healthcare space and articulate a vision for improved digital health data use for the country.
- Implement data quality strategies and activities at state level and other hierarchies as advised.
- Conduct regular analysis and reviews of State level performance on key priority indicators
- Work with stakeholders (Implementing partners and focal States) to develop, disseminate, and monitor implementation of data utilization plans.
- Any other duties assigned as per the dynamic programming environment
- A Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, Health Informatics, Computer Science, Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field
- At least 3 years’ experience working with health management information systems or routine health information systems
- Experience working with HIV/AIDS programs, including DHIS 2 preferred
- Previous Experience conducting State/LGA and Facility data assessments and data reviews is preferred
- Previous experience with Data.FI Data Use Strategy is preferred
- Working Knowledge of patient level and aggregate data managements Systems i.e EMR, LIMS
- Work well under pressure, skilled in crisis management, and problem solving.
- Working skills in data analysis with proficiency in a statistical package i.e. Stata, SPSS, advanced excel, or Business Intelligence applications
- Conduct and disseminate analysis results to Implementing partners and Stakeholders.
- Excellent written and verbal skills in English are required to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise
25th October, 2019.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Location Abuja or Akwa Ibom USD Month
- Minimum Qualification MBA/MSc/MA