22 Jun 2022

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Job Description


Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS.

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

Scope of Work

  • The M&E Manager shall be responsible for technical oversight in planning, coordination and supervision of M&E activities before, during and after SMC delivery for the PF/SMC programme in eight states (Bauchi, Borno, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Sokoto) and the FCT, Abuja.
  • S/he will provide expert technical inputs to state MC/Senior M&E Officers, their state and LGA counterparts in campaign personnel database development/finalization, data management, data quality assurance, LQAS, analysis, interpretation of findings, EoC reviews and writing of progress and scientific reports.
  • Furthermore, this Manager would be an integral part of digitization efforts/direction of the PF/SMC programme by being an integral and active part of the country and international digitization subgroup.
  • The M&E Manager while reporting to the Technical Specialist, would work with the Programme Director, Country Office M&E Manager, Senior/Zonal and State Programme Managers, Data Analysis Specialist and HMIS Officer towards the delivery of all MEAL activities at the national, state and LGA levels, plus in the sentinel sites.

Key Working Relationships

  • The M&E Manager will work closely with the Programme Director to operationalize all MEAL components of the programme.
  • S/he would be line managed by the PF/SMC Technical Specialist and will have dotted line management with the Country Office M&E Manager. The post holder will provide technical oversight to the Senior M&E Officers working in the programme states.
  • S/he would work very closely with the Operational Research (OR) Specialist in the analysis of research findings and mainstreaming same into better programme outcomes.
  • Technical quality assurance for the job will be provided by the Senior Country Technical Coordinator (SCTC); while the holder would be part of the MC/international M&E community of practice (CoP).

Key Accountabilities
Management and planning (35%):

  • Support the finalization/review of SMC programme M&E plans and frameworks as listed below:
    • Log frames with appropriate programme indicators, targets and data collection methods.
    • Tools and methods for M&E components of the annual SMC implementation.
    • Routine monitoring systems, including databases, systems for data collection, maintenance and storage; and
    • Templates and schedules for routine reports including quantitative and narrative reports (where necessary).
  • Take the lead in planning M&E activities in the approved work plan and coordination of implementation ensuring high level of technical quality and work closely with the Technical Specialist to ensure that the M&E plan is aligned with the overall programme work plan and is within the budget allocated for M&E.
  • Support State Senior M&E Officers in the implementation of M&E activities in approved programme work-plan.
  • Ensure high quality data are available in useable format on a regular and timely basis for programmatic decision making by facilitating data collection and collation.

Data management, reporting, surveys, and dissemination (35%):

  • Provide technical support for routine data collection and management including IT applications for data transfer where needed.
  • Support the states in the development/finalization of the personnel database and composite national database for the PF/SMC programme.
  • Support the conduct of successful monthly EoC reviews, LQAS and annual EoR survey.
  • Plan and coordinate quarterly routine monitoring visits to project supported sites and conduct field visits to validate data and monitor the quality and completeness of collected data.
  • Assist in analysis and presentations of project data at national level.
  • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design including development of survey protocols with support from country office and advisors.
  • Participates in regular documentation of lessons learnt on various interventions by the project.
  • Work with relevant UK/HQ and Country Office colleagues, NMEP and state stakeholders towards appropriate impact evaluation of the SMC programme.

Knowledge Management, Capacity Building and Learning (10%):

  • Work with the Technical Specialist to develop training or capacity building plans related to M&E and implement them as necessary.
  • Support M&E training planning and rollout at the state levels.
  • Ensure that state M&E and programme teams regularly review and accordingly adjust M&E plans and tools in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.
  • Support learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyze data for programmatic use for the state and for the national level, and to document and incorporate lessons learned into programme design and implementation.
  • Conduct regular data review and analysis for feedback to states for program improvement, and for updates to national level (MC and government).
  • Work closely with the PD and TS to support programme staff in key activities including development of a learning agenda, organizing regular learning events, supporting operations research, and reflecting, documentation, and communication of learning initiatives.
  • Actively participate in the M&E community of practice (CoP).
  • Support knowledge management systems (MC/External Relations/Communications) and practices to gather, document and share best practices with project team, MC country office, government and technical partners.

Accountability (10%):

  • Support state programme staff to engage key populations in M&E programme performance and to incorporate participatory methods into M&E systems in the states.
  • Support the state M&E Specialists in the orientation of programme staff and partners on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability in the states.
  • Support the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries.
  • Support the states to ensure that beneficiary feedbacks are adequately documented, addressed, analyzed, and utilized by programme teams.

Networks and representations (10%):

  • Develop and maintain relationships with NMEP and relevant Ministry of Health officials, so as to stay abreast of and involved in related SMC, HMIS and M&E developments.
  • Represent MC at national level as designated by the Technical Specialist or other PF/SMC or MC senior management; and make presentations at technical meetings and events related to M&E.

Person Specification
Qualifications and experience:

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health (with focus on Epidemiology / Bio-Statistics) or a relevant social science discipline such as Demography or Statistics;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related role;
  • 3 years’ previous experience in a supervisory role at middle management level;
  • Hands-on knowledge and expertise of database management systems (Epi-info, DHIS2, LMIS, HMIS, STATA, SPSS) as well as data and statistical analysis;
  • Previous experience in the Public Health sector and at the community level and on a malaria project;
  • Experience in use of evidence to inform programming and policy;
  • Significant experience in survey design and implementation; and
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills.
  • Experienced in applying qualitative methods of data collection and analysis; and
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Work-based Skills:

  • Proficient in the development of data entry programmes, using statistical analysis software (Epi Info, EpiData, Excel, Access, Stata, SPSS) and management of project M&E systems;
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills; and
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Salary
Competitive.

 

Senior M & E Officer

Job Purpose

  • The Senior M&E Officer will serve as the main focal person for all Research, MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) activity which include data validation, DQA, coordination meetings, capacity building in data quality and supportive supervisory visit to strengthen health management information system in SMC project in the state.
  • S/he will assist and report to the state project manager / State technical officer regarding the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

Scope of Work

  • The incumbent will work as part of the project team under the direct supervision and guidance of the state coordinator and indirectly through the SMC project manager for the attainment of the project goal.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the State Coordinator and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners would deliver aspects of the project as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities
Technical contributions 50%:

  • Plan and implement M&E activities related to ACCESS SMC in the approved work plan under the guidance of the Project Manager
  • Serve as the focal person for all monitoring and evaluation related work for the project within the state.
  • Ensure high quality data are available on a regular and timely basis for programmatic decision making
  • Manage the information-gathering process for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed. (I suggest ‘manage the data collection and management processes before, during and after each round of mass SMC drug administration, including sentinel site monitoring)
  • Coordinate the documentation of ACCESS SMC activities in form of reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Assist program and project manager to develop robust monitoring plans for quantitative and qualitative reporting on project performance indicators.
  • Adapt and maintain a high quality database for the project in line with the regional standards.
  • Contribute to work plans, sub agreements, budgets, pipelines, technical reports, and deliverables.
  • Routinely monitor project performance against targets and prepare periodic reports on M&E activities for ACCESS SMC Project.
  • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design including development of survey protocols

Program Management (10%):

  • Support SMoH staff with coordinating program management activities, by ensuring that the recommended coordination meetings hold at the LGA and state levels.
  • Work with the state and LGA Ministry of Health staff to ensure that reports are obtained from all health facilities within the state through appropriate state-specific mechanisms.
  • Participate in regular monitoring and supervisory visits to the GF-supported health facilities, and ensure that action plans are developed for identified gaps.
  • Support health facilities with ensuring that all items in the action plans are addressed and all outstanding gaps are closed.

Accountability (10%):

  • Support programming staff to engage key populations in monitoring and evaluating program’s performance and to incorporate participatory methods into M&E systems in Nigeria.
  • Orient program staff and partners on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability in Nigeria.
  • Support the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that beneficiary feedback is adequately documented, addressed, analyzed, and utilized by program teams.

Knowledge Management and Learning (20%):

  • Ensure that state M&E and program teams regularly review and accordingly adjust M&E plans and tools in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.
  • Support learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyze data for programmatic use for the state, and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design and implementation.
  • Conduct regular data review and analysis for feedback to states for program improvement, and for updates to national level (MC and government).
  • Support program staff in key activities including development of a learning agenda, organizing regular learning events, supporting operations research, and reflecting, documentation, and communication of learning initiatives.
  • Support knowledge management systems and practices to gather, document and share best practices with project team, MC country office, government and technical partners. Collaborate with M&E and program staff to develop learning briefs, project bulletins and other materials for dissemination.
  • Promote adoption of the best practices in knowledge management by other project staff and government partners.

Representation (10%):

  • Liaise with technical counterparts in the State Ministry of Health, and other local stakeholders engaged in malaria activities in Nigeria.
  • Participate in events/ meetings related to Monitoring, Evaluation and research, including quarterly Principal Recipient and Sub-recipients quarterly review meetings.
  • Actively participate in the M&E Community of Practice and government M&E staff.

Qualifications and Experience  

  • Degree in Statistics, Demography, Mathematics or any other relevant quantitative relevant discipline
  • Demonstrable contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities related to community assessment, project design, evaluation and implementation
  • Cognate experience in monitoring and evaluation of community-based interventions is highly desirable
  • Experience in managing HMIS and CLMS as well as familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems will be added advantages.
  • Experience in survey design and implementation, development of data bases and analysis and write up of survey results
  • Demonstrated skills in data management and quantitative data analysis

Work-based skills and competencies:

  • A solid understanding of health systems strengthening
  • Proficiency in database management especially DHIS; Excel, Word, PowerPoint and demonstrable experience with statistical software packages (Stata, SPSS, Epi Info)
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Proven writing, communication and presentation skills in English
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Facilitation and coordination skills
  • The ideal candidate must be attentive to detail, highly organised, flexible and self-motivated with excellent communication skills in written and oral communication
  • He/she must clearly display the ability to effectively prioritise and perform tasks to meet tight deadlines.

Salary
Competitive.

 

Senior Compliance Officer

Job Description

  • The objective of the role is support the programmes compliance unit to provide quality assurance and support management to adopt realistic solutions which address the root causes of major identified risks.
  • The Senior Compliance Officer will be required to support the Programmes Compliance Manager to work with GF to understand donor rules & regulations and liaise with relevant partners and colleagues at Malaria Consortium to ensure the requirements are met.
  • The function of the role will expand to cover other donors as the portfolio of projects in country office increases.

Job Responsibilities
Programme Campaign Support (40%):

  • Identify key areas of risk within the programmes and propose appropriate measures to mitigate the risks and monitor their implementation
  • Conduct compliance checks on programmes campaigns preparations (e.g. SMC & LLIN) and support in identifying areas requiring improvements
  • Carry out compliance spot checks on campaigns implementation, closure activities and post campaign activities.
  • Carry out spot checks on all campaign commodities (drugs and other materials) before, during and after distribution in the selected states
  • Conduct compliance checks on campaign related procurements carried out at the state levels (per ASL) before contracts/POs are issued to vendors
  • Support the programmes compliance unit to conduct post campaign compliance review highlighting areas requiring improvements.

Programme Compliance (40%):

  • Conduct regular compliance checks on other non-campaign related activities in the selected states (e.g. review PO’s and Contracts)
  • Conduct specific review or tasks requested by MC Management, provided such reviews and tasks do not compromise the Senior Compliance Officer’s independence or objectivity
  • Identify potential risk areas in the course of compliance review and provide recommendations on how to strengthen the system

Continuous improvement (10%):

  • Support in promoting a country office -wide culture of compliance and risk management
  • Work with the Programmes Compliance Manager to advise project management and general staff on critical intersections between project implementation and compliance issues, based on knowledge of organizational policy, donor regulations, and specific award terms and conditions.

Reporting (10%):

  • Provide support to the programmes compliance manager to generate report on internal process issues and the implementation of quality assurance action plans to the West and Central Africa Programmes Director

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience:

  • General and Public Administration, Auditing/Accountancy, Programme Management qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years’ experience, with at least three years’ work-experience in internal audit/compliance
  • Significant experience of working with donors and Grants.
  • Knowledge of Global Fund and DFID rules and regulation including the financial and technical reporting requirements
  • An ACA, ACCA or certification in compliance and risk management is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the NGO sector
  • Experience of working in an international context.

Work-based skills:

  • Experience working in a compliance environment
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • A proven ability to work independently and prioritise and manage your workload to complete assessments and deliver timely reports
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a readiness to take initiative to resolve issues
  • An ability to work with management to identify the root cause of issues
  • Attention to detail to deliver accurate and credible results and objective assurance
  • Good interpersonal skills with a persuasive, diplomatic and confident manner while also demonstrating the tenacity to effectively challenge management.
  • An ability to build effective working relationships and provide advice at all levels
  • Working knowledge of accounting software
  • Familiar with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) of internal auditing
  • Confident being a role model for others
  • Willing to travel to the field at short notice
  • Team player.

Salary
Competitive.

 

Implementation Officer

Job Purpose

  • The role of the Implementation Officer is to ensure effective on-site quality delivery of IPTi activities through supporting and mentoring his/her team members to achieve program objectives.
  • The Implementation officer ensures timely planning, implementation of activities, bearing in mind program targets.
  • He/she interacts with the relevant government department, ensures implementation is aligned with approved protocols and keeps them updated on the program progress.
  • She/ he plan joint efforts with relevant LGA and state immunization officers and other key stakeholders and ensure its implementation.

Scope of Work

  • The Implementation officer supports the smooth roll-out of project activities in the state especially at the EPI service delivery points including direct support to frontline service providers. He/she is responsible for planning, implementation, reporting and stakeholder liaison.

Key Accountabilities
Technical Support and Management:

  • Oversee implementation of Intermittent Preventive Therapy for infants (IPTi) activities
  • Train Field Officers on the implementation of Malaria Consortium’s IPTi project
  • Ensure that supervision of both assessment and treatment services, and of community level implementation of the IPTi programme are carried out effectively
  • Plan and coordinate community mobilization and education activities
  • Regularly review IPTi training materials to ensure quality training
  • Coordinate the planning and facilitation of training for Health facility and community health workers and supervisors, including the development of work plans
  • Provide on-the-job supervision and training for Project Officers, Field Officers, community health workers.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Provide overall planning and coordination of and Field Officers community health workers in training and supervision visits
  • Liaise with key partners including the SMEP, SPHCDA local leaders, NGO partners, and other stakeholders (as necessary)
  • Ensure strong coordination between the EPI and IPTi elements of the research study
  • Attend health and LGA/Ward coordination meetings at the State level as directed by the State Programme Manager.

Administrative and Other Duties:

  • Provide monthly written reports on activities to the Programme Manager
  • Work with the finance department to prepare financial requests and ensure the timely reporting of expenditure
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager

Person Specification
Qualifications and experience:
Essential:

  • Clinical Officer, Nurse or Public Health qualifications
  • At least two years’ field experience
  • Experience of managing large teams
  • Strong background in training and capacity building
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office
  • Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team member and under stress in what can be a harsh environment

Desirable:

  • A broad range of experience including logistics
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management and health worker training
  • Fluency in the spoken language of the region.

Salary
Competitive.

 

Supply Chain Officer

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical support on the supply chain management of malaria commodities at the project office in Sokoto State.

Scope of work

  • The Supply chain officer will be actively responsible for maintaining an effective and efficient logistic management and inventory control of SMC drugs at the state level.
  • S/he will be work directly within the State Logistic Management Coordinating Unit and the Malaria Consortium office at the assigned state.

Key Accountabilities
Supply Chain Management (70%):

  • Ensuring that the supply chain activities meet the needs of the programmes in a timely manner and does so in accordance with donor requirements, MC policies and procedures.
  • Carry out monthly stock status assessment of all SMC commodities at the state central medical store and report on the assessment to higher levels flagging issues needing action
  • Coordinating SMC microplanning during which targets which form the basis for SMC drug quantification are determined
  • Provide technical support to strengthen the   procurement and supply chain management of malaria commodities at the assigned state
  • Contribute to state level quantification of commodities as well as development of distribution plans using credible and verifiable data sources
  • Support and assist in the management of SMC commodities at the assigned State Central Medical Stores (SCMS) and health facilities.
  • Ensure the availability and distribution of pharmaco-vigilance forms during each implementation cycle.
  • Provide guidance on reporting ADR using the pharmaco-vigilance forms to the state teams.
  • Carrying out post-distribution gap analysis for all SMC commodities at the assigned state.
  • Submit timely and accurate logistic report at the end of every SMC cycle and review all LMIS reports for SMC commodities at the assigned state.
  • Coordinate Reverse logistics for SMC drugs from health facilities to the state central medical store.
  • Monitor the delivery of SMC commodities and escalate any discrepancies in the quantity of commodities delivered and any quality issues. This will be done at all the levels of the distribution of SMC commodities (SCMS, Health Facilities and Communities).
  • Working with the state Logistic Management Coordination Unit on the management of SMC commodities and also serves as a link between Malaria Consortium and the state Logistic Management Coordinating Unit
  • Provide support for the Monitoring and Evaluation team and reconcile logistic data with M&E data.
  • Maintaining and regularly updating a database of SMC malaria commodity logistics data.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Zonal Project Manager.

Coordination/Feedback (30%):

  • Ensure smooth relationship with Country Office and Supply Chain Managers
  • Support collation and transmission of pharmacovilance reports to NAFDAC and the state LMCU.
  • Coordinate micro-planning for the supply chain component of SMC implementation at the assigned state.
  • Facilitate routine monitoring and supportive supervisory visits to health facilities on effective supply chain management of SMC commodities.
  • Coordinate review meetings for all LMIS SMC reports to provide feedbacks on the quality of LMIS reports.
  • Provide regular feedback to the country Supply Chain Manager in a timely manner.
  • Provides support to the zonal project manager on program implementation.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy with 5 years post qualification experience.
  • Proven previous experience in Supply Chain and Logistics Management of Malaria or HIV/AIDS commodities.
  • The person must be familiar with the national supply chain system of MoH and LMIS, including MCLS.
  • Experience working with and engaging stakeholders at the state level
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders on the supply chain management of public health commodities.
  • Good inter-personal, communication and planning skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven writing skills in English.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in developing countries
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Negotiation, Facilitation and coordination skills.

Salary
Competitive.

 

Deadline: Jul 2, 2022






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