Monitoring & Evaluation / Health Systems Strengthening (M & E / HSS) Officers at the Management Sciences for Health

    Benue State, Nasarawa State, Plateau State, Zamfara State
    Posted 8 months ago

    Ref No: 13-11089

    Job Overview

    • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.  
    • The M&E/HSS Officer will be supervised by and report to the State Coordinator. S/he will provide technical leadership of PMI-S HSS interventions, including the roll-out and integration of PMI-S M&E plans in the states with other HSS activities as well as generating strategic data for program management, reporting, and documentation of best practices.
    • The position will use analyzed and triangulated HMIS, LMIS, and surveillance data at strategic policy and management discussions to influence state HSS. S/he will build the capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in use of evidence to influence HRH, health financing, and service delivery system decisions. S/he will provide timely analyzed data to inform AOP processes.
    • The position will build capacity of SMEP and LGA malaria focal persons in monitoring AOP implementation and budget performance to inform mTWG decisions.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance in the planning and implementation of all state and LGA level M&E/HSS activities.
    • Develop and implement an M&E/HSS plan for the program in the state, in collaboration with the State Coordinator
    • Take lead in the implementation of PMI-S state level Task Order M&E plans and state work plan and reporting on USAID indicators and targets in collaboration with the State Coordinator.
    • Establish system for flow of information from service-delivery points to the PMI-S central database and ensure timely M&E/HSS technical support to all implementing health facilities.
    • Build capacity of SMEP and LGA M&E officers in monitoring and evaluation, data management and data use.
    • Support the SMEP team to analyze and use data to inform decisions and guide malaria interventions.
    • Participate in data quality review meetings at the state and LGA levels
    • Work with SMEP and LGAs to train health workers in the use of HMIS tools.
    • Support monitoring of quality of service at health facilities.
    • Take lead in implementation of selected health systems interventions including for example evidence-based state malaria annual planning to fit into state planning and budgeting cycle.
    • Support state malaria partners to build an evidence base to monitor state malaria program performance towards elimination goals.
    • Provide HRH analytics to inform state HRH deployment and management practices.
    • Engage with the State DHPRS, SPHCDA, State Health Insurance Scheme to mainstream state malaria budgets in state government budget.
    • Provide TA in analysis and management of a state Malaria Data Repository drawing from the federal MDR instance; and promote dissemination of information to policy and decision makers through bulletins and policy briefs.


    • A first degree in any field of study and at least 5 years of progressive experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of health programs; or a postgraduate degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Epidemiology or related field with at least 3 years field experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programs is required.
    • Experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems, generating, triangulating and using health data to inform State health systems strengthening is required.
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in malaria programs in Nigeria.
    • NGO experience is an added advantage.
    • Familiarity with USAID or any donor M&E and reporting systems is highly desirable.
    • Excellent data quality assurance, analysis, presentation and reporting skills.
    • Strong computer skills particularly in spreadsheets, database and statistical applications, including DHIS 2 for data management.
    • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to foresee problems and initiate appropriate action.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
    • Strong report writing skills.
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, multi-cultural and team building skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Management Sciences For Health – MSH on to apply

    Job Features


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