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Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer Company: The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Job Type: Full Time Qualification: BA/BSc/HND MBA/MSc/MA Experience: 3 years Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Field: Medical / Health / Safety Pharmaceutical    . The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a non-profit organization established in 2005 with a mission to improve human health through the strengthening and expansion of applied epidemiology and laboratory capacity in partnership with Ministries of Health, Non-Governmental Organizations, international agencies, private sector and other public health agencies. AFENET has its Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda with operations in more than 16 countries. . The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, under the supervision of the HIV Strategic Information Advisor will be responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities of AFENET HIV activities at the central/states and facilities. S/he will work with others in the central team and alongside implementing partners to ersure that AFENET monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the oonor and project's M&E needs. . MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: - A university degree in medicine, pharmacy, statistics, epidemiology and computer science with 3 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation and a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings. An MPH or its equivalent will be an added advantage. Or BSc/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings. An MPH or its equivalent will be an added advantage. - An experience / graduate of the FEL TP will be an added advantage - Adequate experience with the National/State/PEPFARI Global Funds SI system is highly desirable.     . Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems. . Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: - Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation practices, methods, tools and guidelines - Must have the ability to obtain, analyze, organize and interpret data and present findings in both oral and written form effectively to technical and non-technical colleagues. - Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package applications and a statistical package such as Epi info, SPSS, SAS or STATA - Knowledge of and experience in health information management systems and database maintenance. - Knowledge of and practical experience in health-related research and ethical requirements. - Excellent (fluent) English writing and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal skills. - Team player with ability to work with minimal supervision. - Have a clear understanding of the health system structure in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria environment within the country. - Have a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local partners and building local capacities for self-management. - Be willing to undertake regular field visits with a team approach to program implementation and be able to manage several major activities simultaneously - Ability to interact with and engage stakeholders at different levels. - Flexible, willing to travel and work weekends . DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Work with the state government and facilities to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements. - Provide support to sites in each PEPFAR supported state, including interacting with site Program Managers, M&E focal points, M&E officers of SACNSASCP, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support these requirements. - Work with local partners to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting. - Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision. - Ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality. - Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served. - Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture of the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry. - On a monthly basis, analyze state-level data and provide approved reports to State Office, National Office and local partners or other relevant parties. - Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs. - Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to CDC and PEPFAR guidelines. - Represent AFENET and make presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitorirrg and Evaluation. - Remain informed of current issues regarding - Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HrV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; be alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities. - Perform other duties as assigned.

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