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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   

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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