Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at FHI 360

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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Description
  • Alive & Thrive is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through improved breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. 
  • In its first five years (2009 to 2014), A&T demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving feeding practices could be delivered with impact and at scale in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Viet Nam. 
  • Alive & Thrive continues its work there and is supporting others to scale up nutrition by applying and adapting tested, proven approaches and tools in Burkina Faso, India, Southeast Asia, and Nigeria. 
  • Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the governments of Canada and Ireland.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the use of data to develop and implement A&T programming in Lagos state.
  • Provide capacity building (TA and training) as needed in strategic collection and use of IYCF data.
  • Assist the M&E Advisor to develop/refine M&E plans for A&T programming in Nigeria including suggesting possible indicators and proposing M&E strategies to collect data for chosen indicators based on the plan of action and project log-frame.
  • Provide TA to IYCF partners & A&T sub-grantees in Lagos state to improve the quality of M&E to track the inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes of the supervisor-health care worker-community volunteer connection to the community and households. This may include TA to develop M&E plans, including suggesting indicators and proposing data collection strategies, activities, analysis and reporting formats.
  • Provide input on the design and implementation of qualitative studies and quantitative surveys for IYCF, including sampling strategies, survey instruments, survey implementation, data analysis, report writing, and dissemination of results. This may include household surveys, trials for improved practices (TIPS), sentinel surveillance, lot quality assurance sampling, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews.
  • Design, conduct and/or actively participate in designing and conducting short, focused evaluation exercises, operational research at designated sites, with topics determined in cooperation with public, private/commercial, and NGO sectors at national and/or state level; and A&T country office and/or HQ staff, to shed light on operational issues concerning implementation of A&T programming in Lagos state. Share data and lessons learned from these exercises with local, national, and regional partners to continue to build the knowledge base of IYCF.
  • Work with HF staff on IYCF documentation, data analysis and data display.
  • Collect, analyze, and make IYCF data available for decision making in A&T state office.
  • Help interpret and disseminate data on IYCF and ensure that results are reported to clients and partners.
  • Keep abreast of international developments concerning M&E strategies for IYCF programs and share state-of-the-art information, tools, and approaches with A&T Nigeria and partners.
  • Participate in various state working groups and task forces related to M&E for IYCF. 
  • Provide TA, coordination, and implementation support to the Lagos state Ministry of Health as requested, to include mapping of current IYCF M&E interventions and developing subsequent actions to fill in gaps or strengthen on-going activities.
  • Provide TA and training to Lagos state stakeholders on the strategic collection and use of data to track inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes. This will include assisting the M&E Advisor with oversight of baseline work and the set-up of M&E frameworks that will track input, process, output, and impact of at-scale state advocacy, IPC and community mobilization, and mass communications activities. 
  • Contribute to the development of A&T annual work plans, budgets (especially the M&E component) and project reports, and ensure timely reporting and responses to requests for information to HQ.
  • Present/disseminate program results, based on program experience, M&E and evaluation data to GON platforms, projects and partners, and other professional colleagues and organizations in Nigeria.
  • Other duties as assigned.                

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, nutrition, demography, statistics, or related field, with emphasis on quantitative analysis. Master's preferred.
  • Experience working in Lagos state preferred.
  • At least 3 - 5 years of M&E experience in Nigeria (similar global experience may be acceptable) required with at least 1 year in a role providing technical input to a large scale nutrition or public health/development project.
  • Public health/nutrition field experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on various types of service delivery platforms (i.e. interpersonal communication, community mobilization and mass communication).
  • Experience in analysis and interpretation of quantitative data, including experience drafting reports based on quantitative data.
  • Experience working with routine health facility and community reporting tools and the District Health Information system.
  • Fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.

Job Location: Kaduna

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