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Technical Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation – CQI & PHE 355 views

FHI 360 is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Officer-Monitoring & Evaluation-CQI & PHE

Description:

The Strengthening Integrated Delivery of HIV/AIDS Services (SIDHAS) project is a five-year PEPFAR program to provide high quality HIV/AIDS services, and to build the capacity of the public and private sectors in Nigeria in order to provide these services in a sustainable manner. The SIDHAS project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

 
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  1. Actively involved in all QA/QI processes within FHI360 Nigeria and among FHI360’s Implementing partners especially in terms of data collection and verification.
  2. Provide technical guidance to state-level Quality Management Officers and M&E Officers on program/project on Quality Management issues.
  3. Assist GON, Partners and the IPs in the strengthening/creation/implementation/update of quality tools and mechanisms (“quality management system”) to ensure continuous high quality.
  4. Ensure that the CQI processes are initiated and executed in all entities under the SIDHAS project
  5. Provide support on Nigerian Quality and SIMS initiatives
  6. Facilitate operational research (advocating, capacity building, documentation and dissemination of success stories, monitoring) the use of references (guidelines, norms, standard operating procedures) by the IPs.
  7. Actively involved in developing and strengthening FHI360’s research agenda and portfolio within the Nigerian health system
  8. Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, focusing on quality of services, and participate in project assessments and evaluations.
  9. Participate in the development of national studies in which FHI360 is involved, particularly with respect to ensuring the integration and implementation of continuous quality management systems. Represent SIDHAS-FHI360 and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research and Quality Management.
  10. Provide technical assistance to ensure implementation of high quality research, surveillance and public health evaluation activities in Nigeria.
  11. Conduct advanced data analysis to further research, surveillance and public health evaluation goals and objectives.
  12. Have an in-depth understanding of FHI360’s research and public health programs and link activities/opportunities in Nigeria to ongoing research and public health evaluation activities in FHI360.
  13. Understand and contribute to FHI360’s research and public health evaluation portfolio across a range of technical areas, including HIV/AIDS, FP/RH, TB, Malaria and other topics, as appropriate.
  14. Participate in quality research and public health evaluation projects conducted in Nigeria.
  15. Keep abreast of scientific literature in relevant fields
  16. Provide technical assistance to stakeholders in the design of projects, protocols, manuals and data collection forms.
  17. Develop concept papers and research papers to improve and or extend existing monitoring and evaluation activities.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  1. MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience with at least 5 years progressive experience in public health/research.
  2. Or MPH, or MS/MA in relevant degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience with at least 3 years progressive experience in public health/research.
  3. Proven track record of writing and publishing, especially at scientific conferences and in scientific journals and of conducting research and large scale evaluation project.
  4. Knowledge of techniques, principles, methods and data analysis related to epidemiology and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and other diseases of public health importance.
  5. Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.
  6. Considerable knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  7. Thorough knowledge of epidemiological data management tools such as SPSS or EPI INFO, and relevant computer software skills.
  8. Considerable knowledge and expertise in public health, family planning, HIV, TB and other reproductive health (RH) issues.
  9. Working knowledge of scientific literature related to reproductive health, HIV prevention and treatment, and other infectious diseases.
  10. Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding RH and HIV programs and research.
  11. Ability to evaluate relevance of data or information, as well as work with staff to resolve differences in interpretation of information.
  12. Solid understanding of research methodologies
  13. Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically as part of a team or independently to advance the interest of research and public health in Nigeria.
  14. Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, with minimal supervision and under pressure of tight deadlines.
  15. Sound knowledge and experience regarding M&E, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for developing countries.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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