UNICEF medical jobs:Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) consultant in Adamawa, Bauchi and Kebbi States

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Job Number: 504084 | Vacancy Link
Location: Nigeria
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

To provide technical support in monitoring and evaluation to EU-MNCHN project,  ensuring quality assurance support to project implementation and adequate documentation of progress made against planned results and achievements

Assignment Tasks

  • Work with the SMOH, SPHCDA and other partners to support the monitoring and evaluation of EU-UNICEF MNCH Project
  • Systematic monitoring of project results at the State, LGA and Primary health care facilities based on the project M&E framework and agreed theory of Change (ToC)
  •  Provide technical assistance to the SMOH and SPHCDA  to strengthen the M&E system at the state and LGA levels
  • Support SMOH and SPHCDA in the collation and update of EU–MNCHN project database at the State level.  Support the preparation of EU-MNCHN project quarterly, mid-year and annual reports
  • Support state to develop result-based annual work plans with clear measurable targets
  • Support State to conduct quarterly, mid-year and annual reviews and to document progress made against planned results.
  • Support the conduct of Nutrition SMART Surveys and other surveys for the purpose of generating performance data on project implementation
  • Set up and implement a quality monitoring plans, and data collection system at the facility level and linked it up to the State Monitoring system and indicators;
  • Ensuring that the Monitoring data tools are available at all service delivery points in adequate quantities.
  • In collaboration with state and LGA Trainers, organize and conduct trainings for health services providers in the use of the data collection tools, and analysis of data of the integrated high impact interventions.
  • Support the end user monitoring of equipment and supplies provided to health facilities.
  • Participate in on the Job Training, Supportive Supervision and mentoring of health workers related to data collection and ensure report is timely done and submitted.
  • Produce regular monitoring reports using the information provided by the Health/PHC  Monitoring System
  • Support SMOH and SPHCDA  to establish and manage effectively a result-based monitoring framework
  • Ensure that DHIS 2.0 platform in the state is updated with service data from the  EU-MNCHN project
  •  Support the SMOH and SPHCDA to document and disseminate lesson learnt
  • Support the conduct of baseline, mid-term and end-line evaluation of the EU-MNCHN Project
  • Monitor implementation of updated Mama/CHEW/CBNC kits as entry point for promotion of desired health seeking behaviour and link with immunization/polio related activities.

Expected Deliverables

    1. Annual State work and operational plans
    2. Annual reports
    3. Quarterly DHIS and PHC review reports
    4. Monthly progress reports containing iCCM and outreach services data, stock update, etc.
    5. Reports of Workshop/Meetings with actionable recommendations.
    6. Quarterly reports of milestones achieved to advance project implementation.
    7. Updated project database on key indicators and milestones;
    8. MICS/Smart/DHS reports
    9. Health Facility Reports and Service Statistics

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation and/or related technical field.
  • Five years’ experience working on monitoring and evaluation of health projects.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in M&E field.
  • Knowledge of DHIS 2.0 platform for health data collection and collation considered as an advantage.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Work experience in a humanitarian context is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel to remote regions of the country
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Opening Date: Thursday, April 13 2017, 00:00:00 GMT+0100 (W. Central Africa Standard Time) W. Central Africa Standard Time
Closing Date: Thursday, April 27 2017, 11:55:00 GMT+0100 (W. Central Africa Standard Time).

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