Vacancy for M&E Senior Manager at MSH ,Abuja-Nigeria

The Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) leads and coordinates monitoring and evaluation and systems development and related activities. The Senior Manager, M&E ensures the smooth operation and quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating programmatic reporting, quality of data management and information.  S/he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results of the project’s activities.  S/he ensures adherence to monitoring of project activities using developed tools and indicators.  In collaboration with the Project Director and Senior Technical staffs at all levels, the Senior Manager, M&E ensures that the quality of implementation, recording and reporting of project activities is maintained, in accordance with Global Fund requirements and in support of NMEP, State MEPs and the National Malaria Control Strategy.

 Specific Responsibilities
  • Design and implement the project’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system to generate timely and accurate information for project counterparts at all levels, and for the GlobalFund.
  • Submit project reports to Global Fund every three months for the first year and every six months in subsequent years, in coordination with the Project Director and other Senior Technical and project staffs.
  • Develop and implement effective monitoring tools and approaches to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions. Make these available to managers at all levels of the health system to gather, analyze, report and solve problems related to human resources.
  • Contribute substantively to the project’s Knowledge Management system for identifying, disseminating and applying/validating promising project practices and oversee staff in this area.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for participating in working groups, meetings, and other fora on M&E for system strengthening to be articulated and implemented.
  • Develop and monitor the project’s PMP to systematically document project performance for project technical leads and the project leadership team.
  • Provide M&E training and on-going assistance to local implementing partners to ensure quality data collection, transmittal, analysis, use of data for decision making and timely report writing.
  • Evaluate results achieved by the program and its partners against agreed upon targets and track overall progress in achieving the program goals and performance targets
  • Capture lessons learned from mainstreaming and scaling up best practices.
  • Oversee pertinent implementation research activities.
  • Supervise and build capacity of the project M&E staff.
 Qualifications and Experience
  1. Postgraduate degree in Statistics.
  2. At least 10 years hand-on-experience at a senior position in M&E with very good analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills.
  3. Significant experience in developing monitoring plans and/or management information systems 3 years of which spent working with NGOs in an African setting.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, multi-cultural and team building skills.
  5. Familiarity with Global Fund reporting systems highly desirable.
  6. Excellent writing skills, oral and written communication skills and fluency in English.
  7. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and relevant statistical packages such as SPSS, Epi Info, etc.
  8. Willingness and ability to travel within Nigeria as needed.
 Background Information
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

 EEO Statement
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

 Reports To
Project Director