Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation
Analyst, Monitoring and Evaluation
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - Nigeria
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs and diagnostic test agreements that CHAI has negotiated.
CHAI has been supporting the Government of Nigeria with programs in Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (SRMNCH) with the aim of reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality; increasing contraceptive prevalence rate and improving coverage of essential childhood medicines. Current work focuses on supporting the government to implement updated World Health Organization guidelines on uterotonics for prevention of post-partum hemorrhage. CHAI is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst to assist in the monitoring, evaluation, and performance management of this effort.
The Analyst will join the Nigeria country program, working with the SRMNCH team, to enable CHAI, the Government of Nigeria, and their partners to achieve transformational impact in improving maternal health outcomes. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. Candidates should have strong research and analytical skills matched with an ability and desire to use those skills to develop practical solutions in challenging environments and to focus solely on the use of analytics to achieve large-scale impact. Additionally, the successful candidates will adhere to CHAI values, including humility, urgency, entrepreneurialism, trust and transparency, working at the service of government, valuing diversity, and being mission-driven.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst will be based in Abuja with travel to program implementation locations.
- Support the Program Manager to coordinate the implementation of processes and methods—including facility-based surveys and community-based focus groups—to assess the performance and impact of interventions to reduce postpartum hemorrhage at state level;
- Under the direction of the Program Manager, coordinate with partner organizations and/or contractors to conduct data collection and analysis, including the coordination of data collection activities across relevant states and local government areas;
- Support with the development of tools to improve monitoring and evaluation, KPI reporting and knowledge management capacity at the national and state levels for tracking PPH response strengthening in the public sector;
- Support state team members to review the implementation of robust performance management frameworks for core PPH response innovations, and in the timely submission of regular reports;
- Review M&E data regularly with program staff at the national and state level to ensure that the program is accomplishing its objectives and corrective actions are taken if required;
- Produce detailed analyses of demographic, epidemiological, and programmatic data as needed by the SRMNCH program team and work closely with other SRMNCH team members to develop analysis-based recommendations for improved program implementation at state level;
- Develop dissemination materials, including reports, presentations, briefs and visualizations;
- Support program manager in donor reporting activities including consolidation of relevant data and evidence of impact.
Proactive, resourceful individuals with strong analytical and communication skills are required for this role. Specific requirements include:
- Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of professional experience or Master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, information management, economics or relevant subject matter strongly preferred with 1 year of relevant experience;
- Experience with public health research, implementation science, and the relevant evaluation models and methods, particularly in establishing baseline figures and assessing post-intervention changes and targets;
- Experience with health information management systems and relevant platforms;
- Knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools and summary forms;
- Ability to work independently and to develop and execute plans to achieve specified impact with limited guidance and oversight, including an ability to multi-task and be effective in high-pressure situations;
- Familiarity with current international standards and developments in monitoring and evaluation;
- Must have good understanding of M&E challenges and limitations in low-resource settings, particularly for hard-to-measure and sensitive public health issues;
- Excellent quantitative, problem solving, analytical and statistical analysis skills (including strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience with STATA or SAS);
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to synthesize monitoring and evaluation data into an effective presentation of results to help guide recommendations on performance improvement;
- Exceptional diplomatic, strategic-thinking, and interpersonal skills, and an ability to build durable relationships.
- Experience working in SRMNCH programs or health delivery systems in Nigeria;
- Familiarity with major population-based surveys in Nigeria (i.e. NDHS, MICS), their sampling methods, and their dataset structures;
- Experience conducting secondary analyses of large surveys;
- Experience in the design, deployment, and implementation of health facility surveys and community-based focus groups discussions/key informant interviews.