Monitoring, Evaluation And Data Use Specialist

Posted Aug 26      Lagos, Nigeria
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Primary responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Use Specialist are to:
Implement the MEASURE Evaluation Data Demand and Use (DDU) Framework including application of MEASURE Evaluation core data use tools and methods, and other data use approaches as appropriate;
Assist with the development and field testing of new tools, curricula and methods for improving the use of data; especially the integration of information, communication and technology (ICT) approaches into the DDU framework;
Implement data use capacity development and training activities;
Monitor, evaluate and report on data demand and use activities.Prepare success stories, and periodic progress reports;
Participate in technical working groups and develop strategies to integrate data use approaches and tools into Project and partner activities;
Provide technical support to MEASURE Evaluation Resident Advisors and country collaborators to 1) identify key questions about their programs, conduct basic data analysis, synthesize and visualize data, and communicate findings 2) advocate for evidence based programmatic changes 3) follow up to document improvement in program improvement related to data use activities;
Conduct assessments of barriers to data use and the local data use context;
Manage project activities including: budgeting, contracting, work plan development and tracking, and reporting;
Conduct literature reviews, prepare case studies and presentations as requested;
Coordinate and collaborate with other projects based at Palladium or elsewhere to foster interest and capacity in data demand and use. Assist with developing new project based opportunities for DDU activities;
Coordinate meetings and liaise with USG staff, program staff, and country collaborators working across organizations to carry out activities;
Qualifications and experience:
Minimum of a graduate degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Public Policy/Administration or related field;
At least 5 to 7 years of experience supporting global health development programs (HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health), with at least 4 years working in monitoring, evaluation and learning in HIV programs;
Knowledge of health information systems e.g. DHIS2, DATIM;
Demonstrated skills in M&E training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.This includes strong skills in facilitating the interpretation and use of data by program managers;
Demonstrated experience with ICT for M&E, health informatics and/or geographic information systems desirable;
Demonstrated quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills;
Knowledge of in data informed advocacy and the policy process;
Ability to communicate technical data to non technical audiences;
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and use of databases;
Strong writing and organizational skills, especially for monitoring and reporting on activity results;
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a limited timeframe;
Ability to work with colleagues and external stakeholders diplomatically and effectively;
Ability to work with a high level of independence, using own initiative;
Full proficiency in spoken and written English, French language proficiency desirable;
Experience living and working overseas preferred;
Ability to travel up to 30% internationally.
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified? applicants or candidates should forward a copy of their CV's to quilloxconsultnig or forward their name, qualification, mobile number and post applying for to the message box or to the mobile number stated on this advert.

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