M&E Consultant at Consultant at John Snow, Inc

The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project in Nigeria is assisting the National Product Supply Chain Management Program (NPSCMP) of the Food and Drugs Services (FDS) within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to seek the expertise of an M&E Consultant who will be engaged on a consultancy basis domiciled within the NPSCMP to provide technical assistance in the planning and strategic implementation of health programs' supply chain activities. This will include the statistical analysis of data collected across various programs and the review of this data for high level decision making aimed at achieving a successful supply chain system in the country.

Job Description
 The consultants will support NPSCMP to achieve the following:

    Participate in the overall M&E strategic planning activities, work plan development, monitoring and reviews of the NPSCMP
    Coordinate the development of national supply chain indicators, in conjunction with national health programs, to monitor program performance and report on the indicators at national coordination meeting
     Support the development and review of Data Collection Tools (DCT)/questionnaires in coordination with relevant departments for various studies/surveys/assessment
     Support the national health programs in coordination of supply chain assessments to ensure it is in line with national PSM program direction
    Support the development and maintenance of supply chain database for data collection, collation, review, analysis and presentation
    Coordinate the preparation of reports: monthly and quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual program reports, and any other required program/indicator reports
    Conduct periodic facility LMIS data quality assessments in collaboration with staff in the program
     Track and analyze program monitoring indicator on data quality issues and implement agreed strategies designed to improve the situation
     Design and supervise periodic Monitoring and Supportive visits (MSV) to Service Delivery Points (SOPs) and ensure timely development/circulation of the MSV report
     Participate in capacity building activities on M&E for programs' M&E staff, staff of partner organizations and of the government of Nigeria
     Provide technical feedback using data collected from project activities and/or those from other sources to track overall progress in achieving program goals and to improve program activities
     Work collaboratively with staff in all data management processes in the office, including data collection, collation, cleaning, entry, analysis and report writing
    Ensure that all relevant M&E documents are organized and updated
     Coordinate and ensure implementation of NPSCMP Monitoring and Evaluation activities in the country
    Carry out other functions as may be assigned by the National Coordinator

Minimum Skills and Qualifications

    Master's degree in Public Health, Science, Social science, Management or any related discipline
     5 years relevant work experience in any of these disease programs; Reproductive Health, TB, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS preferred
    Experience in designing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for public health service programs
     Work experience with an International Organization is required
     Experience with health commodity procurement and/or supply chain management is required ·
    Exceptional management, interpersonal' and cross-cultural sensitivity to effectively relate to all levels of staff and members of the donor organizations
     Advanced written and verbal communication skills
     Strong analytical and conceptual skills to think and plan strategically with ability to translate this into practical and feasible operational program planning
    Ability to monitor, supervise and train staff to support health programs
     Proficiency in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, outlook) and leading data management analysis applications (SPSS, DHIS, Stata, Epi Info, etc.) is required
     Willingness to travel on field assignments
    Applicants currently in public service need not apply

Deliverables

    Provide executive summary of PSM across all programs, highlighting trends based on agreed Key Performance Indicators (Kpls) which includes stock out rates, reporting rates and months of stock
     Monitor implementation and finalize logistics aspect of the M&E plan and update data sheet
    Develop a guideline for conducting assessments, develop protocol for assessment
     Provide technical feedback on the programs logistics performance to the ministerial ATM
     Design, develop and manage a national database of key program Indicators
    Develop M&E capacity building plan for staff in the program

Method of Application
Interested applicants for this position should send their resume and cover letter by email to  me-consultant@ng.jsi.com
JSI offers excellent benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and salary history. Interested applicants should submit their cover letter and resume within one week from the date of this advert with salary expectation boldly written at the top of the resume. Please ensure that you write the Position applied for in the subject line of your email, otherwise you will be disqualified. Multiple applications will also be disqualified.

Deadline: 03/09/2013

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