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Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Job at IntraHealth International

IntraHealth International is a global health non-profit organization whose mission is to empower health workers to better serve communities in need around the world. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health
systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. IntraHealth was incorporated as an independant non-profit in 2003 when it separated from the University of North Carolina where its programs had resided since 1979. Over its 35 year history, IntraHealth has worked in 100 countries. It receives funding and support from the US government, US foundations and corporations, multinational organizations and individuals who share IntraHealth’s mission and committment to global health.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
IntraHealth International – Abuja, NG

Why Choose IntraHealth
Would you like to be a part of purposeful work that saves lives? For 35 years, in 100 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.

As a global champion for health workers, IntraHealth International advocates for the role of the health worker as critical in saving lives and helping the world to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. We partner with governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other organizations to foster policies that empower health workers to better serve communities in need.

SUMMARY OF ROLE
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Manager provides technical leadership and assistance to ensure MER excellence in the CapacityPlus Nigeria country program. The MER Manager ensures excellence through the application of state of the art MER systems, methodologies and tools; implementation of quality assurance in MER; and building of MER capacity of country staff and local stakeholders. S/he contributes to advancing the MER agenda of the organization and works closely with the Nigeria based CapacityPlus staff as well as US based MER staff, program managers, and other staff.

Essential Functions

• Lead the design, implementation and oversight of baseline assessments, project evaluations, operations research, and special studies. Of particular importance is the provision of technical oversight for study design, sampling, data analysis and interpretation, and report writing, ensuring Human Subjects Protection and other IRB and ethics committee approvals as required.
• Provide technical assistance and support for the design and implementation of project Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) and MER Plans, including the development of results frameworks, indicators, and monitoring and data collection tools.
• Provide on-going support to, and oversight of, MER activities and results reporting, including Quarter and Annual and other reports, per donor requirements, providing technical editing as needed and provide specific technical assistance to documenting pre-service education targets for PEPFAR indicators.
• Engage in training and mentoring of country staff and local stakeholders in MER based on country capacity building plans and assist with the development/adaptation of HRH MER policies, standards, guidelines, reference materials and other tools for use in Nigeria program.
• Contribute to the documentation, dissemination and utilization of project MER data to inform programmatic and stakeholder decision-making, assess progress against deliverables and share lessons learned. Dissemination strategies include Monitoring and Evaluation Working Groups (MEWG), conference presentations, web stories, and peer-reviewed publications.
• Contribute to the preparation of IntraHealth’s annual Global Results Report and develop M&E sections of project proposals, including PMPs and M&E plans.

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS
Education & Experience
• At least a Master’s or other advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, demography, social sciences or related field with advanced skills in quantitative methods, statistical analysis, evaluation research design, etc.; or equivalent years of experience.
• Minimum five or more years of demonstrated experience designing, implementing and publishing quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation studies.
• Experience providing M&E or research technical assistance in health projects in developing countries, including the provision of support to host country partners at the Ministry level and to local implementing partners.
• Demonstrated skills in quantitative data analysis and data management.
• Previous experience Research protocol development
• Proficient with statistical and other software packages; e.g. SPSS, STATA, Microsoft Office Suite.

Competencies

Applicants Must Have The Following Competencies

Innovation
Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.

Accountability
Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
Service Excellence
Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.

Managing Performance
Ability to plan and design practices, processes and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.

Strategic Thinking
Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.

Effective Communication (Oral and Written)
Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors

Risk Management
Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization’s exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Other Requirements

• Strong English language writing and speaking communication skills.
• Strong team spirit as well as acting independently / taking initiative in the implementation of specific tasks, multitasking and prioritizing, working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
• Preferred experience with publications in peer-reviewed journals
• Preferred knowledge, skills and experience in designing and implementing operations research studies
• Preferred experience working in health systems strengthening programs
• Preferred experience evaluating and reporting on results for USG-funded projects, including PEPFAR, is an advantage.

Summary Of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

To apply send your CV and suitability statement to rehi@intrahealth.org with the subject “Manager I, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER)”

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1
Qualifications And Experience

• Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, economics, biostatistics, or a social sciences field related to human resources for health (e.g., sociology, management, public policy).
• Minimum of five years’ experience implementing or managing HRH or related activities in Nigeria, including involvement in several of the following areas: National HRH assessment, workforce policy and planning, HR development and management and deployment of HR information systems, leadership development, workforce projections and costing, HRH performance management and improvement, delivering or evaluating education for health professionals

Other technical skills
• Familiarity and experience working with the Nigeria health care system, the Ministry of Health, state government, and other development organizations in Nigeria will be a plus.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills, work as effective team member and provide technical guidance to complex multi-site activities.
• Experience and functional familiarity with HRIS or similar systems, or ability to develop those skills quickly
• Proven ability to carry out analyses of HRH issues; and sound costing of interventions to motivate resource allocation for HRH.
• Experience in survey deployment, database management and analysis, and mHealth highly desirable
• Experience working on USAID-funded projects highly desirable
• Clear commitment and record of achievement to building the capacity of local partners.
• Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
• Computer literacy in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

Competency required
• Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’ s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
• Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth’ s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
• Service Excellence: Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
• Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
• Effective Oral and Written Communication: Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors

Other Requirements

• Willingness and ability to work independently with all stakeholders.
• Willingness to be located in the state of assignment
• Willingness to accept additional responsibilities and to work overtime as required.
• Willingness to travel throughout Nigeria to work with partners and key stakeholders, and potentially internationally, as required.

Summary Of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

How to Apply

To apply send your CV and suitability statement to rehi@intrahealth.org with the subject “Manager I, State HRH Systems strengthening Manager, Lagos State”

You can learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1

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