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Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant (Borno)
Overview
Job Type: Full-Time
Duration:
Department: Programmes
Job Category: Research, Monitoring and Evaluation
Posted: 24-10-2018
Stop Publishing: 2019-03-15 00:00:00
City: 73970
State: Borno
Travel Required: 
Requirements
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree / HND
Degree Title:
Experience: 1 Year - 3 Year
Age: -
Job Status
Job Status: Interviewing
Start Publishing: 24-10-2018
No of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing: 15-03-2019
Description

About MSION 

Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a result-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services.

MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 37 countries worldwide.

The core responsibility of this post is to use your:

■ initiative ■ energy ■ persistence ■ results orientation

■ drive ■ integrity ■ enthusiasm ■ commitment to personal development

To further MSI’s partnership mission: enabling individuals to have children by choice, not chance.

 

Job Overview

The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will work closely with the North East (for the M&E Assistant based in Borno) and North West (for the M&E Assistant based in Sokoto) regional team and report into the Operational Information Officer based in the Abuja support office. The M&E assistant role is responsible for the ensuring robust service data management in their respective regions including supporting service delivery teams on use of management information systems (MIS) to collect and input data, documentation storage and analysis of data and production of reports to support our family planning service delivery operations. 

Data Administration and Support on MIS

  • Support the collation of regional monthly service statistics for all service delivery points.
  • Train and provide ongoing support to regional operations staff on the effective use of our MIS, including ORION (DHIS online platform) and CLIC (client database), and other systems as required (which may include mobile data collection devices).
  • Train regional operations staff and support the embedding and use of data validation and performance management tools.
  • Track the usage of data collection and reporting tools and work with regional operations staff to ensure each facility/service provider has availability of the latest up-to-date tools/source documents.

Data Quality Validation and Documentation Storage

  • Support month end data entry process, monitoring and reporting any data quality issues (escalating as required) and support regional operations staff to successfully report quality on-time data.
  • Conduct monthly routine data quality audits at support office and facilities (this will require at least 5 days regional travel per month). This includes identifying outliers in service delivery points and validating data in database against source document. Maintain record of audits completed and follow-up on implementation of findings.
  • Ensure that all documentation is archived/stored as per documentation storage standards at support and regional offices, and train and support operations staff in maintain appropriate documentation standards and storage in facilities and offices.
  • Work with the MIS Lead to ensure all regional staff have access to the database and any challenges faced by the team on MIS is resolved in timely manner.

Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Analyse regional service data to identify trends, outliers, and identify and escalate any systems challenges or data issues.
  • Analyse monthly service data for all service delivery channels and prepare monthly regional factsheets, indicating regional performance against targets.
  • Work with RME team to develop reports, collate, and disseminate success stories and lessons learned internally and externally when appropriate.

Project M&E

  • Ensure Project RME-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines are implemented at the state offices and facilities.
  • Support Operational Information Officers to track and report project specific indicators monthly and reporting same to inform programmes, ensuring targets are met, flagging and explaining indicators that are off track.

Support Organisational Research activities as and when required

  • Assist in conducting research activities as and when required, which may include the preparation and implementation of annual evaluations and special studies (e.g. baseline, impact evaluation, mid-term reviews). These may include to:
  • Assist with drafting data collection tools
  • Data collection, collation, and entry
  • Training and supervision of data collection process
  • Monitoring pilot studies and surveys as required.
MSION Behaviours / Core Values / Statement
Qualifications

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Degree/Diploma in Statistics, Management Systems, Social Science, Public Health or related fields;
  • Excellent computer skills are required (particularly Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word);
  • Proficiency in using management information systems (prior experience using databases, and specifically DHIS2 is desirable).
  • Excellent English and Hausa language skills, oral and written.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills with attention to details.
  • Experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators with proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data.
  • Experience of data collation, entry, processing and analysis of quantitative data sets.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to travel to provide on-site data audits and training.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations.
Prefered Skills

Desirable Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Experience providing technical data related training to non-data (operational) staff is preferred.
  • At least one year of prior experience in a similar post, reporting experience preferred.
  • Experience with public and private health sectors in Nigeria, including familiarity of rural areas, is preferred.
  • Experience working on DFID funded programmes is an added advantage.
  • Experience of data collation, entry, processing and analysis of qualitative data sets.

Attitude/Motivation:

  • Proactive
  • Team player
  • Pro-Choice
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced professional environment.
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