Monitoring and Quality Improvement Advisor at APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited / Gte

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APIN Public Health Initiatives Limited/Gte, formerly known as AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria is a non-governmental organization registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). APIN has built a strong partnership with the Nigerian Government, which is memorialized through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Planning Commission. APIN is a leading Nigerian organization in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis; Malaria; Reproductive Health; Family Planning; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and other non-communicable diseases of public health significance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Quality Improvement Advisor

Req ID: api-05611
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: Strategic Information

Position Summary

  • PHIS3 seeks a Monitoring and Quality Improvement Advisor to lead its monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Activities will include strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation systems of GON agencies and Implementing partners.
  • The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the other unit leads to ensure the strengthening and utilization of national health information systems to generate high-quality data for decision-making.
  • S/He will provide technical and strategic direction and support to the project team to scale up priority health information systems at all levels of the health system.
  • S/He will coordinate and liaise with government agencies, other donor-funded projects, implementing partners, CDC, and other stakeholders to strengthen the National Monitoring and Evaluation system.
  • S/He will also lead Data Quality Assurance activities aimed at improving the fidelity of data in the country.
  • The Monitoring and Quality Improvement Advisor reports directly to the Monitoring, Evaluation & Surveillance Lead in activity implementation and management.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, roll out and manage all monitoring and evaluation activities for the project.
  • Supervise the implementation of systems and structures for the implementation and support of routine quarterly DQAs.
  • Supervise the Senior Technical Officer (Quality Improvement) in the implementation of Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Support Implementing partners in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Surveillance reporting of GON and PEPFAR indicators using the National HIS platforms
  • Lead the implementation of an M&E system capable of near real-time tracking of performance and using the data to adjust implementation for optimal performance
  • Supervise training and workshops related to Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Support the National SKM TWG activities in partnership with GON stakeholders
  • Work with the Surveillance lead in the design and roll-out of strategies to strengthen the implementation of Recency, CBS, Mortality, and Drug Resistance Surveillances.
  • Lead the development and update of technical guides, SOPs, and other governance documents for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Design and implement projects and training for building the Capacity of Implementing partners, MOH Stakeholders, and other stakeholders.
  • Design and roll out data dissemination and Use products.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • MBBS, MPH, Masters of Science in Epidemiology and /or Statistics and other relevant areas.
  • 5 years of experience implementing HIS programs with at least 3 years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of CDC-funded programs.
  • Highly proficient in DHIS2 for aggregate reporting.
  • Experience in DHIS2 training and roll-out is also desired.
  • At least 2 years of experience at a Senior Officer level, providing guidance and supervision in implementation of strategies or methods
  • At least 2 years of experience working in developing countries
  • Thought leadership in the fields of health information systems and/or technology for global health.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).
  • Excellent coordination and information management skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure; skilled at change management, crisis management, and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense.
  • Excellent ability in spoken and written English with high-level proficiency in a second language highly preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently.

Application Closing Date
22nd September, 2021.

How to Apply
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