MEL Officer – Nigeria IHP at Palladium Group


Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: MEL Officer – Nigeria IHP

Job ID: req14988
Loaction: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium seeks an MEL Officer for the five-year, USAID-funded Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) – Task Order 2 – Abuja.
  • The goal of IHP is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
  • The purpose of Task Order 2 is to implement priority primary health interventions to strengthen the state government area (LGA), and ward level health systems.
  • The objectives of the program are a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care (PHC) services b) improve access to PHC services; and c) increase quality of PHC services. Strong engagement and collaboration with state government is expected throughout the program.
  • Task Order 2 will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for PHC services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities.
  • The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of the activity monitoring, evaluation and learning plan;
  • Supports the implementation of the framework for project results measurement, accountability, learning, and development effectiveness that will measure and report IHP success in supported States;
  • Provides support for performance monitoring and evaluation to IHP State Teams;
  • Supports analyses of results and ensures that lessons learnt and best practices are captured, synthesized, reported, and disseminated;
  • Summarize, analyze and interpret data and reports for monitoring project activities;
  • Assist in training team members, health staff and partners at all levels in completion, analysis, reporting and utilization of information collected for operational and strategic needs of the project;
  • Assist in training and monitoring partners / stakeholders in the use of data for management decision-making; enabling result based management;
  • Monitor the implementation of project specific M&E activities ensuring compliance with set standards, checking and correcting the quality of systems and data;
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports to donor and stakeholders within timelines;
  • Supports in the routine submission of data to all platforms within timelines;
  • Supports information and knowledge sharing across project sites and partners;
  • Other duties as appropriate and as requested
  • Some travels to supported States should be expected;
  • Reports directly to IHP Senior ICT Specialist.

 Required Qualifications

  • The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will have experience working in MEL of public health programs.
  • The Officer will have expertise and up-to-date knowledge and skills in MEL for health systems and healthcare provision programming, and experience working with different cadres of government.
  • S/he must be intimately familiar with the public context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID / International donor programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree / HND in Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Information Management or related field.
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Information Management or related field is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks for public health projects.
  • Familiarity with USAID / International indicators, standard tools and reporting, in the areas of RH/FP, MNH, Child Health, Nutrition, Malaria, HSS, COVID and other technical areas.
  • Expert knowledge of NHMIS and DHIS2.
  • Expertise in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
  • Competency in statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar) is desirable.
  • Competency in analytics and visualization software (PowerBI, Tableau) is desirable.
  • Competency in Online / Real time data software (ODK, KoboCollect, Google Sheets) is desirable
  • Competency with GIS analysis and use is desirable
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with relevant government partners, USAID, other Donors, and implementing partners.
  • Good verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective interaction among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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