Evidence Specialist at Health Partners International (HPI)

 Health Partners International (HPI), anticipates the release of a programme in Nigeria which will aim to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor services for malaria in 6 supported Nigerian states and at the federal level.The project will produce the following outputs: strengthened government stewardship at national level and in supported states, increased and sustainable availability of antimalarial commodities, such as insecticide treated bed nets, malaria testing kits and malaria drugs, more efficient and equitable malaria prevention and treatment services, better engaged citizens and institutions in the country’s malaria response through awareness and social behaviour change, and an evidence based learning environment.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Evidence Specialist (Pending Donor Approval)Location: NigeriaContract: Full Time (expected duration of programme, 5 years with anticipated start date early 2017)Description of RoleThe Use of Evidence Specialist will oversee the operations research and monitoring and evaluation component of the project.Working closely with the management team, s/he will support the use of generated evidence for decision making and strengthen systems for the measurement of results.S/he develop monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reports.S/he must develop training plans to ensure training and skills transfer to the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and collaborate with and build capacity of the Ministries of Health (Federal, State, Local Government level) and other development partners.Roles/ResponsibilitiesContribute to and lead the design, development, planning, and implementation of a longitudinal study to test the programmes theory of change. This includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research;Develop training strategies and tools for the transfer of operational research and use of evidence skills to the NMEP and other stakeholders.Develop and implement an M&E frameworkDevelop training strategies and tools for the transfer of M&E skills to the NMEP and other stakeholders in design, development and implementation as well as other specific technical components;Analyse data sets and technical assessment findings; and develop M&E work plans;Work closely with the project team and National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) to ensure compatibility, consistency and coordination of the M&E project framework with the Nigeria Malaria Elimination Strategy and Nigeria Malaria Operational Plans among others; national and donor requirements;Strengthen capacity to undertake secondary and metanalysis of data to triangulate data..Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.Explore/suggest the use of appropriate/innovative methodologies and technologies for information management in the project 

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