Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant – SHOPS Plus at Abt Associates

Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant - SHOPS Plus Req Id: 56621 Location: Kano Job DescriptionAbt Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant  to support the SHOPS Plus Nigeria M&E Director in all research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) activities in the state. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other priority health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus focuses on tuberculosis and family planning.The M&E Assistant will support the M&E Director in the implementation of both the TB programs.  The TB program will focus on increasing availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix models for TB care. While the FP program will support capacity-building of public and private providers to scale up family planning, especially long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).Key Roles and ResponsibilitiesAssist SHOPS Plus managers and technical leads in collecting, analyzing and reporting program dataMake input in the development/review of Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning documentsAssist in development of research instruments for baseline, endline surveys and exploratory research studiesSupport research analysis and interpretation including data cleaning and other minor quantitative tasks; draft presentations and reports of the studies carried outSupport the M&E Director in reviewing program data to monitor performance (including carrying out data quality assurance activities)Work with the M&E Director in providing evidence-based input/feedback to facilitate program design, review and implementationTrack research expenditures (at the state level) against the budget, and monitor and manage RME sub-contractsSupport in the reporting of program performance indicators to USAID and other stakeholders as may be necessaryMake presentations on M&E as may be necessary (e.g. during trainings, meetings, etc)Support the development of program progress report, case studies, and other documents as per program objectives 

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