Abt Associates seeks a M and E Officer to support a
family planning project under SHOPS Plus. 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 health areas. In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will
capacitate public and private providers to scale up family planning,
especially Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in FCT and Plateau
The M and E Officer will be responsible for the
implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for FP/LARC at the
State level.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Works closely with the RH/FP at the
State to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted
appropriately in line with Project, Country and donor M and E needs.
    Observe closely and monitor the
Performance monitoring guide to ensure focus and appropriate deliverable of
    Ensure regular maintenance of
applicable database/information system and upload of necessary
    Conduct of routine monitoring visits
to project sites, including the conduct of data verification, and
validation and data quality assessments (DQAs)
    Prepare monthly M and E reports and
share with the State Coordinator before the final submission to M and E
director for further actions
    Takes initiative in conducting brief
and cost effective operational checks on the project to gauge
outcomes/impacts and to use data/information to improve on project
    Run pertinent Analysis data for informed
decision and assist in following up on implementation of recommendations by
developing monthly tracking template.
    Support and work with appropriate
State implementing team to ensure adequate and efficient M and E component
to guide operations during the development of competency-based training
programs to meet the identified needs of the project
    Support the State teams to monitor
the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results,
course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements and generate and
submit appropriate reports promptly.
    Work collaboratively with other
technical staff and pertinent implementing partners at the state to ensure
effective and timely program implementation
    Participate in the development of strategy
documents, work plans and reports.
    Contribute to the Activity
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to
health worker trainings)
    Attend relevant meetings at state
level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharing
    Carry out any other tasks assigned
by Technical Director, M and E Director or the CoP and attend to other
duties as may be identified or assigned.
Requirements/Preferred Skills
    A minimum qualification of University
degree/HND in Statistics, Sciences or Social Sciences and a 3-5 years
demonstrated knowledge and experience in M and E in the field is pertinent.
A Relevant Post Graduate degree is an advantage
    Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian
public and private health sectors
    Familiarity with different
sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the
international community.
    Strong interpersonal, oral, and
written communication skills.
    Excellent time management skills and
strong attention to detail
    Excellent computer, management and
organizational skills.
    Ability to run standard statistical
analysis and generate good report is needed
    A proven team player.
    Ability to anticipate and solve
    Ability to independently plan and
execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and
remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
    Ability to anticipate and solve
    Ability to travel within the state
at least 50% of the time.
Minimum Qualifications:
    ( 3+ ) years of experience OR the
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and
comprehensive employee benefits.
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