Associate Director – Strategic Information

Job Title
Associate Director – Strategic Information
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Job Location
Cross River
Number of Persons Required
One (1)
Reporting/Supervision
 This position reports to the State Director.
Job Summary
 Associate Director-Strategic Information provides leadership support to the State
Director in all monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for ECEWS in Cross
River state.
 S/he supports the state Director in overall management and provision of technical
inputs to improve and facilitate the delivery of sound technical assistance in M&E,
including to the State Government (GON) upon request.
 S/he collaborates closely with other major stakeholders in the implementation and
improvement of the national M&E effort in Cross River state.
Job Requirements
Education
 MB.BS / MD / PHD or similar degree
 MS/MA in Demography, Economics and an MPH or similar degree
Attributes:
 8 – 11 years relevant experience with at least 5 years progressive experience working
in Monitoring and Evaluation in large HIV/AIDS programs at national or
international level.
 Previous experience working with USAID or PEPFAR-supported programs,
including familiarity with USAID M&E reporting requirements.
 Demonstrated ability to be the technical specialist and as the lead subject
matter expert in monitoring and evaluation.
 Demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and
external information systems.
 Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft
Excel, STATA, SPSS, Epi Info and/or other analytic software and to provide
evidence-based recommendations accordingly.
 Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of GIS and other tools to
support geo-spatial display of data to target program interventions and
resources.
 Demonstrated ability to portray complex data sets in easy to understand
formats including visualizations.
 Demonstrated working knowledge of Nigeria’s health and social service
information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to
data collection for performance-based reporting and use of data.
 Previous experience in building capacity for generation and use of SI in CBOs.
 General understanding of the external environment and how it affects the
industry in general and ECEWS in particular, including political, legal,
environmental, financial and social influences.
 General understanding of organization’s structure, policies and practices, and
the impact on own area.
 Strong diagnostic, analytical and problem solving skills.
 Ability to exchange information, present recommendations and collaborate
with colleagues and peers within the organization and possibly externally.
 Ability to influence others of the benefits/importance of an idea or plan of
action and to gain their support or commitment.
 Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and
benefit among peers and colleagues.
 Sound practical knowledge of statistics and the use of statistical software.
 Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical
training.
 Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is
required. Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs is required.
 Proven ability in supervising staff.
 Excellent command of written and spoken English
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills
 Willingness to extend working hours to meet deadlines and at short notice
 Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams to produce excellent
results under pressure
Typical Physical Demands:
 Typical office environment
 Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
Technology to be used:
 Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), SPSS, Epi
Info, STATA, LAMIS, NOMIS, DHIS, NHMIS, office telephone, calculator, cell
phone and printer/copier.
Travel Requirements:
 70% – 80%

Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full Time
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