SI Advisors: Health informatics; Database management and Data Analytics and Visualization

Job Title
SI Advisors: Health informatics; Database management and Data Analytics &
Visualization
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Job Location
Akwa Ibom
Number of Persons Required
Three (3)
Reporting/Supervision
This position reports to the Director, Monitoring, evaluation & Learning
Job Summary
 The SI Advisor will provide technical guidance on design, development, and
implementation of the project M&E strategy, build capacity in country to develop,
manage and operationalize M&E systems and plans that are aligned to program
strategy, and permit quality reporting.
 Will undertake periodic program reviews and/or country M&E systems and
participate in M&E system strengthening planning activities. This includes
establishing key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis,
and use products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and
timely feedback in relation to targets or identification and resolution of gaps,
reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program.
 Will provide support in ensuring program indicators are consistently tracked
towards improvement.
 Responsible for providing technical assistance, developing, and setting up systems
for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable
data that meet donor reporting requirements and ECEWS standards.
 Responsible for Health informatics; Database management and Data Analytics
& Visualization
Task / Responsibility
 Oversee M&E/SI activities in close collaboration with the Country Program.
 Develop and directly contribute to the development and implementation of M&E
tools and systems to improve ability to collect, interpret and aggregate data.
 Develop and support the design and implementation of baseline, mid-term, and end
of project evaluations, surveys, and other components of the program M&E system.
 Provide frequent on-going audit of program data based on established USAID
Project targets.
 Support reporting, work planning and project dissemination.
 Prepare regular QI data feedback reports (monthly and quarterly) including
communication and following up with county program team on data submission,
validation, and utilization of feedback.
 Lead and coordinate program Data Quality Assessments, Project Monitoring Plan.
 Coordinate USAID target dissemination and monitoring in the project supported
sites through routine data review meetings & sharing forums.
 Ensure program data quality standard are met through leading and coordinating data
quality audits & assessments (paper & electronic) for the project.
 Lead and coordinate data review and sharing at facility level through routine data
review & CQI meetings.
 Support the Head of Program and all relevant program staff to utilize available M&E
tools and data to analyze program information and use results to improve
implementation.
 Work with the management team to ensure programmatic missed opportunities are
followed through to logical conclusion.
 Facilitates the use of data to improve project progress.
 Contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to
address data quality issues within the supported sites.
 Provide technical assistance to develop dashboards and train stakeholders,
facility/country staff to interpret and use dashboard visualization/data for decision
making.
 Provide any other M&E technical support as required.
 Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
Education
 Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Knowledge/Information Services,
Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioural, Life/Social
Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
Experience:
 A minimum of 8-11 years professional managerial experience, including at least 5
years’ experience managing monitoring and evaluation for USAID projects and for
complex development activities, especially HIV Projects.
 Knowledge and experience in specific technical area.
 Informed of current program developments in division/unit/technical area.
 Years of work experience that demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding
of technical issues.
 Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful
implementation of activities.
Attributes:
 Minimum of 8-11 years working on designing, establishing, and managing
monitoring and evaluation systems, ensuring data quality, and analyzing data
to support performance improvement of programs funded by USAID or
PEPFAR.
 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.
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
Job Location: Akwa Ibom Nigeria
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