Monday, April 19, 2010

Vacancy for Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Family Health International (FHI) is dedicated to improving lives, knowledge, and understanding worldwide through a highly diversified program of research, education, and services. FHI is recruiting for a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer.

Location: Country Office Abuja

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Health Informatics, under the supervision of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Health Informatics and the Associate Director M&E, will assist in the development, implementation, supervision and data use of all FHI’s electronic information systems at the facility, zonal and country office levels.

Electronic Information System Tool Development and Implementation
• Help provide technical support for the design and content development for electronic information systems (LAMIS, KidMAP, referral database, PDA applications and any other FHI software or database tools) used for M&E
• Assist the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M&E indicators and software business rules where necessary
• Ensure that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures
• Ensure that all software and database tools developed meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors/GoN
• Conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, Identify implications for planning and development, and provide recommendations to FHI management Coordinate and supervise the deployment of toe developed M&E software and database tools to new sites as identified by FHI management
• Develop standard operating procedures, user manuals and data management procedure documents for all of FHI’s electronic information systems
• Ensure proper coordination of electronic information systems planning, development and Implementation between the Ministry of Health departments, units and appropriate external organizations
• Prepare timely progress and periodic reports on information systems tool development and implementation
Data Use: Analysis and Reporting
• Analyze all data collected in FHl’s electronic information systems for M&E and provide feedback In the form of data analysis meetings, abstracts, technical reports and peer reviewed journal articles in collaboration with M&E Department staff as well as with staff of other departments

Minimum Requirements

• MD with advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, health information management or medicine (strong background in epidemiology, biostatistics or M&E)
• 3-5 years experience in HIV/AIDS and/or TB programs in developing countries
• Experience working all the national level on health programs
• Knowledge and experience with data collection and utilization
• Ability to analyze and assess needs related to health information systems and training
• High attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working with local partners, including local NGOs and CSOs and knowledge of the local context
• Familiarity with USAID programs is preferred

Method of Application

Interested candidates should forward their suitability statement (application) and resume (CV) as a single MS word document to: for Monitoring and Evaluation Department vacancy

Only applications sent electronically (i.e. by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please do not send more than one application. Failure to follow these instructions will lead to automatic disqualification.

DISCLAIMER: Family Health International (FHI) does not test/interview candidates for a fee and all our tests/interviews are conducted in the country office Abuja or our zonal offices.

Closing Date: 23rd April, 2010
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