Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor/ Niger

Niger
Apply by 11 July 2018
Mid-level
Posted on 11 June 2018

Job Description

ICF’s International Health and Development Division seeks a Malaria Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation (SME) Resident Advisor (RA). He/she will be responsible for leading MEASURE Evaluation malaria activities in Niger and providing direct technical assistance to the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to strengthen malaria SME, primarily in data reporting, analysis, and use for decision-making. ICF is a partner on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded MEASURE Evaluation Phase IV, a five-year cooperation agreement led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). ICF’s role includes providing technical support to USAID and national programs to build capacity in SME in the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) priority countries including Niger.

The Malaria RA will work closely with NMCP, PMI/Niger, and MEASURE Evaluation staff at ICF headquarters to develop and manage annual workplans, monitor activities, and communicate results. In addition, he/she will be involved in a variety of SME, and health management and information system (HMIS) activities, depending on the need of the NMCP and PMI/Niger.

The Malaria RA will be based in Niamey, Niger, and will report to the activity lead for Niger at ICF/USA. The position is open for national and international recruitment. The position will be for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension, depending on the need of the NMCP and the availability of funding from PMI/Niger.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP to strengthen staff capacity at the central and subnational level in malaria SME including data collection, reporting, data management, data analysis and use, and dissemination and reports.
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP for the review of the of the malaria strategic plan with a focus on the SME component.
  • Provide technical support to develop data quality review and assurance manuals at the central level.
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP for the periodic assessment of malaria data quality at the subnational level.
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP to implement the roadmap for integrating malaria data into the DHIS 2.0.
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP to write malaria SME technical documents, such as tools, protocols, and reports.
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP to design and implement malaria related studies, surveys and evaluations if needed.
  • Review key documents and deliverables and provide feedback.
  • Lead the development of the annual workplan and monitor its implementation.
  • Provide regular status updates on progress and any operational challenges to ICF and MEASURE Evaluation field team at UNC.

Basic Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate degree (preferable PhD) in public health, epidemiology, demography, statistics, health information systems, or infectious disease control.
    • At least seven years of experience in M&E of health programs, including the development and implementation of M&E plans, strengthening of health information systems, training and capacity building, data quality assessments.
    • At least seven years of project management experience specific to developing workplans, and communicating project outcomes.
    • Prior experience working directly with governments to strengthen their M&E systems.
    • Technical experience in malaria SME.
    • Experience in data management, quality assurance and analysis, particularly data from HMIS, and familiarity with DHIS 2.0.
    • Experience with survey design and implementation; experience with Malaria Indicator Surveys preferred.
    • Prior experience working in Niger or other Francophone countries in West Africa preferred.
    • Previous experience working with agencies and U.S. government programs and initiatives such as USAID and PMI.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French; writing skill in English is an asset.
    • Willingness to travel in-country, 15–20% of the time.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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About the Organization

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, helping improve the education of American youth, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's website is http://www.icf.com.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Come engage with us at icf.com.

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