PEPFAR Strategic Information Advisor (M&E)

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Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro)
Apply by 18 August 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 19 June 2018

Job Description

NOTE: THIS POSITION IS FOR U.S NATIONALS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS DUE TO CLIENT FACILITY ACCESS REQUIREMENTS

Background

Nigeria, which has a population of 170 million, has an adult HIV prevalence of 4.1% and an estimated 3.3 million persons living with HIV. Among countries worldwide, Nigeria ranks second, behind only South Africa, in HIV burden. A total of 270,000 new HIV infections and 220,000 AIDS-related deaths occur in Nigeria each year.

In the second phase of PEPFAR, health systems strengthening, sustainability and country ownership are key considerations so that programs will be transitioned, owned and sustained by host countries. These processes will however require rigorous and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation, to ensure meaningful progress towards achieving set objectives, millstones and/or targets.

USAID/Nigeria’s Office of HIV/AIDS, through PEPFAR, works closely with partners on conducting performance management of projects which provide HIV services in Nigeria. Data on people tested, positives identified, people new on treatment, and people currently on treatment, along with others, are reported on a monthly basis to USAID/Nigeria in order for USAID to use data for decision making and be able to conduct efficient performance management. These data are essential for USAID/Nigeria to make efficient programmatic decisions to improve access to and coverage of effective HIV services in Nigeria.

The main process of performance management occurs during the Mission-led portfolio reviews and PEPFAR-led POART processes, where the interagency PEPFAR team and counterparts from PEPFAR review performance data on a quarterly basis. This is the period where there is a need for data analyses and visualizations from the Strategic Information (SI) unit. In view of these activities, USG SI team is requesting for support to provide technical assistance to the Nigeria USG SI team.

- Assignment start date may be flexible
- Total level of effort is roughly 150 days

Role and Responsibilities
The consultant will work with the USAID Nigeria HIV/AIDS and TB team to:

  • Support PEPFAR FY2018 Q2, Q3, and APR2018 MER data entry, cleaning and re-submission
  • Provide technical assistance and coordination required for the 2018 Mission Portfolio Review and PPR submission
  • Along with SI Advisor POCs and A/COR/Activity Managers, create analyses on main MER indicators that can be used by all A/COR/Activity Managers to report on activity results for PEPFAR’s FY2018 Q2, Q3, and APR2018 (both for internal discussion as well as for external use).
  • Support the Strategic Information (SI) unit of USAID/Nigeria’s HIV/TB team to prepare for analyses and visualizations required for PEPFAR’s FY2018 Q2, Q3 and APR2018 POARTs
  • The consultant will liaise with two Strategic Information POCs to understand the PEPFAR reporting requirements and cycle, USAID/Nigeria Portfolio Review and PPR submission requirements, as well as PEPFAR POART review requirements.

Qualifications

  • B.S degree in public health, medicine, social sciences with an advanced degree (public health, epidemiology, demography, anthropology) strongly preferred
  • At least seven years in public health M&E with a minimum of two years experience with HIV\AIDS programs including PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER 2.2) and PEPFAR’s DATIM reporting systems
  • Advanced experience with Excel
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills

About the Organization

About the GH Pro Project: The Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro) provides the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Regional Bureaus, and Missions with ready access to high-quality, external technical expertise to design, support, and evaluate programs contributing to the achievement of U.S. Government (USG) Global Health Initiative (GHI) targets. The contract, GH Pro, is comprised of five components 1. Program and project evaluation; 2. Technical assistance; 3. GH program and research management; 4. Mission support; and 5. Logistical support for meetings/conferences. This activity spans all Foreign Assistance Health Area objectives as well as cross-cutting health issues such as gender, health systems strengthening, and science and technology.

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