Strategic Information (SI) Officer - ICHSSA

  • Added Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.**​**​

Project HOPE is looking for a Strategic Information (SI) Officer to support USAID/Nigeria’s Integrated Child Health and Social Services Award (ICHSSA) program. The purpose of ICHSSA is to reduce the impact of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). ICHSSA will ensure that OVCs are cared for and protected by their households, communities, local and state governments.

The Strategic Information (SI) Officer will be responsible for all strategic information responsibilities related to the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results. S/he will lead all efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation, and performance reporting within the geographic area of activity. S/he will liaise with relevant technical advisers, counterparts responsible for district and provincial level strategic information and monitoring, evaluation, and support coordination with national Management Information Systems (MIS).

Key Performance Areas:

  • Serve as the focal person for all M&E-related functions
  • Manage project-specific M&E framework and plan including data collection and systems requirements
  • Hold overall responsibility for oversight and achievement of M&E requirements/expertise
  • Provide M&E mentoring, support and leadership to ensure adequate capacity exists to support project activities
  • Conduct routine data quality assurance exercises and ensure data integrity
  • Enter routine data into m2m databases and systems by monthly due date
  • Manage project evaluations including synthesis of information and managing dissemination towards improved knowledge sharing/management
  • Facilitate data utilization including guiding routine performance monitoring ensuring provision of analytical data to inform effective QA/QI
  • Coordinate any project-related operations research & publications portfolio in collaboration with technical specialist
  • Lead project M&E related internal and external reporting
  • Provide relevant strategic information for evidence-based programmatic and strategic decision-making

S/he will have the following qualifications and experience:

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Health and or Public-Health oriented field, Epidemiology, Statistics, Health Informatics or related Social Science.

  • Also required is experience working with CBOs and USAID funded programs.

  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office suite and M & E software: Stata, SPSS, NOMIS etc is compulsory. • Must be able to analyze data to inform program decisions.

Professional Experience/Requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative study design and implementation
  • Experience with monitoring programs using quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Experience with data analysis and database and analysis software packages (SPSS, database management systems, Access, and Excel)
  • Excellent technical writing and editing skills, with proven experience writing abstracts, proposals, and reports
  • Advanced experience with MS Office Suite of Programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Good analytical capabilities
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Quick to adapt to new challenges and interest in learning new skills and approaches
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Fluency in English

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND​WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. ​

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.​

  • Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.​

  • Travel for extended periods by air and other modes of transportation.​

  • Must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment and must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.​

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level. ​

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

All candidate application must be submitted through our Career page

https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/562?c=projecthope

Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

​Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

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