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Saturday, December 09, 2017

MERL Manager at CHEERS

CHEERS is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focussing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment. CHEERS is currently scaling up TB/HIV program coordination and implementation within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria and is in need of competent/qualified persons to fill up the vacant positions listed below.



Summary of Position:      S/he has the overall responsibility for effective planning and successful implementation of CHEERS M&E programs and projects as well as all activities related to developing, implementing, and overseeing the Program’s entire performance management and reporting system, including preparing and updating the M&E Plan for CHEERS.

Main Responsibilities:   
  • Direct and manage the development of state project work plans and budget for the M&E component of any CHEERS state project.
  • Provide performance data, ensuring data integrity, verifying data, preparing and submitting in a timely manner all required performance reports to donors.
  • Supervise monitoring and evaluation processes and ensure quality and timely periodic production of M&E information products in line with requirements.
  • Review M&E information products, distil and communicate their implications for programme implementation, including modification in geographical priorities, target groups, interventions and implementing partners with a view to shaping programme direction.
  • Coordinate and supervise development of information management systems for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Facilitate capacity building for monitoring and evaluation of TB/HIV programmes.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings relating to M&E.
  • Effectively communicate on all technical project implementation plans and expectations to team members and state officers in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate Program Officers and Assistants within the M&E unit.
  • Enhance M&E capacity among member organisations, to ensure accountability, facilitate planning and strengthen service delivery.
  •  Provide M&E technical assistance, strategic guidance, training and practical support to member organisations as well as to team members.
  • Assist with documenting and continuously improve CHEERS central M&E system.
  • Collect, verify, collate and analyse data on performance indicators from CHEERS state offices and partners.
  • Consistently and transparently disseminate and report M&E data to stakeholders.
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of States work in the field by undertaking periodic visits to program sites within the states.
  •  Develop and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports on M&E to the Programs Coordinator, Executive Director.
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator and Executive Director.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent, in health, social sciences, or management.
  • At least eight years’ experience in the monitoring and evaluation of large-scale programmes e.g. Global Fund.
  • At least five years’ experience in managing a team of at least five persons.
  • Experience in the design and building of at least one monitoring and evaluation system, from inception (or design stages).
  • Three years’ experience in designing and implementing scientific research (research project leader on at least one major research project).
  • Systems building and systems thinking skills as well as high-level advocacy and communications skills.
  • Well-developed conceptual thinking skills.
  • Evidence of result-driven and results-based management.
  • Extensive experience in working with international cooperating partners and donors, the public and private sectors and non-governmental organisations
  • Have a good grasp of the determinants, challenges and impact of TB/HIV in Nigeria and the growing demand for effective response planning, monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  •  Experience in the design and implementation of TB/HIV programmes
  • Experience in the design and implementation of DHIS 2.0, and other M&E related software
  • Ability to work in and around team building environment and work under pressure.
  • Previous experience in managing a Global Fund project, working on M&E will be an added advantage.

Please submit a one-page application and CV as a single document (word or PDF only) containing contact details of 3 referees to please indicate clearly that you are applying for any of the above mentioned position by mentioning the position and state in the subject line of your mail and in your application letter. Candidates are discouraged from applying for more than one position

The closing date for all application is 5pm Friday 15th December 2017.

NOTE: There are no relocation allowances for the advertised position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and shortlisted candidates must be ready to attend interview at their own cost within one week after the closing date.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer 
What we offer
  • Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
  • Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
  • Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.
All candidates must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.

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