Technical Officer, Strategic Data, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at Christopher-kings and Associates (CK&A)

Job Title: Technical Officer, Strategic Data, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Location: Abuja

Overall Role

  • The Technical Officer, Strategic Data, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning will support the reporting function and strategic knowledge management. They will support data analysis, provide strategic coordination of the data products for the Prevent Epidemics and Cardiovascular Disease programs.
  • The Technical Officer, Strategic Data, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning will report to the Country Representative.
  • They will receive technical supervision from the Director of Global Hypertension, Senior Technical Advisor, Prevent Epidemics and Director, Epidemic Intelligence Unit at the RTSL HQ.

Specific Duties:

Cardiovascular Health:

  • Prepare outcome metrics and regular data dashboards to track progress toward goals of the Cardiovascular Health program in Nigeria. Use multiple sources of data, including both national, state and facility-level data sources and external data sources, to identify and predict barriers to success and areas where improvement is needed.
  • Use data to understand how successful the NHCI is by providing technical assistance to the states for monitoring client enrolling, retention and data quality; support NHCI and the Non-Communicable Disease programs at the national and state levels in using data to identify strategies to improve program quality.
  • Create actionable intelligence to guide Cardiovascular Health programs efforts.
  • Support development of analytic products, such as reports or a data dashboard, to communicate NCHI efforts and successes.
  • Identify and coordinate opportunities to improve data dissemination at the national and state levels and to other stakeholders, including to provide greater data insights for policymakers at the state and national levels.
  • Support the implementation of relevant studies and surveys being conducted as part of the cardiovascular health program in Nigeria.

Prevent Epidemics:

  • Ensure analytical rigor of data analyses and interpretation and work closely with the National Public Health Institute (NCDC) and partners to align analytic methods with best practices.
  • Work with epidemiologists and other analytical staff to conduct basic data analyses with close guidance from national and state surveillance teams
  • Support the development of programmatic and technical progress reports for all RTSL activities
  • Support implementation of activities aimed at improving data for action, addressing bottlenecks, and developing monitoring and evaluation indicators for national and subnational health security
  • Capacity building for strategic data management, monitoring and evaluation, data visualization and big data management through mentoring, workshops, and training for project officers at the national and state level
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned RTSL Directors

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, public policy, or other health-related field is required. Bachelor’s degree with at least ten years’ relevant experience will be considered.
  • At least 5 years’ progressive experience in data management, data sciences, monitoring, evaluation, and learning for large scale projects, additional experience is preferred and will be considered as a strength in the evaluation of a candidate.
  • Experience with applied data analysis highly desired. This could entail experience conducting data analysis or synthesizing existing research to inform operational or strategic decision-making.
  • Moderate technical skills preferred, including proficiency in Excel and data visualization platforms like Power BI. Experience with statistical software, (R suite, SPSS, SAS, Advanced Microsoft Excel, and Access) is desired. Advanced certification and experience in big data management would be an advantage
  • Candidate should have high degree of comfort interpreting data analysis and research findings, integrating and synthesizing information from across data sources, and understanding the strengths, shortcomings, and applications of various data sources.
  • Familiarity with performance management desirable, including developing outcome metrics, tracking, and interpreting trends, and presenting ongoing performance metrics indigestible and compelling manner. Ability to present complex information in an easy-to-understand manner is key.
  • Exceptional ability to work across teams. Staff member will need to build close relationship and meaningful day-to-day integration with teams from the national and state level and across the stakeholders/partners of the PE/CVH programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, and with varying levels of comfort with data.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of implementing monitoring and evaluation of health programs at a national level
  • Demonstrated evidence of developing high-level technical reports and peer-reviewed publication would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
31st January, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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