Country MEL Manager at Malaria Consortium

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Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Country MEL Manager
Job ID.: NIG CMELM 202106Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Fixed Term
Level: Technical
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Role type: National
Grade: 10
Travel involved: 40% in-country
Child safeguarding level: 2, moderate risk
Reporting to: Senior Country Technical Coordinator
Indirect reports: Project M&E Leads

Organizational background
Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the
comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies,
academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of
programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The
organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual but also the capacity of
national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
Job purpose
holder shall take leadership in development and oversight for a country MEL system
which includes design, coordination, database management, data analysis, and interpretation,
quality assurance and quality improvement. holder will be responsible for managing PReS
and reporting on the organizational strategic objectives as well as providing MEL technical
oversight for all programs and projects in the Nigeria Office portfolio.
Scope of work
The position holder will lead the development and institutionalization of a country MEL framework
and support project MEAL Specialists to ensure all core MEL requirements (e.g. log frame, M&E
Plan) is in place at the start of each project. He/she will be responsible for generating quarterly
bulletins from PReS, summarizing project-specific progress (against targets) as well as reporting
overall country progress against global strategic objectives. S/he will also provide technical support
to and build the capacity of project MEAL Specialists to ensure data quality as well as guide the
harmonization of MEL approaches across the country portfolio. The position holder shall also
contribute to Malaria Consortium’s knowledge management activities through participation in
MEL working groups and communities of practice; provide expert technical inputs in data
management, analysis, interpretation of findings and writing of progress and scientific reports.
Key relationships
The Country MEL Manager will report to the SCTC and work closely with other members of
the CO technical and management teams.
Project MEAL Specialists/Managers will have dotted lines to this role to determine
MEL needs, develop support plans and build its capacity
Others include Malaria Consortium Global M&E, Research, and business development
teams.
Key accountabilities
Strategic contributions (30%)
Identify and implement approaches and methodologies to strengthen internal MEAL capacity
Champion the tracking and reporting of country office progress against strategic objectives
and targets on Malaria Consortium’s Projects Results in System (PReS) and be the country
the focal point for PReS
Serve as the country focal point for data integrity and other national data compliance
regulations
Lead the development and improvements in the value-for-money approach, as well as the
regular use of the information for project management
Lead quality improvement and quality assurance processes for country projects and
programmes MEL frameworks.
Work closely with the National Malaria Elimination Programme and other relevant
counterparts in the FMoH to ensure that the country MEL system is compliant with
government data ownership and management issues
Lead the writing or the review of the MEL sections in technical proposals
M&E Technical leadership and oversight (50%)
Work with the senior CTC to provide technical support to Malaria Consortium portfolio of
projects in the area of design, implementation and interpretation of MEL frameworks.
Support the projects in the development of M&E plans and standard operating procedures
for project M&E
Contribute to the design of data collection tools and database systems for the entry,
storage and retrieval of epidemiological data
Provide technical guidance for monitoring of data quality and supervision activities for
projects
Work with SCTC and project MEAL leads to provide capacity building for relevant technical
staff across the portfolio of projects in the area of monitoring and evaluation, and learning
to strengthen the adaptive management capabilities of the country team
holder should provide technical assistance to projects in terms of MEL, working
closely with the organizational M&E team
Develop relevant databases and ensure they are maintained and comply with
organizational policies and standards as well as host the project portfolio and support
donor reporting and reporting into PReS
Provide technical assistance in the analysis and interpretation of results from surveys
conducted and surveillance systems
Act as one of the M&E CoP core members and ensure participation and engagement with
the monthly M&E CoP calls
Foster data-to-action culture and upskilling data analytical, visualization, interpretational
skills among the project team.
Learning and Knowledge Management (20%)
Lead cross-project learning initiatives and facilitate the knowledge transfer/cross-pollination
Document cross-project/programme achievements and proactively share through various
channels such as written country program updates, learning papers and peer-reviewed
journals.
Contribute to Malaria Consortium cross-project knowledge management content and
strategy at national, regional and global levels
Contribute to on-going cross project operational research and preparation of dissemination
products across the portfolio of projects
Represent MC in relevant malaria technical sub-committees, relevant workshops,
conferences and other meetings, as agreed with senior CTC.
Person Specification
Qualifications and experience:
Essential:
A post-graduate degree in statistics, epidemiology, or similar.
Extensive post-qualification experience at a professional level
Extensive experience in project/ programme monitoring and evaluation and learning
Research experience in malaria epidemiology and control.
Field experience in communicable disease control in a Sub-Saharan African country.
Experience in design, implementation and analysis of household surveys.
Advanced knowledge of statistical and data management software, especially Stata, SPSS,
CSpro and EpiData.
Experience in qualitative study design, data collection methods and data analysis using
relevant data analysis software like AtlasTi, Nvivo etc.
Desirable:
Knowledge of mathematical modelling of infectious diseases.
Familiar with the Nigeria Health system
Work-based skills
Essential:
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to prepare reports using results data
Ability to develop lessons learning outputs from programmatic results
Working knowledge of DHIS2
Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office software.
Advanced statistical analytical skills
Desirable:
Skills in database programming for field surveys, especially using PDAs.
Demonstrable skills in manuscript writing for peer-reviewed journals
Skills in GIS mapping
Core competencies:
Delivering results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:
Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
Supports others to plan and deliver results
Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks
Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:
Interprets complex written information
Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
Acquainted with the validity, relevance, and limitations of different sources of evidence
Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:
Tailors communication (content, style, and medium) to diverse audiences
Communicates equally effectively at all organizational levels
Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns, and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively
Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:
Builds strong networks internally
Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks
Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers
Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:
Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
Develop the skills and competence of others through the development and application of skills
Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties
Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from
experience:
Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish
goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team
Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:
Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility, and respect for individual differences
Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:
Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium
and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans.

Benefits / Salary
Competitive
National benefits

Application Closing Date
16th July, 2021.

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