Sunday, 6 February 2011

Monitoring & Evaluation Officers - APIN Jobs in Nigeria

The AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN) is a non-governmental donor-funded organization involved in the prevention, treatment, care and support of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Since 2001, we have worked closely with key stakeholders, including government agencies, universities, other non-governmental organisations and donors to fight the HIV scourge. APIN's goal is not just to reduce the rate of growth of HIV epidemic in Nigeria but also to ultimately reverse its course. Our prevention, treatment, care and support activities span forty-two sites in ten states of the Federation and are coordinated from our offices in Abuja. Lagos and Ibadan.
In order to strengthen our Strategic Information (SI) unit for its newly enlarged role, we seek qualified and competent candidates to assume the following positions at our Abuja office:

Monitoring & Evaluation Officers - Abuja

Location: Abuja

Job Description

Reporting to the Program Director, the job holder would have responsibility for developing and implementing systems for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Program, including obtaining data from the program sites, evaluating performance vis-à-vis set targets, reporting on achievements and progress made and recommending appropriate improvement options.

Job Tasks
  • Provide technical assistance to program sites in the collection, analysis, reporting and use of output data for program improvement
  • Collate monthly reports, provide feedbacks to the sites and maintain a functional database
  • Disseminate program output data to program officers, donors and the Federal Government on demand
  • Conduct data quality audit at the program sites to ensure compliance with monitoring and evaluation plans and procedures
  • Develop appropriate data collection tools and procedures for all reporting needs
  • Develop and support the implementation of operational research
  • Monitor the progress of the program towards Country Operating Plan (COP) targets and provide feedback to the program office and sites
  • Work with program officers, site monitoring and evaluation committees to ensure that program reports and data meet acceptable quality standards and promote their utilization by relevant end users
  • Coordinate/participate in unit/departmental meetings and trainings, and attend stakeholder meetings and trainings on behalf of the organization
Minimum Qualification & Experience
  • An MBBS and MPH or any other relevant Master’s degree;
  • five (5) years experience in the monitoring and evaluation of health programs, especially HIV/AIDS programs
Required Competencies
  • Report writing and oral/written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation
  • Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
  • Basic knowledge of statistics & good knowledge of statistical methods
  • Working knowledge of current HIV/AIDS guidelines and standards for monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to organize and coordinate training programmes
  • Confidentiality
  • Analytical thinking
  • Team orientation
Other Requirements
  • Computer literacy/skills in usage of personal productivity tools (Microsoft Word. Excel. PowerPoint, Internet browsing, emailing, etc.) is essential for this position.
  • Candidates must be willing to do local travels.

Application Deadline15th February, 2011

Mode of Application
Qualified and interested applicants should visit to apply online by completing an application form. They should also upload their CV, which must contain a Suitability statement, highlighting how their knowledge, skills and experience make them suitable for the position and addressing the person specifications listed above. The statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant's name. All online applications must be completed and submitted on or before February 15, 2011. Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APIN offers very competitive terms of employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Women who are qualified for any of the positions are therefore encouraged to apply.

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