Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) M&E Advisor At Chemonics


POSITION/TITLE: Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) M&E Advisor

LOCATION: Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi, FCT.

This scope of work(SOW) sets out the services to be provided by the DRF M&E Advisor to SAII Associate LTD/Gte an associate company of Chemonics International Inc. in the implementation of the USAID Global Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Chain Management(GHSC-PSM) in Nigeria. The objective of this position is to serve as the state DRF M&E Lead for the USAID Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) – Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) project.

Background: The purpose of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management single award IDIQ contract is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families around the world. The IDIQ has four task orders that directly support the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USAID’s family planning and reproductive health program and USAID’s Maternal Newborn and Child Health Program. The Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project (GHSC-PSM) provides health commodity procurement services and systems strengthening technical assistance that address all elements of a comprehensive supply chain. All four task orders are implemented in Nigeria.

GHSC-PSM works to support the USAID’s Health Population and Nutrition Office on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health interventions to increase access to quality, lifesaving MNCH commodities thereby saving lives and improving the health of women, children, and newborns. In Nigeria, GHSC-PSM has been asked to focus its efforts, in collaboration with other USAID implementing partners to strengthen/reform the Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) systems in 4 four Task Order 4 States and FCT aligning with sustainable strategies.

The DRF M&E Advisor, will support specific MNCH focused states (Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT) on the establishment of DRF M&E system for continuous tracking, reporting and supply chain performance management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • In collaboration with the states support the development and implementation of State DRF Monitoring and Evaluation plan.
  • Work in collaboration with the DRF program staff at the State level to ensure timely DRF data reporting from health facilities and DMA.
  • Compile and analyze data from DRF implementing facilities and support the state DRF committee in the production of the monthly, quarterly, annual reports and learning approaches.
  • Build the capacity of the State personnel and instate team members in generation of quality DRF data (DQA) and in proper use of data collection tools
  • With the State DRF committee conduct desk review of DRF initiation documents including workplans and develop state M&E result framework taking into cognizance the state’s priorities.
  • Support the review and deployment of requisite data management tools for processing, collecting, analyzing and storage of the DRF logistic and financial transactions
  • Support the state in the implementation of the DRF as specified in the operational guideline
  • Support the conduct of M&E capacity assessment for the DRF program and develop a capacity building plan developed based on identified gaps.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship in establishing a rigorous performance management culture for the DRF in respective state by facilitating data generation and use for objective decision making.
  • Facilitate the design of state specific DRF performance monitoring dashboard based on the set data.
  • Support the state to assess health facilities that meet minimum readiness criteria and support and monitor the scale – up of facilities onboarded onto the DRF scheme.
  • In collaboration with the hospital management board (HMB) and state primary health care development agency (SPHCDA) support in the GIS mapping of health facilities
  • Support the monitoring of the quality and completeness of data for the documenting DRF performance, ensure data is used for evidence-based decision making, and solve data problems when they arise.
  • Provide technical support to the relevant monitoring structures in carrying out routine DRF monitoring and supervisory visit, specifically building the capacity of the state DRF M&E team to deploy online data collection tool and subsequent data processing and analysis.
  • Facilitate the review and use of state specific DRF reporting template that will be used for routine reporting of DRF activities and performance.
  • Provide technical support in the use of mSupply or other warehouse management information system
  • Perform any other assigned tasks

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Social Science, international development, Statistics, Epidemiology , or a related field, a master’s degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant development work experience, with responsibilities for implementing M&E activities for USAID or international donor-funded development projects
  • Experience in designing and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation systems for public health programs / projects or logistic services in Nigeria.
  • Experience in performance management, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing Performance Management Plans
  • Experience in conducting and analyzing survey research and program evaluation
  • Knowledge of evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative / quantitative), data collection and analysis methodologies; experience with innovative and electronic, real-time monitoring methods highly desired
  • Proficiency in software packages; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access),
  • Proficiency in use of data analytical and reporting tools such as Power BI, SPSS, Stata, R, Python etc. will be an added advantage
  • Intermediate knowledge on the use of Power BI and Power query for data analysis and reporting
  • Proficiency in the use of online data collection tools such as Survey CTO , Kobo ,Magpi etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government structures at central or sub-national levels
  • Attendance in any logistic training for at least 5 days on core areas of logistics
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field
  • Experience in implementing or reporting Drug Revolving Fund (DRF) scheme is an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Understanding of local language of any of the supported states is an added advantage

Reporting line: Reports directly to the Senior M&E manager for technical oversight with operational guidance from the Senior DRF Manager.

Working Conditions/Duration of Assignment: This is a long term position for the life of the contract based in any of the following location in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi, FCT.

How to apply

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