Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL) / HPV Vaccine Introduction at John Snow Incorporated (JSI)

Posted on: Wed 15-05-2024

John Snow Incorporated (JSI) - We are public health care and health systems consultants and researchers driven by a passion to improve health services and health outcomes for all.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL) / HPV Vaccine Introduction

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Reporting to: National Technical Advisor- JSI-HAPPI

LOE: 40 hours per week


Technically Responsible for: Providing technical assistance to the National Vaccine Task Team, National HPVVI Technical Working Group and the State Program Associates on aspects related to monitoring, evaluation and learning for the HAPPI project.


  • The HPV Vaccine Acceleration Program Partners Initiative (HAPPI) Consortium was awarded to JSI by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2022 as Phase I of an anticipated two-phase project period. HAPPI project is managed by John Snow Research Institute, Inc.  (JSI) in collaboration with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Jhpiego, and PATH. Together, partners will enable global coordination efforts around HPV vaccine, in addition to supporting HPV vaccine introduction in Nigeria.
  • John Snow Research Institute, Inc. (JSI), as the lead implementing partner for HAPPI, is a public health management consulting and research organization dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities around the world. JSI leads immunization work and supports its country, regional and global initiatives through direct consultation, operations research, and the transfer and sharing of information and promising program approaches with those in the field.
  • In Nigeria, cervical cancer is a significant contributor to the morbidity and mortality of women. It is the second most common cause of cancer related deaths among women in Nigeria. Nigeria contributes a large proportion of the West Africa regional cervical cancer burden. The HAPPI project is supporting the Government of Nigeria on human papillomavirus vaccine (HPVV) introduction planning and rollout to the states.
  • We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Officer / New Vaccine Introduction, Abuja. The person in this position will provide technical assistance to NPHCDA, SPHCDA/SPHCB and other immunisation stakeholders to advance HPVV introduction and generate evidence for policy, programming, and actionable decisions. This is a 3 month consultancy with the possibility of an extension.

Job Summary

  • The Monitoring,Evaluation and Learning Officer will be responsible for establishing key components of the HAPPI Strategic Information System which aligns to the NHMIS including data collection, analysis and reporting on key output, outcome and impact indicators for the program and developing data dashboards for real-time reporting.
  • S/He will also be responsible for ensuring data quality and accuracy and collecting, analyzing and processing MEL data, assisting in monitoring and reporting against set performance indicators and results, developing methods and milestones to monitor the project’s progress towards its goals, and contributing to programs strategy to ensure that activities and assignments are carried out as planned and project objectives are being achieved.


  • Works with Senior Technical Advisor to ensure effective monitoring and reporting of all planned HPV vaccination introduction intervention areas.
  • Provides TA on data management and analysis to the National Technical Working group, NPHCDA Data Team and the State program Associates.
  • Set-up and manages the project’s data management platform and tools for data analysis and reporting timely, accurate, complete, and consistent HPV vaccination introduction project data.
  • Ensures proper filing of incoming and outgoing HPV vaccination introduction MEL data reports and documents.
  • Supports information and knowledge sharing across project sites and partners.
  • Compiles and submits weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for the HPV vaccination introduction as per agreed reporting parameters to the management.
  • Conducts monthly data verifications to ensure accuracy, completeness and produce the data verification report at the Subnational and national level.
  • Follows up all identified data verification gaps for closure with support from project management.
  • Supports capacity building initiatives and activities conducted by the MEL team.
  • Monitors and keeps track of number of people trained on various HPV vaccination introduction initiatives including the outreach sessions conducted in the phase 1 states and phase II after MAC campaign.
  • Supports the Gender and Learning Activities around new vaccines introductions.
  • Coordinate with NPHCDA and identify potential learning agendas and support for the development of research/learning protocols and tools.
  • In coordination with US based staff and country team, conduct research activities for learnings of HPV vaccination programme subnational and national level using qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Conduct data collection for learning activities, management, and analysis using various approaches and statistical software packages such as EPI info, SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, Atlas Ti and other softwares as appropriate
  • Develop abstracts and manuscripts and share with relevant stakeholders in different channels such as conferences, publications, workshops.
  • Some travel to supported States should be expected.

Educational Qualification

  • Master's Degree in Public Health / Epidemiology / Social Sciences
  • Bachelor's Degree / Diploma in Public Health, Statistics, Data Science or related field
  • Knowledge/Information Management, Communications.


  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government organization/agency, or private organization.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience with public health programs/projects, especially on immunization data management and research methods both quantitative and qualitative will be a plus.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English, fluent in local languages as appropriate.
  • Prior experience using Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Work experience in Gender, Immunization, infectious disease programming or interventions will be an advantage.
  • Proficiency with database management software and online search tools required.

Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Working knowledge of MEL concepts, practices, and procedures with program design, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Analysis using various approaches and statistical software packages for quantitative and quantitative data such as EPI info, SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, Atlas Ti
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite packages, the DHIS2 platform, data digitization, analytics and visualization.
  • Ability to problem solve and recommend corrective action as needed.
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail needed to adhere to project deadlines.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.