Kwaghga - Monitoring And Evaluation - Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Lawrence Kwaghga

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Services

Monitoring And Evaluation

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

As a licensed Health Information Management Specialist with experience in the areas of Health Management Information System, Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Capacity Building and strategic knowledge management, I have acquired hands-on (working) knowledge/experience working with international organizations from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this I had served as Chief Health Information Officer and Head of Health Information Department of a federal health institution in Nigeria from 1999 to 2008 having also worked as Senior HIM Tutor with School of Health Technology, Maiduguri, Nigeria from 1994 to 1998 and Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, Nigeria from 1998 to 1999 as Senior HIM Officer. My duties included among others, offering professional/technical assistance pertaining to Management Information Systems (MIS) to government institutions and other relevant international organizations and Donor/Development agencies such as such as USAID (funded projects), UKaid, UNDP, UNAIDS and World Bank.

I had worked as Technical Accompanier, HMIS for Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) Nigeria from May 2008 to May 2009. My key responsibilities were the development and strengthening health management information systems of faith-based health facilities, including training of partners in the setting up and use of appropriate systems; and conduct of regular monitoring visits to partners.
As Country Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for Pathfinder International, Nigeria from May 2009 to August 2010, my duty was to develop sound M&E plans and ensure implementation of same for all Pathfinder Nigeria projects, including providing guidance as needed to project M&E staff. Conduct of implementation and operation research was an integral component of my job schedule. My key strengths lie in setting up and strengthening HIS/M&E systems particularly in the health sector at both national, subnational and project levels.

Work History

Assistant Director, Strategic Knowledge Management

National Agency for Control of AIDS

From December 2013

(NACA), The Presidency, Abuja, Nigeria
Position Assistant Director, Strategic Knowledge Management
Responsibility
• Providing technical input, oversight and capacity building to enable M&E organizations and individuals to generate relevant quality data, analyze them, and then use these data to improve program planning and decision making for the control of AIDS in Nigeria.
• Providing expertise in data warehouse design, and integration of national and sub-national data sets in AIDS control in Nigeria.
• Providing field-based TA to strengthen capacity of national and sub-national organizations responsible for strategic knowledge management using DHIS2 in AIDS control in Nigeria.
• Participation in working groups which seek to harmonize capacity building strategies, approaches and tools across international agencies and donors in the area of AIDS control in Nigeria.
• Manage projects or components of evaluation projects, including the coordination of junior staff, ensuring that the project meets the quality standards and deadlines
• Design and implement evaluation and performance measurement frameworks and methods
• Help assign different parts of projects to different employees
• Design and review data collection protocols, instruments and tools
• Analysis of multiple sources of data, including statistical analysis
• Draft and review evaluation reports and recommendations
• Contribute to proposals for the provision of evaluation and related services
• Communicate with clients and project stakeholders

Technical Officer, M&E

Malaria Consortium, Nigeria

October 2013 - December 2013

Responsibility
Major Responsibility
To coordinate, organize and supervise data collection, both routine and survey, which is used to monitor and evaluate project activities, outcomes and impact.
Key accountabilities
M&E plans
1. Assist with the implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.
2. Inform and ensure quality control of project activities
3. Develop implementation plans and budgets for survey activities and prepare the ground through sensitization activities within districts and nationally
4. Supervise survey implementation and ensure smooth operations and high data quality

Design and conduct surveys
1. Participate in the design of market surveys, development and field testing of survey tools and sampling as required
2. Participate in the design of a routine monitoring and evaluation system to measure progress against project indicators and management of the related database.
3. Use innovative survey tools to monitor and report on output level indicators on a quarterly basis
4. Identify suitable staff for survey implementation, organize and participate in their training
5. Participate in data assembly, management, analysis and reporting

Information management
1. Liaise with the respective district and national stakeholders to ensure involvement of the district and continuous flow of information
2. Support the collection of routine health information from importers, distributors and health providers
3. Coordinate the collection of data on a quarterly basis for the monitoring of progress toward key performance indicators to determine if programmatic targets are being reached.

Representation
1. Participate in relevant meetings presenting results and experiences of the project.
2. Participate in the documentation of project findings for dissemination to stakeholders and for possible publication

M&E Consultant

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc

From April 2013

(Targeted States High Impact Project-TSHIP)
Financing Organisation USAID
Position in Team M&E Consultant
Describe Assignment
Phase 1:
❖ To co-facilitate M&E training for sub-grantees, provide appropriate capacity building, coaching and mentoring to sub-grantees in the area of M&E during the training.
❖ To review sub-grantees monitoring and evaluation plan, goals and objectives and provide feedback, with a view of improving these documents.
❖ To develop recommendations and priorities in program monitoring and evaluation to improve sub-grantees reporting system as identified during the training and in consultation with TSHIP program learning team.

Phase2:
❖ To review and strengthen sub-grantees M&E data collection tools
❖ To provide on-the-job training and follow-up on the use of the data collection tools
❖ To provide training to sub-grantees on data quality assurance (DQA) specific to community mobilization data (CBHVs, CDI+Vs and WDCs)
❖ To build the capacity of sub-grantees in documentation and storage of data
❖ To strengthen the reporting mechanism and systems of sub-grantees.
❖ To build the capacity of sub-grantees on data analysis and use of information for decision making.

HMIS Consultant/DHIS2 Facilitator

JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc

From March 2013

(Targeted States High Impact Project-TSHIP)
Financing Organisation USAID
Position in Team HMIS Consultant/DHIS2 Facilitator
Describe Assignment
❖ Supported TSHIP supported states of Bauchi and Sokoto to strengthen their HMIS systems by institutionalizing DHIS2 for data management.
❖ Strengthen TSHIP M&E system with the use of DHIS2 for programmatic monitoring and reporting.

HMIS Advisor

USAID/Primary Health Care Project in Iraq

November 2012 - November 2012

(USAID/PHCPI) Management Systems International (MSI), USA Baghdad, Iraq.
Position HMIS Advisor
Responsibility
The primary responsibilities of this position are aimed at providing technical input and oversight to the integration and use of data management information systems.
Specific duties are:

a). Provide HMIS technical assistance in primary health system requirements, analysis, design, specifications, supervision of development, piloting/testing, implementation and evaluation.

b). provide expertise in data warehouse design, and integration of primary health care and general health data sets, including, including efficient inventory management system for primary health care.

c). Evaluate and recommend selection and procurement of hardware and software in consultation with the provincial and district-level governmental entities in coordination with other project advisors such as the ICT Systems/Networking Specialist, Health Commodities Specialist, & Procurement Officer.

d). Supervise regional project ICT/HMIS Specialists to ensure high quality work plan implementation.

e). Ensure high level of communication and close working relationships with the project team, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the primary health care IT arena.

f). Travel to the field to provide management oversight, capacity building and training, and on-going technical assistance.

State Management Capacity Building Officer

Health Partner International

June 2012 - November 2012

(HPI), UK USAID-MAPS Project, Nigeria.
Position State Management Capacity Building Officer
Responsibility
General task:
Working with state and LGA level health authorities and partners in the state to strengthen management capacity in effective malaria prevention and control.
Specific tasks:

1. Working with the Country Office and State MAPS team to ensure the achievement of the key program outputs.

2. Establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships with:
a. All other members of the MAPS team at state level and specifically the capacity building team in the Country office;
b. Relevant officials in the State Ministry of Health, State PHCDA, SMCP, other parastatals and other key individuals in the government, particularly regarding management related capacity building initiatives in malaria control;
c. Relevant officials at LGA level, particularly regarding management and coordination related capacity building initiatives in malaria control;
d. Relevant representatives of other agencies at the state level (WHO, UNICEF etc), the private sector and civil society groups, NGOs and other malaria partners.
e. Relevant technical staff of other donor-funded projects in the state.

3. Implementation of management capacity-building activities in Kogi state related to malaria prevention and control, and ensuring:
a. Effective engagement of all stakeholders at state and local government levels
b. Facilitative process of drawing up, agreeing and reviewing program work-plans and budgets;
c. That the funding framework for program activities is set up;
d. Effective and efficient implementation agreed plans and activities with stakeholders as specified in workplans;
e. That terms of reference for short-term consultancy inputs are drawn and monitor all inputs that will guarantee adherence to the TORs; and f. Proper co-ordination of activities and ensure that lessons learned are shared between the various program components and geographical areas.

4....

Abia State

From December 2012

5/12/2012 (Abia State) & 21 - 23/01/2013 (Bayelsa State)
Organisation Assisted
Program for HIV/AIDS Integration and Decentralization in Nigeria (PHAID), Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria (IHVN), Abuja

Financing Organisation PEPFAR
Position in Team M&E/Strategic Information Training Consultant
Describe Assignment
❖ Training of primary health care facility staff and LGA Monitoring and Evaluation Officers from Abia and Bayelsa States on PHAID's Program Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) and Strategic Information (SI) management.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

USAID /Targeted States High Impact Project

August 2010 - June 2012

(TSHIP) JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Nigeria.
Position Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Responsibility
• Ensure accurate and timely data entry, management, and analysis;
• Facilitate data management training related to TSHIP activities;
• Identify and provide ongoing capacity building and M&E support to partner and TSHIP technical project staff;
• Work with the M&E Director to ensure timely submission of data from partners and from TSHIP technical team leads;
• Assist in preparation of project reports;
• Participate as necessary in community and facility surveys, including survey design, implementation, data entry, analysis, and report writing;
• Assist the SMOH to develop and implement a feedback mechanism that will be followed up by dialogue between the service providing units and the supervisor; and • Other activities as negotiated with supervisor

Country Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Pathfinder International, Nigeria

May 2009 - August 2010

Position Country Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Responsibility
• Ensure that sound M&E plans are fully developed and implemented for all Pathfinder Nigeria projects, including providing guidance as needed to project M&E staff to:
• Select appropriate project indicators and data sources, design feasible M&E plans, and implement data collection and reporting systems
• Develop individual and M&E Team work plans and training plans for local implementing partners as appropriate
• Develop or adapt tools for data collection and design and implement project surveys and other data collection tasks
• Plan for and select qualified consultants and critically assess consultant reports and other deliverables

• Lead the development and/or implementation of an appropriate system for collecting and synthesizing monitoring and evaluation data from each project to enable the Country Office to collect and report on data related to all projects.
• Design or adapt project/country performance monitoring database to report National and global indicator and performance indicator data quarterly to project managers, Country Representatives, and to Pathfinder headquarters
• Institute regular use of performance monitoring data among project managers, Country Offices, and other relevant Pathfinder staff
• Ensure that all donor and Pathfinder requirements related to project M&E are fulfilled in a timely manner
• Supervise country M&E team members to:
• Review quarterly reports from projects prior to submission to donors and headquarters
• Manage production of all reporting requirements including quarterly and annual reports, research, technical reports, presentations, etc.
• Develop or adapt and implement M&E guidelines for the Country Office and ensure that each project has similar guidelines tailored to their work
• Provide overall guidance and manage all the M&E related efforts, communicating as needed with headquarters M&E and other staff
• Provide and/or support M&E...

Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria

CAFOD, Nigeria

May 2008 - May 2009

Position Technical Programme Accompanier- Health Management Information System
Responsibility
❖ Capacity Building and Accompaniment of Partners
• Development and strengthening of partners' health management information systems, including training of partners in the setting up and use of appropriate systems.
• Ongoing technical support and accompaniment of partners.
• Organisation of learning and sharing sessions on examples of best practice on health management information systems, especially the use of health management information for improved management of PHC facilities and services.

❖ Design Planning and Delivery of Training Courses
• Design, planning and delivery of training workshops on health management information systems.

❖ Monitoring and Reporting
• Conduct regular monitoring visits to partners and complete a partner contact sheet at the end of every visit.
• Provide detailed financial and narrative reports on capacity building and technical accompaniment of partners in accordance with the reporting schedules.
• Assist the Programme Manager and Provincial Accompaniers with the development of performance and impact indicators for the Programme, and with the collation of health data for measuring the progress of the Programme.

(FHI)/SNR

Family Health International

January 2008 - April 2008

Financing Organisation British Government
Position in Team HMIS Consultant (Technical Assistant)
To provided Technical Assistance and mentorship to Benue State SACA for institutionalization of DHIS software for data management.

HMIS Consultant

Financing Organisation

August 2007 - September 2007

British Government
Position in Team HMIS Consultant
Describe Assignment
❖ To identify and document broad data/information needs of Federal MOH, Nigeria and other related MDAs.
❖ To construct and recommend health data/ information flow for Federal MOH, Nigeria.
❖ To recommend the resources, structures and mechanisms by which the DHPRS, Federal MOH, Nigeria will attain and maintain the recommended information flow.
To document findings and recommendations and point the way forward

HMIS Consultant

Financing Organisation

November 2007 - November 2007

British Government
Position in Team HMIS Consultant
Describe Assignment
❖ Facilitation of a National HMIS Technical Wokshop
❖ Cleaning of database from technical perspective
❖ Planning the way forward for 2008 and PATHS 2
❖ Linking the PATHS supported initiative to the FMOH support initiative.

Health System Development Project II

Benue State MOH

May 2006 - June 2006

Financing Organisation World Bank
Position in Team Field Researcher
Describe Assignment Health Facilities and Human Resources GIS Mapping Project.

Member, NNRIMS

State Action Committee

May 2006 - May 2008

on AIDS (Benue SACA)
Financing Organisation UNAIDS
Position in Team Member, NNRIMS/Country Response Information System (CRIS) Technical Working Group.

HMIS/M&E Consultant

Health Information System Programme

From October 2005

Responsibility
• Providing technical input, oversight and capacity building to enable M&E organizations and individuals to generate relevant quality data, analyze them, and then use these data to improve program planning and decision making.
• Providing expertise in data warehouse design, and integration of national and sub-national data sets, including efficient inventory management systems for health care delivery system.
• Ensure high level of communication and close working relationships with the project team, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the health care arena.
• Providing field-based TA to strengthen capacity of national and sub-national organizations responsible for M&E using DHIS2.
• Participation in working groups which seek to harmonize capacity building strategies, approaches and tools across international agencies and donors.

HMIS Consultant

Financing Organisation

October 2005 - November 2005

British Government
Position in Team HMIS Consultant
Describe Assignment
❖ To establish the PATHS modified HMIS in all the over 760 health facilities yet to be trained in all the 44 L.G.As of Kano State, Nigeria.
❖ To introduce participants to the fundamental concept of health management information system.
❖ To train participants on data collection tools and data flow, data quality, distribution of monthly data summary forms and explanation of data elements contained on the EDS,
❖ To agree on dates for the submission of back log of the outstanding data,
❖ To agree on time for submitting completed monthly data input form to the SMOH for electronic data capturing.
❖ To ensure prompt submission of completed routine monthly data input form by all health facilities.


Date (from/to) 01/03/03 to 31/04/05
Organisation Assisted PATHS, Benue State, Nigeria.
Financing Organisation DFID
Position in Team
HMIS Core Team member and Zonal supervisor of HMIS activities in 9 LGAs. Namely: Otukpo, Ohimini, Ogbadibo, Ado, Agatu, Obi, Oju, Okpokwu and Apa.

Describe Assignment
➢ Participated in working with a team of international consultants and local stakeholders in reviewing the status of current HMIS processes in Benue State;
➢ Participated in reviewing the existing HMIS situation, looking specifically at tools for data collection, data flow, data processing and local analysis;
➢ Participated in developing workable and locally relevant solutions for improving data collection, flow, processes and analysis;
➢ Participated in reviewing a set of locally relevant indicators for the routine HMIS;
➢ Participated in determining the minimum data elements {Essential Data Sets (EDS)} necessary to calculate the indicators;
➢ Participated in the conduct of a situation analysis in the HMIS zone being supervised;
➢ Participated in developing workable and locally relevant data flow processes ensuring feedback to all stakeholders;
➢ Participated in conducting Training on...

Member, State Health Data Consultative Committee (HDCC)

Financing Organisation

November 2004 - May 2008

Benue State Government
Position in Team Member, State Health Data Consultative Committee (HDCC)


Professional memberships/Awards Given:
Date of award 19/07/12
Organisation giving the award The Institute of Information and Records Management of Nigeria
Award Category Fellow


Date of award 21/03/94
Organisation giving the award Health Information Managers' Association of Nigeria (HIMAN)
Award Category Associate Member


Language skills: (mark 1 to 5 for competence)
Language Reading Speaking Writing
English (4) (4) (4)
Hausa (3) (3) (3)
Tiv (5) (5) (5)

Chief Health Management Information System Officer / HOD

Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi

September 1999 - May 2008

Position Chief Health Management Information System Officer / HOD
Responsibility
➢ Coordination and centralization of all systems of records and reports relating to care of patients.
➢ Establishing and maintaining the procedure for control, storage and retrieval of Health Records.
➢ Provisions of acceptable methods of health and related data classification.
➢ Collection, collation, analysis, presentation and interpretation of statistics for administration, strategic planning, and management
➢ Performance of all Personnel functions for the department and the Medical centre as a whole, including training, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and appraisal of all subordinate staffs.
➢ Initiation as well as participation in Research and Consultancy assignments including community mobilization/empowerment.
➢ Performance of professional/technical duties pertaining to Management Information Systems (MIS) including liaison with other relevant bodies and International Organizations as well as Donor/Development agencies

Senior HMIS Officer

Federal Medical Centre, Gombe

August 1998 - August 1999

Responsibility
➢ Coordination and centralization of all systems of records and reports relating to care of patients.
➢ Establishing and maintaining the procedure for control, storage and retrieval of Health Records.
➢ Provisions of acceptable methods of health and related data classification.
➢ Collection, collation, analysis, presentation and interpretation of statistics for administration, strategic planning, and management
➢ Performance of all Personnel functions for the department and the Medical centre as a whole, including training, supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and appraisal of all subordinate staffs.
➢ Initiation as well as participation in Research and Consultancy assignments including community mobilization/empowerment.
➢ Performance of professional/technical duties pertaining to Management Information Systems (MIS) including liaison with other relevant bodies and International Organizations as well as Donor/Development agencies

Senior HMIS Tutor

School of Health Technology, Maiduguri

June 1994 - July 1998

Responsibility Teaching and researching in Health Information Systems


Relevant consultancy experience on projects financed by international organisations
(Most recent and then backwards)

Qualifications & Certifications

Government Secondary School, Ushongo, Benue State, Nigeria.

Management

Benue State University

Management

University of Maiduguri

Computer Science

Kkompt Computer School

Management

School Of Health Information Mgt, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

Management

School Of Health Information Mgt, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

Skillpages has been acquired by Bark.com!

Bark.com is pioneering the way people find local services. Skillpages is the world’s premier directory of service providers.

Find out more


Are you sure that you want to leave?