Job Title: Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer - UNITAID Project
Job openings: 01
Reports to: Country Implementation Manager
Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms. (for local candidates only)
"Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments."
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.
Through a grant from UNITAID, EGPAF will introduce and scale-up innovative point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) in nine African countries. This four-year project will procure and distribute more than 297 POC EID platforms and 350,000 POC EID tests. The Project will enable the testing of up to 300,000 HIV-exposed infants, resulting in increased pediatric HIV diagnosis, earlier initiation of infants on ART, increased pediatric ARV coverage, and improved survival of HIV-positive infants.
The Project Officer – Laboratory will support the implementation of the UNITAID/EGPAF POC EID project in Cameroon, with the long term aim of providing quality integrated HIV prevention, counselling, testing, care and treatment services within the Ministry of Health, Private, and Faith Based Sector health facilities
Under the overall supervision of the Country Implementation manager with a dotted line to the Strategic Information and Evaluation Advisor, SIEO will support establishment, expansion and implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation strategy/plan for the Unitaid Project that compliments Implementation and Expansion of High Quality, Sustainable and Comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs in the Center, Littoral, South-west, and North-west regions.
The Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer will work to ensure furtherance of the UNITAID Project goals and objectives through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to UNITAID Project technical staff, health care workers, and data management staff based at the county, sub-county and facility level in support of strategic information activities. S/he will provide oversight to the Data management officers and all other SI, M&E and data management components within the UNITAID Project and at the facility level.
Ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities on all required indicators
Work closely with the EGPAF Project’s Strategic Information and Evaluation Advisor or his/her designate and project technical team to manage all data entry related activities and ensure maintenance of up to date project data bases including DATIM, DHIS2, Dashboards as needed
Work with the Facility staff and District and Regional staffs to ensure timely data collection, collation and reporting into the DHIS2
Oversee joint DQA with the Regional and District teams at supported facilities
Conduct targeted mentorship and supportive supervision on documentation and reporting at supported facilities
Support EMR implementation within EGPAF facilities in collaboration with health informatics lead IP.
Support facilities to maintain up to date performance dashboards
Provide timely feedback to the regions, districts and facilities for decision making
Conduct monthly facility and district data and performance review meetings for supported facilities
Represent the EGPAF at regional and district Stakeholder and Technical Working Group meetings
Any other duties as assigned by the line manager
Bachelors/Diploma in Biostatics, Health Information Management Systems, or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning and a certificate in M&E related courses
Minimum of 3 years’ experience on monitoring and evaluation and data management for a HIV program
Familiar with DHIS2, HMIS tools, DATIM and other PEPFAR reporting requirements
Experience in providing on site mentorship to health care workers on HMIS, cohort analysis and other SI related issues
Experience in providing support to EMR implementation at site level
Proficiency in computer packages for generating and analysis reports. Experience in use of visual analytics tools is an added advantage
Proficient in statistical analysis packages (SPSS/STATA/R etc)
Experience with managing and coordinating teams
Ability to build and manage strong working relationships among diverse stakeholders
Ability to work effectively in a busy, high pressure team environment
Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines
Commendable knowledge & skill in monitoring & evaluation activities
Strong analytical skills
Strong oral and written communications skills
How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through the following link Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer - UNITAID Project.
Applications will be considered until December 31, 2017.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
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