District Based Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Description

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS and has reached more than 26 million women with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. In 2015-2016, EGPAF supported activities in 19 countries and nearly 5,000 sites to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.EGPAF has worked in Malawi since 2001. Today, EGPAF Malawi implements evidence‐based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 179 health facilities in nine districts through EGPAF’s U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (PEPFAR/CDC) ‐ funded HIV Service Delivery, Quality Improvement and Health Systems Strengthening Program. EGPAF seeks to fill the following open positions:

Position Details

Job title          :           District Based Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer

Reports to      :           District Based Strategic Information & Evaluation Manager

Location         :           Across Malawi

Overall Objective of the post

The District Based Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer (DSIEO) is a well-trained, proactive and self-motivated individual who under the direct supervision and guidance of the District SI&E Manager and in close coordination with the District Technical Officers (DTOs) to support facilities in the effective, accurate and timely use of MOH and EGPAF developed tools to support HIV care and treatment services. The DSIEO will support facility based QI team to monitor and evaluate progress of QI interventions. S/he will supervise EGPAF facility Based Data Officers and ensure all EMRS and back data entry sites capture data accurately and informs program improvements. S/he is responsible for routine mentoring of facility healthcare works on proper documentation, data quality assurance and generate routine health care services reports in the respective facilities.

Essential responsibilities include the following, but not limited to:

1. M&E Planning

  • Participate in the development of districts M&E plan in the assigned districts and contributes to strengthening existing M&E systems to better document and support continuum of care services
  • Implements the M&E plan in the assigned clinics
  • Utilizes standard approved tools for data recording and reporting
  • Ensure MOH EMRS and back data entry apps data for HIV care and treatment is complete and accurate
  • Utilizes updated SOPS and provides feedback on adaptations as required
  • Supports Facility Data Officers to adapt to changes in SOPS and tools
  • Support front line health workers in the use of digital platforms and EMRS and back data entry applications
  • Ensures updated and current M&E tools and SOPs are in use

2. Data Collection and Data Quality

  • Ensures accurate and reliable data/information reported by assigned clinics
  • Accurately captures all DSD/pilot intervention data/weekly reports for assigned clinics into PowerApps
  • Conduct routine verification of HIV data and follow-up of data quality audits and facility data review meeting action plans

3. Data Use for Performance Management Program Improvement

  • Ensures EGPAF Facility staff and DTO have access to timely data for program improvements and decision making
  • With support from the District SI&E Manager analyze facility and district data to support EGPAF and MOH district technical teams
  • Support the use of tools developed for pilot interventions
  • Participating in the development of annual programmatic work plans, budgets and relevant reports
  • Works closely with District Technical Team to conduct data driven mentorship in supported clinics
  • Coordinates and leads facility monthly data review meetings and implement action plans
  • Provide accurate data and analytics for facility data review meetings/QI teams

4. Capacity Building

  • Ensuring all health workers in EGPAF-supported sites have adequate knowledge and skills to use the MoH/EGPAF M&E tools
  • Identify capacity gaps within the facility and develop capabilities of facility staff to manage data recording, collection and use of HIV related data for the benefit of the facility level decision making

5. Team Management

  • Manages EGPAF supported facility Data Officers by overseeing implementation of their individual annual work plans and ensuring their capacity building, mentorship and professional development
  • Coordinates closely with EGPAF colleagues in the clinics/ districts and liaises with DHIS officers
  • Carry out any additional duties within reason as identified by DSI&M

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Interest and aptitude to engage with data and utilize data for decision making
  • Organized and strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use forms, tools, and interest to utilize software and digital platforms
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of biostatics, solid computer skills, including MS Office Suite; ability to interface with different analysis and database packages
  • Highly organized, meticulous and reliable
  • Knowledge of quality assurance/quality improvement principles will be advantageous.
  • The incumbent must have excellent numeracy skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to engage teams in the use of data
  • Ability to manage and present data and write reports and SOPs
  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills
  • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in M&E
  • Advanced Diploma or Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Demography, Project Management/Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics or related fields, or relevant work experience
  • Experience with writing some technical reports
  • Knowledge and experience in using quality improvement methodologies for health, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, communication and learning (knowledge management)
  • Good analytical and planning skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
  • Creative and innovative thinking, and attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of statistical packages (STATA, Epi info or SPSS) – will be tested
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation and facilitation
  • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and system

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