Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer Job Careers – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring and
Evaluation Manager
About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 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 over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership
with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the
USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West
Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability,
accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB
prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services;
family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and
treatment and other primary care services. The project is implemented in 15
districts in the South-West Uganda.
Job Summary: The Strategic
Information and Evaluation Officer will work in liaison with the DBTs, and
technical advisors for the under clinical services, quality improvement, health
systems strengthening and community linkages and demand generation, the
incumbent will work towards coordinated and efficient efforts in designing,
implementing, monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement to improve measure
progress towards attainment of site, district and project targets and goals.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure M&E technical assistance is
    available and provided at all times to all the program areas.
  • The incumbent implements the M&E
    strategy in line with the USAID and MOH for supporting the various
    districts
  • Take lead in analyzing and writing of
    monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual programmatic district
    performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Support HMIS/ District Biostatisticians to
    ensure timely and accurate entry of reports into the electronic data bases
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of
    M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility level
    review meetings between the project, the district health team and health
    care workers.
  • The incumbent facilitates data auditing
    and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project
    activity monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly data
    verification and auditing visits.
  • Facilitate review of progress on a
    quarterly basis; problem solving and development of remedial actions
    ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed at
    district and facility level
  • Facilitate implementation of capacity building
    courses through workshops and on the job trainings on monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting as required for districts HMIS/ District
    Biostatisticians, data clerks and the health workers
  • Offer guidance and support to the DBTs in
    the implementation of monitoring tools, which will include, but not be
    limited to, data collection, analysis and reporting on program indicators;
  • Support the coordination and execution of
    events in the department such as, organizational project learning by
    developing, collecting and disseminating relevant information on
    monitoring, evaluation and research.
  • Ensures that the quarterly, semi-annual
    and annual data collection mechanisms on additional indicators reported
    through routine HMIS as supported required, functioning as appropriate
  • Assist in the implementation of community
    surveys such as LQAS, PLACE and other studies as required
  • Leads and supports data quality assessment
    and assurance activities at the Foundation, district and health facilities
    in close collaboration with the DBTs as required.
  • Provide technical support to the data
    clerks in ensuring implementation of electronic data management systems at
    site level. The electronic patient management systems include, but not
    limited to Open-Medical Records System
  • The strategic information & evaluation
    officer will coordinate with the QI advisor to provide technical support
    to the DBTs, the data clerks and health care workers in data utilization
    to inform continuous quality improvement. Through a functional working
    relations with the Quality Improvement Advisors the SI&E officer will
    ensure the following:
    • Ensuring that the district
      and sites have annual plan for monitoring and evaluating QI interventions
    • Ensures the district and
      facilities maintains a database for QI by ensuring the tracking of
      progress on performance of the QI indicators
    • Support the DBTs to ensure
      that the Foundation supported facilities have QI tools (for example
      documentation journals), and all procedures necessary for the
      implementation of the QI interventions
    • Coordinate the collection,
      aggregation and analysis of analyze project QI qualitative and
      quantitative data
  • Supports the district focal persons for
    HMIS and other health data to collect, analyze and report programmatic
    indicators in a timely manner and ensuring that the project’s technical
    staff especially the DBTs are provided with timely, accurate and reliable
    information generated through the project’s M&E system
  • Supervise the data clerks working at the
    health facilities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID Project Strategic
    Information and Evaluation Officer career opportunity should hold a Master’s
    degree in Public health or demography or statistics, population studies,
    epidemiology
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience
    in design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation
  • Thorough familiarity with the Uganda MOH
    HMIS system using the DHSI2.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of USAID
    and PEPFAR expectations and trends for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Previous experience of working with
    international NGOs, MOH, district administration, public health facilities
    will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal
    supervision
  • Practical experience in working with
    routine health information systems at the facility, district and national
    level.
  • Excellent verbal and written
    communications skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and
    deliver formal presentations on programs and results
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability
    to think concisely, critically as well as distill information to lay
    audience
  • Good analytical thinking and ability to
    interpret public health and epidemiological data.
  • Familiarity with computer programming,
    routine management of information systems, and maintenance of electronic
    databases
  • Excellent working knowledge of major
    databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, STATA,
    SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS
  • Good training skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility
    in all aspects of working
  • Willingness to work and travel in rural
    settings in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resource Manage, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
(EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 13th February 2017
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