Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer UNITAID Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Implementing 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 Cap-TB Project:
Through the Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovations (CaP-TB) project, EGPAF
will support the rapid roll out of models of care to improve pediatric TB case
finding, diagnosis and treatment and support the use of an innovative new
formulation of pediatric first-line fixed-dose combination TB treatment in 9
sub-Saharan African countries and India. This four-year project has been
approved for funding by UNITAID and aims to improve the morbidity and mortality
associated with pediatric TB in these countries and catalyze improvements in
care in other high-TB burden countries. Project implementation, operational as
well and financial reporting will be done using EGPAF’s standard tools and
techniques, as well as elements specifically developed for this UNITAID-funded
project.
Job Summary: The Strategic
Information & Evaluation Officer (SI&EO) will work with the EGPAF
monitoring, evaluation/research unit and program implementation on CapTB to
support the generation of novel evidence and cost-effectiveness data to inform
program implementation, guide policy guidelines and further scale up by
additional implementers. The primary responsibilities are to organize and
coordinate data collection and analysis, interpret, and report on project
results to stakeholders at all levels of the project and help program identify
problems and their causes, and improve overall program performance. The
incumbent will help to assess and report on project outputs and life-of-program
effects and results, providing UNITAID and the GOU a record of progress,
effectiveness and lessons learned. The SI&EO will work closely with the
program implementation team and the broader EGPAF Uganda SI directorate team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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Establish effective data collection and
monitoring systems
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Take part in the design of the project routine
and research study database and documentation
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Develop and execute procedures for the
abstraction and merging of data records from source databases into a research
study database.
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Actively contribute to the design of research
study protocols, with a focus on definition of what when and how data are
managed.
·        
Develop SOP’S for routine and research data
management.
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Responsible for data accuracy.
·        
Carry out secondary data analysis of routine
program data, and evaluation data to identify evidence-based best practices for
scale up.
·        
Identify best practices from pilot sites,
finalize SOP’s and plans for scale-up using evidence from collected data.
·        
Build the capacity of n staff to perform their
appropriate strategic information tasks that include but are not limited to
HMIS strengthening, conducting data quality audits and subsequent data quality
improvement.
·        
Implement targeted data collection/analysis to
inform decision making around program implementation
·        
Keenly monitor the performance of all PMP
indicators and prepare regular reports for the Country Implementation Manager
and senior management team as required.
·        
Offer technical support (monthly and quarterly)
analysis and review of the routine program data at the project and district
levels to identify improvements in performance trends along process and output
indicators and link it to effective interventions.
·        
Provide technical support in the
institutionalization of pediatric TB-specific quality improvement approaches
into routine service delivery with aim of identifying process and performance
gaps, suggesting and implementing changes/ interventions to address gaps and
monitoring the outputs of the interventions to identify effective interventions
and developing change packages that will be scaled up to all supported health
facilities and communities in the south west region Uganda.
·        
Assist the program implementation team to engage
key stakeholders in periodic program reviews to validate implementation
strategies; jointly define a pathway to change; analyze performance trends
along the project indicators and articulate necessary course corrections.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the UNITAID Project Strategic
Information and Evaluation Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Biostatistics, Population Statistics, Demography or any relevant
scientific discipline from a recognized institution.
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in Public
health, with a bias on epidemiology and Biostatistics is an added advantage
·        
At least six years of progressive experience in
data management with a focus on strengthening routine health management
information system.
·        
Proven experience in managing routine HMIS and
public health research data.
·        
Excellent understanding of data processing/
management.
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Extensive knowledge of application of continuous
quality improvement in the health sector.
·        
Experience in routine data management for
HIV/AIDS and TB programs. Strong knowledge
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 8th December 2017
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