Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer

Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Job Code: 1218
# of openings: 1

Description

Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation
Job Description
JOB TITLE: Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer
DEPARTMENT: Monitoring and Evaluation
LOCATION: Mbarara
Reporting Relationships: The Strategic Information Officer reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager


Job Summary
The Strategic Information Officer performs under the leadership of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. Working closely 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.


Core Duies and Responsibilities
• Ensure M&E technical assistance is available and provided at all times to all the program areas.
• Implements the M&E strategy in line with the USAID and MOH for supporting the various districts
• Support HMIS/ District Biostatisticians to ensure timely and accurate entry of reports into the electronic data bases
• Take lead in analyzing and writing of monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
• 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 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.
• 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
• Provide 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
• Support 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.
• 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:
o Ensuring that the district and sites have annual plan for monitoring and evaluating QI interventions
o Ensures the district and facilities maintains a database for QI by ensuring the tracking of progress on performance of the QI indicators
o 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
o 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
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
• Master’s degree in Public health or demography or statistics, population studies, epidemiology
• Minimum of at least five (5) years of experience in design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation
• Thorough familiarity with the Uganda MOH HMIS system using the DHSI2.
• Understanding of USAID and PEPFAR expectations and trends for monitoring and evaluation.
• 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.
• Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.
• 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
• Trainer Skills,
• Able to work under pressure
• Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working
Employee Status
• Full Time Employee
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer



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