Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organization
Global Health Corps
Location
Malawi
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
01/17/2018
Contact Information
https://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/
Tags
Full-time

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will work as part of the M&E department and contribute to effective monitoring and reporting in collaboration with the Data Management, Medical, and Research Departments. The Officer will contribute to strengthening data management, improving the quality and timeliness of reporting, increasing the utilization of routine monitoring data by the Medical and Research teams, and assisting in building capacity of frontline health staff to utilize their data. Additionally, the Officer will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Research and/or Medical Departments on additional side projects. Assignment of these projects will be determined by the technical expertise and research interests of the Officer as well as the programmatic needs of Dignitas International (DI).

Dignitas International is a medical and research humanitarian organization that develops solutions for global health. We envision a world in which healthcare is available to all, regardless of wealth, gender, or geography. By working in partnership with patients, health workers, researchers, and policymakers, we aim to follow this vision by tackling the barriers to health care in resource-limited communities. In 2004, in response to the severe health crisis in Malawi linked to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, DI opened Tisungane HIV/AIDS Clinic at Zomba Central Hospital in partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH), dramatically increasing access to HIV treatment and care in Zomba District. Today, close to 20,000 patients have been placed on life-saving ART at Tisungane and staff receive referrals from across the Southeast Health Zone (3.1 million people). To address limited access to HIV-related services in rural communities, DI has worked to strengthen the decentralized health system. Through decentralizing care, DI has expanded training and mentoring of frontline health workers, streamlined patient referrals, and provided rigorous laboratory and pharmacy oversight to improve the quality and reach of HIV-related services to almost 150 health centers across the Southeast of Malawi. In partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health and other collaborators, DI engages in operations research, which aims to shed light on factors that can hamper effective health programming, giving rise to new and more effective approaches to health care delivery.

This position is part of the Global Health Corps fellowship. Global Health Corps (GHC) is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations — including Clinton Health Access Initiative, Partners in Health, Planned Parenthood Global, and Government Ministries in Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda — working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Responsibilities:
-Improve data management through efficient organization, retrieval and delivery of data:
In collaboration with the DI Data Team, extract/source data for the Medical and Research Departments
Ensure accurate tracking and archiving of data from health facilities
Validate, analyze data and assist in evaluation of programs and related activities
Suggest interventions and solutions to any programmatic and operational issues under the monitored programs
Implement DI’s protocols on data privacy, data security, and backups in the context of data management and M&E
-Strengthen internal and external reporting by contributing to the production of timely, high quality program reports:
Contribute to the development of M&E plans, including reporting schedules and logical frameworks based on internal DI and donor standards
Work with the Data Management Teams to improve the reporting system
Contribute to compiling M&E reports as required by the MoH and donors, including USAID
-Increase the utilization of M&E data by the medical team and other users through improved sharing and presentation of trends and results:
Participate in the integration of monitoring data into program planning cycles and promoting evidence-based programming
Actively contribute to the compilation, sharing, and presentation of program findings with decision makers
Support the development of program and research grant proposals, publications, and conference presentations (IAS, ICASA, etc.)
-Build capacity of supervisory and frontline health workers to collect and utilize data in DI’s operational areas through periodic meetings and mentoring visits:
Assist in conducting trainings with MoH staff
Participate in District Quarterly M&E performance reviews and feedback meetings
Work with frontline healthcare workers on collecting routine HIV-related

Skills and Experience
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required:
Bachelor’s degree*
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics/mathematics, health informatics, or a related/relevant field
At least one year of experience in synthesizing data for summaries/reports*
Knowledge of analysis software such as STATA, SPSS and NVIVO*
Knowledge of M&E systems/approaches gained through academic and/or professional experience*
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including experience summarizing data in reports or presentations*
Knowledge of M&E systems in support of HIV/AIDS and/or public health care programming
Demonstrated experience with data management software e.g. Access
Experience delivering trainings and/or presentations
Experience developing of logic models/frameworks
Familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting
Willingness to occasionally travel to remote health facilities with poor road conditions
Ability to function well in a cross-cultural work environment
Detail oriented and the ability to self-correct should the need arise
Ability to manage tight timelines and shifting priorities
Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment