Global Health CorpsClosing Date : 2017-01-18
Duty Station : Blantyre, Malawi
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Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

Improve data management through efficient organization, retrieval and delivery of data

In collaboration with the DI Data Teams, extract/source data for the Medical and Research Departments Ensure accurate tracking and archiving of data from health facilities Validate and 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 reportsContribute 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 Ministry of Health 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 Ministry of Health staff Participate in District Quarterly M&E performance reviews and feedback meetings Work with frontline healthcare workers on collecting routine HIV-related data

Desired Skills and Experience:
Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

Bachelor s degree in public health, epidemiology, health informatics or related field*Demonstrated ability to synthesize data and produce reports*Demonstrated experience with data management software (e.g., Access)*Proficiency in Excel (intermediate to advanced)*Ability to manage tight timelines and potentially stressful, shifting priorities and deadlines*Knowledge of health system, especially HIV/AIDS M&E gained through academic and/or professional experience*Capacity to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment*Ability to function well in a cross-cultural work environment*Willingness to occasionally travel to remote health facilities with poor road conditions* Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills Ability to develop database (Access) applications or spreadsheet (Excel) analysis Training, mentoring, and presentation skills Familiarity with HIV program M&E frameworks and indicators
How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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