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Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Location: Homa Bay
Reports To: Project Manager ELMA and Red Carpet
To support establishment and expansion of a robust monitoring and evaluation strategy/plan for the ELMA Project that seeks to strengthen and optimize the quality of HIV prevention and treatment services for pediatrics and adolescents, including those living with HIV, implemented in Homa Bay County, Kenya. The scope includes peer case management that support all pregnant and breastfeeding adolescents presenting for care through 18 months postpartum. HIV positive and negative peers (youth ≥ 18 years), who are (or have been) pregnant or breastfeeding themselves, provide support to other AGYW through helping them navigate services at the facility, reminding them of their appointments and following up on defaulters, checking on their adherence (if HIV positive) via phone calls and occasionally providing home visits when needed. The project also maintains clients’ case plans (including issues for follow-up) and assist with collecting AGYW data and entering in the health records, including data that are not routinely collected, such as HIV and pregnancy risk screening.
Under the guidance of the Project Manager and Strategic Information Advisor, the M&E Officer will work to ensure furtherance of the EGPAF Project’s agenda of improving quality of integrated HIV services through designing a e-health platform, continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to ELMA staff, AGYW Peer Mentors, Health Care Workers and relevant stakeholders. He will provide oversight to M&E and data management components within the ELMA Project and at the health facility and community levels in addition to the 7 (seven) priority counties.
- Work closely with the Project Manager, Health Informatics and SI Team to design a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
- Design an M&E system that will improve digital data collection and interoperability with EMR, DHIS and EKMS.
- Ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities and community on all required indicators.
- Work closely with the project technical team to manage all data entry related activities.
- Work with the Facility staff and Sub County Health Records and Information Officers to ensure timely data collection, collation and reporting into the DHIS, CBHIS, OLMIS, CHANIS and other facility/community reporting systems.
- Provide timely feedback to the Project, County, Sub-county and facilities for decision making.
- Oversee joint DQA and Continuous Quality Improvement activities within the project.
- Conduct targeted mentorship and supportive supervision on documentation and reporting to AGYW Peer Mentors.
- Support monthly data review meetings for supported 7 (seven) priority counties and facilities.
- Upload data into various databases including as needed.
- Participate in site improvement activities and DQA activities.
- Support development and utilization of M&E tools that enhance management and storage of information to ensure integrity, quality and availability.
Qualifications & Experience
- Diploma or Degree in Social Sciences or other equivalent degree.
- Must have undertaken a training in monitoring and evaluation.
- Knowledge in Health Informatics is an added advantage.
- Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in project monitoring and evaluation in health projects.
- S/he should have experience in community participation and consultative-type projects.
- Experience in adolescent HIV and Sexual reproductive health will be an advantage.
- Experience with USG and PEPFAR reporting is desirable.
The Foundation expects all employees to possess the fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and driving results. The ideal candidate will be either proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies, specific to this position’s level of Officer:
- Team Building – Team building is a person’s ability to inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. He/she also facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.
- Customer Service – Customer service is a person’s ability to anticipate and meet the needs of internal and external customers while delivering high-quality products and services and being committed to continuous improvement.
- Decisiveness – Decisiveness is a person’s ability to make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data is limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences. He/she will also perceive the impact and implications of decisions.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EGPAF complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.