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LVCT Health – Evaluation, and Learning Officer.

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LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for the implementation of health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Empowered Healthy Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementing innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive sexual and gender-based violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with the government and other stakeholders at national and county levels.

LVCT Health is currently conducting a number of health systems research projects. These research projects range from generating evidence to co -develop, pilot and evaluate a holistic health systems support package for CHWs to increasing uptake of antenatal care (ANC) services through digital data platforms. The Project Manager will be required to work with a vision and strategic direction to provide exceptionally high-quality financial and administrative management of Health Systems Research projects. LVCT Health seeks to fill in the following position:

POSITION:

Evaluation, and Learning Officer

REPORTING TO:

Research, Evaluation, and Learning Manager

LOCATION:

Nairobi, Kenya

DURATION:

One year

 

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Evaluation Officer will work with the Principal Investigators and the Research, Evaluation, and Learning Manager to ensure that evaluations are designed and implemented with integrity and rigor. The Evaluation & Learning Officer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and promoting the uptake of lessons and evidence generated through evaluations by LVCT Health.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Planning and execution

  • Design and implement evaluation studies to assess the impact and effectiveness of health interventions implemented by LVCT Health
  • Synthesize and disseminate evaluation findings and contribute in other ways to program and policy
  • Ensure adherence to the highest standards of integrity, quality, and ethics in the conduct of research and evaluations
  • Promote the uptake of lessons and evidence from evaluations to improve the quality and performance of public health interventions
  • Ensure proper documentation of research and evaluation implementation processes, outputs, and outcomes as per project protocol and relevant standard operating procedures (SoPs)
  • Maintain communication on technical and procedural matters with the line manager and relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain relevant communication and correspondence with internal and external research partners as agreed on by the team
  • Dissemination of evaluation outcomes according to the Research Division dissemination strategies (peer-reviewed journals, conference abstracts, technical briefs, blogs etc)
  • Promote equality of opportunity and inclusive practice in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Act in a manner that safeguards children and/or vulnerable adults as applicable to the role.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the role.

COMPETENCY CRITERIA

Qualifications, Training & Knowledge

  • Master level qualification in Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a health-related discipline with at least three years of experience in coordinating research and evaluation studies
  • Capacity to conduct data analysis – quantitative and qualitative
  • Published at least 2 peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Knowledge of health system environment and the associated challenges
  • Proven experience in implementing and managing mixed methods research/evaluation projects with multiple required outputs.
  • Experience in establishing partnerships and networks
  • Experience in mentoring and influencing teams and peers positively
  • Experience in identifying opportunities for future funding
  • Knowledge and behaviours that support equality, diversity and inclusive practice
  • Knowledge and behaviours that support safeguarding as applicable to the role
  • Ability to understand key programme objectives, and ensure these are applied appropriately to all activities
  • Excellent computer skills relevant to programme management e.g., report writing, M&E database management, etc
  • Excellent planning and administrative skills
  • Ability to manage projects within allocated budgets, as well as plan and forecast budgets and activities
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills suitable for the management of, and liaison with, a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • Flexible approach to work, with a willingness to engage in activities outside of direct skill set
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate the ability to be able to lead others
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships with people at all levels and across cultures

Terms of Employment

This will be a One (1) year contract as per the LVCT Health scheme of service. The candidate will be on probation for the first three (3) months. Compensation for this position is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. Remunerations is based on the LVCT Health pay scales.

Application

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their letters of application, curriculum vitae along with contacts of three referees, salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org . Clearly indicate the position applied for, reference number in the subject line. Applications should reach us NOT later than August 12, 2022

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer

Please visit our website www.lvcthealth.org for more information about the organization

LVCT Health DOES NOT CHARGE any fee whatsoever in any part of the recruitment process (application or interview meeting). LVCT Health does not ask for information on applicants’ bank accounts either.

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