Associate Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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FHI 360

Req #: 17319
Type: Full-Time
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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Associate Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Description

Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), is a USAID funded cooperative agreement under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, Intra Health International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) - sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs - and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV.

The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenyan nationals and candidates currently based in the region are encouraged to apply.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply. 

Job Summary / Responsibilities

The Associate Monitoring and Evaluation Officer assists in the coordination of data management activities of the LINKAGES program, focusing specifically on strengthening the data management system, collection and reporting. S/He will support the development and management of the Database for managing the program data, trouble shooting and modification to meet the project M&E requirements.

The position contributes to the implementation of M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by USAID and GOK and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan, and designing M&E methods for demonstrating program outcomes and impact.

* Develop and implement an EMR system for collection and reporting of program data by the LINKAGES implementing partners.
* Provide technical support in database development and management to meet data requirements of the project.
* Under M&E Advisor's guidance conduct M&E needs assessments and assist partners to develop/improve and implement M&E plans through mentorship
* Ensure that implementing partners understand USAID/GOK reporting requirements including use of tools, indicator definitions and reporting through continuous job training/mentorship,
* Continuously identify data tools requirements and provide logistical support to ensure constant availability of approved standardized tools to facilities and partners in assigned districts.
* Ensure implementing partners have a functional system for data collection, management, analysis and synthesis of monitoring data in line with GOK/USAID requirements
* Coordinate collection of program activity data to ensure accuracy, completeness and timeliness within assigned districts
* Building capacity of partners in data management including basic analysis and use of data for program improvement,
* Perform analysis of data and information collected from the field monthly and quarterly to examine trends and identify gaps and well as strengthens in the clinical cascade of care with site program officers. Conduct regular reviews of the data to enable the team to identify whether targets are being met and take immediate corrective actions so as to reach epidemic control.
* Disseminate program results at county TWG meetings and other stakeholder forums,
* Provide technical updates on reporting and dissemination of national guidelines to implementing partners
* Assist in preparation of monthly and quarterly progress reports on M&E activities
* Advice and promote best practices in monitoring and evaluation.

Qualifications

* Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge and skills through informal and formal methods. Good knowledge of Monitoring & Evaluation.
* Demonstrated experience with Ministry of Health Management Information Systems.
* Demonstrated ability to design and manage complex databases for health system data management.
* Bachelor's Degree in Health Records and Information Management, Computer Science, Social science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related courses desired with 3 - 5 years' experience in monitoring and evaluation. 
* Proficiency in use of at least 2 of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
			
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