Monitoring and Evaluation Officer x1: Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training and Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH).

Deadline: 19 September 2022.

About the organization:

Zim-TTECH is seeking highly qualified and experienced applicants to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Impilo EHR/CBS program. Zim-TTECH’s activities occur primarily in the technical areas of health system strengthening; epidemiology and strategic information strengthening, health workforce development; operations research and evaluation; prevention, care, and treatment of infectious diseases. Zim-TTECH is funded by PEPFAR through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to implement Strengthening Epidemiology and Strategic Information in the 44 districts of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zim-TTECH also implements HIV & TB treatment and care services in five Zimbabwean provinces in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) under the Zim-PAAC (Zimbabwe Partnership to Accelerate AIDS Control) Program. Additionally, the ZimPAAC DREAMS consortium comprising of three local partners implements DREAMS activities in four districts in Matabeleland North Province (Bubi, Nkayi, Tsholotsho and Lupane). The contract of employment for this position will support the epidemiology and strategic information scope of work and is renewable yearly subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the candidate.

Position Summary

The key role of the position is to design and maintain the monitoring and evaluation system.

Responsibilities

Design and maintain the monitoring and evaluation for Case Based Surveillance and HIV DR surveys. Coordinate supportive supervision efforts for HIV Case Surveillance with recency testing in E-HR reporting findings and following up recommendations. Implement periodic mid – term evaluations for Case Based Surveillance; leads methodology design, tools development and data collection and report writing. Coordinate the Sub Thematic Group for Report Writing; Leads the writing of Performance reports for AIDS & TB Unit; ATP Annual Report writing. Assist in the designing of annual work plan for AIDS & TB Unit. Quarterly coordinates and facilitates the M and E Technical Working Group meetings. Participates in M&E onsite supportive supervision visits conducted to provincial and district levels for ATP SI activities. Participate in the development and revision of M&E methods/tools programs i.e., ART, HTS and PMTCT. Compilation and collection of weekly, monthly, and quarterly data for CBS. Coordinate and ensure data quality and data collection at sites. Assists in the dissemination of key survey results. Assist in the design, conduct and reporting of various surveys. Facilitate in the submission and renewal of all ATP study protocols. Documentation of Success Stories. Follow-up on recommendations for all the key Surveys in selected sites. Participate in collaborative/ operation research activities (TWG meetings, supportive supervision, and data analysis) with partners on behalf of the MoHCC AIDS & TB Unit i.e., Prison study, Viral Load study, ART Census. Provide technical assistance to the development of research protocols to answer key questions for all the programs in the AIDS & TB Unit. Assist in the development of Protocol and Tool development. Assist in program data analysis for CBS and key surveys. Promote the implementation of science and knowledge management activities for the AIDS and TB Unit. Protocol and tools development. Participate in the development and maintenance of relevant systems to collect and review data and indicators to inform programming. Participate in training sites and developing training tools on CBS and HIV DR activities. Participate in various TWGs giving technical input on surveys & surveillance issues. Conduct Survey & Surveillance TWGs including the CBS and the HIV Drug Resistance

Qualifications, Skills and Experience   

Advanced degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field. Minimum of 5 years’ working experience in M&E training and health-related projects with increasing responsibility in senior leadership and management positions with proficiency in at least one statistical software package e.g., STATA, SAS, or SPSS. Experience with PEPFAR MER and MoHCC reporting systems, including proficiency in DATIM and DHIS2. Advanced Microsoft office skills especially in MS Excel, including pivot-tables, formatting, statistical functions, and formulas. Strong quantitative data analysis skills, including study designing, data cleaning, verification and trend-analysis coupled with demonstrable project management skills but not limited to budget preparation, monitoring and in managing electronic health information systems. Strong report writing and presentation skills, including study protocol administration and interfacing with relevant stakeholders. Excellent analytical, detail orientation, problem solving and interpersonal communication skills with fluency in English and knowledge of one or more of the local languages (Shona and/or Ndebele) will be an added advantage and also have demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Commitment to Diversity

Zim-TTECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, the organization encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socio-economic status, age, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability. Zim-TTECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.

Interested candidates should submit their application letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, and certified copies of certificates to The Human Resources Manager to: ehrmeo@zimttech.orgOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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