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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco.

I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens. I-TECH Malawi provides technical assistance to the Malawi Ministry of Health and its partners to support human resource development, health systems strengthening, HIV care and treatment, and HIV surveillance for epidemic control.

I-TECH has been privileged to provide technical support to the Government of Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH), since 2008, through seconded senior Technical Assistants, Program Officers and Public Health Fellows. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) was established in 2002 at the University of Washington in Seattle. I-TECH is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global HIV and TB (CDC-DGHT) under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

I-TECH Malawi wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced person to fill the following posts:

Position: COVID-19 Response Data and Evaluation Manager, Lilongwe, Malawi


The DEM will manage the District Officers. S/he will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the COVID-19 Response team activities. S/he will be responsible for strengthening data collection, data management and reporting at national and district levels. S/he will oversee DOs data-related activities. She/he will provide technical assistance on data use issues as needed.

The DEM will also be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the COVID-19 Surveillance studies and as such will provide technical and operational assistance, be responsible for managing administrative and logistics of the studies and for data management and analysis.


    Staff Supervision, Mentorship and Staff Capacity Development

    •Serve as supervisor to District Officers and support program’s field operations, HR and finance staff in conjunction with other Directors

    •Develop the workplan for the districts in conjunction with the District Officers

    •Participate in annual performance reviews for staff supervised, and provide documentation of the review process for employee file

    • Support efficient functioning of the I-TECH Malawi program team through technical support, facilitation of regular team meetings, and regular ongoing feedback

    M&E Planning

    •Assist with strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation of project activities.

    •Assist with M&E planning for the Program, e.g. definition of SMART indicators, target setting, design of systems for performance and quality tracking.

    •Ensure systematic, consistent collection, compilation and dissemination of indicator data
    •Responsible for writing quarterly, biannual and annual reports, as needed in conjunction with Country Office M&E team.

    • Assist with the development and revision of M&E tools (e.g. paper forms, registers and electronic medical records system) and standardized systems for documentation, reporting and analysis of data

    Data Management and Reporting Supervision

    • Work with the Surveillance team at national level to develop,maintain and expand COVID-19 surveillance data management system

    •Be part of the National Surveillance Subcommittee and as such attend Surveillance Subcommittee meetings

    •Participate in data management supervision visits jointly with MOH

    •Facilitate data review meetings and workshops at district and national level

    •Supervise DOs for COVID-19 district data entry, collection, management and analysis

    •Propose innovative solutions to improve data reporting and management

    •Ensure data quality is consistent between the I-TECH supported districts

    •Support improvement of data reporting flow at district level and from district to central level

    •Support DOs with resolving data-related issues

    COVID-19 Surveillance survey

    •Coordinate the development of the project protocol, questionnaire and other related materials, including training and operations manuals, in collaboration with all the project partners

    •Ensure that the project is designed in accordance with approvedethical procedures and ensure any changes to protocol areprocessed through the CDC and NHRSC

    •Hire, train, and supervise field team

    •Coordinate all training-related activities to the survey inconjunction with other partners including finding venues

    •Oversee the logistics of the project including ensuring all the needed material is available on time including testing material, overseeing the samples transportation and storage in good conditions

    •Involve the DHOs, communities and health facilities on due time to ensure successful implementation of the project

    •Conduct daily visits to assess the logistics and technical progress of the project and supervise the field teams

    •Assist in coordination of all aspects of collection and analysis of data including regular quality assurance checks

    •Supervise the district supervisors to ensure that the technical requirements of the project are met and to monitor participant recruitment, sample collection and transport and quality of data

    •Ensure that project staff adhere to approved ethical procedures in project protocol as these relate to informed consent, data collection, storage, security, and backup, and biological specimen collection, storage, shipping, and safety

    •Oversee the quality of data collection, and manage data with secure backup

    • Ensure timely delivery of materials needed for the implementation of the survey, including forms, incentives, nasopharyngeal and blood sample collection kits and other commodities

    •Organize weekly meetings with CDC, MOH and other project partners during preparation and conduct of the project

    • Coordinate communication between collaborating organizations

    •Oversee data management and analysis

    •Participate in data interpretation, draft report, and participate to results dissemination


    • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health or a related field from an accredited University with at least 7 years of experience preferably working in complex, multi-faceted health programs. Minimum of 5 years of experience in demonstrated experience in supervision and mentoring on surveillance/data reporting and data management

    •Minimum 7 years’ experience in M&E of public health programs

    •A strong background in operational research and a proven track record of success in implementing studies (as demonstrated by designing, data collection, analysis, and writing papers for peer-review journals)

    •Knowledge of and practical experience with health systems in Malawi

    •Excellent computer skills using database, statistical and spatial analysis software (e.g. STATA, R, SAS, ArcGIS).

    •Strong experience with developing and using electronic data collection tools (e.g. ODK, Epi Info and/or Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)

    •Strong computer skills in general MS Office applications

    •Excellent written English and scientific writing skills

    •Fluency in English and Chichewa

    • Excellent problem-solving, decision-making, organizational, management and communication skills with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work effectively in a demanding environment

    •Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, flexibility,diplomacy, willingness to listen, and respect for colleagues

    •Demonstrated flexibility and agility in responding to changing work priorities and environment.

    •Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


    •PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health or a related field

    •Experience with USG (including PEPFAR) funded programs,reporting requirements, and grant rules and regulations

    •Experience with implementation of surveillance activities covering large geographic areas.

    Application Process

    Applications with Curriculum Vitae (CV), three traceable referees and relevant copy certificates should be sent to the following Email address: hr@itech-malawi.org

    Deadline for applications is Monday, 22nd February, 2021. Please write the position being applied for in the subject line.

    I-TECH Malawi, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all applications. However, only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

    For more information about I-TECH, visit our website: http://www.go2itech.org

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