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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: RECENCY MONITORING & EVALUATION AND DATA MANAGER


  • POSITION OVERVIEW

    The overarching aim of this position is to support the project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) section in organizing data, and data quality assurance and to technically oversee field data officers (District/Site Coordinators)). The Monitoring and Evaluation and data manager shall support with strengthening data collection, data management and reporting at national and district levels. This position will be responsible for organizing, storing and analyzing data as efficiently as possible, while always upholding agreed-upon security standards. The M&E and data manager will be responsible for management and oversight of the recent HIV infection surveillance database, database back up, generating weekly reports, performing special requested analyses, generating datasets and dashboards for easy review.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    M&E Systems and 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.

    • 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 from biomedical HIV services.

    • Work closely with HIV sector partners to increase data use for program planning and evaluation, policy development, quality improvement and advocacy.

    • Participate in relevant MOH Technical Working Groups (e.g. M&E TWG).

    Data Management and Reporting of Service Data

    • Work with the project director and coordinators to develop, maintain and expand recency surveillance data management systems.

    • Coordinate and supervise data entry and management of recency testing results and facility-level HIV service data collected during the project.

    • Manage all incoming data files from districts/facilities and from the National HIV Reference Lab (NHRL)

    • Review data for inconsistencies or anomalies that could skew analytical results.

    • Maintain databases and conduct routine maintenance as needed to ensure data integrity

    • Streamline data collection and analysis procedures to ensure near real-time access to metrics, e.g. real-time dashboard with results and maps.

    • Generate data dashboards for generation of data insights.

    • Communicate with project team members about data changes or requirements.

    • Generate and review documentation for all database changes or refinements.

    • Make recommendations for software, hardware and data storage upgrades.

    • Support the compiling of weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports. Serve other routine and custom/ad-hoc reporting and data sharing requests to the investigators, project team, country office M&E section, MOH, CDC and other partners as appropriate.

    • Assist with strengthening strategic information systems and linkages between District/Site Coordinators, District Health Management Teams and the Study secretariat.

    • Respond to regular reporting requirements from major donors and partners of the national HIV Program (e.g. Global Fund, WHO, UNAIDS, PEPAFR) in a timely manner.

    Supervision of Surveillance Sites

    • Coordinate, supervise and participate in data collection and quality assurance at service delivery sites.

    • Design and support implementation of data collection and supervision tools and protocols. Facilitate/Support Operational Research/Public Health Evaluation

    • Generate operational research topics and targeted/public health evaluation questions needed to support the scale-up of HIV/AIDS programs

    • Help partners develop strategies to address those questions, and participate in dissemination of findings.


    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    • A Master’s Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health or related field from an accredited University.

    • At least five years of work experience in M&E of public health programs, preferably in the field of biomedical HIV services.

    • 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.

    • Skills and experience in data visualization tools (e.g., Power BI and/or Tableau) will be an added advantage.

    • Excellent written English and scientific writing skills.

    • 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)

    • Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently

    • Commitment to building personal and organizational capacity

    • Familiarity with the scientific literature on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care

    • Experience working in multi-disciplinary team settings


    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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