Job Opportunity at SHDEPHA+, Monitoring And Evaluation Officer
Service, Health and Development for people living with HIV /AIDS (SHDEPHA+) is a national non-governmental organization, registered on 21 November 1994 with registration number SO 8216, with the aim of mobilizing resources to help people living with HIV/AIDS and to fight the spread of the disease. Although originally focusing on people living with HIV/AIDS, over the years SHDEPHA+ has expanded beyond HIV/AIDS and related issues to other development interventions and now covers both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS with over 65 branches countrywide. Each branch of SHDEPHA+ works independently, developing, managing, and implementing its projects, though all branches share one constitution and registration.
SHDEPHA+ Kahama, based in Kahama Municipal, is among the 65 branches, was launched in 1999 and started independent operations in 2002 has been working with both international and national donors, the local and central government and other stakeholders to work toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The organization works with the poor, key, and vulnerable groups including women, children, youth, people with special needs; and it gives special attention to the underserved and marginalized populations such as PLHV, FSW, and VAGYW.
SHDEPHA+ VISION: A democratic community that is free of poverty, hunger, and diseases and enjoys a good quality of education, standards of living, and social well-being.
SHDEPHA+ MISSION: SHDEPHA+ is committed to reducing income and non-income poverty, hunger, human suffering, diseases, and the impact and spread of HIV/AIDS by empowering marginalized and vulnerable people, most at-risk populations, and communities in general to achieve Community-based and sustainable human development.
GOAL: Using SHDEPHA+ core values and mission to work toward the Millennium Development Goals to improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable groups, most at-risk populations, and communities in general.
Through the FIKIA+ project, ICAP will collaborate with Service, Health and Development for People Living Positively with HIV/AIDS (SHDEPHA+ Kahama) to implement an integrated TB/HIV cases identification at TB clinics and Community-based TB outreaches. The approach will optimize TB service delivery points in identifying new HIV+ clients as HIV testing differentiated service delivery (DSD) model and support TB/HIV clients with continuation of ART and TB treatments to attain viral load suppression addressing the UNAIDS targets of 95-95-95.
Fikia+ Project is a new 5-year cooperative agreement with PEPFAR funding from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SHDEPHA+ Kahama in collaboration with ICAP will be supporting comprehensive implementation of HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment, lab, interventions at the community and facility level in Mwanza region Tanzania. Named the FIKIA+ Project, this new initiative aims to accelerate, expand, and improve the quality of HIV prevention, care, and treatment in order to meet UNAIDS 95-95-95 targets in intervention districts
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (1 position)
Reports to: Project Manager
Line Manage: Project officers
Contract Duration: 1 year (renewable)
Overall Job Function:
- The M&E officer will be responsible to design, develop and update databases and implement high-standard data management systems including data analysis
- S/HE will provide the overall management in project monitoring and Evaluation through data management, data analysis, asses’ performance and advice program team.
- S/HE will oversee data collection, verification and reporting.
- S/HE will assess performance of indicator, provide regular feedback of program achievement against the targets to inform and achieve intended program outputs and outcomes.
- S/HE will build capacity of program staff, stakeholders and health facility levels including RHMTs and CHMTs to implement M&E activities and integrate timely and accurate project data to enhance program planning and decision making.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
- The M&E Officer shall develop a close working relationship with the project officers, heath providers, Community health workers and etc to ensure quality data is collected and entered in the database. The M&E officer will be responsible to:
- Support in implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities in the council level, including development of SHDEPHA+ M&E plans and data collection frameworks to support data management, and reporting.
- Support data analysis for their respective councils, visualization and use of data to assess daily and monthly SHDEPHA+ performance trends and help SHDEPHA+ management to interpret program performance and implications of data for programming.
- Participate actively in generating data for SHDEPHA+ management monthly and quarterly narrative reports or other reports, as needed.
- Organize and supervises routine internal data quality assessments (DQAs) for each council under management of the SHDEPHA+.
- Facilitate communication, technical and working linkages between technical team and M&E team within and between councils.
- Play a coordinating function for producing data and feeding to SHDEPHA+ management for program decision making at council and organizational level.
- Provided technical assistance to project officers on developing and monitoring targets in compliance with the developed and approved M&E plan.
- Train and supervise M&E teams in new database systems to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports
- Provide technical support in the process of data quality assurances (DQA, Data Audit) and data cleaning, ensuring that data generated is of high quality.
- Conduct and coordinate provision of regular data collection and entry visits to Community Health workers and identify data entry challenges and provide technical assistance on data entry to CHW and Peer educator.
- Organize and coordinate quarterly data review meeting at councils’ level by supporting program performance presentation preparations, and data interpretation.
- Organize and manage all Quality Improvement (QI) activities of the SHDEPHA+.
- Manage council level Monitoring and Evaluation Officers (M&EOs) by ensuring that they all have performance objectives, conducts one to one meeting and regularly evaluate their performance against agreed performance goals.
- Provide daily, weekly and monthly data analysis and presentation to management through daily meetings
- In collaboration with the Regional M&E Officers, train and supervise Facility Data Clerks to ensure timely data entry, cleaning on a routine basis, generation of data queries and routine progress reports.
- Conduct quarterly data review meeting to Support Zonal M&E staff to conduct routine internal data quality assessments (DQAs)
- Conduct regular data monitoring site visits to CHW and Peers; review and provide feedback on case workers performance
- Review critically reports submitted by CHWs and peers perform data verification as needed Set up and maintain data entry and management systems including application
- Perform data entry when needed Other tasks as assigned
- Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
Required Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:
- Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Health Information Systems, public health, sociology, demography, statistics, or other social science area.
- Master’s degree or Academic qualification in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.
Experiences and Skills
- Required Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in similar position.
- Strong capability in database development and management using MS Access, MySQL and statistical analysis programs packages e.g. stata, SPSS.
- Familiarity with different programming languages e.g.Vb.net, HTML, CSS, OOP.
- Familiarity with the health information systems.
- Capable of independently implementing the duties described above.
- Good facilitation skills.
- Committed and team player.
- Experience implementing qualitative and quantitative research a plus
- Report writing and publication skills
- Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania is a plus
- The candidate should have experience in training / workshop facilitation, mentoring and proven ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with government and other NGO counterparts.
- Availability and willingness to travel up to 50% time
- Fluent communication in both Kiswahili and English.