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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Kenya (Kenya)

With a mission to restore health and healing to those most in need, IMA World Health is a non-profit, faith-based organization that offers extensive expertise in health systems strengthening as well as neglected tropical diseases, malaria, HIV, non- communicable diseases, and sexual and gender based violence prevention programs in some of the most challenging and post-conflict settings throughout Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

IMA in Kenya is looking to recruit a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for the Afya Jijini Project.

Role Summary

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will work in a five-person team to ensure the successful monitoring and evaluation of community and facility health services for a set geographic area of the USAID-funded Afya Jijini project. Afya Jijini’ s ultimate aim is to improve access and uptake of quality health services in Nairobi for the most pressing health issues, including among the most vulnerable and at-risk. The project seeks specifically to increase access and use of quality HIV; family planning (FP) and reproductive health (RH); maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and nutrition services.

Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to informal settlements and health facilities in the county. S/he will work with the, sub county HRIOs, Afya Jijini HRIOs, and UHAI Team in strengthening facility Health information Management system. This will be done by improving facility accurate reporting rates, and creating demand for data use.

Working in a defined geographical area, the M&E Officer will work with health facilities, their catchment communities, CBOs and other stakeholders to complete data collection, analyze data, and use it for program improvement. The officer will also help plan and implement capacity strengthening approaches at the local level, including trainings and mentorship models to strengthen M&E for health services

Responsibilities

· Assists with the development of project work plan and M&E Plan, reviewing indicators and setting performance targets for the project supported institutions

  • Work with the, sub county HRIOs, Afya Jijini M&E Assistants, HRIOs, and UHAI Team in strengthening sub county Health information Management system (Facility and community)
  • In collaboration with the Project M&E and UHAI Team, support the project M&E activities within the cluster and designated areas of Nairobi County.
  • Plan and support sub county M&E capacity building activities including trainings, CMEs, OJTs and other capacity strengthening activities for partners Ensure routine Data quality assessments, Data Use at facility on monthly basis and ensure quality improvement plans are implemented.
  • Ensure the existence of an effective and efficient filing system with a well-structured, organized and confidential filing system.
  • Prepare relevant tools, SOPs and guidelines for supported facility/community activities, ensuring all project M&E aligns with PEPFAR and GoK requirements.
  • Conduct frequent site visits to project health facilities and targeted communities aimed at providing documented M&E mentorship, support and supervision.
  • Support timely, complete and accurate data entry to DHIS system, DATIM, Trainet and other relevant reporting systems.
  • Assist in the design and management of the project internal databases (Both off and online), including developing analysed reports for project performance review
  • Review, analyse and roll up relevant project data to cluster, Advisors and management for regular reporting.
  • Help develop and execute project special assessments and evaluations, including the project baseline and health facility assessments.
  • Working with colleagues, analyse and assess the factors that hinder M&E data collection, analysis and use at project sites and within Sub-County and other government structures.

To succeed in this role you require:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Health Records and information, Medical statistics, Epidemiology/public Health, Health information System and Information Technology with experience in working with health programs required. Certification in M&E or Health records and information, will be an added advantage
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible work experience in conducting M&E for HIV or other health projects within Kenya, including helping establish indicators and reporting systems for community- and facility-based projects.
  • Experience with data collection strategies across technical areas (HIV, MNCH, FP/RH, etc.) with a focus on participatory processes, integrated result based management and gender issues.
  • Knowledge and experience reporting with PEPFAR-recommended indicators for HIV and familiarity with other USG indicators in one or more additional project health technical areas.
  • Experience conducting training and capacity building related to data quality, data dissemination and information use (DDIU), and other M&E related issues for health facility staff, community projects and others.
  • Skills in conducting data quality audits and coaching for improved data performance.
  • Knowledge of different data collection approaches for facility- and community-based health project work.
  • Experience working on U.S. government (PEPFAR) or other large donor-funded projects preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, advanced Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge and skills in online reporting platforms and/or statistical packages.

Kindly submit application and resume' to jijinihr@imaworldhealth.org

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: IMA World Health
  • Location: Kenya (Kenya)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-06

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