ILI/SARI/TB Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

  • EGPAF Malawi
  • Full time
  • 2 months ago
  • Lilongwe

    Job Description

    EGPAF has worked in Malawi since 2001. Today, EGPAF Malawi implements evidence‐based HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 179 health facilities in nine districts through EGPAF’s U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief/U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PEPFAR/CDC) ‐funded Achieving HIV Epidemic Control through Scaling Up Quality Testing, Care and Treatment in Malawi

    EGPAF currently seeks to fill the following open position

    Position                      : ILI/SARI/TB Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

    Reports to                  : Director, SI&E  

    Location                     : Lilongwe

    Position Summary:

    The ILI/SARI/TB Monitoring & Evaluation Manager is a well-trained, proactive and self-motivated individual who under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director, SI&E will lead and provide state-of-the-art technical expertise to support program teams in monitoring and evaluating the implementation EGPAF’s influenza like illnesses/Severe Acute Respiratory/TB projects through development and utilization of a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) platforms to track progress over time and ensure the optimum use of data for decision making.

    Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    M&E Planning, Data collection, Usage and Data Quality

    • Develops and implements overall integrated M&E plan/framework for EGPAF Malawi ILI/SARI/TB programs through utilization of efficient and effective tools and systems for data collection, storage, analysis and visualization
    • Leads the development and design of the tools and report formats including adaptation for digital platforms and use of MOH EMRS
    • Conceptualize and execute advanced analyses which fully leverage the vast array of data assets available in country, both internal and external to EGPAF to improve use of ILI/SARI/TB data.
    • Strengthen EGPAF’s M&E frameworks and systems for both collecting and using data at all levels.
    • Provide support with the adoption, integration and/or interoperability with other systems of electronic medical records (e.g. Point of care EMRS, eMastercard Applications, COVID-19 EOC platforms and lab etc)
    • Ensures integrity and accuracy of all ILI/SARI/TB collected data and systematic data audit and follow up on action items.
    • Lead in the design and implementation of ILI/SARI/TB surveillance systems
    • Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
    • Develop and implement a plan to improve M&E system for the ILI/SARI/TB programs at central and district levels.
    • Ensure Technical team develop log frames, monitoring and evaluations for innovations and pilot interventions to systematically inform scale up
    • Drafts M&E sections of all donor reports, which includes extensive analysis of routinely collected data against preset targets and programmatically meaningful denominators
    • Liaise with Evaluations and Technical team to document best practices and lessons learned across the programme for internal and external application
    • Manage M&E Officer(s) by overseeing implementation of their individual annual work plans and ensuring their professional development
    • Carry out any additional duties as assigned by SI&E Director.

    Essential Management/Leadership skills

    • Management experience in M&E
    • Oversee the development and day-to day implementation of project’s work plans.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities almost simultaneously
    • Works collaboratively across teams in the organization to promote data usage and overall evidence based program management

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Thorough understanding of the functioning of Malawi health delivery systems, NTP, current health sector programs, strategies and implementation plans
    • Experience with M&E in PEPFAR supported projects
    • Experience with ILI/SARI/TB projects/programs preferred
    • Proficient in biostatics and working knowledge of statistical software packages
    • Highly organized, meticulous and reliable
    • Knowledge of quality assurance/quality improvement principles will be advantageous.
    • The incumbent must have excellent numerical skills
    • Ability to design, manage and present data and write technical reports
    • Good interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills
    • Innovative and able to analyze and evaluate data to inform program design for effectiveness and efficiency
    • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience with master’s degree in public health, demography, project management/monitoring and evaluation, statistics or related fields or equivalent or a minimum 9 years of relevant technical experience with bachelor’s degree.
    • At least 5 years working on monitoring and evaluation in the public health field; specific experience in a ILI/SARI/TB/ program would be additional value.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and practical experience in managing a surveillance system for an infectious disease.
    • Proven record in coaching and training.
    • Experience working with the key stakeholders
    • Strong analytical and planning skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning
    • Creative and innovative thinking, and attention to detail
    • Good knowledge of statistical packages (STATA or SPSS) and business intelligent packages like Power Bi-will be tested
    • Ability to lead and work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation
    • Comfortable working independently and developing new procedures and systems
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