As the flagship global service delivery project of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the PMI Impact Malaria team works with national malaria programs to fight malaria and save lives by strengthening diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention for those most at risk, particularly children and pregnant women. PMI Impact Malaria (IM) is led by Population Services International (PSI) in partnership with Jhpiego, Medical Care Development International, and the Malaria Elimination Initiative at University of California San Francisco.
IM’s global goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria and move countries towards national or subnational pre-elimination. To achieve this goal, IM supports National Malaria Control Program Managers (NMCPs) to help tackle malaria service delivery challenges by:
- Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the best medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to the right patients, in the timeliest manner.
- Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country’s unique malaria situation.
- Strengthening malaria health systems and a rigorous use of data to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating strategic service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.
In each country, IM builds on key lessons learned from the PMI-funded Improving Malaria Diagnostics (IMaD) project (2008-2013) and MalariaCare (2013-2018). IMaD was mandated to focus solely on malaria diagnosis. MalariaCare expanded to include both malaria diagnosis and treatment. The scope of IM is expanded further to include malaria diagnosis and treatment, malaria in pregnancy, and new drug-based approaches like seasonal malaria chemoprevention, mass drug administration and reactive case detection, where appropriate.
In Malawi, IM will work closely with Ministry of Health (MOH) departments including the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Quality Management Department and select district health management teams (DHMTs), as well as PMI/Malawi and other PMI partners to improve the quality of and access to malaria services at both the facility and community levels. IM will build on progress made in malaria service delivery by focusing on the following areas of work:
- Providing high quality technical expertise and assistance to NMCP for the development and refinement of policies, strategies, guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), job aids, wall charts and training curricula and implementation plans related to malaria case management
- Strengthening case management by supporting the implementation of outreach, training and supportive supervision plus (OTSS+) quality assurance approach in public sector health facilities and laboratories in selected districts
- Supporting malaria case management and laboratory trainings and refresher trainings for providers in selected districts
Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager, Impact Malaria
PSI/Malawi is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager to the support the PMI Impact Malaria Project. This position is for a Local Hire only, based in Lilongwe, and reporting to the M&E Advisor with technical backstop from the Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor and the M&E Team (Washington, D.C.).
The M&E Manager will work with the D.C.-based Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation (SME) Advisor, the M&E Team, and the project’s staff in-country to:
- Manage M&E components of the project including overseeing the development of the project’s M&E Plan, annual work plans, quarterly reports, semi-annual and annual reports;
- Participate in the design and implementation of innovative M&E tools to measure project impact that align with the project’s strategic goals and performance indicators;
- Assist in the production of the project’s Data Quality Assessment and reports in compliance with donor and PSI rules and regulations on indicators, results and impact;
- Support the project team in country in a routine manner on data interpretation, and promote regular use of data for program improvement and decision making;
- Participate in the design of data quality assurance mechanisms and data validation;
- Coordinate data entry and processing and develop a data analysis plan per reporting requirements;
- Help build the M&E capacity of both local organizations and the government to design, implement, and monitor M&E activities, develop an M&E plan, and use malaria case management and surveillance data effectively across various levels of the health system;
- Support the configuration and use of a DHIS2-based Project Monitoring System;
- Ensure the application of global best practices in the generation and use of routine data for this project.
What we are looking for:
- Masters’ degree in Public Health, Statistics and Demography or in a related field as minimum requirement.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience in research or monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions or other public health programs
- Ability to interact with governmental and non-governmental actors and institutions across sectors
- Demonstrated strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated experience working with host country government
- Current knowledge and expertise in use of Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
- Demonstrated experience and conversant with of DHIS2 and other electronic data bases
- Desired prior data management and data analysis experience
- Ability to travel to the project-supported districts as needed
- Fluent in English
What would get us excited:
Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and data use, experience in malaria case management, strong communication skills, coaching skills, and knowledge of U.S. Government approaches and regulations.
How to Apply:
If you have the required qualification, experience and competencies please submit your application to:
Email: [email protected]
on or before Friday the 16th October, 2020 at 12h00. Include in the subject line of your application the job title of the position being applied for. All applications submitted outside the deadline will not be considered.