MEL Officer

KE
5 days ago
Job ID
2017-3035
Category
International Positions

Overview

Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP)/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

  

Reporting to the Senior MEL Officer, the MEL Officer based at the sub-county will work closely with MOH to strengthen documentation, data use for decision making at sub-county, facility and community levels. They will contribute to M&E capacity building of Ministry of Health (MOH) staff on data management; provide feedback to MOH on data quality, completeness and use, coordinate data quality audits (DQAs) and data review meetings with MOH and participate in all other M&E activities, conduct participatory M&E methodologies and participate in the project learning agenda.

 

  

Please include three references with your application

 

 

Responsibilities

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  • Provide continuous technical and mentorship support to health care workers on data management processes, data analysis skills and interpretation of indicators to meet Afya Halisi and MOH program requirements
  • Continuously strengthen capacity of project and health care workers at county, sub-county and community levels on use of DHIS2 and other community systems to ensure timely, complete and accurate reporting of data into DHIS2 and other community systems
  • Support in carrying out joint routine data quality assessments and continuous quality improvement activities for FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH programs
  • Perform routine data cleaning and ensure the validity, accuracy, consistency and completeness of FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH data at all levels county, sub-county and community levels before reporting
  • Strengthen use of data for decision making by supporting MOH to conduct FP/RMNCAH, nutrition and WASH data review meetings at various levels, including county, sub-county, health facility and community levels
  • Support in qualitative and quantitative data collection processes for project led special initiatives, surveys and studies
  • On a periodic basis, support MOH in archiving relevant M&E guidelines, tools, data files, analysis, files and reports

 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Statistics, Health Records, Public Health, Social Sciences with 2 years’ experience or a diploma in Statistics, Health Records, Public Health, Social Sciences with 5 years’ experience
  • Professional training in M&E/DHIS and 3+ years' relevant work experience
  • Working experience with MOH systems and personnel and in USAID-funded projects is an added advantage
  • Must have hands on experience in statistical analysis packages - STATA; SPSS, Epi info. Excellent quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • Ability to conceptualize and understand project needs
  • Familiarity with national and global health indicators
  • Demonstrated experience in developing M-health Solutions
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office

 

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