Gold Star Kenya (GS Kenya) was established in 2010 as a local Non-Governmental Organization; GS Kenya was born out of the success of the Gold Star Network, a social franchise program initiative established in 2006 to promote comprehensive quality HIV care amongst a network of private health providers in Kenya. GS Kenya implements health related projects in Kenya. We seek qualified candidates on short term basis for the following position:
Position: Reliever Monitoring and Evaluation Officer- 3 months
Under the overall leadership of the HSDSA M&E Director and direct supervision of Senior M&E Officer, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will assist in the coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities for the HIV Service Delivery Support Activity – Rift Valley at county, sub county and facility level, focusing specifically on capacity building of health care workers, SCHRIO on DHIS2, implementing partners staff on programs systems for collecting data for measuring project implementation, quality assurance, documentation and reporting for HIV PEPFAR USAID program activities in Nakuru and Baringo County. The position will contribute to the implementation of M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by USAID and GOK. The position will provide regular updates to project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing M&E methods for demonstrating HIV program outcomes and impact.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate collection of program HIV activity data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness within assigned sub counties.
Ensure sub counties/implementing partners have a functional system for data collection, management, analysis, and synthesis of monitoring HIV data in line with GOK/USAID requirements.
Ensure that implementing partners/health care workers understand USAID/GOK reporting requirements including use of NASCOP HIV tools/ registers, indicator definitions and reporting through continuous job training/mentorship.
Continuously identify HIV data tools/ registers requirements and provide logistical support to ensure constant availability of approved standardized tools to facilities and partners in assigned sub counties.
Building capacity of partners and health care workers in HIV data management including basic analysis and use of data for program improvement.
Disseminate HIV program results at sub county progress review meetings and other stakeholder forums.
Build skills and capacity of SCHMTs and partners to ensure data quality including ability to conduct Routine Data Quality Assessments.
Provide technical updates on reporting and dissemination of national guidelines to sub – county and implementing partners.
In liaison with the Senior M&E officer and Senior Data Manager support implementation of DHIS2, EMR, national prevention systems, and program databases at sub county and facility level.
Conduct routine support supervisory visits implementing partners and facilities.
Write quarterly progress reports on M&E activities in assigned sub counties.
Carry out adhoc analysis and mining of program data.
Advice and promote best practices in monitoring and evaluation.
Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES
In-depth understanding and working knowledge of USAID/PEPFAR/GOK reporting requirements
Good planning and high-level organizational skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
Demonstrated team player with ability to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, implementing partners, government staff, etc.
Well-developed, written, and oral communication skills
Advanced data analysis and presentation skills
Strong presentation skills
Experience in database management
Experience in training and capacity building using adult learning methods
Experience in data analysis and presenting statistical reports for different audiences
Keen to maintain data security and data quality systems
Good planning and organizational skills
Tact and diplomacy in dealing with implementing partners
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:
MS/MA/MPH in biostatistics, public health, social science or a related field with 3-5 years’ relevant experience or BS/BA in relevant field with at least 5-7 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation for HIV programs.
At least 3 – 5-year experience working in a large HIV Care and Treatment USG PEPFAR funded project with good understanding of PEPFAR DATIM reporting requirements.
Demonstrated experience and good familiarity/ understanding on the Kenyan Ministry of Health Management Information Systems including NASCOP MOH M&E data tools and reporting systems (KHIS).
Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, Power Point including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Stata, and Ms Access.
Personal attributes; Good interpersonal skills, team player, ability to mentors and transfer knowledge through informal and formal training.