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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday July 7th, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already HIV infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide.
EGPAF Uganda Country program scope involves: (1) the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in the South West Uganda project that aims to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal, and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment and counseling and support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services. (2) The Optimizing HIV Treatment Access among pregnant women (OHTA) in 8 districts of South West Uganda; and (3) ELMA- funded Unfinished business project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap; and (4) Saving Lives at Birth that focuses on Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother~to- child Transmission of HIV, and Save infant Lives.
EGPAF therefore, seeks to hire suitable qualified persons to perform the following roles:-
Job Title: Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer
Duty Station: Mbarara
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Build the capacity of program implementers and health workers HMIS, Health information Assistants, in use of MOH tools and ; other designed tools, records and data management. Provide technical support to the HMIS, District Biostatisticians, Health information Assistants, in ensuring implementation of electronic data management systems at site level. Develop and maintain . partnerships and networks with HMIS, District Biostatisticians, Health Information Assistants and health care workers in line with EGPF partnership strategy. Supports the district HMIS, District Biostatisticians, Health information Assistants and other relevant staff to collect, analyze and report programmatic indicators in a timely manner and ensuring that the project's technical staff especially the DBTs are provided with timely, accurate and reliable data generated through the project's M&E system.
Monitor collection, cleaning and validation (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually) of data from the EGPAF - Uganda supported sites in line with EGPAF and MoH data management guidelines. Participate in the developing of data collection tools needed by EGPAF Supported sites line with M&E departmental guidelines. Prepare periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) dataset and reports to inform district quarterly reports. Conduct data analysis on performance indicators to assist in feedback to the program officers and facility clinicians to guide program implementation.
Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between the project technical staff, the district health team and health care workers. Support the process of development and monitoring the implementation of periodic district and site level work plans in line with EGPAF guidelines and donor requirements. In collaboration with HMIS, District Biostatisticians, Health Information Assistants, conduct periodic data validation and data cleaning for EGPAF Uganda supported facilities in line with the data quality assessment and improvement guidelines .Produce and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual progress reports to the M&E Manager. Supervise the EGPAF site based Health Information Assistants working at the health facilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A degree on in demography or statistics, population studies, public health or, epidemiology. A least 4 years of experience in planning, monitoring and evaluation; application of and quantitative M&E methods with a reputable international NGO. Strong knowledge of Uganda MOH HMIS system and site and district level practical experience in working with routine HMIS Understanding of USAID Uganda and PEPFAR program reporting requirements. Experience working with international NGOs implementing public health interventions. Experience working with Uganda local government administration is an advantage. Wlllingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.
Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data. Familiarity with computer programming, routine HMIS, and maintenance of electronic databases. Excellent working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MS office and GIS .Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Job application procedure
Please send cover letter and CV to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.0. Box 21127 Kampala
Application should be sent to:
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday July 7th, 2017.