Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job at Path Finder International
- M&E Officers provide technical support and guidance on reporting tools, data management processes, analysis and interpretation to local IPs to meet program requirements.
- They will be involved in the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation work plans and ensure all programmatic activities are undertaken timely.
- They will be working closely with Data Clerks and Facility, Sub-county and County HRIOs to oversee quality in data collection, cleaning and entry of community and health facility data to project databases and ensuring that the project data is fully compliant with all PEPFAR/OGAC reporting requirements for DATIM, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Site Improvement Monitoring System (SIMS) while providing support to facilities, Sub-Counties and Counties in ensuring quality data is keyed into the GOK DHIS2 system and well used.
Monitoring & Evaluation Job Key Responsibilities
- Implement and update project M&E Plan and PMP for the country, including identifying appropriate indicators and design of data collection system for the project to collect and report on data to measure performance and achievement of project objectives;
- Enter verified AFYA PWANI programmatic data that is compliant with all PEPFAR/OGAC/USAID reporting requirements for DATIM, PHES, EMR and SIMS
- Work closely and support health facilities, sub-counties and county in ensuring accurate and timely data is entered into the national HIS system, DHIS2.
- Verify, analyze and compile monthly, quarterly, semi-annual (SAPR) and annual (APR) programmatic activity reports to ensure it fits within the PEPFAR/USAID/OGAC reporting needs
- Maintain and report quarterly to the M&E Technical Advisor the County Indicator Tracking (KIT) and also enter the data to the Pathfinder Online Data System (ODS);
- Supervise the timely production and storage of accurate, reliable data and carry out analysis and interpretation of project data.
- Prepare county reports on project performance against established goals and objectives, and, at appropriate times, on project achievements.
- Provide technical assistance to local implementing partners’ in the county to develop systems for the continual collection, analysis, and presentation of data, and build the capacity of these partners to interpret and report on their progress and achievements.
- Conduct regular quality checks of project data ensuring that data reported by AFYA PWANI corresponds with Ministry of Health and other GOK health agencies (NASCOP, NACC etc) data.
- Support regular sessions with sub-partners and partners, including the Sub-County and County Health Management Teams for the purpose of data sharing, capacity building and management in relation to data use for tracking project progress.
- Ensure coordination of project monitoring tools with the Government of Kenya HMIS, NASCOP and NACC systems;
- Plan and implement participatory M&E for AFYA PWANI consortium partners and assist local implementing partners to implement systems for data collection to measure progress against project targets and objectives;
- At scheduled monthly meetings, identify and share lessons learned and encourage project staff to use data for decision-making while also building their capacity in quality data management;
- Supervise, prepare and present quarterly data feedback and data for decision use meetings with project partners (community and facility);
- Provide technical assistance to build capacity of project staff, Ministry of Health counterparts, and collaborating NGO partners in maintenance and interpretation of M&E data.
- Participate in development of data collection tools, as appropriate, including survey questionnaires, key informant interview schedules, facility assessment and supervision tools, etc;
- Implement SOPs for data management systems at our supported facilities, Conduct Site Improvement Through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) in all our supported sites.
- Verify data quality and prepare analyses (with input from the County project technical staff) required for performance review by County Cluster HeadImplement and report to partners and staff data quality audits using the Data Quality Assessment tools by USAID/MEASURE Evaluation.
- Identify and report to M&E Technical Advisor training needs at the Sub-County and County Level
- Identify, rectify and report data issues to M&E Technical Advisor;
- Assist with identification and reporting of action points and lessons learned;
- Participate in project annual review meetings and other reviews as required;
- Respond to Pathfinder requests for programmatic information;
- Establish and maintain close collaboration on M&E with project partners while identifying opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships to help achieve program goals
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Train and supervise HRIOs assigned to high volume facilities and Data Officers. Ensure they are acquitted with new reporting guidelines, PEPFAR requirements and other data collection instruments of the project.
- Take part and provide supportive supervision and mentorship to supported facilities and ensure the software tool for supervision (MYCHECK) is fully utilized.
Requirements for Monitoring & Evaluation Job
- A basic degree in demography, statistics, social sciences, Health Records/ health information management, Computer Science or related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience successfully designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks for health and/or development projects.
- Excellent planning/organizational skills.
- Proven technical skills in monitoring and evaluation, including timely data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results;
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work independently, under pressure and to adhere to set deadlines
- Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar). Experience with programming software a plus.
- Experience in use of data to inform decision-making, planning, and performance monitoring.
- Demonstrated ability to work with various government constituencies and local partners.
- Excellent verbal/written communication skills, and fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Must have a working knowledge of DHIS2 and have knowledge in PEPFAR Program reporting systems and tools
- Good understanding of County Public Health issues particularly HIV/AIDS, TB and MNCH
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