Strategic Information Evaluation (SIE) Specialist- DREAMS
Deadline: 30 October 2020
Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not for profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Strategic Information Evaluation (SIE) Manager supports the Director ME&L in all SIE activities for ZHI Zimbabwe Dreams project. S/he supports the Director ME&L on a shared platform across all ZHI projects, in the provision of technical inputs to improve and facilitate the delivery of sound technical assistance in SIE. S/he collaborates closely with other major stakeholders in the implementation and improvement of the national M&E effort in Zimbabwe.
Duties And Responsibilities
Supports the Director in managing a shared SIE platform, defining strategies, goals, objectives and work plan, and Ensuring accountable and efficient data collection, analysis and learning activities for DREAMS project and others; Oversee a team of Strategic Information Evaluation and research staff for the DREAMS project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members; Leads the design and implementation of the project’s Strategic information and Evaluation activities, including the development of the project’s performance monitoring plan (PMP); development and monitoring of project indicators; implementation of project evaluation; synthesis of data and study outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data for DREAMS project’ Supervises and supports the data management, analysis and quality management-related initiative undertaken by SIE officers at the country office and field offices;
S/he will provide guidance in the development and/or adaptation of SIE tools, in the monitoring of their day-to-day use, and in their modification. Providing sound technical leadership in the ZHI Quality Management System (Standard Operating Procedures, Process Flowcharts, Forms), in the ZHI data flow (processes and procedures for data flow, collecting forms), and for the design, update and use of the ZHI databases; Facilitates deployment and use of electronic medical records system at ZHI supported sites across all projects; Takes a leadership role in all QA/QI processes within ZHI Zimbabwe and among ZHI’s Implementing Partners, Conducts regular field visits to program sites to identify gaps in timeliness and quality of data reporting and work with relevant staff to address the gaps; Fosters ZHI’s relationships with key counterparts at various levels, to facilitate synergies and guarantee harmony between ZHI and Zimbabwe SIE for health activities; Identifies best practices for documentation of success stories, technical reports, or peer review publications and reviews surveillance, research and evaluation publications prior to release to stakeholders; Upon request, provides general technical assistance in SIE to partners as well as to other key stakeholders.
S/he will assist in data management, analysis and quality management of related work; Reviews, validates, shares and presents regular ZHI SIE reports, to be used by various stakeholders (health workers in service delivery points, public health practitioners, technical officers and management in ZHI); Lead the design and implementation of the project’s learning activities including required operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and rapid/special studies; Represents ZHI at National and International events.; Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications And Experience
Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health, Demography, Health Management, Social Science, Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related field required; Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in project/provincial/national-level SIE in HIV/AIDS and Maternal and Child Health programs3+ of those years should include supervisory experience; Strong analytical report/manuscript writing and presentation skills with at least 3 publications or international conference presentations; Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Sound practical knowledge of statistics and the use of statistical software; Proven experience in project development, planning and facilitating technical training; Familiarity with Zimbabwe public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is required; Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR programs is required. Knowledge of HIV, DREAMS and Education programs, specifically in Zimbabwe; Advanced understanding of indicator selection, log frame design, and M&E work planning; Sound knowledge and experience regarding SIE, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for Zimbabwe.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues in Zimbabwe, Capacity to consistently provide technical inputs on Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS in the ZHI network to improve the quality of service delivery; Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance; Ability to represent ZHI/Zimbabwe to stakeholders and the NGO community.; Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision; High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills; Proven ability in supervising staff; Well-developed computer skills.
How To Apply
Submit your CV and application letter via email to [email protected] clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.
During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered.