Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 06/05/2018.
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The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens.
The I-TECH Namibia program provides technical assistance and direct service delivery to improve HIV care and treatment services in 60+ facilities in five regions, VMMC services in two regions, as well as implements programs for adolescent girls and young women to remain HIV- in two regions in Namibia. The I-TECH Namibia program also works in the areas of distance education, cervical cancer, and implementation science.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Deputy Director, Strategic Information. The Deputy Director for Strategic Information (SI) is responsible for the implementation of I-TECH Namibia's Care and Treatment (C&T) program monitoring and evaluation (M&E), data quality improvement (DQI) and data use activities, and reporting. This position based in Windhoek and reports to the Director of SI, supervises a field-based team of M&E Officers, and works closely with SI Advisors at I-TECH Headquarters in Seattle.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Program Management and Supervision:
Manage implementation of annual monitoring and evaluation and data quality improvement plans for the C&T program in collaboration with the SI team.
Supervise field-based Monitoring and Evaluation Officers and the Windhoek-based Senior Data Manager.
Conduct supportive supervision site visits (at least quarterly) with field-based SI team members and facility-based Ministry of Health and Social Services data staff to strengthen facility monitoring and evaluation, data quality assurance, and data quality improvement skills and practices.
Identify and provide on-going mentoring for SI staff in M&E and data quality.
Mentor I-TECH clinical staff and data team members in strengthening design, implementation, and critical review of quality improvement projects.
Foster collaborative relationships with monitoring and evaluation and DHIS personnel at the MoHSS national, regional, and district levels.
Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting:
Develop annual M&E plans, frameworks, and tools including development of process, output, and outcome performance indicators for C&T activities in collaboration with SI team.
Participate in monthly Clinical Team Meetings, to develop appropriate indicators and tools to measure and monitor clinical strategies and identify ways to provide feedback of results.
Participate in the development and management of the implementation of efficient systems for management of program monitoring data, including narrative reports.
Manage all processes associated with the implementation, revision, and renewal of monitoring and evaluation plans ensuring all key deadlines are met and project outputs and deliverables are produced according to specified timelines.
Responsible for timely completion and submission of routine (monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc) program M&E and PEPFAR MER results and narrative reports.
Contribute to PEPFAR M&E and target requests.
Data Quality Improvement and Data Use:
Develop and implement strategies and tools to routinely capture and measure dimensions of data quality, procedures to conduct data quality assurance and improvement activities, and products for dissemination of findings to relevant stakeholders.
Promote setting-appropriate data management best practices to improve data quality, in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Social Services, including development and implementation of SOPs to promote adoption and implementation of best practice standards
Respond to both internal and external requests for information by providing data for briefing documents, site visits, and other team information requests.
Master's degree in social science, public health, public administration or a related discipline and minimum of 6 years demonstrated experience in implementing monitoring and evaluation activities, preferably in large, complex health programs in resource-limited settings.
Knowledge and experience in data quality improvement and data use for decision-making.
Strong data analysis skills, including conducting data cleaning, verification, and trend- analyses.
Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
Strong interpersonal skills, with a high degree of diplomacy and cultural competency and the ability to function in a team-centered work environment.
Supervisory experience, including the provision of mentorship and supervision to field- based staff.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Experience implementing PEPFAR-funded projects and the associated PEPFAR reporting requirements (e.g. DATIM, MER, Expenditure Analysis).
Proficiency in at least one statistical and qualitative software package (e.g. Epi-Info, STATA, SPSS/NVivo, Atlas.ti).
Experience using MySQL or other relational databases.
Knowledge of geographic information systems.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This position is based in Windhoek, significant (>50%) required travel to program facilities within Namibia. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. This position also requires early morning or evening availability for SI team conference calls, as team members reside in multiple time zones.
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