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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

ORGANIZATION: ICAP Columbia University

LOCATION: Lesotho

OVERALL JOB FUNCTION:

Program Description: 
GRANT FUNDED – ICAP-Lesotho is a program of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City.  The ICAP-Lesotho program provides technical and capacity-building support to strengthen the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) program supported by ICAP.  ICAP-Lesotho receives funding from the U.S. Government (USG) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Overall Job Function: 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor provides direction and technical assistance to the ICAP-Lesotho multidisciplinary team in the planning and implementation of quality M&E activities required for its programme.  The M&E Advisor coordinates all routine M&E activities, including data collection, management, analysis, dissemination, and reporting.  The M&E Advisor works closely with the clinical and laboratory staff to increase and enhance the quality and use of site-level health information, including PEPFAR indicators, to support informed program decision-making, improved completeness and quality of data recorded on registers, and enhanced patient record systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the MOHSW to develop, implement, and establish systematic reporting procedures in M&E for patient monitoring and to assess programmatic progress; this includes development of mechanisms to capture patient-level data, supervision of data entry, data management, data quality assurance, data analysis, dissemination, and reporting.
  • Ensure that ICAP-supported M&E activities at multiple delivery sites conform to national policies and guidelines.
  • Collate strategic information including data collected by ICAP Lesotho.
  • Work in close collaboration with  ICAP NY in supporting research at country level
  • Document the programmatic achievements on ICAP Lesotho.
  • Provide technical assistance to health facilities, including review of performance and quality of service delivery, on-the-job mentoring for health workers, and evaluation and use of strategic information among health professionals.
  • Liaise with the MOHSW on the implementation of M&E systems for TB/HIV activities and contribute to national M&E training.
  • Support the MOHSW to develop a national TB/HIV surveillance strategy and plan, as well as to develop, implement, and evaluate patient tracking systems.
  • Provide ongoing technical support for the implementation and use of facility TB/HIV information for strategic decision making, in collaboration with the MOHSW.
  • Train, mentor, and supervise local ICAP-Lesotho M&E Officers.
  • Support the development and/or refinement of materials related to TB/HIV care and treatment.
  • Participate in technical working groups related to M&E and surveillance activities.
  • Support the ICAP-Lesotho multidisciplinary district teams in regular review meetings, with the aim of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of ongoing activities.
  • Regularly liaise with the ICAP-NY M&E team.
  • Work closely, and in collaboration, with other partners to maximize partnership strengths and effectively collaborate to implement program goals.
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or related discipline, doctoral degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems, HIV and/or TB M&E experience preferred
  • Experience with database analysis using Epi info, Stella, SAS, SPS, and/or Stata
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Must be computer literate and able to use Windows and MS Office Package, and have knowledge of e-mail and of standard office equipment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, CV and salary requirements to mapolm@icap.org.ls. Please indicate you are applying for position #M&E – LS in the subject line of your e-mail.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. It does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, status as a perceived or actual victim of domestic violence, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran, or any other legally protected status.

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