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Program Director, M&E and Surveillance Capacity Building for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services, Ukraine

Organization: Management Systems International

Location: Ukraine

Project/Proposal Summary: 

The M&E and Surveillance Capacity Building for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) program will; (1) facilitate collaboration among regional and national level organizations to strengthen strategic information activities, (2) improve data collection, quality control, and management, and (3) to conduct epidemiologic and behavioral surveys and use their results to inform programmatic decisions in HIV. It will also contribute to the goals of Ukraine’s Partnership Framework, e.g. to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for MARPs, to strengthen national and local ability to achieve National AIDS Program objectives and to reduce HIV transmission among MARPs. The program will address shortcomings in systems-level, policy, organizational and workforce areas to strengthen the indigenous response to the epidemic.

Position Summary:
The Project Director will be asked to coordinate and lead a Project to ensure all program deliverables are met, including that 85% of regional M&E units in Ukraine will have functional HIV programs that meet national framework goals and Ministry of Health (MOH) reporting requirements. The PD, and broader team, will also ensure that key national data priorities in the HIV strategic information (SI) area are addressed according to the approved plan. The PD will also conduct at least two national level in-service training seminars each for 15-20 regional staff involved in data collection under National M&E Plan specific to surveillance, MARPs size estimation, and other topics.

Responsibilities:

  • • Facilitate collaboration among national bodies, regional centers, and key decision-makers involved in M&E to increase their capacity to generate, understand and use data as a tool for targeting resources in HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs.
  • • Assure that key regional M&E personnel and HIV coordination council members understand the use of surveillance data and MARPs size estimation methods to determine their local epidemic situation.
  • • Coordinate HIV data collection efforts among stakeholders and perform activities to identify and address knowledge gaps.
  • • Together with staff and in-country partners, develop a coordinated M&E evaluation plan and identify the needs for additional data collection.
  • • Implement data collection and analysis activities according to the shared plan.
  • • Assure that employees involved in data collection or analysis complete periodic in-service training on surveillance methods, data quality assurance and data management.
  • • Develop partner, and HIV service organization capacity-building plans.
  • • Represent MSI with the donor in-country.
  • • Recruit and manage staff.
  • • Report to the donor per PEPFAR requirements and ensure stakeholder compliance with the Three Ones principle.

Qualifications:

  • • Substantial training and capacity building experience specific to M&E.
  • • Familiarity with HIV and AIDS M&E, including policy-level work on strategic information prioritization, work plan development, and data “collection-to-use” systems strengthening.
  • • Experience as a Principal Investigator or Deputy PI on surveillance research study or program.
  • • Expertise with MARP size estimation surveillance in a global context preferred/highly desirable.
  • • Experience managing technical and administrative staff.
  • • Experience building technical capacity in local organizations, government institutions or similar.
  • • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) experience a plus.
  • • PhD in Epidemiology or equivalent preferred.
  • • Ukrainian and/or Russian language competency preferred.
  • • Must be a team player and good communicator.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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