Kenya: Malaria M&E Officer

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Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

The project has two sub-purposes:

1) Increased leadership and management capacity of county governments for effective outcome MLA systems. 2) Increased availability, analysis and use of quality data

A 28-person team has been recruited to work in Kisumu to achieve the project results. The team is led by a Chief of Party also based in Kisumu. Palladium staff in Nairobi and our international offices will provide routine technical and administrative support and assistance.

Position Summary

The Malaria M&E Officer serve as a focal person supporting the malaria activities which include data quality assurance, data reviews and stakeholder coordination at county and sub-county levels within the county Measurement Learning and Accountability project now Tupime Kaunti for sub purposes 1 and 2 (See above). S/he will report to the Senior Malaria Specialist for technical guidance. S/he should be skilled in using the IDRS data system, mining data from the various data systems at the county level, to convert county clinical and public health data into information for evidence-informed programming. S/he will work closely with the County Planning and Learning Specialist to support outcome measurement activities and ensure that data analyses support information needed by CHMTs and SCHMTs to answer key Malaria questions and support decision making, and for quality improvement.

This is a new opening with 2 positions. The two positions will be at the same level and supervised by Senior Malaria Specialist. The positions will be based in Homa-Bay and Kakamega or Bungoma.

  • Providing input into monitoring, reporting, and improving malaria data quality in select Tupime Kaunti Project counties
    • Provide technical guidance to counties, sub-counties and facilities in conducting data quality assurance procedures in line with operational work plan
    • Support data review meetings at county and sub-county levels
    • Representing Tupime Kaunti Project in the PMI forums and malaria stakeholder meetings at county level
    • Support the Malaria Program Officers to meet country-specific current and emerging data needs within the context of PMI Program
    • Leading analyses of malaria data and the development of relevant county specific outcomes measurements
    • Strengthening collaborations with PMI partners for research involving external data
    • Build consensus among county MLA stakeholders on priority Malaria outcome measures that will be included in the five-year Health Sector Report and the CIDP.
    • Work with the County Learning and Planning Specialists and the Senior Data Use and Learning Specialist to support counties to: o Continuously use Malaria data for quality improvement; o Increase the use of gender and age-disaggregated data in particular, and inferential statistics in general for evidence-informed management of the Malaria program o Inculcate a culture of data demand and use within the CHMTs, including the provision of routine high-level Malaria statistical analyses o Develop the Malaria/health County profiles to improve health policy and program decision making * Diploma in Clinical Medicine or a Registered Nurse with 3 or more years in Malaria, Public Health, Demography, Monitoring and Evaluation or other relevant discipline
    • Knowledge of current global and national malaria protocols, standards, best practices and malaria issues in Kenya
    • Relevant experience in analysis, and interpretation and/or in using data to identify and meet program monitoring and evaluation needs and contributing to malaria policies.
    • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct, analysis of routine data
    • Data visualization skills for developing health county profiles, dashboards
    • Demonstrated experience working with DHIS2, IDSR, EMRs and other relevant Kenyan health information systems.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, and Word.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
    • Excellent coordination and organization skills
    • The ability to work well under pressure and solve problems
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense.
    • Ability and willingness to travel frequently and work under field conditions
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=U2hhZmFxLlNhZ2hpci4wMDM4MS4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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