Reporting to: Chief of Party
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract
The Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) is a local Zimbabwean organization with over 20 years’ experience in providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) at national and decentralized levels, and in implementing comprehensive, quality and differentiated health programs. OPHID has supported the MOHCC in all the 10 provinces in the past, in program portfolios that included HIV and TB/HIV prevention, care treatment and support; maternal and child health; nutrition and HIV integration; and sexual and reproductive health services for diverse population groups. OPHID is supported by and receives funding from several donors, including PEPFAR through USAID, UNICEF, and AUSAID. OPHID is looking for suitable candidates to take up the above key position within the USAID funded Zimbabwe Assistance Program in Malaria II (ZAPIM II) program, contingent upon funding.
This position is contingent upon grant award. The Strategic Information and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for identifying and setting project targets to track and present data that monitor progress. The SIES works with MOHCC/NMCP and partners to improve the timeliness, completeness, and quality of malaria surveillance data through the various MOHCC reporting systems. S/he also works with MOHCC/NMCP and partners to create a small cadre of experts with competency in data analysis and presentation. S/he supports ZAPIM II staff to carry out periodic assessments, reviews, and studies. The SIES will also present malaria control and elimination data to program staff, policy makers and donors.
- Provide leadership in the development of Performance Monitoring Plans (PMP) in line with the MOHCC NMCP frameworks and USAID/PMI guidance;
- Lead the conceptualization and development of all SIE systems to support and strengthen program implementation;
- Lead the development of the SIE budget for all activities in the PMP and monitor the budget to ensure delivery of outputs in a cost-efficient manner;
- Develop and implement performance standards and performance management/monitoring tools for SIE staff and efficiently manage the SIE function to deliver the required outputs;
- Lead the development and implementation of SIE capacity building plans to improve capacity on malaria surveillance.
- Lead the program in the review, development and implementation of all strategic information and evaluation systems and processes to strengthen program implementation at all levels of the healthcare system;
- Work with the MOHCC NMCP, USAID/PMI and other partners to champion the development of tools to support community and site-level accurate documentation, aggregation, entry, reporting and utilization of data from primary data sources in line with the MOHCC HMIS guidelines;
- Lead the program in developing and deploying internal electronic SIE systems (DHSI2, other), and developing the support package for electronic systems deployed within the MOHCC health system (DHIS2, EHR, etc) to ensure efficient collection, aggregation and dissemination of information.
- Lead the program to develop systems for strengthening review, analysis, and use of malaria surveillance and other routine program data for evidence-based program planning and implementation at all levels of the health system;
- Lead the production of all SIE reports on program performance, and on data processes, systems, and quality to support implementation at all levels of the health system;
- Champion the timely and complete submission of routine reports, all data requests, and responses to donor requests for performance, success stories, through setting and managing internal timelines.
- Lead the development and implementation of the data analysis plan and drive continuous critical sub-analyses, and ‘data mining’, of routine program indicators at all levels of the health system to identify key trends and bottlenecks in programs;
- Lead the development and implementation of tools to synthesize and visualize performance trends and key conclusions for audiences at all levels of the healthcare system, including OPHID senior management and USAID/PMI;
- Participate in strategic partnerships to integrate data sources and rigorously evaluate the impact and attribution of the ZAPIM II program within the healthcare system; Lead the generation of program evidence through structured deep dives, operations research, and implementation research within the program;
- Lead and initiate the packaging of evidence for a range of stakeholders and showcasing of knowledge outputs in collaboration with MOHCC.
Qualifications and experience required
- A quantitative bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, M&E AND a completed program in health sciences/public health/, OR A bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, operations research, AND a completed program in a quantitative area (M&E, biostatistics);
- A master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, M&E, demography or similar;
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring health programs, with emphasis on malaria control programs;
- Demonstrate working knowledge of the Health Management Information System and experience of supporting ministry of health national and decentralized levels on strategic information or monitoring and evaluation within Zimbabwe or an African setting.
- Competency and experience in public health data compilation and high-level analysis using various software packages such as Advanced Excel, R, Jupyter, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info;
- Experience in geographic information system programs, tools, and applications, such as QGIS;
- Experience in programming with Access and structured query language will be an added advantage;
- Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with USAID indicators and reporting requirements will be preferred.
- Step 1: Complete the Application Form here.
- Step 2: Submit your cv and application letter via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.
OPHID and its Consortium partners are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, political affiliation, religion, tribe, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, health status (including HIV status) or age.
Deadline: 11 December 2020