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Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer – DREAMS || OPHID

OPHID

DUE: 08 OCT 20230

Job Title: Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer – DREAMS
Reporting to:Technical Lead – DREAMS
Location:Bulawayo
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract

Position Summary
The Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer – DREAMS will provide overall support for strategic information and evaluation to the Dreams districts and teams. The position is responsible and accountable for improving the quality of data generated by the districts, facility, and community service delivery platforms in the Dreams, as well as ensuring that data are accurately entered and reported timely onto the Dreams database and MOHCC, OPHID and USAID (MOHCC DHIS2, OPHID DHIS2, and DATIM) as required. The Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer – DREAMS will work with and capacitate all District SIE staff with DREAMS data management and data quality improvement activities.

Key Responsibilities
Forge enduring relationships with the Dreams Implementing Partners and nurture a synergistic effort in implementing SIE activities for Dreams programming; Assist the OPHID District SIE teams in adopting national Dreams SIE/M&E systems, guidelines, and standard best practices on data quality; Participate in strategic DREAMS meetings and share SIE/M&E updates, progress on data quality improvement activities and challenges that need the attention; Provide timely and accurate data dashboards to the District SIE to support a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the DREAMS program; Support districts to implement standard records management (paper based and electronic – including flow), retention and archiving system for all facility records (Form 1 registers, MoHCC referral booklets, summary reports etc); Support districts to implement routine DREAMS DHIS/OPHID DHIS electronic record audits and ensure electronic records are always up to date; Support districts to utilize standard DREAMS DHIS2 electronic record reports to improve patient care (defaulter tracking etc); Support districts to implement the standardized data consolidation meeting system and produce defined outputs (data analysis cascades, data validation report, meeting minutes, etc); Provide feedback on the implementation of tools, and provide inputs into new/revised tools; Support districts to implement data quality improvement activities; Support the timely collection of relevant DREAMS reports to the district through existing MOHCC channels; Identify and support districts on timely and accurate entry of all program weekly, monthly and quarterly data into DREAMS DHIS (DHIS2, MS Forms, Google sheets etc) and USAID (DATIM) databases; Perform quality checks on all data entered in DREAMS and OPHID (DHIS2, MS Forms, Google sheets etc) and USAID (DATIM) databases (completeness, outlier analysis, validation rule analysis etc), and correct all errors or obtain comments from programs for entry into databases justifying any abnormal data; Analyze routine weekly/monthly/quarterly data and provide feedback to programs on district and facility level performance to aid preparation of remedial action plans for rectifying poor performance or documentation of best practices.

Person Specification

A quantitative bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, M&E and a completed program in health sciences/public health/HIV programs; 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 or similar will be an added advantage; Minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring HIV and AIDS and ASRH programs; Demonstrate working knowledge of quantitative data collection systems in the MoHCC, including familiarity with processes of strengthening district level M&E capacity, and data analysis using Advanced Excel, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info, EpiData, or any other data analysis software; Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements will be an added advantage.

TO APPLY
Step 1:   Click here  to Complete the Application Form.
Step 2: Submit your cv, certificates and application letter via email to ophidrecruitments@ophid.co.zw  clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

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