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Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer (x8) at Project Hope

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Project Hope

Project Hope Namibia in Malawi (PHN-MA) seeks qualified Malawian candidate to fill various positions for the USAID funded Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo Activity (ANAPA) Project, a project aimed at preventing new HIV infections and improve the health wellbeing and Protection of Children, Adolescents, their families and Young Women (CAFYW) living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV. ANAPA will be implemented in high HIV burdened nine districts in Malawi (Blantyre, Chikwawa, Lilongwe, Machinga, Mangochi, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Zomba). The program focus on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM). The approach is also including but not limited to System Strengthening, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in close collaboration with Government of Malawi (GoM).

Job Title: Monitoring Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Officer (8)

Reports to: MEL Specialist

Location: Blantyre, Mangochi, Machinga, Thyolo, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Mulanje, and Zomba.

Job Summary: The District Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer will ensure the district MEL-specific activities are executed as expected. S/he will conduct data analysis and advocate for data usage for performance measurement of HIV Prevention services within the district. Train and mentor cluster and health facility-based data clerks, CCWs district and other health workers on monitoring and evaluation. Support MEL activities at all ANAPA sites and Catchment areas. He/she will be responsible for the district’s overall data management with guidance from the MEL Specialists.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with District Team Leads (DTL) to ensure timely data collection, analysis, and reporting for the ANAPA project.

  • Support MEL activities at all ANAPA project sites within the district, including training, DQAs

  • Conduct site visits to support, validate and verify all project data at the site and catchment level with cluster and facility based DECs.

  • Compile and submit weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually to ANAPA DTLs and MEL team at the National Level.

  • Coordinates routine data verification processes with catchment based DECs to ensure completeness, cleanliness, and accuracy, resolving discrepancies using standard procedures or addressing discrepancies in source documents.

  • Verifies entered client/beneficiary data by reviewing, correcting, deleting, or re-entering data; eliminates data duplication per DHIS2 Tracker data quality rules.

  • Regularly test DHIS2 Tracker system changes and upgrades by inputting new data and reviewing output in collaboration with Project HOPE’s MEL personnel.

  • Serves as Point of Contact for DHIS2 Tracker and other MEL-related activities for the district.

  • Attend project-related and district data review meetings.

  • Is part of the District’s Continuous Quality Improvement/ Management (CQI/M) team.

  • Analyses data routinely and prepares a progress-to-target report for the District Team and other field staff as necessary.

  • Support Research Knowledge Management and learning advisor in organising data collection at the district level.

Qualifications and experience required:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, Epidemiology, Statistics/Applied mathematics and statistics or related fields with at least 3 years of related work experience in M&E, data management and analysis in the health sector.

  • Previous experience in DREAMS and OVC programs is an added advantage.

  • Proven ICT skills in Microsoft Office and Database management on at least one of the following: Excel, EPI info, SPSS, SAS, STATA, Power BI and web-based databases.

  • Possess excellent communication, training, and facilitation skills.

  • Typing and data entry skills, attention to detail, confidentiality, thoroughness, decision-making, independence, analysing information, results-driven, motivated.

Method Of Application

Interested Malawian candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable references, cover letter together with copies of certificates to the email address below not later than 5:00pm on 26th April, 2024, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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