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Posted: Sunday, January 7, 2018 9:23 PM

Role: ACRP

Level: 4

Range: ME

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Status: Full-Time

Department: Center for Communications Programs

Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday/8:30-5p/37.5 hrs.

Location: Mbabane, Swaziland

The Monitoring and Evaluation/Strategic Information Advisor will contribute to project(s) supporting strategic health communication programs with an emphasis on capacity strengthening of country-based partners. The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will provide technical support to CCP projects in Swaziland and contribute to and oversee monitoring and evaluation activities funded by PEPFAR through USAID. The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will, among other tasks, provide substantial recommendations to the design and methodologies used for monitoring and evaluation efforts and will have primary oversight for data collection and database management, and primary responsibility for analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results from monitoring and evaluation activities. The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will require specialized and advanced knowledge, education and/or training in statistical analyses and/or qualitative research methods and experience implementing these methods.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Monitoring and evaluation

* Lead the monitoring and evaluation components of Breakthrough ACTION from initial setup to follow on project(s) in Swaziland;

* Set up a monitoring framework and platform (including visualization dashboard) to track outputs, intermediate and behavioral indicators that can be collected at the community-, district-, regional-, and country levels, by CCP staff and partners;

* Set up monitoring systems for use at the community level and train field staff in their use;

* Collect / supervise collection of data for Breakthrough ACTION's performance indicators and upload into Breakthrough ACTION's global dashboard;

* Supervise the collection and analysis of process data to monitor project implementation and accomplishments at the socio-political (enabling environment), service delivery, community and individual levels;

* Track, analyze and produce comprehensive and succinct reports and documentation indicators and measures;

* Create, maintain and safeguard electronic databases and any other data collection files;

* Use GIS methodologies when required;

* Customize country-level CCP dashboard (with technical assistance) to program monitoring needs

* Manage access permissions for data entry as well as dashboards to view monitoring output

* Input monthly and quarterly output data to global CCP DHIS2 dashboard

* Assist community and regional leaders to utilize tools to collect and analyze their own data for decision making;

* Support regional teams to develop quarterly reports and presentations tracking progress in attaining and maintaining 90-90-90 and preventing new infections;

* Closely collaborate with IHM, clinical partners and community-based partners;

* Provide input and technical support to research, monitoring and evaluation activities for Breakthrough ACTION Swaziland;

* Develop and implement quality assurance procedures for data collection to ensure data accuracy and the validity and reliability of monitoring data and study results;

* Enter data in PEPFAR's DATIM system;

* Co-facilitate training workshops, including agenda, curriculum, manuals and materials necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in monitoring and evaluation activities

* Provide technical guidance to key counterparts and partners conducting related monitoring activities to ensure triangulating and integration of data, including Ministries of Health in country, CCP, and partners

* Supervise locally hired staff to perform data collection activities using defined forms and methods (e.g., participation logs, survey questionnaires, format for secondary data collection and analysis from available sources)

* Maintain effective and regular communication with research contractors and consultants to maintain timelines and agreements

* Perform qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis and interpretation of monitoring data

* Schedule and participate in regular project communication meetings with the Baltimore- and country-based monitoring, research and program staff

* Ensure the project's Strategic Director and Management Oversight Director are updated regularly regarding the progress of monitoring and evaluation activities

* Draft project reports that are of sound quality for USAID and other key stakeholders, including contributions to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan and the monthly reporting

* Contribute to the writing of reports and any other types of publication or presentation

* Develop reports, data visualization and presentations of monitoring and evaluation findings and present at community, regional, national and international meetings when needed. Run reports and make monitoring data available in real-time to program managers to support adaptive management

Training, learning and knowledge management

* Train community and regional leaders in data utilization for decision-making

* Support community and regional teams to develop reports and presentations that track progress in attaining and maintaining 90-90-90 goals and preventing new infections

* Build capacity of program teams to translate evidence from monitoring and evaluation into actionable recommendations

Supervision and mentoring

* Assist in the recruitment and provide ongoing mentorship to monitoring and evaluation consultants or staff that CCP hires in Swaziland as needed

* Supervise and mentor research assistant and/or data entry staff based in Swaziland

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

* Project monitoring including qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods

* Visual presentation of data

* Complete the certification course in Fundamentals of Program Monitoring for SBC; within two months of hire

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

* Experience in data entry and analysis in PEPFAR's DATIM system essential

* Knowledge of and experience with PEPFAR reporting and MER indicators essential

* Ability to quickly learn digital techniques

Any specific physical requirements for the job: Must be able to travel within Swaziland and to assigned overseas countries as needed and as feasible

Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent: One to three reports in a research assistant and/or data entry role in country of assignment


* Master's degree in related field.

* Five years of experience in public health, epidemiology, behavioral or social science, demography, or related background.

* Experience with a web-based data management system

* Experience monitoring Social Behavior Change programs


* Master's degree in demography or epidemiology

* Expertise in GIS/Geospatial mapping

* Experience with web-based data management system, preferably DHIS2

* Experience in mHealth and electronic data collection and monitoring approaches

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