CIHEB Strategic Information Advisor - Jobs in Kenya

CIHEB Strategic Information Advisor - Jobs in Kenya

Ciheb is an international health, education, and research center founded by the Institute of Human Virology within the University of Maryland, Baltimore's School of Medicine. The center is comprised of a network of international experts who work with local stakeholders to combat infectious and non-communicable diseases in resource-limited regions of the world. CIheb currently implements programs in seven countries.

Our expertise is in technical assistance for health service delivery (with a particularly strong history of improving service delivery for HIV/TB prevention, care, and treatment; and for associated infectious and non-communicable diseases), training and equipping human resources for health, quality improvement, health information and research, and outbreak surveillance and biosecurity. Ciheb works at all health system levels, and all our programs incorporate facility and community-based programming.

Job Summary:

The SI Advisor will be responsible for guiding the overall CIHEB – Kenya M&E strategy and coordinating the implementation of this strategy for quality and timely monitoring of CIHEB Kenya supported programs and activities in Machakos, Kitui and Makueni Counties.

This includes but is not limited to designing and leading the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER) systems that will ensure the program meets the required ministry, county and donor requirements including efficient systems for data management and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain the overall framework for project’s M&E systems prioritizing efficient HMIS for HIV including mHealth applications, eHTS, KenyaEMR amongst others

  • Lead the baseline assessment and monitoring of the project by guiding the process of identifying key performance parameters and comparing these to targets and objectives outlined in the grant’s proposal

  • Develop a robust strategic information approach that can track the immediate and intermediate effects of program activities, including changes in knowledge, attitudes, responsiveness, data use and technical assistance demand.

  • Maintain a database to ensure all project outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform program staff enhancing data demand and information use.

  • Ensure timely reporting of supported activities to county, MoH and the donor through DHIS2, 3PM, DATIM and all other reporting platforms whilst ensuring data concordance

  • Provide regular reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to PI, PD, Senior Technical Advisor and CDC and other program
    managers as required.

  • Building the capacity of the supported facilities, county health teams and project staff in collecting, utilizing, and disseminate data as well as ensuring harmonization of all data whilst working closely with the County M&E personnel and other stakeholders;

  • Ensure the timely production and storage of accurate, reliable data through conducting regular quality assessments and carry out analysis and interpretation of project data.

  • Support the preparation and facilitation of structured periodic project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned workshops;

  • Supervise Technical Leads and support to coach staff in all aspects related to HIV monitoring and evaluation

  • Collaborate with MOH M&E department, Health informatics and Data warehouse to create platform for dialogue, data sharing, and addressing key M&E issues within MOH

    Required Qualification:

  • Minimum of an MSc in Epidemiology, applied or bio statistics or Health informatics.

  • Proficient in use of data management and analysis tools and advanced skills in database construction and/or management (SQL, Access, Excel) and various statistical packages such SAS, SPSS or R including EPI-Info. Experience with programming software an added advantage

  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, evaluation and implementation research, health information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis, and presentation.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ of progressively responsible experience, designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring and evaluation tasks for health and/or development projects with at least 5 years at senior supervisory level with Ministry of Health and donor-funded programs including the US government PEPFAR programs

  • Solid understanding Kenya’s health information systems, and issues related to data (e.g. data security; tracking through the cascade etc.) on key and priority populations

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, capacity building skills, communication and interpersonal skills and providing technical assistance.

    For more information and job application details, see; CIHEB Strategic Information Advisor - Jobs in Kenya

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