PMI VectorLink Kenya County Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants Jobs

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1.


Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria.

Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world.

Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic.

Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project is led by Abt Associates, an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries.

The PMI VectorLink Kenya Project seeks candidates to assist in implementing in six sub counties (Rongo, Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike) in Migori and Eight Sub- counties (Rangwe, Homabay Township, Ndhiwa, Mbita, Rachuonyo North, Kabondo, Kasipul and Suba) in Homabay county Kenya in the following temporary positions:

NB: These positions will be on a short term contract, not more than 2 months and/or on need basis.

These include:-

Position:

  • County Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Assistant – Advanced

    Supervisor:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

    Location:

  • Migori and Homabay County, Kenya

  • No. required: 2 (1 in Migori and 1 in Homa Bay)

    Overall Purpose: To manage efficient data entry, data base support and data quality services to Vectorlink County project in co-ordination with the Roving M&E Assistant and VectorLink Kenya project M&E Manager.

    S/He will ensure timely data flow from field to the data centre, correct capture of the same in the database and reporting on IRS key indicators.

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure proper use of accurate and latest data collection tools across project sites
  • Support data verification at the data collection point before submission to the data centre
  • Coordinate with the data centre to ensure required data is timely uploaded to the database and updates sent to project country M&E Manager.
  • Mentor field teams on project indicators to ensure defined variables are understood and captured correctly
  • Ensure data entry clerks adhere to the protocol of data entry, update the tracker and
    file forms accurately
  • Plan and organise daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly projections for data management needs
  • Ensure data quality through conducting verification at community household/structure level
  • Provide feedback to the field teams on data quality and follow up to ensure action is taken
  • Attend and participate in county supervision debrief meetings
  • Ensure timely reporting on IRS related coverage situations
  • Support mHealth reporting across the county
    Work with data centre team lead to ensure Vector link supervisors collect forms with errors from the data centre to the field daily
  • Alert the M&E Assistants on forms that will be returning to field daily
  • Find out and communicate any M&E concerns from the other M&E colleagues in the county to M&E Manager
  • Put together the weekly meeting reports and send to the M&E Manager

    Required qualifications and experience:

  • Training at degree level in biostatistics, Statistics, public health, epidemiology or IT related course with experience in M&E and or research.
  • 1 year experience desirable in IRS M&E role or an active M&E role
  • Additional professional training in M&E will be an added advantage

    Desirable

  • Willingness to conduct regular field visits within the counties
  • Willingness to reside within the county of duty
    Ability to work with minimal supervision

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness and flexibility to work long and unsociable hours
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Knowledge of USAID procurement policies and regulations a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and database software;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to [email protected] with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line e.g. “County Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant” and specify the location/ward preferred by COB Wednesday, September 12th, 2018.
  • Please note that where there are multiple duty locations indicated for a position advertised above, the candidate is encouraged to state the most preferred duty location in the subject line as well.

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