Strategic Information Coordinator

Posted 5 months ago

Location: Harare

Deadline: 06 March 2022

 

Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT) is an independent Zimbabwean entity registered as a local Trust in August of 2012 (MA/909/2012). PZAT strives to transform the lives of people living with and affected by HIV by working to ensure – comprehensive HIV and sexual health services are delivered in safe and supportive environments. PZAT as a partner in the ZimPAAC consortium has been working with the MOHCC to improve access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key and priority population groups in Zimbabwe. PZAT is also a DREAMS implementing partner in Matabeleland North.

 

Job summary

The Strategic Information Coordinator will be based in Harare and will report to the Project Lead and Technical Advisor. The incumbent will support the implementation of all Districts SI/M&E activities for HIV programming working together with Project Coordinator and Field Officers.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the program staff in adopting national M&E systems, guidelines, and standard best practices on data quality; provide leadership and technical oversight in the design and implementation of data collection exercises (e.g., regular performance monitoring, etc.); Train and mentor staff in various aspects of M&E and research, and assist them with using M&E systems, including data use and quality assurance; Support the data management, analysis and quality management-related initiative undertaken by data focal persons at district level; Provide support to performance evaluation processes; Participate in strategic information meetings as required; Support the timely collection of all facility level reports from the district through Field Officers; Produce and share weekly, monthly and quarterly, and annual reports  timeously; Conduct routine data quality assessments at supported facilities to ensure data integrity; Provide timely and accurate data dashboards to the program team to support a data driven approach to resolving district level challenges affecting the program; Support the programs team in drafting work plans; Conduct data quality supportive supervision visits to supported facilities; Conduct skills audits and coordinate training of healthcare workers M&E systems for HIV prevention care and treatment programs; Support reporting, data analysis and utilization of data at facility level for program improvement; Manage program internal databases to ensure efficiency in reporting.

 

Qualifications, experience, and key competencies required

 

A quantitative bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, M&E AND a completed program in health sciences/public health/HIV programs, OR; A bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, operations research AND a completed program in a quantitative area (M&E, biostatistics); Minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring HIV prevention, care and treatment 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 including MER will be an added advantage.

 

To apply
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and detailed CV, clearly stating the position being applied for in the subject section of the email to: admin@pzat.org by close of business on 06 March 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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