Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer >> Global Programs for Research & Training Affiliate of the University of California >> Nairobi or Kisumu

Global Programs for Research & Training
 
Affiliate of the University of California
 
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer
 
Based in Nairobi or Kisumu
 
Background: With girls accounting for over 80% of new HIV infections among adolescents in the hardest hit countries, the U.S. Government (USG) through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is partnering on a multi-country initiative called DREAMS. 


The goal of Kenya DREAMS is to reduce new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) ages 15-24 in four DREAMS focus counties by 40% in two years through the provision of a tailored, comprehensive and evidence-informed service package targeting AGYW who are at the highest risk of HIV infection, their male sexual partners, families and communities. 

The DREAMS core package brings together evidence-based approaches that go beyond the health sector, addressing the structural drivers that directly and indirectly increase girls’ HIV risk, including poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence, and lack of education.
 
The University of California San Francisco was selected as the lead Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) technical assistance partner for Kenya DREAMS, and will develop a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress towards attainment of DREAMS initiative goal and objectives. 

We are recruiting individuals through our affiliated international NGO Global Programs for Research & Training to serve as M&E Officers for DREAMS monitoring and evaluation activities. 

Available positions are based in Nairobi or Kisumu, and incumbents would likely begin working March 1st, 2016. 

This position requires a one-year commitment, with the potential for extension at the end of the period, subject to funding availability.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Under the supervision of the Lead DREAMS M&E Officer, the DREAMS M&E Officer will work with the UCSF M&E team, the Global Programs in-country M&E team and the USG DREAMS team to:
  • Refine the current draft of DREAMS M&E framework
  • Create M&E tools that can be used to capture the DREAMS package of services
  • Develop and implement M&E trainings for both USG and implementing partner (IP) staff
  • Coordinate data collection, cleaning and analysis of DREAMS data for routine program monitoring
  • Support development of a protocol for DREAMS outcome evaluation, develop SOPs, tools, and training materials for conducting the evaluation, and support implementation of the evaluation
  • Create an SOP for characterization of male sexual partners, aggregate and analyze male sexual partners data, and support IPs in data analysis and use of their DREAMS data to inform linkages of male sexual partners to HTC, condoms, VMMC and ART services
  • Collect retrospective ANC data for measures of HIV seroprevalence in 15-19 and 20-24 year olds at baseline and on a quarterly basis, and do trend analysis
  • Develop SOPs, training materials and tools for DREAMS Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and conduct periodic DQAs and field monitoring activities
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Masters degree in public health, social science or relevant field is required.
  • Minimum of three years of progressive professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of public health programs. Experience with HIV/STI programs preferred.
  • 5 years of progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation and a Bachelor’s degree in public health or related field may be substituted for a Master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated ability in project design, data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation of health programs.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
How to Apply:
 
All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the minimum requirements above with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

All applications must include the following:
  • A current CV with names and telephone numbers for 3 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates
  • Salary history
Applications must be sent by email to hr.gprt@gmail.com with the email subject DREAMS M&E Officer by January 25, 2016.

NOTE: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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