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NHLS Monitoring & Evaluation Data Manager (2 positions)


Published by Jobstanzania on 12:00:00 pm

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) has been awarded by the US Centres for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) funds to implement the Project ‘Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is empowering the National Health Laboratory System (NHLS) in the country to achieve and monitor progress towards the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.

THPS will support national lab systems strengthening through this five-year award in the following key areas:

  1. Implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) on HIV rapid testing to increase access and improve the quality of HIV rapid testing at all levels.
  2. Increase access to HIV early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB testing at all levels.
  3. Increase availability and use of laboratory data to inform improved patient management, healthcare provision, programs and policy decision making.
  4. Implementation and provision of technical assistance (TA) on establishing a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and using laboratory generated data in all laboratories.


THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions:


TITLE: NHLS Monitoring & Evaluation Data Manager (2 positions)
REPORTS TO: Project Principal Investigator L
OCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 75%)

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
To provide overall technical support in the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities required for the Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project implemented by THPS. Work with the Director of M&E to build sustainable capacity of the National Health Laboratory System teams at national, zonal and regional lab levels in managing health information systems. This includes capacity to quality data management and its use for program improvement.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the overall coordination of NHLS project Monitoring and Evaluation activities
  • Provide leadership on timely reporting of NHLS Project reports
  • Provide leadership on reviews of database managers and hiring of database managers
  • Coordinate M&E team meetings and work plans and track of the outputs
  • Assist in refine M&E materials and data management systems
  • Provide technical support in the process of data quality assurance, data cleaning and summarization
  • Provide leadership for capacity building to zone and regional labs to improve national M&E systems, use of data and timeliness of reporting.
  • Provide inputs on funding applications and renewals
  • Compile timely weekly and monthly M&E activity reports
  • Liaise with NHLS Project Coordinator to coordinate Zonal M&E activities
  • Coordinate reporting of Lab indicators to national and PEPFAR
  • Assisting in trouble shooting of Lab database
  • Perform other duty as required by the Supervisor


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, public health, international health, or a related discipline. A background in a medical-related field is an advantage
  • Advance degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or related discipline will be an added advantage
  • Working for 4+ years of experience in the design, implementation and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems. HIV/AIDS epidemiological experience preferred. 
  • Experience with primary collection of clinical data, design of forms and data collection instruments, and data analysis is an advantage
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Access and Excel and one or more of the following statistical analysis packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA)
  • Leadership skills, team building and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills in English and Swahili


How to apply:
Interested applicants should send an email to hr.thps@gmail.com attaching application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by April 16 th 2018 with a subject line for example: Sub Grants Officer or Administrative Officer Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; Women, People Living with HIV/AIDS and People with Disability are encouraged to apply.

This announcement is also available on THPS Official Website

Source: The Guardian April 09, 2018


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