Monday, September 10, 2018

Associate Director- Strategic Information

Amref Health Africa is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB. Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa is teaming up with University of Maryland in Baltimore (UMB) to complement each other’s extensive expertise to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade Project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals for HIV epidemic control in Tanzania.

The Project which is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania. branded as Afya Kamilifu Project will be implemented in Tanga region and Zanzibar Islands in collaboration and guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health. Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children.

Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). With this Amref Health Africa Tanzania is announcing the following positions to be filled for this Project

Position: Associate Director- Strategic Information (1)
Location: Amref Country Office Dar es Salaam, with frequent travels to Tanga and Zanzibar
Reports to: Project Director (PD)

Job Summary
The Associate Director – SI is responsible for the leadership, coordination and management of the all Afya Kamilifu Projects M&E initiatives as well as providing technical assistance to the Afya Kamilifu M&E teams in Tanga and Zanzibar regions. The M&E specialist main objective is to guarantee the technical performance of the Amref s Afya Kamilifu Project in achieving the outcome of strategy 3 as well as oversight in the implementation of the EPMP of the Afya Kamilifu Project.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

S/he will be responsible for the design and implementation of the Learning Agenda system that will measure the extent to which implementation approaches achieve all results through developing monitoring, evaluation and reporting (MER] systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets and a plan to evaluate performance, and produce timely accurate and complete reporting.
Developing a strong monitoring and evaluation plan consistent with the donor’s results framework, coordinate the collection of data including conducting field visits for data validation. monitor the quality and completeness of data sets, contribute to the development ofthe program and document Project performance against established outputs and indicators.

Responsible for building the capacity of the regional M&E officers, data officers and other program staff in the collection, utilization, and dissemination of data as well as ensuring that all monitoring and data collection activities are harmonized and information is shared.
Design innovative and creative methods to capture, document. and report results required by the donor, while strengthening and using relevant national and district level reporting systems.
Oversee, implement and monitor all monitoring and evaluation activities for the program.
Develop a robust M&E approach that can track the immediate and intermediate effects of program activities, including changes in knowledge. attitudes, responsiveness, data use and technical assistance demand.

Support the organization Monitoring. Evaluation and Learning (ME&L) Design and implement an M&E system that is capable of tracking and documenting the targets set for health, the level of effort expended and yearly outputs and progress for the activities.
Work with the Project Director to establish networks for collaboration between CDC. other stake holders and donors. academia, research institutes, and other CDC funded programs to identify key performance priorities in Tanzania and to utilize existing datafinformation to plan, monitor, and evaluate programs.

Provide inputs to the technical team to assist in developing program goals and objectives as well as MER tools and strategies and provide monitoring data to strategically inform the decisions on
Project performance and future direction to the Project.
Provide regular reports on the status of implementation against the Project goals and objectives to the
Project Director, CDC and other program managers as required.

Collaborate with the Project team in identifying Project activities, processes andror outcomes that are worthy ofdocumentation, and design a system for capturing lessons learned and best practices in collaboration with the Data quality technical advisor. the M&E specialist is responsible for the timely submission of high quality quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports to Project Director
The responsible for the timely submission of reports on activities performed, or any other report, as required.
Represent Amref Health Africa at M&E meetings at NACP and CDC inform the Project Director
Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by line manager or other senior Amref Health Africa management team.

Masters degree in Public Health,’ Economics; Biostatics: Epidemiology or related field
Experience working as M&E lead in HIV clinical service program
Experience working as M&E in PEPFAR funded HIV program
Demonstrating a professional and analytical approach of monitoring. evaluation and strategic information

Project planning and management knowledge
5 years working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
Proven skills in Proposal Writing, Report writing. Planning and organizing
Knowledge and skills in various statistical data packages including Epi info, Stata, etc is very essential
Computer literacy, with comfortable working experience with the basic Microsoft packages (Word. Excel & power point, and Access). interpersonalCommunication skills
Competent in English and Kiswahili language

These jobs offer competitive salary and excellent work environment.

How To Apply:
Interested individuals fulfilling the required criteria should email their application letter and CV combined as one document to  including daytime telephone contact names and addresses of three referees by Wednesday, 19th September 2018. Applicants must clearly state the position being appiied for in the subject line of the email.
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply

Amref Health Africa -Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Source: The Guardian September 05, 2018

“You can also find these jobs advert on the Daily News of 06th September, 2018”