Strategic Information  (SI) Advisor

Reports to:  Deputy Director – Clinical Services and Delivery

 Job Objectives

The SI Advisor will be responsible for leading the overall SI strategy for a faith-based HIV prevention, care and treatment project in Western Kenya. The SI Advisor will work with the project team, sub-grant partners and GoK to identify and address facility-level and regional capacity gaps in M&E and SI. He/She will develop and direct SI work plans and provide strategic guidance on SI capacity building and mentorship to both faith-based affiliated sites and KCCB KARP staff. He/she will provide onsite mentoring and skills-building initiatives at both site and regions on HIV&AIDS SI issues.

 Description of Key Duties

  •  Provide technical assistance to KCCB KARP and stakeholders on SI and M&E
  • Develop – in conjunction with stakeholders – a realistic, accurate and cost-effective project M&E work plan and strategy in conjunction with program staff.
  • Develop and refine existing clinic and community-based reporting systems, indicators for HIV care and treatment, training and improved enabling environment.
  • Integrate HIV SI activities into wider HSS and strategic objectives at faith-based affiliated sites.
  • Support HMIS/EMR(IQCare) to ensure timely and accurate entry of reports into the electronic data bases
  • Take lead in analyzing and writing of monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Facilitates data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data reported by all sites, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the regional level and facility level review meetings between the program, the county teams and health care workers.
  • Facilitate implementation of capacity building courses through workshops and on the job trainings on monitoring, evaluation and reporting as required for data clerks and the health workers
  • Provide guidance and support to the program in the implementation of monitoring tools, which will include, but not be limited to, data collection, analysis and reporting on program indicators;
  • Supervise the Regional Data Managers working at the regions
  • Liaise and manage relationships with clients/donors, government officials, and public and private sector organizations; serve as program SI representative on technical working group.
  • Prepare written reports, strategy documents, presentations, models, analyses, and recommendations.
  • Develop innovative SI toolkits and operating procedures and implement methodologies.
  • Provide technical assistance to promote evaluation strategies to promote data usage and ownership that enhance program and services and enhance sustainability
  •  Coordinate with the CQI advisor to provide technical support to the program, the data clerks and health care workers in data utilization to inform continuous quality improvement.
  • Participate and support in routine program review meetings and other reviews as required.
  • Supervises the entry of verified KCCB KARP programmatic data that is compliant with all MOH/PEPFAR/OGAC/CDC reporting requirements for DATIM, DHIS, EMR and SIMS
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably assigned.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology
  • Masters in Science or Public Health or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience in Strategic Information and Monitoring and Evaluation preferably with a USG funded program

Knowledge and Skills

  •  Analytical
  • M & E skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Problem solving
  • Conceptual
  • Presentation
  • Negotiation
  • Proposal/report writing

Personal Attributes

  • Integrity
  • Self-driven
  • Innovative
  • Intelligent
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Resilient
  • Result oriented
  • Team Player/leader
  • Good knowledge of Social Teachings of the Church and Ethical Principles

 

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