24 Jan 2023

Monitoring and Evaluation Service Specialist at Dugda Children’s and Family Charitable Organization (DCFCO)

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Job Description

Dugda Children’s and Family Charitable organization (DCFCO ) is working in partnership with ChildFund Ethiopia and USAID/ISHDO and would like to invite interested applicants for Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activity (FFHPCT) Project on the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Service Specialist .

Dugda Children’s and Family Charitable organization (DCFCO) is working in partnership with USAID/ISHDO. DCFCO is funded by USAID- ISHDO as SUB PARTNER under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to implement a three years Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activity (FFHPCT) in Oromia Region. The activity aims to accelerate and sustain HIV epidemic control in Ethiopia through the delivery of high impact Family-focused HIV prevention, care, and Treatment Activity in selected 6 woredas (Dugda district Meki town, Batu Town, West Arsi Dodola Town, Bale Robe Town, Bale Goba Town and Ginir town) of Oromia regional state.
The purpose of this award is to strengthen local HIV epidemic control to achieve 95 percent of individuals living with HIV know their status, 95 percent of persons living with HIV to initiate antiretroviral therapy and 95 percent of antiretroviral therapy clients achieve viral load suppression by 2030. HIV mitigation services for vulnerable children will focus on case discovery and linkage to HIV treatment among undiagnosed children living with HIV, on achieving better health outcomes through HIV viral load suppression and establishing interpersonal, family and community norms to achieve HIV and violence prevention (9 to 14-year-old children).

Job summary

The Monitoring and Evaluation service Specialist will provide technical oversight for the M&E plan Family-focused HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Program. She/he will be the technical expert who will liaise with relevant advisers on health-related strategic information for activities related to strengthening the ability of community-based organizations and other community groups to monitor, document and analyze the performance of community-based health services as a basis for accountability, advocacy and policy activities and ensuring standards and quality of care.
She/he provides technical guidance and support to subnational unit (SNU) in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the effectiveness HIV and AIDS services. In collaboration with government and donor health information technology teams, s/he will work toward an agreement on the health information system platform(s) that community partners can use to make data reporting compatible with the national health information system. S/he will review and adapt tools and create standardized tools and indicators to measure community-based interventions that capture relevant outcomes.

Job responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee project monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting, including appropriate indicators, tracking against targets,
  • Establish and run the activity monitoring systems including data collection, analysis and reporting to support sound management of the activity interventions
  • Undertakes data quality assessments necessary for the program
  • Assess performance and document lessons-learned
  • Develop efficient processes and systems for translating lessons-learned into practice for timely resolutions of implementation challenges
  • Support the conduct of assessments and analyzing data collected, and facilitate the use of data for decision-making
  • Undertake the preparation, dissemination of best practices, project briefs, and success stories
  • Produce timely, accurate, and complete reports that meet USAID standards and requirements
  • Support in the use of UDS/CommCare application electronic database for client data record and visualization to SNU
  • Adequate knowledge of DATIM/DHIS2 for data entry, analysis and reporting
  • Support the development of quality improvement /quality management activities that defines, monitors an analyzes HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in the catchment area

Job Requirement

Education and Experiences

  • A minimum of BSC/BA Degree in public health, Nursing or social sciences, monitoring & evaluation, or related fields, preferably master’s in public health or Social Work.
  • Five years and above of direct experience in the monitoring and evaluation of HIV projects
  • PEPFAR’s M&E experience is preferred
  • Work experience in establishing/ designing M&E systems and tools and managing data intensive programs preferably in HIV/AIDS programs is required
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators is required
  • Experience in program quality management (both service and data quality) and operational research (OR) is required
  • Knowledge of M&E and data quality management related to health programs, preferably on HIV and AIDS programs is required
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in health programs to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in use of data for decision making is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID and GOE monitoring and evaluation and quality management processes and systems is highly desirable

Personal Skills

  • Familiarity with Comm Care software application, DATIM desirable
  • Proven monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Well-established data analysis and report writing skills
  • Skills in MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems
  • Basic (spoken and written ) Skill in English , Amharic and Afan Oromo

Method of Application

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to  [email protected] and [email protected]
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 24 February. 2023


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