NGO Jobs in Kenya – EGPAF

Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title: Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer - UNITAID Project

Location: Kisumu

The Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. 

The Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate paediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

Through a grant from UNITAID, EGPAF will introduce and scale-up innovative point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) in nine African countries. This four-year project will procure and distribute more than 297 POC EID platforms and 350,000 POC EID tests. 

The Project will enable the testing of up to 300,000 HIV-exposed infants, resulting in increased pediatric HIV diagnosis, earlier initiation of infants on ART, increased pediatric ARV coverage, and improved survival of HIV-positive infants.

Job Summary: Under the overall supervision of the Country Implementation manager with a dotted line to the Strategic Information and Evaluation Advisor, SIEO will support establishment, expansion and implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation strategy/plan for the Unitaid Project that compliments Implementation and Expansion of High Quality, Sustainable and Comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Programs in Homa Bay County.

The Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer will work to ensure furtherance of the Unitaid Project goals and objectives through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to Unitaid Project technical staff, health care workers, and data management staff based at the county, sub-county and facility level in support of strategic information activities.  

S/he will provide oversight to the Data management officers and all other SI, M&E and data management components within the Unitaid Project and at the facility level.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities on all required indicators
  • Work closely with the EGPAF Project’s  Strategic Information and Evaluation Advisor or his/her designate and project technical team to manage all data entry related activities and ensure maintenance of up to date project data bases including DATIM, EKMS, etc. as needed
  • Work with the Facility staff and County and Sub County Health Records and Information Officers to ensure timely data collection, collation and reporting into the DHIS
  • Oversee joint DQA with the County and Sub-County HRIOs at supported facilities
  • Conduct targeted mentorship and supportive supervision on documentation and reporting at supported facilities
  • Support EMR implementation within EGPAF facilities in collaboration with health informatics lead IP.
  • Support facilities to maintain up to date performance dashboards
  • Provide timely feedback to the County, Sub-county and facilities for decision making
  • Conduct monthly facility and sub-county data and performance review meetings for supported facilities
  • Represent the EGPAF at County/Sub-county Stakeholder and Technical Working Group meetings
Required skills and experience:
  • Bachelors / Diploma in Biostatics, Health Information Management Systems, IT, Health Records and Information or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning and a certificate in M&E related courses
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience on monitoring and evaluation and data management for a HIV program
  • Familiar with NASCOP HMIS tools, DATIM and  other PEPFAR reporting requirements
  • Experience in providing on site mentorship to health care workers on HMIS, cohort analysis and other SI related issues
  • Experience in providing support to EMR  implementation at site level
  • Proficiency in computer packages for generating and analysis reports. 
  • Experience in use of visual analytics tools is an added advantage
  • Proficient in  statistical analysis packages (SPSS/STATA/R etc)
  • Experience with managing and coordinating teams
  • Ability to build and manage strong working relationships among diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy, high pressure team environment
  • Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines
  • Commendable knowledge & skill in monitoring & evaluation activities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
How to Apply

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Job Title: Public Health Evaluation Officer 
 
Location: EGPAF Homa Bay Office

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS and has reached more than 26 million women, with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.  

EGPAF is supporting activities in 19 countries and nearly 6,000 sites to implement prevention, care and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children and families worldwide.  
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in 12 counties. 

EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Position Details: Under the supervision of the principal investigator, the PHE officer will serve as the principal technical and administrative liaison for specific studies conducted by EGPAF Kenya; coordinate and administer study associated activities. 

S/he will assist in project planning and ensure that pre-established work scope, study protocol, and regulatory requirements are followed. 

S/he will also oversee and coordinate all technical aspects of the studies and the provision of administrative services, including recruitment supervision of research support staff and developing and maintaining recordkeeping systems and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in protocol development.
  • Plan and coordinate the initiation of the studies.
  • Prepare research protocol for submission to ethical review board and address comments raised by ERC.
  • Maintain all required regulatory documentation for each active protocol.
  • Participate in development of necessary tools and resources including protocol implementation plan and SOPs to implement the studies.
  • Plan and coordinate translation of study tools as needed.
  • Plan, implement, and maintain data collection systems in collaboration with data management unit in support of the study.
  • Plan and coordinate recruitment of research assistants as appropriate to the study
  • Provide support for study-related training activities.
  • Support data collection, quality control and cleaning.
  • Monitor the progress of research activities; develop and maintain records of research activities, and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Liaise with officials from the county and sub county health department during the study implementation as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Public Health Evaluation Lead to provide supervisory oversight of project staff, as well as guidance and support for effective implementation.
  • Coordinate provision of study updates throughout implementation and dissemination of results at the end of the study.
  • Work closely with PIs or project managers to monitor project expenditures ensuring that they are in line with the budget.
  • Able to travel to various EGPAF offices on a need basis.
Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Sociology,  Social Studies, public health, Population Studies / Demography, Health Promotion or related field from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • 3-5 years proven experience working with operations research including community research
  • 3-5 years of proven experience working with health programs in Kenya
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Current knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS issues in the health sector
  • Understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and research ethics
  • A good understanding of protocol  review process
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to manage/coordinate data collection staff
  • Qualitative analysis skills would be an added advantage
How to Apply
 
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Job Vacancy: Data Entry Clerk - UNITAID Project
 
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. 

The Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. 

Through a grant from UNITAID, EGPAF will introduce and scale-up innovative point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) in nine African countries. 

This four-year project will procure and distribute more than 279 POC EID platforms and 300,000 POC EID tests worth an estimated total cost of US$ 24 million. 

The Project will enable the testing of up to 300,000 HIV-exposed infants, resulting in increased pediatric HIV diagnosis, earlier initiation of infants on ART, increased pediatric ARV coverage, and improved survival of HIV-positive infants.

Job Summary: Under the guidance of the Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer, the Data Entry Clerk will work to ensure success of the EGPAF Project’s agenda of improving POC EID through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to EGPAF Project’s technical staff and health care workers at the National, Regional and facility level in support of strategic information activities. 

S/he will provide support to M&E and data management components within the EGPAF Projects and at the facility level.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the EGPAF UNITAID SI&E Officer to ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities (regions) on all required indicators;
  • Work closely with the EGPAF UNITAID SI&E Officer and project technical team to manage all data entry related activities;
  • Work with the Facility staff and Field Support Staff to ensure timely data collection and reporting to EGPAF Country Office;
  • Assist in basic analysis of data and provide timely feedback for decision making;
  • Assist and participate in DQA at supported facilities;
  • Assist and participate in targeted mentorship and supportive supervision on documentation and reporting at supported facilities;
  • Support monthly Regional data review meetings for supported facilities;
  • Participate to any other documentation process of project activities.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors in Biostatics, Health Information Management Systems, IT, Health Records and Information or related field from a recognized institution of higher learning and a certificate in M&E related courses
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience on monitoring and evaluation and data management for a HIV program
  • Familiar with national HMIS and NASCOP EID system and reporting requirements
  • Experience in providing on site mentorship to health care workers on HMIS, cohort analysis and other SI related issues
  • Experience in providing support to EMR implementation at site level
  • Proficiency in computer packages for generating and analysis reports
  • Experience with managing and coordinating teams
  • Ability to work effectively in a busy, high pressure team environment
  • Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines
  • Commendable knowledge & skill in monitoring & evaluation activities
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
How to Apply
 

CLICK HERE to apply online

Closing date: 17 September, 2017

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted

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