Strategic Information Officer (Gmg/Seg 2)

Strategic Information Officer (Gmg/Seg 2)


Strategic Information Officer (Gmg/Seg 2)

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WebsiteMinistry of Health & Wellness (MOH)
The Ministry of Health & Wellness invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the following position:
Strategic Information Officer (GMG/SEG 2)(Contract)

Job Purpose
The Strategic Information Officer will support the implementation of research, monitoring and evaluation activities outlined in the M&E work plan and contribute to the regular analysis and reporting of datasets in support of policy development, service planning and performance management. The Officer will be required to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders in data collection and data management by provision of greater on-site technical assistance as well as to improve the capacity of the Strategic Information Component of the Unit, and by extension, stakeholders, to conduct operational research.

Key Outputs
Reporting mechanisms requirements relevant to the project are met.
Monthly Programme reports relating to M&E activities
Monthly status update of progress on indicator targets
Final reports for completed research projects

Technical/Administrative Responsibilities
Participate in the design, conduct, and management of research studies and surveys outlined in M&E plan
Collaborate with professional staff and field officers in the collection, collation, and analysis of data from M&E system including (but not limited to) data for donor reporting e.g. Global Fund.
Manage data from Sub recipients and partners
Provide monthly status updates on progress towards meeting indicator targets
Oversee implementation of various data collection tools by stakeholders and ensure that data is of the highest quality
Assist with revision of data collection tools and make recommendations based on observations at the field level.
Support data entry clerk in developing and maintaining tracking system for reports received and processed.
Participate in training workshops to build capacity in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation among stakeholders
Participate in the preparation of research abstracts for submission to research conferences
Work alongside the SI Advisor to develop research methodologies and specifications
Any other duties related to the implementation of the M&E Plan as assigned by the SI Advisor.

Other Responsibilities
Perform any other related duties, as assigned by the Strategic Information Advisor, HIV/STI/TB Unit (HSTU) or his/her designate.

Performance Standards
Key deliverables are produced within agreed time frames to required standards
Confidentiality of information obtained on the job is preserved

Required Competencies
Highly developed research and analytical skills
Ability to use SPSS, SAS, STATA, EpiInfo or equivalent programme
Strong communication skills, including report writing and confidence in delivering complex presentations to a wide range of audiences
Good project management, time management and problem-solving skills
Able to respond to deadlines and prioritize accordingly
Ability to interact well and develop positive relationships with Stakeholders of different backgrounds
Sound knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methods

Minimum Required Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Natural Sciences PLUS at least 4 years research/surveillance/M&E experience
Master’s degree in Social Science, Public Health, PLUS at least 2 years research/surveillance/M&E experience
Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and Public Health Research/Surveillance

Special Conditions Associated with the Job
Exposure to highly confidential and sensitive information
May be required to work beyond normal working hours in order to meet deadlines.
Will be required to travel and must have access to a reliable motor vehicle

Reporting Relationship
The Officer will report directly to the Strategic Information Advisor, HSTU.
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