Strategic Information Consultant Announcement
The Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project is a five-year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Cooperative Agreement AID-OAA-14-000001. AIDSFree is implemented in multiple countries by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. with partners Abt Associates, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, EnCompass LLC, IMA World Health, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Jhpiego Corporation, and PATH. AIDSFree advances the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief by providing capacity development and technical support to USAID missions, host-country governments, and HIV implementers at the local, regional, and national level.
AIDSFree is seeking an experienced Strategic Information (SI) Consultant to serve as a key data management focal person and contact person for the program in Lake Zone.
Type of Assignment: Technical support and supportive supervision in data collection, review, reporting and analysis
Department/Unit: Strategic Information
Supervisor: Strategic Information Director
Duration of Assignment: 3 months, from 1st July – 30th September 2019[WU1] [FL2] , with a possible extension to [CF3] 25th October 2019.
Maximum Monthly Days of Level of Effort: Up to 20 days may be worked and billed in a given month, with flexibility to work during weekend when needed.[CF4] [FL5]
Work Station: Mwanza, with frequent visits to police and prison health facilities in Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera and Mara regions
The SI Consultant will be responsible for ensuring collection, review and submission of high quality facility-level data on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis, and any other time as required. S/he will assist the SI team to aggregate and analyze data for program and facility performance monitoring. S/he will support data quality assurance process by instituting various quality checks to ensure proper documentation in the electronic HIV care and treatment database and paper based M&E tools. S/he will conduct supportive supervision and mentorship to address data and performance related issues, primarily in the nine police and prison facilities in the Lake Zone, as well as other project supported sites as required.
The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks and deliverables:
Collection, reporting and review of data (50%)
- Collect and report weekly data from one facility (Kambarage Police Dispensary) that is implementing Optimized PITC and Linkage Case Management (Bukoba Combination Prevention Evaluation - BCPE) model;
- Collect and report monthly data from nine police and prison health facilities in Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera and Mara regions;
- Collect quarterly data from nine police and prison health facilities in Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kagera and Mara regions. This includes extracting data from care and treatment (CTC2) database as needed;
- Review and validate facility-level data (before submission) to ensure and maintain consistency, integrity and accuracy based on PEPFAR and project guidelines; and
- Work with facility staff and SI team to address data quality issues accordingly
Data management, analysis [WU6] [FL7] and use (15%)
- Analyse data collected from facilities and identify facility-specific performance gaps;
- Promote data use in facilities by assisting them to plot facility-specific performance trends and ensure they are readily available/displayed and used by facility staff and QI teams to bridge facility performance gaps;
- Store program and facility data in Excel templates collected by the consultant or received from the Dar-based SI team. [WU8] [FL9]
Supportive supervision and mentorship (30%)
- Conduct on-site supportive supervision and mentorship to correct performance gaps;
- Identify implementation challenges and issues and communicate them to the supervisor and senior ZTA for prompt action.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor (5%)
Qualifications and personal attributes required:
- Advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, demography, public health, monitoring and evaluation or related field;
- A minimum of 5 years work experience in data management, monitoring and evaluation of PEPFAR funded HIV and TB programs;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office; particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
- Ability to manage deadlines and work independently;
- Demonstrated competence in assessing priorities and performing time-sensitive activities with attention to detail and quality;
- Strong written and oral communication skills in both Swahili and English;
- Experience in USAID rules and regulations strongly desired;
- Excellent critical thinking skills and sound judgment;
- Good interpersonal and listening skills;
- Ability to interact with all levels of staff in a professional manner.
Mode of Application:
Submissions should be via https://www.brightermonday.co.tz/.
Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, kindly assume that your application was not successful. JSI is an equal opportunity employer.