Senior M&E Advisor - Kenya Strategic Information at the County Level Program
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Project Overview and RoleThe purpose of the Kenya Strategic Information at the County Level Program is to support ongoing activities by the national and county governments and other development partners to strengthen outcome measurements, learning, and accountability (MLA) systems in order to provide quality data and synthesized information for planning, implementation, policy development, and decision making. This activity will focus its support in yet to be defined counties with the project office based in one of the focal counties.
It is envisioned that the project will address two sub-purposes:
- Increased leadership and management capacity of county governments for effective outcome MLA systems.
- Increased availability, analysis and use of quality data
The Senior M&E Advisor will develop and implement strategies, approaches, and methods for county-level data management systems to generate high quality data. S/he will work closely with other technical advisors to strengthen the capacity of community health management teams (CHMTs) and other stakeholders to manage M&E functions, information systems, and data quality, and to enhance CHMT's capacity for data analysis, with the ultimate goal of improving county government MLA systems. The Senior M&E Advisor will work closely with the DCOP and COP to develop the work plan and provide timely and high quality deliverables and reports.
- Design and implement a comprehensive approach to improve M&E and health information systems and governance in the program counties, focusing on the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of data and aggregate reports.
- Develop new, and institutionalize existing, standardized protocols for the minimization of data collection burden, for appropriate allocation of M&E and reporting responsibilities, and for appropriate human and financial MLA resources, including improving the recruitment and retention of health records information officers (HRIOs).
- Facilitate routine county and sub-county level technical working group (TWG) meetings for M&E, information systems and data reporting and use; and work with the CHMT, sub-county health management team (SCHMT), and HRIO to implement data quality assurance protocols.
- Link to and leverage infrastructure and investments made by other PEPFAR projects.
- Supervise technical staff to support outcome measurement activities and ensure that data analyses support information needed by CHMTs to answer key questions and to support decision making.
- Oversee the activities to strengthen all relevant information systems (e.g. DHIS2, CPIMS, EMR, LMIS). Ensure capacity building activities are appropriately designed for the specific systems.
- Inculcate a culture of data demand and information use within CHMTs, including the provision of routine high-level statistical analyses.
- Masters level of education in related field, e.g. MBA, MPH, or MSc (Informatics/Biostatistics/Biometry).
- 5+ years' experience in a leadership position for a PEPFAR project.
- Post graduate professional qualification in project management and planning.
- Appropriate technical and software skills necessary to conduct analyses of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent.
- Demonstrated experience working with key Kenyan health information systems.
- Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required).
- Excellent coordination and information management skills.
- The ability to work well under pressure; skilled at change management, crisis management, and problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to manage cohesive team and proven record in effectively managing multidisciplinary partnerships.
- Demonstrated leadership, ethics, and sound judgment, both independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes.
- Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions.