International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health that works in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco. I-TECH has projects in more than 20 countries, and its worldwide staff work with local ministries of health, universities, non-governmental organizations, medical facilities, and other partners to support efficient, well-ordered health care systems that provide high quality care to all citizens. I-TECH Malawi provides technical assistance to the Malawi Ministry of Health and its partners to support human resource development, health systems strengthening, HIV care and treatment, and HIV surveillance for epidemic control.
I-TECH has been privileged to provide technical support to the Government of Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH), since 2008, through seconded senior Technical Assistants, Program Officers and Public Health Fellows. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) was established in 2002 at the University of Washington in Seattle. I-TECH is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global HIV and TB (CDC-DGHT) under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
I-TECH Malawi wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced person to fill the following position
Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Lilongwe, Malawi
The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation is a key member of I-TECH Malawi’s management team. The Director is responsible for inspiring staff to document and reflect on the design, methodical implementation, and lessons learned from program interventions. The Director will manage a team of M&E focused staff in the I-TECH Malawi portfolio, work closely with headquarter counterparts, faculty and project leads in Seattle, and will be supervised by the I-TECH Malawi Country Director. The Director will have direct program involvement in planning, implementing, and monitoring of I-TECH projects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Planning, Monitoring and Reporting (40%)
- M&E Director will provide strategic leadership in the design, implementation, and maintenance of programme monitoring systems, as well as coordinating reporting processes and systems in I-TECH projects while ensuring compliance with USG, I-TECH and MOH policies and regulations.
- Coordinate annual Country Operational Plan development including gathering guidance documents from CDC, liaising with program leads to develop narratives according to PEPFAR categories, and adhering to changes in guidance.
- Use Logic Models, Objectives, Indicator Reference Sheets, and Data Flow Diagrams that capture the program’s activities, indicators, and data collection processes and monitor progress of work and lessons learned overtime
- Monitor and adjust annual work plans and monitoring and evaluation plans as activities change during the year and ensure capture of changes in project documents
- Ensure use of strong systems for the development and maintenance of routine data collection; guide data entry, quality assurance, management, and use procedures
- Ensure compliance with deadlines for completing annual work plans and M&E plans, and that quarterly progress updates are submitted in a timely manner
- Respond to frequent information requirements and requests from CDC, MOH and I-TECH headquarters, by effectively delegating and coordinating collection, analysis and presentation of available information in a structured manner that ensures quality standards are maintained.
Leadership and Management (40%)
- Carry out activities requested by the I-TECH management team including internal and external communication; support hiring, supervision, and performance review, as needed; develop budgets; review expenditures and funding
- Provide quality improvement, monitoring, evaluation and research leadership and technical guidance to all awards managed by the I-TECH Malawi office
- Provide oversight and coordinate I-TECH seconded Technical Assistants’ work within various departments of the Government of Malawi ministries and institutions as may be assigned or delegated
- Supervise and mentor M&E staff (including some seconded technical assistants), monitor progress of workplans, regularly appraise staff performance and provide feedback and support to enable them to do their jobs more effectively; collaborate in recruitment and orientation of new monitoring, evaluation and research team members
- Oversee the implementation and technical support I-TECH provides to specific departments and units of MOH as may be assigned or delegated
- Manage consultants as appropriate and serve as the primary contact person for consultants working on Operations Research activities, including developing their Scopes of Work, monitoring their contract, signing and submitting invoices on their behalf, and ensuring that their deliverables are met
- Lead the development of proposals, protocols, and instruments for selected assessments and evaluations included in the I-TECH Malawi annual work plan.
- Ensure compliance with procedures outlined in proposals, protocols, and instruments for assessments and evaluations, including ethical considerations as approved by UW, and the National Health Sciences Research Committee
- Conceptualize and implement evaluation projects, including development of protocols, identifying the human resources for data collection, analysis, and report writing, and oversight of the process from conceptualization through dissemination
- Work collaboratively with Seattle based faculty/Principal Investigators on I-TECH Malawi research projects, providing support, technical assistance and/or shared supervision of Malawi based research dedicated staff.
Writing and Dissemination of lessons learned (20%)
- Oversee the writing and submission of routine reports and response to internal and external ad-hoc data requests on all I-TECH activities
- Coordinate the writing, editing, and reviewing of selected manuscript, abstracts, and other documents that demonstrate promising practices and lessons learned from I-TECH Malawi programs.
- Lead collaborations for annual planning, semi-annual and annual reporting, and Operations Research activities, and provide updates to the Senior Management Team
- Represent I-TECH Malawi at external meetings and conferences as necessary
- PhD in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health or related field is required.
- Minimum of 7 years working experience in project management with increasing responsibility in senior leadership and management positions.
- Experience in the designing, implementation and management for health-related programme and in managing and supervising teams engaged in data collection and analysis activities coupled with results-oriented competence in development of M&E work plans and budgets, evaluation frameworks and in conducting operational research
- Demonstrable knowledge of data management, and use of statistical software (STATA, SPSS, SAS or R) for analysis
- Commitment to building personal and organizational capacity
- Demonstrable skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Knowledge and experience with TB or HIV/AIDS programs
- Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office products
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
- Good interpersonal and stakeholder’s engagement skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration
Working Environmental Conditions
The position is based at the I-TECH office in Malawi and requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and Malawi. I-TECH operates within a grant-funded environment. Due to this, the total amount of this position’s FTE may fluctuate based on program funding and needs.
Commitment to Diversity
I-TECH recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. Therefore, I-TECH encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age. I-TECH strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its staff.
Applications with Curriculum Vitae (CV), three traceable referees and relevant copy certificates should be sent to the following Email address: [email protected]
Deadline for applications is Friday 25th September, 2020. Please write the position being applied for in the subject line.
I-TECH Malawi, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all applications. However, only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.
For more information about I-TECH, visit our website: http://www.go2itech.org/