Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 9, 2024
  • Expiration date
    July 22, 2024
  • Experience
    2 Years
  • Gender
    Both
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Partners in Health
  • Required Languages
    English

Job Description

 

                  Vacancy Announcement

Job title:    M&E Officer – QEHSSSP (Health Facility)
Work Location: Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Department: Strategic Health Information System (SHIS)
Reports to:  QEHSSSP Senior M&E Officer
Line Management  Yes
Requisition # 4239
Duration of Contract Twelve (12) Months with possibility of extension
Application Status External Advert
Organisation Profile 
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
The principal objective of the M&E Officer is to provide technical and administrative support to M&E process in Kailahun district within the QEHSSSP project specifically the health facilities. The M&E Officer will be supporting M&E activities with the clinical team in Kailahun. This position will provide technical support, including training, mentoring, coaching and to ensure compliance with data quality assurance protocols. This position will work closely with the PIH SHIS team, PIH & MoHS Clinical team, DHMT, DPPI and IHPAU in strengthening the M&E system for the project.

The M&E Officer will provide programmatic decision-making and quality improvement support, working closely with the clinical team to enhance data utilization processes. This role will be providing supervision and guidance to the M&E Coordinators in Kailahun to ensure that the data collection and monitoring is of standard quality and meet the required standards. 

PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
General: 

Roles and Responsibilities

1. To Support the implementation of QEHSSSP Project  specifically; 

  • Work with clinical team in Kailahun to strengthen overall monitoring and evaluation activities across QEHSSP supported sites, including the reviewing M&E framework, supporting data utilization for both internal and external use 
  • Provide feedback to the SHIS Management on data monitoring and evaluation strategies and activities;
  • Report monthly, quarterly, and annual progress on all SHIS activities
  • Provide analytic support including analyses of monitoring and other routinely collected data, and support the preparation of reports and monthly dashboard presentation.
  • Work to ensure the availability of quality strategic information that is used to make QEHSSSP programs more effective and demonstrate their impact broadly through formal dissemination (abstracts, publications, etc.)
  • Represent PIH at relevant meetings at the local and district level
  • Assist with scheduling and coordination with partners and clinical staff, preparation of program reports for donors, and other activities.
  • Support the development and lead the management M&E work plans across the PHU sites, and track progress
  • Implement training and mentorship tools for the heath facility staff
  • Support the development of guidelines and protocols, and ensure that best work practices are harmonized across the various sites. 
  • Perform regular quality of care audits, and share findings with the PHU clinical team
  • Work closely with the SHIS and PHU team to identify areas of quality improvement and research. 
  • Support clinical and operations meetings and other meetings through evidence-based data by developing and presenting data to show trends

 

2. To strengthen the data management system and processes

  • Work with the Senior M&E Officer to implement and report on core QEHSSSP indicators, and work with other teams to integrate data for project evaluation and operational research, as well as planning and expansion of programmatic activities
  • Participate in the interpretation and utilization of data to improve systems and programs
  • Ensures robust data collection in all assigned QEHSSSP PHUs, monitoring of data quality, and the use of data to drive clinical and programmatic decision making and in a timely manner.

3. To strengthen the data management system and processes

  • Ensure proper data collection, entry and analysis of project data
  • Monitor data collection processes, address any data quality challenges as they arise and provide feedback when required.
  • Undertake on the spot data quality checks

4. To Work as a team member of Partners in Health QEHSSSP team by;

  • Establishing and developing effective working relationships with PIH, Health Facility staff, and community people to ensure teamwork and integration.  
  • As a team member, effectively participating in any data quality improvement measures
  • Participating in team decision making, planning and joint activities   
  • Supporting other projects in your area whenever requested to do so
  • Adhering to PIH’s program and other policies on physical and financial resources
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment
At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partners In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during emploment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures
Qualifications/Requirements
Academic qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in related field

Technical Competencies 

  • At least two years of monitoring, evaluation and/or research experience, ideally in the global health sector;
  • Relevant professional work experience in data management/data analysis using offline tools and paper-based reporting systems;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including extremely strong Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Ability to multi-task well and meet deadlines consistently 
  • Ability to ride a motorbike will be added advantage

Behavioral Competencies

  • Professional – resourceful problem-solver, adapts well to changing priorities and demands, able to work well with ambiguity
  • Interpersonal skills – able to communicate effectively, active listener, highly collaborative, and provides constructive feedback 
  • Detail oriented – strong attention to detail and commitment to getting it right, delivering polished, high-quality deliverables with minimal oversight 
  • Ethical – Demonstrated alignment with and commitment to the health information professionals’ code of ethics; data and information governance policies along with a natural passion for strengthening strategic health information system in Sierra Leone.
  • Demonstrated passion for strengthening the health system in Sierra Leone and belief in giving a preferential option to the poor 
  • Commitment to understanding and advocating for PIH’s mission, strategy and approach to addressing health issues in settings of poverty
Social Justice
We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.
Method of application
Interested candidates are required to apply by email to pihslrcruitment@pih.org   In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Tuesday 23rd  July 2024