Evidence to Programs (E2P) Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Eligible Citizenship: Malawi
Application Code: M06-Nat
Job Function: Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation / Quality Improvement
Issue Area: Child Health, Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access, HIV / AIDS, Maternal and Reproductive Health

About

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a worldwide leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS, working to halt the pandemic and help those already infected with HIV. Before the Foundation’s inception, children affected by HIV and AIDS had no voice–and few medicines and interventions were available specifically for them. Thanks to the courageous efforts of Elizabeth Glaser and those who follow in her footsteps, the Foundation improves life for millions of children and families affected by AIDS each year by funding groundbreaking scientific research, providing lifesaving services, and advocating for children around the globe. The Foundation is currently working in nearly 5,500 sites, in 19 countries worldwide.

In Malawi, more than 980,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS. Approximately 540,000 are women, and 84,000 are children under 15 years of age. It is against this backdrop that in 2001, the Foundation, working with local partners, initiated one of the first programs to provide prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in Malawi. Today, the Foundation’s program focuses on providing technical and capacity building assistance to the Ministry of Health, working to eliminate HIV infections in infants and children and to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality, and well-integrated PMTCT and care and treatment services for HIV-positive pregnant women, infants, and families, as well as support health systems strengthening. EGPAF is currently working in seven districts in the Central and Northern Zones. The programs are funded from five distinct US Government and private donors. EGPAF also has partnerships with numerous local and international organizations.

Position Overview

The Evidence to Programs (E2P) Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will help the EGPAF Malawi team to build evidence and documentation for our work and put the lessons learned and best practices into action by integrating them into our programs. The E2P M&E Officer will be responsible for providing technical support services in areas of program design, quality improvement, monitoring, and evaluation, and may work on project reporting, documentation of best practices and learning across the program, and ensuring effective and efficient program delivery.

The E2P M&E Officer will also be responsible for identification, documentation, and dissemination of best practices and preparing conference abstracts, manuscripts, media briefs, and articles. Accomplishments of EGPAF’s past Global Health Corps (GHC) Fellows include leading a research study and being an author on the published manuscript, attending the International AIDS Society conference to present on EGPAF’s work, and acting as project lead for a project focused on providing technical assistance to community-based organizations in Malawi.  

Responsibilities

Evaluation and Quality Improvement (75%)

  • Contribute to EGPAF’s evaluation agenda and priorities for identifying evidence for programs
  • Participate in program evaluation and/or quantitative and qualitative data analysis to assess program performance and inform programmatic decision making
  • Contribute to data collection, monitoring, and analysis
  • Provide feedback on data to supported sites and assist site-level staff with how to use data for program planning and quality improvement, including presenting data dashboards and graphics to illustrate results and trends
  • Participate in data quality assessments, feedback, and improvement activities for health facilities and/or local community-based organizations
  • Support the analysis and reporting of data for Malawi’s Ministry of Health, EGPAF, and donor use
  • Support and/or lead the presentation of evaluation results to stakeholders
  • Collaborate across the M&E and Programs teams to translate evaluation into programmatic improvements

Documentation and Communication of Best Practices and Lessons Learned (25%)

  • Coordinate, research, write, and edit original content for a variety of donors and other relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to: key messages, newsletters (print and electronic), brochures, impact reports, event collateral, messaging, toolkits, and internal communication
  • Participate in the development and/or review of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual project reports
  • Develop an overall and project-specific documentation plan(s) for documentation of best practices beyond the regular reporting requirements
  • Document best practices and lessons learned for internal and external purposes
  • Develop blogs on EGPAF Malawi’s work for EGPAF’s external website
  • Plan, implement, and oversee EGPAF’s communication activities in order to increase access and provision of HIV services in EGPAF-supported districts and the country at large
  • Propose, coordinate with co-authors, and write article(s) for EGPAF’s technical brief, Haba na Haba
  • Participation in proposal development as needed

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, demography, project management, monitoring and evaluation, statistics, or related field*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Strong analytical and planning skills, and an understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation, and assessment to promote evidence-based learning*
  • Creativity and innovative thinking, with demonstrated analytical skills and attention to detail*
  • Demonstrated ability to design, commission, and manage assessment methodologies and evaluations*
  • A strong quantitative background is essential with experience in data collection, analysis, management, and presentation*
  • Proficiency using statistical software (STATA/SPSS) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)*
  • Experience in proposal development and in writing technical reports*
  • Ability to work in a team environment, but with self-sufficiency and self-motivation*
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent communication skills: verbal, written, listening, presentation, and facilitation*
  • Ability to multi-task; flexible and capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines with demonstrated ability to prioritize across multiple projects and relationships
  • Strong strategic thinking ability in communications and public relations environment
  • Exceptional writing and editing ability, including the ability to adapt to a variety of tones, styles, and formats required to meet the Foundation’s goals
  • Superior organization/multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong research, interviewing, fact-checking, and excellent proofreading skills 

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

  • A living stipend of $650/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats

*Note: The living stipend and the completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

Living and Working in Malawi: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. Fellows at EGPAF will be housed in Lilongwe, an urban city and capital of Malawi. National fellows have the option to remain in their own housing and receive a supplemental housing stipend.

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/