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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

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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’s project in Cote d’Ivoire is aimed at providing direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, National HIV Program, National Public Health Laboratory, district health teams, and PEPFAR implementing partners to implement 6 key objectives in PEPFAR-supported laboratories including:

  • Strengthen national laboratory policies and increase adherence to national guidelines
  • Strengthen implementation of national policies, regulatory documents, and guidelines for biosafety and biosecurity
  • Strengthen laboratorian professional’s capacity within the national network
  • Implement and sustain quality management systems in the entire laboratory network and implement the HIV rapid testing continuous quality improvement (RTCQI)
  • Improve and implement laboratory information systems for improved data management and utilization
  • Support laboratory-related blood safety interventions and accreditation of laboratories in the National Blood Transfusion Services network.

The M&E Advisor based in Seattle, will play the lead role in the monitoring and evaluation of I-TECH’s project in Cote d’Ivoire. The M&E Advisor will help develop and monitor work plans and implementation tracking tools to ensure the completion of high quality work and its communication to partners. The M&E Advisor will lead the development, validation, and piloting of data collection tools, conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis and write reports and manuscripts describing the progress and achievements of projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

M&E Technical Assistance:
Plays a lead role in providing M&E assistance to Cote d’Ivoire country office staff, including:
• Developing and monitoring M&E plans including a performance evaluation and monitoring plan (PEMP).
• Developing, adapting and/or revising evaluation tools.
• Developing plans for routine data collection for program monitoring; developing plans and processes to ensure data quality.
• Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and communicating this using figures, graphs, charts, tables and written reports or publications.
• Producing tables, charts and graphs for assessments and evaluations in line with data analysis plans.
• Assisting project team in using data for program decision making.
• Contribute to the identification and tracking of relevant PEPFAR MER indicators.

Capacity Building:
Plays a lead role in capacity building efforts for country office team:
• Providing training and technical assistance to ensure M & E integration in all program areas; increase partner comfort with M&E, data collection/activities, quality improvement processes, report writing, and developing peer reviewed journal articles.

Documentation of Results and Efforts:
This position is expected to:
• Lead team communications and publication efforts.
• Support routine reporting to funders, partners and the organization.
• Develop and/or revise reports and presentations, effectively conveying program achievements and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s in public health or other science plus at least 4 years of M&E experience, including at least 1 year of international experience.
Bilingual skills in English and French required.
• At least 3 years’ Experience conducting desk and literature reviews.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience implementing quality improvement activities.
• Demonstrated strong qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills with experience in data cleaning, coding, and management for at least 2 years.
• Good knowledge in HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care issues.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and French, and close attention to detail.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience with evaluation design, data collection and analysis in resource-limited international settings.
• Experience working in team settings in an international capacity.
• Experience using statistical software packages and visualization tools (e.g. Tableau).
• Have demonstrated skills in data analysis and presentation of results.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE
• Experience providing TA to country projects from headquarters and working in sub-Saharan Africa in a public health setting. Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight time frames. Strong commitment to building personal and organizational capacity.

As a University of Washington employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
This part time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The M&E Advisor requires up to 10% travel to countries that often lack adequate public health and safety infrastructure. Travelers must be prepared to follow the UW and US government recommended precautions and prophylaxis for travel safety and disease prevention. The M&E Advisor requires frequent participation in early morning and late evening telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and its country project sites. 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
The Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity. The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students 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. The Department 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 faculty, staff, and students.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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