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University of Washington Department of Global Health

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) and the Department of Global Health recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity and 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. As reflected in the I-TECH Diversity Statement, our definition of diversity is broad, recognizing that there are multiple definitions of diversity. We strive 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.

I-TECH is a center in the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health. 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. I-TECH supports development of skilled work forces and overall health systems strengthening with a focus on sustainability and transition to local ownership. I-TECH is committed to being anti-racist and promotes health and equity in health for all people worldwide.

Funded by PEPFAR under the cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Côte d’Ivoire Quality Improvement Solutions for Sustained Epidemic Control Project (QISSEC), operates in 60 healthcare facilities nation-wide. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor will be based in Seattle, Washington and work as part of a larger technical and programmatic team within I-TECH, while providing technical assistance to the M&E Advisor in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, so as to continually assess achievement of project objectives and goals. Key to this position will be its collaborations with senior level technical advisors and faculty members within I-TECH, and with M&E and quality improvement (QI) counterparts within the Abidjan office to promote strengthening and standardization of M&E systems, training and mentoring of M&E staff, and promoting data use and data feedback loops, particularly at regional and national levels.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
M&E Technical Assistance

  • Collaborate with M&E Advisor in Abijdan in routinely ensuring availability of timely, clean, measured data useful for decision making
  • Develop/modify plans, tools, and/or standard operating procedures for routine data quality improvement, and train staff in use of the electronic tools
  • Coach the team in transitioning between paper-based to electronic-based data collection, using pre-determined electronic tools (e.g., REDCap, Excel)
  • Assess, monitor, and evaluate data and draw on lessons learned across the I-TECH global network and recommend program improvements
  • Mentor the team in the routine data quality assurance, measurement, visualization for discussion with project leads
  • Meet weekly with Abidjan-based M&E Advisor on matters requiring technical guidance (e.g., data quality assurance, indicator measurement, data base management)

    Dissemination of Results and Efforts

  • Strengthen routine reporting efforts to funders, partners and the organization. Develop and revise reports and presentations effectively conveying program achievements and challenges
  • Draft and contribute to presentations for weekly HRSA meetings
  • Communicate with other I-TECH Country Teams to share evaluation methodologies, tools, and results across the I- TECH network
  • Collaborate with team members to frame, document, and disseminate accomplishments
  • Support and sometimes lead development of posters, manuscripts, publication efforts

    Assessments and Program Evaluation

  • Collaborate in the development of assessment and program evaluation design and protocols
  • Assist in the development, adaptation, and/or revision of evaluation tools
  • Produce tables, charts and graphs for assessments and evaluations in line with data analysis plans
  • Apply theory to practice related to evaluation of health systems strengthening, quality improvement, and human capacity development methodologies
  • Conduct literature reviews to inform public health program intervention selection and support

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s in public health or related fields, plus at least two years’ experience in program monitoring and evaluation and/or quality improvement
  • Experience with HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment monitoring and evaluation activities, especially collecting and analyzing public health program data in Africa

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge, and experience with with implementation of distance training programs
  • Experience with mentoring of individuals on M&E activities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative data collection, analysis, and presentation of results
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent time management
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals in a manner that respects cultural differences and contributes to effective partnerships;
  • Proficiency in French and comfort with leading trainings in French

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of REDCap software, and experience with DHIS2 and ODK
  • Proven ability to work well in teams, under pressure, and with tight time frames
  • Experience working with PEPFAR monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems and requirements

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
    This full-time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle, WA. The M&E Advisor requires up to 4 weeks of travel per year, 1-2 weeks per trip, 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. This position requires frequent participation in early morning telephone conference calls in order to accommodate time zone differences between Seattle and Côte d’Ivoire. 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.

    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 Work 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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