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  • Posted on: 16 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

    HIGDA Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

     

    Key responsibilities

    • Provide technical assistance and capacity building to the health sector M&E unit in technical areas including policy development, review and implementation, data analytics, increasing demand for and use of information, etc.
    • Develop and implement the project?s M&E Plan / Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP)
    • Develop and adapt program monitoring indicators, indicator reference sheets, data collection tools, and reporting formats
    • Oversee special studies and evaluations, including baseline, midline, and final evaluation; develop research questions and study protocols, manage field data collection, analyze data, and disseminate study findings
    • Train HIGDA staff to fulfill their M&E role to collect project data and monitor data collection processes
    • Participate in identifying and documenting project success stories
    • Lead data analysis for routine donor reporting and ad hoc requests; participate in other project reporting; conduct special analyses (for example, gender and sustainability)
    • Support project work planning to ensure it adheres to PMP
    • Any other duties that may be allocated by the supervisor

    Requirements

    Educational background and Experience

    • Masters degree in related field, e.g. MBA, MPH or MSc (Informatics/Biostatistics/Biometry)
    • 5+ years? experience in a leadership position for a PEPFAR project
    • Post graduate professional qualification in project management and planning
    • Appropriate technical and software skills necessary to conduct analyses of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent
    • Demonstrated experience working with key Kenyan health information systems
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
    • Excellent coordination and information management skills
    • The ability to work well under pressure and skilled in change management, crisis management, and problem solving
    • Demonstrated ability to manage cohesive team and proven record in effectively managing multidisciplinary partnerships.
    • Demonstrated leadership, ethics, and sound judgement, both independently and as part of a team
    • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes.
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili
    • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions

    HIGDA Senior HIS Governance Advisor

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop innovative strategies to raise the visibility and profile of DivMEHRDI and catalyze sector-wide advocacy for increased resource allocations from the public exchequer to support its critical oversight functions
    • Promote evidence-informed planning, budgeting, and routine decision making in the MOH top management through targeted interventions
    • Work in collaboration with the Health Informatics Unit to design targeted data products to enable rapid management decisions and facilitate data informed planning
    • Provide technical support and coordinate the development of an IT and data governance plan that ensures compliance with MOH standards
    • Offer secretariat support to the establishment and functioning of a vibrant HIS/M&E coordination infrastructure (HIS CC) at the national level
    • Support the Ministry and stakeholders to advocate for policy and legal reforms that will facilitate full compliance with the unified NHMIS through DHIS2
    • Oversee the implementation of the HIS/M&E Leadership and Governance Program developed and implemented in partnership with Strathmore University School of Business
    • Work with the DMS office, the DivMEHRDI, and the HRH mechanism to determine appropriate staffing needs, and design job description and selection criteria for technical advisors to be posted to each of the 5 Units within the DivMEHRDI
    • Provide ongoing liaison and support to the functioning of a donor coordination mechanism for HMIS/M&E
    • Provide technical guidance to the MOH in implementing a structured change management process articulating its capacity building role to counties and the transition
    • Support the MOH to design and implement the HIS policy review protocol and calendar, working with the DivMEHRDI and stakeholders
    • Provide technical input to guide the translation of policies into prioritized and budgeted implementation plans that are integrated into the national and county health sector AWPs
    • Produce a human and institutional capacity assessment report and use findings to inform the development of a change management plan
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements

    Qualifications

    • Masters degree in related field, e.g. MBA, MPH or MSc (Informatics/Biostatistics/Biometry)
    • 3+ years? experience in a leadership position for a PEPFAR-funded project
    • Experience working directly with MOH at the national and county level
    • Post graduate professional qualification in project management and planning
    • Demonstrated experience working with key Kenyan health information systems
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
    • Excellent coordination and information management skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and skilled in change management, crisis management, and problem solving
    • Demonstrated ability to manage cohesive team and proven record in effectively managing multidisciplinary partnerships
    • Demonstrated leadership, ethics, and sound judgement, both independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning methodology and documentation processes
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiwahili

    CMLAP - Senior Analytics Specialist

     

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with the M&E Advisor to strengthen/develop a framework and system for health outcome measurement at the county and sub county levels. The framework will include priority health questions; associated outcome measures, data sources, and methods; and guidance on frequency of data collection, reporting, dissemination, and methods to ensure internal and external data consistency.
    • Build consensus among county MLA stakeholders on priority health sector outcome measures that will be included in the three-year Health Sector Report and the CIDP.
    • Work with the Senior Governance Specialist to encourage county-level funding to support improved outcome measurement and MLA systems.
    • Work with the M&E Advisor and the Informatics Advisor to triangulate data from disparate county data systems.
    • Conduct outcome measurement and geospatial analysis for use in policy development, program planning, and management.
    • Work with the County Learning and Planning Specialists and the Sr. Data Use Specialist to enable counties to:
      • Continuously use data for quality improvement
      • Increase the use of gender- and age-disaggregated data in particular, and inferential statistics in general, for evidence-informed program management
      • Inculcate a culture of data demand and use within the CHMTs, including the provision of routine high-level statistical analyses
      • Develop the health county profiles to improve health policy and program decision making
    • Lead the development of data analysis for information products and data dashboards. This position will also support senior leadership in their collaboration with HIGDA.
    • Link to Palladium counterparts within the Kenya Measure Evaluation, Health Policy Plus and Strategic Information teams for cross-platform learning and sharing of strategies and techniques.

    Requirements

    Educational background and Experience

    • Masters degree in related field: MSc Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Applied Mathematics
    • 5+ years? experience in an analytic/statistical position for a PEPFAR-funded project
    • Demonstrated experience in manipulating large datasets
    • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct analyses of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, EPI, R or equivalent
    • Demonstrated ability to strengthen outcome measurement systems and conduct outcome analysis, geospatial analysis, and other high level analyses
    • Data visualization skills for developing health county profiles, dashboards, and data warehouse
    • Demonstrated experience working with DHIS2, EMRs, CRVS, and other relevant Kenyan health information systems
    • Experience mining data from databases such as SQL or equivalent desirable
    • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
    • Excellent coordination and organization skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and solve problems
    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with users and various stakeholders (local and international); developed cultural awareness and innovation sense
    • Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions
    • Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili

    Method of Application

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