Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by 06/07/2017.
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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.
The I-TECH Namibia program provides technical assistance and direct service delivery to improve HIV care and treatment services in 60+ facilities in five regions, VMMC services in two regions, as well as implements programs for adolescent girls and young women to remain HIV- in two regions in Namibia. The I-TECH Namibia program also works in the areas of distance education, cervical cancer, and implementation science.
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Sr. Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Advisor. The Sr. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research (MER) Advisor will work as part of a larger technical and program team to help frame and document the care and treatment program's assistance within the PEPFAR 90-90-90 perspective. This position will be working with senior level technical advisors and faculty members to suggest improvements to programs, based on findings from M&E data, and help assure high quality program implementation. The Sr. MER Advisor will also be responsible for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of a care and treatment program and evaluation of the strategies of its implementation.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
M&E and QI Technical Assistance
Leads alongside Director of Strategic Information the development of care and treatment program M&E plans.
Participates in the development of SMART objectives, logic models and creating or revising monitoring and evaluation frameworks and plans, including ensuring indicators and results provide meaningful information on results.
Develops plans for routine data collection for program monitoring and to ensure data quality.
Assists program team(s) to use data for decision making with recommendations for quality improvement initiatives.
Makes recommendations for program improvement based on assessment, monitoring, evaluation data, quality improvement project, and drawing on lessons learned from other I-TECH programs.
Develop assessment and program evaluation protocols.
Develop, adapt, and/or revise evaluation tools.
Analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
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.
Dissemination of Results and Efforts
Routine reporting to funders, partners and the organization including the development and revision of reports and presentations effectively conveying program achievements and challenges.
Draft and contribute to presentations for CDC monthly meetings, using results based framework congruent with PEPFAR 90-90-90 goals.
Communicate with other I-TECH Country Teams and with the Implementation Science Community of Practice to share monitoring, evaluation, and research methodologies, methods, and results across I- TECH's network.
Strengthen and streamline reports and presentations for CDC, MOHSS, and external stakeholders.
Collaborate with team members to frame, document, and disseminate accomplishments.
Extensively contribute to publication efforts on results from care and treatment program.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Ph.D. in public health or other social or behavioral science plus two years' research or M&E experience OR Master's degree in public health or other social or behavioral science plus four years' research or M&E experience.
Demonstrated experience in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and data analysis.
Familiarity with one or more of the following fields: training/human resource development; HIV/AIDS care and support services; family planning/reproductive health service delivery; data management/quality assurance.
Experience with complex, multi-faceted projects.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication between professionals with a variety of cultural backgrounds in a respectful and diplomatic manner and enhance effective partnerships.
Demonstrated excellent writing and presentation skills and experience; proven track record of peer reviewed publication.
Ability to travel internationally (approximately 2-4, 2-3 week trips per year).
Proven ability to work well under pressure with tight timeframes.
Experience working with PEPFAR monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems and requirements, specifically including MER indicators.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This full time position is based at the I-TECH offices at the UW in Seattle. The Sr. MER Advisor requires up to 30% 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 travel safety and disease prevention. This position 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.
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