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County Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation (SME) Coordinator - Busia and Bungoma Counties, Kenya
ICF is a partner on the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Measure Malaria project, a five-year cooperative agreement led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ICF’s role includes providing technical assistance to PMI and national governments to build capacity in monitoring and evaluation primarily for malaria programming in PMI-supported countries. ICF seeks a County Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation (SME) Coordinator to join our team in Kenya.
The County Malaria SME Coordinator will be responsible for leading the PMI Measure Malaria subnational activities in Busia and Bungoma Counties. This person will work directly with county health teams, PMI implementing partners, and other project technical staff to implement annual work plans, monitor implementation of activities, and communicate results and supporting efforts in strengthening the health information systems and malaria SME to generate high-quality data that ultimately informs decision making in the target counties. The coordinator will report to the Regional Malaria SME Lead, Nyanza, and Western Region.
The position will be assigned initially for one year, renewable, thereafter, pending availability of funding.
- Work within county health management structures to provide continuous technical support on malaria surveillance and monitoring of key performance indicators
- Identify and engage with PMI implementing partners at the county level to ensure optimal coordination of malaria SME support
- Contribute to revitalization of County Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation Technical Working Groups through participation in relevant meetings and identification and response to technical assistance needs
- Training off health workers on malaria SME using existing curriculum
- Identify and mentor of county champions to lead data quality improvement and use efforts at the sub-county level
- Provide technical assistance for targeted data quality assessments using the customized malaria routine data quality assessment tool and for development of quality improvement plans
- Provide technical support for production and dissemination of quarterly county malaria bulletins
- Represent the project at the county level as needed
- Prepare work plans and budgets and monitor work plan performance
- Ensure timely project reporting and participation in relevant project meetings
- Perform occasional work on other strategic initiatives in malaria for ICF as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in the health sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, health systems research, or public health
- At least four years’ experience in health programs and providing technical assistance in monitoring and evaluation in Kenya
- Strong data analysis and proficiency in standard statistical packages, including SPSS, STATA, SAS, Epi-info.
- Understanding of health information systems especially Kenya Health Information Systems (KHIS)
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
- Fluency in English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
- Legal ability to work in Kenya
- Familiarity with U.S.-funded projects and
- Ability to coordinate effectively with the Kenya Government, U.S. government agencies, PMI implementing partners, and other technical organizations.
- Experience working with health systems at county level
- Experience in capacity building response e.g. developing curricula, coordinating trainings, assessing learning, facilitating trainings, mentorship and on the job training.
- Previous experience working in Busia and Bungoma Counties
- Ability to work with minimum supervision
- Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions
- Team player
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
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