Strategic Information Manager at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho

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Strategic Information Manager – Expanding HIV Clinical Services At Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho

The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free paediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment and support, serving thousands of children and families affected with HIV or TB. 

Project Name:             Expanding HIV Clinical Services Activity in Lesotho

Position:                      Strategic Information Manager

Duty Station:               Maseru, Lesotho

Reports to:                  Project Lead

Classification  :           Full-time, fixed term contract

Note:                           This position is contingent upon award funding and candidate approval by the donor

Project Summary

Expanding HIV Clinical Services Activity in Lesotho (EHCS) is an anticipated three-year USAID-funded activity with the purpose of attaining HIV epidemic control and sustained reduction in HIV transmission, morbidity and mortality through saturation of HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services in the highland districts of Butha-Buthe and Mokhotlong

Strategic Information Manager

The Strategic Information managerwill be responsible for the leadership, management and implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the project. S/he will support the team to ensure, that set milestones and deliverables are met. S/he will also be responsible for compliance with all donor data reporting requirements.

Responsibilities:

The Strategic Information Manager will develop and oversee implementation of short and long-term Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plans. S/he will periodically assess the achievement of programmatic milestones for BCMCFL and its implementing partners.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluations of the project ME&L plan, annual work plans and Milestone plans.
  • Support the program staff to develop project appropriate and specific data collection and analysis tools for all activities.
  • Train and mentor Project, BCMCFL, and implementing partners’ team members on the use of all data management tools
  • Ensure proper capturing and documentation of project data  in Government of Lesotho registers and reports
  • Compile all donor MEL reports and use these reports to provide feedback to implementing partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of data quality assessments and improvement plans
  • Support the project lead to provide feedback and guidance to management and stakeholders on proposed adjustments to programming based on performance and achievement of targets
  • Represent BCMCFL in stakeholder meetings as may be required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Demography, Public Health or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in providing monitoring and evaluation support toHIV/AIDS care and treatment programs for adults, adolescents, children, pregnant and lactating women with HIV Exposed infants and key and priority populations in Lesotho is desirable
  • Experience with milestone based ME&L programming an added advantage
  • Experience with PEPFAR reporting frameworks including MER and DATIM
  • Experience in the use of database computer packages, preferably experience with one or more of the following programs:  SQL, MS Excel, STATA and SPSS
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and strong analytical, organizational andplanning skills

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.   They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the Technical Lead, Strategic Information.

Performance Standard:

Quality of work as indicated by achievement of specific outputs detailed in the individual work plan

Applicants must email application, including CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Citizens and residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 23rd May 2019, 12 noon

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