Technical Lead – Strategic Information at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:

KARABO EA BOPHELO 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 and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free pediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment, and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. Karabo Ea Bophelo (KB) is a five-year USAID-funded activity to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Lesotho.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified local candidates to fill in the following positions available under Karabo Ea Bophelo Project on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position

Technical Lead – Strategic Information x1

Based in Maseru KB Office

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the Technical Director, the Technical Lead – Strategic Information (SI) will 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. S/he will be responsible for timely completion and submission of all programmatic reports. 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-KB and its implementing partners.

Key Performance Areas:

Key performance areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Technical Lead SI will lead monitoring, data analysis, reporting, evaluation, and research interventions for the project and serve as a technical expert in data quality reviews and analytics;
  • Lead the design, coordination and implementation of Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and Quality Improvement (QI) plans, including PEPFAR Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS);
  • Train, mentor and supervise BCMCFL and all sub-partners on enhanced data collection, management and ME&L skills;
  • Support OVC, DREAMS, DHIS2 system and roll out of other new program technologies;
  • Design and support referral and linkage pathways between and within partners to complement and build upon prior service delivery areas;
  • Ensure accurate data capturing and documentation in the Government of Lesotho’s registers and reporting tools;
  • Lead and contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, monthly, quarterly and annual reports and any other reports required by USAID;
  • Support the Technical Director to provide feedback and guidance to management and stakeholders on proposed adjustments to programming based on performance and achievement of targets;
  • Provide both written and visual data analytics for MER and custom indicators and provide monthly updates on performance trends;
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of the project ME&L plan, annual work plans and Milestones plans;
  • Coordinate with partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders to achieve project objectives
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the management

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in in Statistics, Demography, Public Health; Master’s Degree is preferred
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in providing monitoring, evaluation and learning support to health or development projects
  • Experience in designing, implementing and managing OVC and/or HIV and Sexual Reproductive Health – focused prevention services in Lesotho is desirable
  • Experience with PEPFAR programming including OVC, HIV prevention and DREAMS programming for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
  • Experience with PEPFAR reporting platforms including DATIM

Highly qualified Citizens and Residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:  Interested candidates who meet the criteria must email applications letters including CVs, certified copies of identity documents, qualifications and three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer).

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before Friday, 13th May 2022. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications to be submitted through the email provided only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified. Detailed job description can be obtained from https://baylorlesotho.org/jobs/

BCMCFL reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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