Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - International Training and Education Center for Health, Gabarone

The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), based at the University of Washington was established in 2002 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). I-TECH has been working in Botswana since 2004 in partnership with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global AIDS Program (CDC-Botswana), the Botswana Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ministry of Local Government (MLG), and the University of Botswana (UB), to build capacity for addressing Botswana’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Closing date: 3rd February 2012

The following job opportunity has arisen within I-TECH Botswana – Ministry of Health (MOH) - Botswana National TB Programme (BNTP).

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
This position is seconded to the MOH National TB Program to assist with the collection and utilization of TB-related data of national scope for the purpose of effective, efficient, and harmonized health planning, monitoring, and evaluation to meet the national health goals and objectives. This position is based in Botswana Ministry of Health in Gaborone, Botswana.

General Roles and Responsibilities include:
• Under the leadership of the MOH BNTP Director, provides guidance and strategic direction for TB data systems to optimize collection and utilization procedures.
• Conducts assessments of the health informatics environments, synthesizes pertinent information, and identifies implications for planning and development • Contributes to the planning, development, and implementation of data systems, products and services to integrate national data collection systems and ensure data quality, security, utilization, and harmonization. • Acts as a mentor to MOH staff and identifies relevant trainings to further build capacity with the BNTP. • Ensures coordination in data systems planning, development, and implementation between the MOH Departments, units, and appropriate external organizations. • Provides advice on appropriate research methods and procedures, conducts research, and assists BNTP to disseminate findings. • Coordinates the preparation of progress and annual reports and ensures their timely distribution to stakeholders. • Performs other reasonable duties as assigned by the management.

Required Qualifications:
• Advanced Degree in Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Information Management or Public Health or related field (strong background in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or M&E). • At least 7 years working experience in any relevant field. • Experience working in an international setting at the National-level on health programs with extensive knowledge of and experience with data collection and utilization. • Experience working with TB programmes. • Managerial experience in a setting involving the use of health information.
• Ability to analyze and asses needs related to health data systems and training. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 
How to apply: 
To apply, please send cover letter, scanned certified academic certificates copies and CV; including a list of names of four (4) referees (with up-to-date e-mail and telephone contact details) to hr@itech.org.bw

We wish to inform all applicants that correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.
 

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