M&E Analyst (Pretoria)

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) assists governments to promote high quality health care. CHAI teams work in partnership with the government, partners, and other major stakeholders to identify the key obstacles to access and scale-up of essential health services, and to develop sustainable strategies to overcome them.

In South Africa, CHAI is supporting the National Department of Health and the South Africa National AIDS Council (SANAC) in its implementation scaling up HIV and TB services. More recently CHAI has supported the development of the new National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB (2012-2016). One of the aims of this plan is to ensure that 80% of people in need have access to ART. The Government and its partners have been preparing the health system to handle the increase in patient volume by training nurses, helping public health facilities to begin offering treatment, procuring necessary commodities, and securing funding. With the expected influx of clients, it is essential to have timely and accurate data from facilities to monitor the campaign, to inform service delivery and to assess overall strategy at the national level. To strengthen capacity at the provincial level, CHAI is recruiting an M&E Coordinator who will support the Provincial Information Officer and the HAST teams to carry out this function.

The National M&E Analyst will work to support both the HIV/ART and the M&E directorates of the National Department of Health to work strategically between the two directorates to strengthen the evidence based decision making of the NDOH directorates using monthly and quarterly data produced by the 3-Tiered Monitoring system. 

The Analyst must be self-directed, be familiar with the National Department of Health structures and be able to adapt to the differing needs of the programmes.

The Analyst will analyze routine data reported into the DHIS and provide feedback to both the HIV and M&E Programmes.  Major focus will be on the ART programme data, and then the HIV programme, however as capacity is developed and analysis becomes more routinized focus will expand to additional datasets over time.  The aim will be to regularly use the data to produce useful analysis to inform decision making at the National level between both directorates.  Challenges with the data will be fed back to the M&E unit to help inform plans for data quality improvement. 

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise between CHAI and National DOH units to strengthen the use of programme data
  • Receive monthly and quarterly data and produce provincial level analyses to feed back to CHAI ART Programme Manager and to share with National HIV/ART Programmes
  • Share challenges identified with the data with the NDOH M&E units to raise with the Provincial Information and HIV/ART Programme managers and identify interventions
  • Collaborate with extra-governmental partners and service providers to identify ways to strengthen the data

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide a bridging function between National M&E and HIV/ART Programmes
  • Routine analysis of monthly and quarterly data with ability to develop strategies to strengthen data reporting and working with (to be established) district monitoring and evaluation forums to strengthen data quality and data use
  • Strong understanding of ART M&E SOP and DHMIS Policy and entrench its use in strengthening data management and strengthening all levels of accountability in supporting the two policies and data and programme management
  • Liaise with NDOH, provinces, district and sub-district information officers as well as NDOH and Provincial HAST teams to provide day-to-day support in interpreting analysis where needed
  • Participate in project reviews and data quality audits on a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as required.
  • Must have good communication and relationship management skills
  • Be able to draft technical documents and background papers as required or requested

Qualifications and Experience:

Ideal candidate has excellent organizational skills and experience working in the public sector. He/she must be able to work at a rapid pace, be resourceful, flexible, and results-oriented.

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Minimum 4 years work experience required and 1+ years’ work experience in data analysis
  • Previous work experience in the South African public health system a plus
  • Ability to work in a team, excellent oral and written skills in English is required.
  • Proficient in using TIER.Net, DHIS, MS Office (especially Excel and Access) and conducting internet research is essential; SPSS and SAS, or other statistical software package, knowledge a plus
  • Applications from individuals working in government will not be considered

Location: South Africa (Pretoria)

Compensation: $30 – 40k

Full Time Paid

Preferred Level of Education: Masters

Minimum Years of Experience: 3+

Preferred Years of Experience: 5 – 8 +

Please apply here 

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