Rwanda: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Rwanda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Associate will primarily support the Executive Director in assessing all programs, and will be responsible for supporting and maintaining organization-wide monitoring and evaluation. The Monitoring and Evaluation Associate will be an integral member of the team, supporting research opportunities by obtaining ethics approval as necessary, developing data collection tools, completing data collection and additional support may be required towards our work in advancing health management, which may include: advising field-based staff to refine health center-based management interventions and monitoring, evaluation, and oversight to ensure the efficacy of our health system strengthening efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of programs, including assisting with ethics approval, tools development, data collection and analysis, reporting, and using evidence to inform interventions and outcomes
  • Work with staff to develop and streamline management intervention tools across six interventions districts. This area of work may include:
    • Developing and improving data collection and management systems at the district, health center, and/or hospital level, with a focus on key health indicators, ensuring regular, high-quality data collection and analysis, and timely, strategic response to reporting
    • Devising or improving systems for management of drug and equipment supplies, including forecasting, procurement, and distribution
    • Working at the district hospital and health center level to evaluate and improve systems these facilities use to manage and organize their finances and accounting
    • Working with local community-based health insurance schemes to create management systems designed to ensure that the population has financial access to health services
  • Assess management systems at the district and health center level, review status reports, which include supply chain management, budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, and reporting, and work with staff to develop strategies to improve those systems
  • Build technical capacity among staff including but not limited to Excel fluency, analytical capabilities, accounting skills, and planning capabilities

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health, with coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, etc.
  • Excellent and proven analytical skills, particularly in quantitative analysis and/or biostatistics*
  • Experience in community based training or assessment programs
  • Ability to work as part of a team, but also capable of working independently and taking self-initiative, without significant oversight
  • Prepared to travel extensively in-country
  • Comfortable living and working in rural, low-resource settings
  • Extraordinary flexibility and innovation in unexpected situations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and email
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods
  • Strong interest and prior experience in global public health programming, particularly in primary health and maternal and child health initiatives
  • Prior exposure to global public health and/or development issues; past experience living in Africa or other resource-poor settings
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, coordination, and communication skills (inclusive of verbal, written, listening, presentation, and facilitation skills with comfort in a training role)
  • Ability to work in French
  • Experience using QuickBooks and database management software

How to apply:

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/

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