Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation (03 Posts)-Vacancy announcement

The Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI), an affiliate of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Organization (EGPAF) is Tanzanian led and managed national organization focusing largely on HIV and AIDS and other related health programs. AGPAHI implements all its programs in collaboration with Tanzania Government Entities through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO RALG) and other stakeholders. AGPAHI supports the provision of high-quality HIV and other health services and ensures that efforts are well-integrated into existing regional and district health systems. AGPAHI is implementing various projects that are highly demanding and thus the organization is looking for a motivated, result driven, qualified and competent people to fill various positions as per the AGPAHI organogram

JOB TITLE: Program Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation (03 Posts)

REPORTING TO: Regional Program Coordinator

LOCATION: Shinyanga,Simiyu and Mara

Purpose of the post

Under the guideance of and reporting to the Regional Program Coordinator; the program officer monitoring and evaluation will provide technical support to health facilities in AGPAHI implementing sites; this includes planning and implementation of HIV/AIDS programs supported by AGPAHI . Training of staff and visit to AGPAHI supported sites , participate in data collection and ensure proper patient recording system.

Principal Functions:

Monitor program activities that fall under the field office

  • Tracking of all program activities on weekly basis to make sure that all program units adhere to work plan in collaboration with SPO M&E
  • Routine data collection both quantitative and qualitative for routine program tracking in collaboration with Program Officers, Clinical Services
  • Provision of routine constructive feedback on program performance toward target in both AGPAHI and sub grantees in collaboration with Program Officers, Clinical Services
  • Tracking of all program activities in the field office and recording ensuring that they are within the time frame and in line with the program goals and objectives

Monitoring and evaluation capacity building to sub grantees staffs as well as AGPAHI staffs at filed office.

  •  Capacity building of site and AGPAHI staff on M&E techniques, and strengthen and encourage the data use for decision making process.

Report collection, compilation, and submission to AGPAHI, donors and other stakeholders; 

  • Support the sub-grantees and sites in collaboration with Data Management Officers and Program Officers, Clinical Services to make sure that all quarterly NACP report are submitted to DACC, RACC and MoHSW (NACP) in time and complete.
  • Make sure that all program quarterly reports (C&T, PMTCT, TB/HIV, Lab, PITC, supply chain and others) are reported in time and in a required quality in collaboration with PO CS, PO LAB, POCL and other staff.
  • Work closely and provide technical support to DMO in all matters concerning data management at AGPAHI, sub grantees and site level.

Reviewing of all reporting tool used by AGPAHI or its sub grantees where necessary

  •  Critically review of data collection tools used at AGPAHI health facilities as required or where necessary.
  • Support or provide advice in improving these tools
  • Streamline the process of data collection to simplify and fasten the production of reports.

Glaser and other database use for program M&E.

  • To assure that data entry in the Glaser, site capacity and community assessment databases is done timely, accurate and complete, in collaboration and supporting other field staffs who are involved in this activity.
  • To produce several standard reports from the Glaser and SCA and other DB for use in decision making and dissemination of lesson learnt as well as program performance to different stakeholders.

Meeting and workshop to represent AGPAHI

  • Participate actively in internal or external meetings concerning M&E and other project activities as delegated by the SPO M&E or Program Coordinator, M&E.

Evaluation and use of data of the program at field office to inform management of proper decision making process:

  • Work with technical staff in setting, monitoring and achieving program goals and targets
  • Play as key person in preparing and providing constructive performance based feedback to staffs at AGPAHI, sub grantees, sites and other stakeholders.
  • Reports on quarterly basis the program implementation achievements, challenges and reasons faced implementation of program activities and advised way forward. This should be qualitative way.
  • Reports on quarterly basis the outcome/effect/impact of using data through standardized template and best practice identified in different sub grantees and sites.

Assist in operation research activities in the organization:

  • Work closely with technical staff to support research and targeted evaluations; through involvement in proposal development, developing tools for research and research techniques.
  • Involve in report writing and dissemination of research results (through abstract submission in different conferences) after conducting the research.

Qualifications,Skills & Ability:

  • Applicants should hold a degree in statistics, health sciences, public health, international health, or a related discipline. A background in medicine will be an added advantage. 
  • Training and experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and the development of M&E tools; preferably of HIV& AIDS interventions or a related field, or otherwise the capacity and motivation to acquire an in-depth knowledge of this field in a short time;
  • Strong data management and analysis skills with experience in using Microsoft Access and Excel. Experience with SAS, SPSS, STATA an advantage

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (not exceeding four pages) and names and contact information of three referees before close of business on Friday 27th October, 2017 to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please mention the title of the position in your email subject and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter. Submission can also be dropped physically or by post in the address below:

Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative
Plot 372, House No. 7 Chole Road (Near Coco Beach)
P.O. Box 38252 Dar es Salaam
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.