PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
Tools for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (TIMCI) is a global effort led by PATH to accelerate availability, adoption and scale-up of tools to identify severe illness and decrease mortality in children under five years of age. PATH and its primary partner, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), will implement a four-year project funded by Unitaid. TIMCI has two major goals that both seek to improve detection of severe disease in children under five: 1) to improve healthcare workers’ ability to diagnose severe disease by equipping them with pulse oximeters (POX) and electronic decision support tools; and 2) to accelerate the development and market entry of non-invasive devices that augment the features of a standard POX with one or more additional vital sign measurements. This high profile and potentially high impact project will begin in July 2019 and through to June 2023, and will take place in five countries: Kenya, Myanmar, Senegal, Tanzania, and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
PATH is seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer who will work with the Program team in Kenya office and the staff in PATH Headquarters to advance critical M&E issues in the country. Working under the management and direction of the TIMCI Project Lead, the M&E Officer will support the development and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation workstream for the TIMCI project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Creating data flow matrices for reporting into the indicators in the logframe that are relevant to the country.
- Setting up a data management system as per the overarching data management plan, M&E plan and the project logframe,
- Collecting program monitoring data, establishing baselines for relevant indicators, implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and team trainings to ensure data quality at each step of the project data management system (source, collection, collation, analysis, reporting, use).
- Developing program monitoring dashboards using HMIS and advocating for their adoption and utilization by MOH as standard practice to ensure MOH utilizes IMNCI data for decision making,
- He/She will also act as a liaison with the MoH (or relevant ministries) regarding health sector data collection, and will lead and coordinate the adoption of the electronic capture of data using MOH-TIMCI electronic Clinical Decision Support Tools (eCDSA) into the national system, ensuring that this is adopted at introduction and institutionalized in readiness for the scale up in the Country.
- Additionally, she/he will facilitate M&E trainings for Healthcare workers, lead program data monitoring monthly or quarterly or bi-annual through review meetings, spot checks with national and county staff, and support facility assessments while working with MOH to utilize the results to ensure quality in and fidelity to program implementation.
- She/He will facilitate data review meetings for data-informed agile programming and adaptive management, work planning and monitor inventory of commodities in the primary care and referral facilities in the geographic areas of focus.
- Contribute to synthesizing and disseminating key project results, programmatic lessons learned, methodologies developed, and other research outputs of the program.
- Working with MOH to identify suitable monitoring mechanisms and include updates as needed to include such updates/revisions to existing supportive supervision checklists/ tools to routinely capture, pilot testing of tools, and monitor provider performance as well as availability of commodities in the study sites.
- To provide M&E technical support including trainings (peer mentorship, on job training) to MOH (healthcare workers and Health Records Officers) in focus counties to ensure fidelity to MOH and PATH data standards; support quality collection and consolidation of Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood illnesses (IMNCI) program data, including supporting targeted routine child health data reviews in focus counties for quality data outputs for the MOH and PATH TIMCI.
- To identify challenges in routine data collection, entry, consolidation and reporting system for partners and the MOH in focus countries, including identifying risks to the TIMCI M&E project component, and consult with the Project Lead and the Country Working Group (CWG) on mitigation measures.
- To consolidate and finalize the M&E portion of the country donor report, presenting this to the Project Lead for review before submission to the TIMCI M&E Lead and TIMCI Project Director for adoption and endorsement.
- Work with the implementing partners to support any pending ethical approval processes, including working with the research partners to follow up on timelines for the IRB, responses to IRBs, protocol amendments and work with the TIMCI M&E Lead to deliver on the requirements of the WHO ERC.
- She/He will also be responsible for sharing results with the CWG from the quality assurance audit of delegated sponsor responsibilities related to the impact evaluations and operations research studies.