Management Sciences for Health

M&E Surveillance HIV Officer

Grade
J
Job ID
13-9738
Angola-Luanda
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
HPG
Dept/Unit
GEN (General)
Project/Program
A525 - Angola HFA
Reports To
Health for All Program- HIV/AIDS Technical Director

Overview

Main Purpose of Position:

  • MSH - Angola is seeking a M&E and Surveillance for HIV Officer to coordinate, provide mentoring and oversee specific HIV/AIDS interventions in seven (7) Public Health Centers in Luanda, Angola. MSH - Angola looking for a compassionate, care-driven professional with proven communications skill to have good coordination and relationship with the directors and teams on these Public Health Centers. The ideal candidate will take initiative in instituting monitoring and surveillance skills with the staff in effective ways. He/she will also take into account budgetary constraints when making decisions about the institutional procedures and processes direction. Preference will be given to applicants with state-of-the-art expertise strengthening the public health facilities and experience implementing in HIV/AIDS strategies in Angola.
  • The overall goal of the Projecto de Saúde Para Todos – Health for All (HFA) Project is transforming USAID partnerships to strengthen the effective use of Angola’s resources to meet the country’s development needs. The HFA project team will move beyond “partnership as usual,” directly engaging government, civil society, private sector, and beneficiary partners to strengthen health care services, and implementing proven interventions, thus building ownership and skills to transform HFA interventions into measurable and sustainable outcomes beyond program end.

Overall Responsibility:

  • The M&E and Surveillance for HIV Officer will provide technical assistance and support to the Health for All Team in order to guarantee quality of data and information of the HIV Services through seven (7) health facilities supported by PEPFAR funds in Luanda, Angola. This Officer will provide technical assistance tracking the performance of HIV Services in relation with registers book, collecting data, processing data, managing the information, making analysis and reports, and also dissemination of the results obtained.

 

Specific Responsibilities

Technical Assistance- 80%

  • Monitor and track data quality, tracking the progress of activities, and contributing to staff capacity building initiatives.
  • Support the HIV Technical Director in defining and implementing the key project performance indicators as well as monitoring them throughout the implementation of the HFA project.
  • Provide guidance and leadership on ways to facilitate data collection and the flow of data within the health centers to consolidate the data base.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and propose solutions to ensure the quality of data collected by health center to verify the accuracy of reported data.
  • Analyze changes and patterns in key HIV indicators data and performance reports in order to support the HFA HIV Technical Director.
  • Support the HFA HIV team to ensure that donor, partner, and health centers data queries are addressed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Review and analyze monthly HIV reports with the HFA HIV Technical Director to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and to enhance quality of reporting.
  • Follow up the interchange of information with the PSI - M&E team.
  • Provide technical support to elaborate the description report to insert in DATIM.

Technical Training and Mentorship- 20%

  • Develop and lead the training and mentoring of the HIV Case Managers and PAFs stated in health units to ensure higher levels of motivation, technical skills, capacity and teamwork to ensure Continuum of Care and treatment in selected facilities.

Qualifications and Experience

Education

Minimum

  • Graduate training in health (MD, MPH, or comparable)
  • Advanced degree in in public health or related field desirable

Experience

Required

  • Minimum of seven years practical experience working in public health in HIV.
  • 5+ years in a manager position, preferably in a public health care facility.
  • Experience designing and implementing M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations.
  • Experience working in HIV in developing countries Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean regions preferred.
  • Expertise in key public health interventions related to HIV/AIDS, health systems strengthening, and other health areas.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrated training and mentorship skills.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with PEPFAR 3.0, UNAIDS, GFATM, and WHO guidelines, priorities, and issues essential.
  • In-depth knowledge of current international evidenced-based HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment best practices and specifically with Angolan guidelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Portuguese.
  • Experience with and understanding of the PEPFAR framework.
  • Thorough understanding of the current context and health environment in Angola.
  • Experience in using data to make decisions.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating, working, and collaborating with donors, host country institutions, and international organizations.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Job Specific Competencies

  • Capacity to work in a variety of cultural settings and complex environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and abilities; sound judgment, and high ethical standards; flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships, work well as part of a team, and to incorporate views of other disciplines into his or her work.
  • Proven record of aligning diverse, multi-level teams with project mission and vision.

Physical Demands

  • Willingness and ability to travel locally.

 

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Health for All Program- HIV/AIDS Technical Director

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