Job Description

  ICAP is seeking an experienced and qualified expert to fill the role of Strategic Information (SI) Advisor for ICAP’s proposed CDC-funded project, Targeted Programmatic Support Award Across Countries Under the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, and Under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PSA) in Central America. The SI Advisor will provide technical guidance and vision for monitoring and evaluation (M&E), knowledge management, and ensure that all activities meet the highest technical standards. The SI Advisor will support all M&E related activities and provide guidance to the regional team in Central America. The SI Advisor will also provide guidance and oversight to recency testing-related Data Management and visualization activities throughout the Central America region.

Major Accountabilities: • Provide guidance to ICAP’s project team and collaborating partners to support the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen national SI tools and processes, to effectively and efficiently scale up and deliver HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

• Support ICAP’s project team in the development and implementation of the project’s evaluation performance measurement plan (EPMP).

• Support the project’s team in the effective Design, review, and implementation of the project’s M&E plan, including the development of illustrative indicators, activities, action steps, and outputs.

• Provide guidance on the development of efficient systems for project staff to collect and compile relevant information for both routine and special reports.

• Assist ICAP’s project team to develop and implement a strategy to address M&E capacity gaps and build local capacity on M&E.

• Guide and assist ICAP’s project team to build and continually strengthen MOH capacity at multiple levels, through the utilization of data to monitor and improve program performance.

• Assist ICAP’s project team in the development and implementation of M&E plans, including data Analysis, synthesis, and utilization alongside facility level data of the clinical cascade (case identification, linkage, ART initiation, adherence, and retention).

• Work with UVG to design data cleaning, de-identification and deduplication programs to prepare analytic datasets for use by surveillance teams to conduct epidemiologic and geospatial analyses to inform recency and HIV surveillance.

• Work with UVG to define surveillance data products needed for recency and HIV surveillance and with central TRACE team to customize existing business intelligence software to meet El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama specific needs.

• Prepare analytic products to demonstrate critical trends in recent HIV infection and HIV care and treatment. Participate in routine data reviews to inform recency and HIV surveillance and HIV programming.

• Integrate Data Quality procedures for recency and HIV surveillance data into existing national data quality standards.

• Create and manage a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program to ensure and maintain high quality of data and processes within the recency testing programs.

• Develop recency-related training materials and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to enhance data quality and reporting at health centers and lab.

• Provide high-level guidance to project data analyses and presentation of quantitative and qualitative data.

• In Coordination with the Project Director and technical staff, assist with the preparation of consolidated reports that include concise narratives and relevant tables and/or graphs to meet reporting requirements of donors and stakeholders.

• Support all reporting activities, including reporting of project indicators and Training & Education data to ICAP’s central database.

• Complete other tasks as requested.

Education: Master’s degree in public health or related discipline.

Experience, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications: • Minimum of 6 years’ experience in the senior management and leadership of monitoring and evaluation and/or strategic information of health or Development Projects.

• Demonstrated experience in facilitating the dissemination and use of program evaluation data.

• Demonstrated competence in knowledge management.

• Strong data management and analysis skills.

• Experience working with CDC, PEPFAR, U.S. Government or other bi-lateral donors preferable, with strong familiarity with CDC reporting requirements.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

• English and Spanish language skills required.

Travel requirements: • Short trips to other Central America countries (10%)
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