•  Harare
    • March 05, 2021
    • March 14, 2021
    •  Full Time
  •  Ngo & Social Services Jobs

Job Summary

Due Date: Sunday, March 14, 2021

Job Title : Dreams Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer

Reporting to: Dreams Program Coordinator


The Organization for Public Health Interventions and Development (OPHID) PVO 31/16 develops and implements innovative approaches and strategies to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services in Zimbabwe, by providing enhanced access for communities to comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment. OPHID, works with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in implementing these interventions. OPHID is looking for suitably qualified and motivated individuals to fill the following post:

Duties And Responsibilities

Overall responsibility

The DSIEO will provide overall support for strategic information and evaluation to the dreams districts and teams. The position is responsible and accountable for improving the quality of data generated by the districts, facility, and community service delivery platforms in the Dreams, as well as ensuring that data are accurately entered and reported timely onto the Dreams database and MOHCC, OPHID and USAID (MOHCC DHIS2, OPHID DHIS2, and DATIM) as required. The DSIEO functionally reports to the Dreams Program Coordinator (DPC), and technically to the Strategic Information and Evaluation Manager. The DSIEO will work with and capacitate all OPHID program staff within the dreams programme with data management and data quality improvement activities.

Main responsibilities

1. Support the implementation of dreams facility and community SIE activities

•Forge enduring relationships with the Dreams Implementing Partners and nurture a synergistic effort in implementing SIE activities for Dreams programming.

•Assist the OPHID and MOHCC program teams in adopting national Dreams SIE/M&E systems, guidelines, and standard best practices on data quality.

•Participate in strategic Dreams meetings and share SIE/M&E updates, progress on facility and community data management and data quality improvement activities and challenges

•Provide tools to district SIE teams to ensure each facility is able to implement data related activities for dreams.

•Work with the DSIEOs, PHEs and DHEs in conducting facility and community level RDQAs, assessments and data quality supportive supervision of dreams program

•Coordinate the data cleaning and entry of Form 1 into the dreams database.

3. Support the roll out and implementation of a minimum package of Dreams SIE activities at district level

•Support DSIEO to implement a standard records management (paper based and electronic – including flow), for the dreams programme

•Support DSIEOs to implement routine Dreams database data entry and cleaning and ensure its up to date

•Provide feedback to SIE Manager/DPC/Provincial Manager on the implementation of the Dreams tools and Database

•Support DSIEOs to implement Dreams data quality improvement activities

4. Support the reporting, data analysis and utilization of dreams data at facility and community level service delivery platforms

•Support the DSIEOs to produce cascades and other relevant data analysis dashboards/charts to monitor the implementation of Dreams services

•Support DSIEO to interpret cascades and dashboards, and draw up action plans to close any gaps noted

•Support DSIEO to produce holistic data free of duplication of reporting across all data sets

•Carry out data analysis including layering and referral completeness in collaboration with other Dreams Ips.

5. Reporting, data quality, data analysis, and use for the dreams program implementation

•Timely and accurately enter all Dreams program daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly data into the Dreams Database and OPHID database as required.

•Perform quality checks on all data entered in the Dreams database (completeness, outlier analysis, validation rule analysis etc), and correct all errors or obtain comments from programs for entry into databases justifying any abnormal data

•Analyze routine weekly/monthly/quarterly data and provide feedback to programs on facility and community level performance to aid preparation of remedial action plans for rectifying poor performance or documentation of best practices

•Support dreams program team in using data to identify facility and community level gaps

•Use data to identify facilities and communities with data quality challenges, prioritize the sites based on priority indicators and conduct RDQAs at such service delivery platforms

•Train/mentor and build the capacity of dreams teams on SIE activities and data quality including coaching both SIE and program teams on optimal utilization of the Dreams DHIS2 database.

•Troubleshoot any issues related to the use by OPHID and its partners on the Dreams DHIS2 Database.

•Support the data entry, reporting, analysis and use of all program evaluation data

Qualifications And Experience


•A quantitative bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, M&E AND a completed program in health sciences/public health/HIV programs, OR

•A bachelor’s degree in public health, health sciences, operations research, AND a completed program in a quantitative area (M&E, biostatistics)

•Internal candidates with Dreams knowledge and experience will be considered

•A master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, M&E or similar will be an added advantage

•Minimum of three years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring HIV and AIDS, TB, care, and support programs

•Proficiency and competency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and online collaboration technologies

•Demonstrate working knowledge of quantitative data collection systems in the MoHCC, including familiarity with processes of strengthening dreams level M&E capacity, and data analysis using

• Advanced Excel, SAS, SPSS, STATA, Epi-Info, EpiData, or any other data analysis software

•Experience working with multiple stakeholders and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators and reporting requirements will be an added advantage

How To Apply

To apply

Step 1: Click the link below and Complete the Application Form.

Step 2: Submit your cv and application letter via email to : clearly indicating the position you are applying for on the subject of the email.

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