Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation Program Manager (Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Assurance) Job in Kenya – Re-Advertisement

Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
 
Re – Advertisement
The
Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation seeks to recruit the following
position funded by the USAID / Kenya through Capacity Kenya Project. 
The position will be based at the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH). 
The
Division is the primary agency responsible for policy making, technical
oversight and leadership on all reproductive health programs in Kenya.

Program Manager – Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Assurance (M&E and QA)
Ref: ME/DRH/07/2012

Under
the overall guidance of the Head of Division of Reproductive Health in
the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, the M&E and QA
Manager will be the line manager for M&E, Research and quality
assurance within DRH. 
S/he
will provide technical leadership and oversight to ensure effective
planning, coordination, development, quality assurance, monitoring and
evaluation of all RH programs/activities within the Division.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic technical guidance to ensure effective implementation and periodic review of DRH’s M&E framework
  • Implement appropriate M&E tools and processes for all DRH programs
  • Provide technical guidance on M&E during development and/or
    review of pre-service and in-service RH training curricula, policies,
    guidelines, Annual Operation Plans (AOP) and business plans.
  • Develop and execute a framework for the coordination of RH research
    and utilization of research findings to inform policy and programme
    implementation
  • Provide overall management and leadership of the M&E and QA
    Program including mentoring staff and experts attached to the Division
  • Institute a framework for the coordination of regular supportive
    supervision for the various DRH programs to strengthen the existing
    health systems and structures for RH service delivery
  • Develop a mechanism to systematically document and disseminate RH best practices and lessons learnt from programs
  • Implement effective linkages with HMIS Department for efficient and
    effective utilization of data for continuous quality improvement in the
    provision of RH services in Kenya.
  • Provide leadership in developing capacity of RH workers to improve
    M&E across the RH sub-sector and communication among actors
  • Develop a mechanism for coordinating resource in-flows into DRH and
    track their respective program result areas to improve RH in Kenya
  • Offer technical and secretariat support to the RH Interagency
    Coordinating Committee (RH ICC) to ensure routine meetings, follow up
    and implementation of recommendations
  • Ensure effective coordination and feedback mechanism of and among
    stakeholder forums e.g. technical working groups for various programs in
    the Division (e.g. FP, MNH, ASRH, RT Cancers, among others)
  • Ensure timely production of quarterly monitoring and quality
    assurance reports based on agreed performance indicators and develop an
    effective feedback mechanism to implementers of RH programs
  • Lead initiatives in the Division to apply ICTs in RH program planning, implementation monitoring and evaluation
  • Provide feedback to the Head of DRH on the status of implementation
    of high impact interventions for programs within DRH including MNH and
    FP support services
Experience and Qualification
  • A master’s degree in a public health or research related field, e.g.
    MPH with concentration on epidemiology, bio-statistics, demography,
    population studies or other relevant degree,
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in
    project management, project monitoring and evaluation and relevant
    related fields
  • Experience and content knowledge in the area of reproductive health
  • Excellent knowledge of participatory methods in M&E in the context of social change programming
  • Proven ability to conduct and evaluate research findings
  • Proven ability to design and implement research and evaluation to inform interventions and programs
  • Demonstrated skills in writing for scientific/peer-reviewed publications and conferences
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and statistical
    software (SPSS, EPI Info, Stata, SAS etc.); familiarity with database
    programs such as MS Access or HMIS and other software packages will be
    an added advantage
  • Familiarity and experience in working with USAID, and/or other international organizations will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to train, coach and mentor technical teams
  •  Proven ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
If
your background, experience, and competencies match the above
specifications, please send your application quoting vacancy number,
detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers and e-mail address,
attach copies of academic and professional certificates, diplomas or
transcripts and three letters of reference with contact telephone
numbers and e-mail addresses to the address below not later than July
20, 2012.
Human Resource Manager
IntraHealth International Inc
USAID-Capacity Kenya Project
Unga House, Muthithi Road, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 66726 – 00800 
Nairobi
Email: jobskenya@intrahealth.org
Only short listed Candidates will be contacted.


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