Main purpose of the job:

  • To support the monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and data quality functions of the Key Population Program
  • Oversee quality assurance and ethical compliance when recruiting clients
  • Oversee routine data capturing, data quality improvement tasks, query reporting, and resolution
  • Provide technical support to the generation of donor reports and other peer-reviewed publications

Location:

  • Parktown – Johannesburg

Key performance areas:

  • Lead site-level data verification activities in collaboration with Data Quality Advisors
  • Implement, monitor, and review data collection activities (including [URL Removed] DHIS, [URL Removed] and [URL Removed] data to identify gaps in the project’s M&E systems
  • Alert Senior Advisor Strategic Information on data gaps with recommendations for remediation
  • Conduct presentations on PEPFAR indicator progress monitoring
  • Provide management with data requests
  • Support preparation for JPPM by providing data required for presentation
  • Co-ordinate the data reporting from sites
  • Train Data Quality Advisors to interpret the performance dashboards and indicator definitions
  • Support Senior Advisor Strategic Information with data requirements as requested by technical leads and senior management, including weekly dashboards, QI cascades, monthly stakeholder reports, narrative reports, decanting reports, JPPM reports, projections, mitigation plans, and other ad-hoc requests
  • Contribute to the analysis, consolidation, and write-for-program reports and support publication development
  • Capacitate Data Quality Advisors on PEPFAR reporting requirements and indicator definitions
  • Attend mandatory PEPFAR SI meetings, workshops, and webinars, and provide feedback to relevant staff
  • Provide guidance to the Data Quality Advisors on accurate reporting of data to DATIM
  • Work with the M&E team to prepare quarterly DATIM reports
  • Revise activities based on the DATIM data, implementation experiences, and program feedback
  • In collaboration with the Senior Advisor of Strategic Information, plan and oversee data verification and quality assurance processes on site-level data
  • Provide technical support to a team of Data Quality Advisors (DQA)
  • Assess the need for and develop Data Quality Improvement interventions at site level
  • Ensure that all source documents are routinely reviewed to ensure fidelity
  • Identify gaps in the site-level data collection, data capturing, and filing systems
  • Review and provide feedback on the accuracy of weekly data for all indicators per site
  • Participate in the implementation of routine site-level data assessments for the specific site
  • Develop a work plan and timelines for addressing the identified data gaps and priorities
  • Follow through and report on action plans and data clean-up activities resulting from assessments
  • Ensure that data forms and databases are corrected after data quality audits
  • Contribute to the timely and accurate submission of data for program and donor reporting
  • Oversee the generation of required NDoH, donor, and other institute reports
  • Participate in regular planning sessions with the line manager, program managers, and/or technical team
  • Implement quality improvement processes with particular attention to strengthening case finding, data collection, data capturing, data reporting, data quality assurance processes, and filing at sub-district and individual site levels
  • Provide support to ensure appropriate data flow and data quality is maintained from the facility to the sub-district, this includes data reported into the NDoH systems
  • Oversee timely and accurate weekly, monthly, and ad hoc reporting to the relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain accurate records to document support provided, processes, and outputs to report to the M&E team
  • Attend to all staffing requirements and administration associated with a team of Data Quality Advisors
  • Participate in the recruitment of Data Quality Advisors
  • Train and mentor Data Quality Advisors on all data quality and reporting-related issues
  • Supervise and manage the duties of subordinates to ensure optimal staff utilization and maintenance of sound labor relations
  • Perform and facilitate performance development and assessments
  • Identify substandard performance or ethical misconduct by team members and take necessary corrective action
  • Coach and train subordinates and team members to ensure the acquisition of knowledge and skills required by the organization
  • Promote harmony, teamwork, and information sharing
  • Take ownership and accountability for tasks and demonstrate effective self-management
  • Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of own work are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to feedback
  • Take ownership of driving your own career development

Required minimum education and training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a Health-related field (Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Health, Computer Science, Statistics, Demography, etc.)
  • A valid Driver’s Licence

Required minimum work experience:

  • 5-8 years experience in Public Health or relevant field working with Data, Monitoring, and Evaluation Systems

Desirable additional education, work experience, and personal abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience working on donor-funded programs e.g. PEPFAR
  • Experience with data collection, data capturing, and monitoring data processes routinely
  • Experience with designing databases, including in-built data quality checks
  • Proficiency with implementing data quality processes, including weekly data verification, data quality checks and reporting, data corrections, and data improvement plans
  • Experience working with [URL Removed] and DHIS. Skilled in resolving data quality issues, maintaining company and ethical standards for data collection and quality, and effectively operating data quality management systems
  • Experience with supervising different cadres of staff (in-person and remotely) such as data capturers and data improvement advisors
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, REDCap, and Power BI is required
  • Detail-oriented and experienced with working with large datasets
  • Demonstrated leadership, management, and change management skills, including the ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Positive, energetic team leader with an ability to adapt to complex situations, manage stress, and deliver goals pro-actively
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and discretion
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure

TO APPLY:

  • Only if you do meet the minimum job requirements and experience as mentioned above, you may submit a detailed updated CV.
  • Please Apply Online.
  • Please take note that the applicants who do not adhere to the above criteria will not be considered for the respective position.
  • The closing date for all applications: 22 September 2023.
  • Note AJ Personnel is fully POPI compliant.
  • Note WHC, in accordance with their Employment Equity goals and plan, will give preference to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and subsequent amendments thereto.

Please note:

  • AJ PERSONNEL is only responsible for the advertising of the advertisement on behalf of their client Wits Health Consortium.
  • Wits Health Consortium will only respond to shortlisted candidates.
  • Candidates who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date can consider their applications to be unsuccessful.
  • AJ Personnel does not have any salary or other information regarding the position.

Desired Skills:

  • Communication
  • Computer Skills
  • Computing
  • Healthcare
  • Medical

About The Employer:

The Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI) is a renowned African-led research institute that seeks solutions to Africa’s health [URL Removed] is located within the University of the Witwatersrand and addresses some of the greatest public health concerns affecting our region, including HIV and its related problems, sexual and reproductive health, and vaccinology.

Employer & Job Benefits:

  • Medical Aid Contribution
  • Provident Fund Contribution

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