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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as an M&E Specialist for the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA) in the Kingdom of Eswatini. NERCHA’s mandate is to work towards the vision of ending AIDS as identified in the national strategic framework. The council’s key strategic focus is on strengthening internal capacity among the staff in order to respond effectively and efficiently to the national priority of ending AIDS. Reinforcing monitoring and evaluation as well as availability and use of strategic information is one of NERCHA’s main mandates, and the assistance of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to share advanced M&E knowledge and skills to improve NERCHA’s data management system and guide the local team on implementation of the best M&E approaches/strategies.
The M&E Specialist, with a degree in public health, economics, epidemiology, statistics or mathematics and three years of work experience related to data reporting and monitoring and evaluation, is needed to work with NERCHA staff in capturing strategic information for reporting and monitoring disease trends. The PCRV will also identify strategic information gaps, review and improve on M&E tools and SOPs, and critically analyze NERCHA’s data management system and work with staff to come up with the best data management approaches. The goal of the assignment is to build the capacity of the M&E team on monitoring and reporting on the national HIV response, including the production of strategic information to support evidence-based policy.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in eSwatini together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA)
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Degree in public health, economics, epidemiology, statistics or mathematics
• Minimum three years of work experience related to data reporting and monitoring and evaluation
• Training and presentation skills
• Flexibility in working for under resourced settings with people of different cultural backgrounds
• Flexible to travel across the country for program support
• Team player
• Good communication skills
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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