M&E Advisor - Differentiated Care

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Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with a Bachelor's degree in public health, monitoring and evaluation skills, and at least three years of experience in public health or HIV programs is needed to support the improvement of health systems in South Africa. CDC South Africa, as part of PEPFAR, supports South Africa’s Central Chronic Medicines Dispensing and Distribution Program (CCMDD) at a national level through technical and financial support to Health Systems Trust (HST). All PEPFAR implementing partners are expected to enroll eligible patients on CCMDD to decongest public health facilities. CCMDD is an electronic system that distributes and dispenses medicine from a central point for patients with chronic conditions who are stable on their medication. HST is responsible for weekly, monthly and quarterly monitoring of the CCMDD program. Data are sourced from the electronic system, called SyNCH, as well as from private service providers. Health Systems Trust (HST) is responsible for regular reporting on the progress of SyNCH and CCMDD scale-up in the 27 PEPFAR-supported districts in South Africa, which includes the analysis and presentation of M&E data generated by these electronic systems. The Volunteer will focus on improving the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of South Africa’s CCMDD program.

The Peace Corps Response Volunteer has been requested to provide support and improve the monitoring and evaluation practices. The Volunteer will support the roll-out and scale-up of SyNCH and CCMDD. They will create regular reports, dashboards, and presentations to monitor progress that will be circulated with the CCMDD team at HST. The Volunteer will also conduct data analyses for CCMDD program planning and demand forecasting. In collaboration with their HST Counterpart, they will present achievement and progress to PEPFAR, NDOH, and other relevant stakeholders. The overall goal of the assignment is to assist the HST M&E team by developing capacity in the practical use of advanced data and operational analytics for gaining programmatic insights and decision making.

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 South Africa together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Health Systems Trust (HST)

Required Skills

• 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
• Bachelor Degree in a field related to health, information systems or project management
• Three years’ experience in public health or HIV programs
• Monitoring and Evaluation skills in HIV or related public health area
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Highly skilled in Excel
• Demonstrated experience with data analysis and visualization

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.

Medical Considerations

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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