District Strategic Information Evaluation Assistant

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District Strategic Information Evaluation Assistant

  • Post Date:October 25, 2021
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Location: Beitbridge
Type of contract: Fixed term contract


Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) is a not-for-profit human development organisation which is registered as a Trust under the Zimbabwe Deeds Registries Act (Chapter 20:05). ZHI’s mission is to develop and deliver innovative and sustainable high impact integrated health interventions with local communities while working with and strengthening existing institutions.
The Re-Ignite, Innovate, Sustain Evidence Based Interventions for HIV Prevention (RISE) program will prevent new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) using the Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (RISE) approach. The Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe (DREAMS) program focuses on prevention of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Zimbabwe. DREAMS core package of services combines evidence-based approaches that go beyond the health sector, addressing the structural drivers that directly and indirectly increase AGYWs’ HIV risk, including poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence, and a lack of education. The program is being implemented in 6 high HIV burden, partial maintenance districts (Bulawayo, Chipinge, Gweru, Makoni, Mazowe and Mutare) and 6 expansion districts (Beitbridge, Bulilima, Gwanda, Insiza, Mangwe and Matobo).

Basic function

The District Strategic Information Evaluation Assistant works under the direct supervision of the District SIE Officer and will work to support the Regional Strategic Information Evaluation Officer, District Project Coordinators, District facilitators, Club facilitators in M&E related activities for ZHI at district level. S / he collaborates closely with other colleagues at facility level to provide data management support.

Job description

  • Assist the DSIEO in the collection, reviewing and analysis of program related indicators as well as provide strategic information for ongoing program implementation and management;
  • Assist the DSIEO in performing routine data quality checks (timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and consistency of district outputs) in the different databases and SharePoint documents;
  • Capture and verify entered data by reviewing, correcting, changing or deleting entered information in DHIS2 database;
  • Establish entry priorities by maintaining understanding of what data needs to be entered first; Assist in the monitoring of daily data entry trackers and individual targets;
  • Prepare, sort and check all clients’ records for verification and making sure that accurate data is being entered on the registers and in DHIS2 database;
  • Secure entered information by performing routine data backups as required;
  • Support the DSIEO in DATIM data entry semi-annually;
  • Assist in routine and ad hoc data collection rounds;
  • Assist in preparing regular field monitoring reports on activity implementation, progress made and provide appropriate feedback to DSIEO;
  • Participate in district monthly RDQA activities and ad hoc internal SIMS;
  • Attend referral working group meetings and other SIE DREAMS IPs collaborative engagements;
  • Support in the review and checking of data generated in line with the DREAMS M&E reporting requirements;
  • Provide assistance in CLA activities and surveys at district level;
  • Check completed work for accuracy, consistency and completeness, liaise with supervisor for incomplete records and make any required changes as required;
  • Assist DSIEO in follow-up of outstanding issues with the field teams to ensure data quality for the program and provide appropriate feedback to District team;
  • Ensures a proper filing system for both hard and soft copies;
  • Produce automated data entry and integration reports when requested;
  • Use data for District planning, programming and assessment of performance.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Sound knowledge and experience regarding data management and well-developed computer skills;
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, consultants and recipients of assistance;
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently as well as cooperatively with team members.

Qualifications and experience

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Demography, or any related field;
  • At least one-year relevant experience in providing M&E support for community HIV programs;
  • Sound practical knowledge in using computer programs;
  • Good reading and writing skills.

To apply

During the application process, ZHI will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. ZHI is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical handicap or financial ability.

Deadline: 29 October 2021