Health Monitoring, Evaluation and Informatics Lead

Liberia Monrovia, Liberia


Position Title: Health Monitoring, Evaluation and Informatics Lead
Reports to: Maryland County Director 
Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Job Description Overview:

The Health Monitoring, Evaluation and Informatics (HMEI) lead will be responsible for overall leadership and management of a fantastic team who support M&E, medical informatics and research. S/he will report to the Maryland County Director and work closely with PIH clinical team and the Ministry of Health (MOH) to support the measurement and research of our health services delivery and socio-economic accompaniment to vulnerable people we are here to serve in Liberia.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a seasoned expert in monitoring and evaluation, management, as well as have familiarity with medical informatics. S/he will have excellent leadership and mentorship skills. S/he will be able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment and prioritize and manage multiple tasks. S/he should be comfortable living in a rural setting and committed to the movement for social justice and global health.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Management
  1. Lead, mentor and supervise the Health M&E and Medical Informatics team.
  2. Mentor staff, visiting students, medical residents, and volunteers in data literacy and analytic skills
  3. Advise the clinical team and Executive Director and update the Boston-based MEQ Team on all aspects of PIH monitoring and evaluation activities
  4. Work in close collaboration with MOH M&E department both at the county and national level to foster harmonization in data collection process and sharing
  5. Participate in the development of work plans and budgets
  6. Represent PIH at relevant district-, county-, and national- level meetings
 Monitoring & Evaluation and Quality Improvement
  1. Lead data collection, cleaning, management, and analysis activities across clinical and community health programs
  2. Disseminate monitoring data through programmatic reviews
  3. Develop data collection tools, and data collection standard operating procedures, and work with clinical, M&E and Informatics staff to implement new data systems
  4. Develop indicators, monitoring tools, reporting tools, and results frameworks
  5. Collaboratively design, implement, and communicate programmatic evaluations
  6. Develop the culture of data use to foster evidence-based decisions in the staff
  7. Oversee production of monthly, quarterly, and annual program reports in direct partnership with the Ministry of Health district HMIS team
  8. Write or provide substantive input into monitoring and evaluation components of grant proposal development
Medical Informatics
  1. Provide strategic guidance for the Medical Informatics team’s initiatives to develop, enhance, and implement electronic data collection systems
  2. Manage the scope and utility of data collected in several platforms including an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), DHIS2, and other software
  3. Liaise with Boston-based informatics team, providing feedback on existing system functionality and requirements for new functionality
  4. Assist in the implementation of new EMR modules by building strong relationships with clinical teams, understanding users and clinic flows, identifying gaps in user capacity and providing strategic vision.
Operational Research
  1. Identify uses for data that improve care and generate data sets and analyses to support program evaluations and operational research to support clinical decision making activities
  2. Support research-related activities including: protocol development, Institutional Review Board applications, literature reviews, study design, data collection instruments, data entry, management and analysis, and preparation of abstracts, posters, oral presentations and publications
  3. Participate in PIH Liberia Impact working group
  4. Work to harmonize operational research efforts within PIH’s broader research platform
  5. Provide technical scientific and research support to clinical and community health teams

Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters or PhD in epidemiology, economics, public health, biostatistics, or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams and building data utilization capacity
  • Two or more years of experience with program monitoring and evaluation related to public health, including maternal health, HIV/AIDS and/or TB
  • Demonstrated skills in quantitative methods
  • Ability to mentor and manage individuals with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
  • Highly detail oriented with experience designing M&E tracking tools and instruments
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Comfort working in teams as well as acting independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Two or more years’ field experience in resource-constrained setting, ideally sub-Saharan Africa
  • Flexibility to live in a remote area in the Southeastern region of Liberia, with frequent travel to sites of operations in this region and to Monrovia
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
  • Strong skills in biostatistics, with experience using STATA or R
  • Experience with qualitative methods
  • Knowledge of GIS concepts and familiarity with GIS software
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct operational research, as well as to disseminate findings
  • Familiarity with database design and maintenance,
  • Experience interacting with OpenMRS electronic medical record systems and/or DHIS2 health information systems