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Vacancy Title – Data Manager – Post (01) 

 Organization: Youth Wings (YW) - Tanzania. Duty Station: Meru DC - Arusha, Tanzania.  Reports to: Programme Manager. Start Date: October 2021. 

Background 

Youth Wings (YW) is a Youth-Led CSO based in Arusha whose purpose is to respond to the rights and needs  of young generations caught up in the turbulence in achieving their ambitionsto reach their fullest potential.  YW is dedicated to advocates for the improvement of health services, economic opportunities and equity  social wellbeing of Tanzanian youths who are vulnerable to contract HIV. It expands its interventions to all  parts of mainland Tanzania with the focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRH), Civic  Engagement, Human Rights, HIV & AIDS, Harm Reduction, Child Protection and Economic Empowerment.  

About the Role 

Youth Wings is implementing a project named Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) in  Arusha Region in two councils Arusha DC & CC. EPIC is a global project funded by the U.S. President’s  Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) which  is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. Youth Wings Tanzania is extending its  interventions to the new District in Arusha – Meru DC and it is currently recruiting for the position of Data  Manager to fill the vacancy of the existing project (EpiC). 

The Data Manager will provide technical support will provide leadership to Youth Wings HIV Community  Services portfolio in strengthening district and regional HIV M&E Systems by ensuring that all activities meet  the highest standards through the provision of strategic information which will inform the right direction of  the program. S/he will oversee HIV Community Services teams focused on designing and implementation of  M&E strategies including data quality assurance and associated frameworks. This position requires  experience in working with KVP programs and the ability to interact well with targeted KVP (beneficiaries),  peer navigators and health service providers from the health facilities in a non-stigmatized and non judgmental manner. Reporting directly to the Programme Manager, the Data Manager will be responsible 

for the quality delivery of the EPIC project across Meru Districts. This is contingent on effective coordination,  supervision and structured capacity building of local peers’ groups implementing in Project delivery. 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team supporting timely, accurate and appropriate reporting project activities and results to  the program management team. 
  • Collaborate with the project team to design and implement M&E systems to collect, manage and  disseminate data by reporting progress towards the program objectives. 
  • Ensure that routinely collected data summaries are available in a timely fashion and a user-friendly  format for regular use in program monitoring. 
  • Ensure that YW best supports districts and regional efforts to review and improve community KVP  HIV program performance through the use of quality routinely collected data. 
  • Work with the Strategic Information team to ensure electronic systems are in place to manage and  disseminate program data from client to national level.  
  • Ensure timely and complete data entry from paper-based sources to an electronic system. ∙ Review completed paper-based tools and compare electronic data entries with source documents  regularly to verify the accuracy of data and make corrections as needed. 
  • Track referral forms and conduct verification with registers and databases at facilities to verify  completed referrals and linkage outcomes. 
  • Facilitate generation of queries and ensure data cleaning activities are conducted systematically  ∙ Work with the ICT department to fix any errors and problems observed in the databases and report  any systems malfunction to the central team as needed.
  •  Lead in training to new and existing outreach workers on data collection tools, including referrals,  reporting and database. 
  • Conduct regular data quality assessments and joint supportive supervision with the CHMT team to  ensure the highest degree of program data quality. 
  • Develop all monthly, quarterly, and other reports on all KVP indicators for submission and review  to the central team. 
  • Ensure project staff maintain KVP data security at all times, including protecting the confidentiality  of records and data. 
  • Involved in data reporting quarterly, semi-annually (SAPR) and annually (APR) and any other reports  as necessary by the Government of Tanzania and Funder. 

Person Specification: 

  • Proven track record of at least 3 years working as Data Manager/M&E position in HIV prevention,  care and treatment. Experience in working with HIV Community interventions will be an added  advantage. 
  • Focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme implementation in Tanzanian context,  especially programmes targeting Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP). 
  • Strong data analysis, graphical data presentation, dissemination and report writing skills. ▪ Demonstrated familiarity with MOHCDGEC/PEPFAR data systems including DHIS, CTC2, TOMSHA and DATIM. 
  • Excellent customer-focused interpersonal skills to interact effectively with practitioners, literate and  non-literate audiences, the interdisciplinary health care team, community agencies, patients, and  families with diverse opinions, values, religious, cultural ideals, team player and builder. 
  • Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of results-based management processes,  including taking responsibility for M&E informing Programme management and development.
  • Demonstrable experience in providing effective Programme data coordination and targeted  capacity-building support to Peers educators to deliver health/HIV/TB related programmes. 
  •  Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of working closely with local government  structures, systems and strategic points of engagement to integrate programmatic priorities in local  government processes. 
  • Excellent computer skills at minimum with Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel,  PowerPoint, and Access. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines. 
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in health informatics, computer science or statistics.  

How to Apply: 

Youth Wings is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a competitive compensation package. Interested  candidates are encouraged to apply online through recruitment.youthwings@gmail.com by uploading an  Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume with Names and Addresses of three (3) referees and  clearly write the vacancy job title in the subject line. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submitting the application is: (12:00 PM) 30th September 2021 

NB: Thisjob posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks  that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to  represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at  any time. Youth Wings is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage  in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour,  religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status and physical  or mental disability.


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