Strategic Information Officer job at mothers2mothers

Vacancy title:
Strategic Information Officer]

Jobs at:


Deadline of this Job:
10 February 2023

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, January 27, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Key Performance Areas:
Data management

• Collaborate with site Coordinators to ensure that all sites have latest data collection tools i.e. Facility, Community etc.
• Work with Programme Specialist and Site Coordinators to ensure data is entered in real-time from sites.
• Weekly review data to ensure correctness and completeness.
• Verify entered data by reviewing, correcting, changing or deleting entered information.
• Generate data reports based on entered data on a periodic basis and as required.
• Respond to information access and retrieval requests from authorized members.
• Ensure receipt of all monthly M&E and other reporting forms from all sites.
• Support data management in relation to periodic evaluations and operations research

Data quality monitoring
• Monitor site level data quality using standard checklist.
• Coach and mentor site and partner staff on data quality.
• Participate in routine data compilation, monthly, quarterly and annually whenever necessary.
• Assist in implementation of all M&E activities; development of tools, capacity building, site supervision, data collection and reporting.
• Review data to ensure completeness and accuracy in data entry, follow up on missing data and data reporting forms, and implement data quality controls

Reports/ Documentation
• Work with M&E colleagues to provide relevant data and information required to develop proposals, compile donor reports, and head office reports.
• Provide data and information whenever required to document lessons learned and special reports.
• Maintain filling system to ensure secure and organized storage of site reporting forms and other related M&E documents.
• Coordinate the supply, production, and distribution of printed M&E tools for all m2m sites in Tanzania.
• Assist the Tanzania Country Team as required including running reports of data used for programme review and planning.

Capacity Building
• Assist with training sessions of site staff on data documentation, indicators, monthly data compilation and data quality check techniques.
• Conduct on site supportive supervision visits to identify gaps and challenges faced by site staff and offer onsite training, mentoring and support for improved data collection and management.
• Collaborate with the country team to formulate rollout plans for new data collection tools.
• Facilitate M&E training components during pre-service training and in-service training


• Strengthen relationship with MOHCDGEC and other partners at municipal, regional, and national level to ensure access to other alternative data sources.
• Interact with other PEPFAR USAID Implementing partners to share key lessons and good practices for improved data collection and management.
• Engage with PEPFAR / USAID M & E teams for improved data management and quality assurance/quality improvement

Other Duties
• Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements
Qualifications and Experience:

• A bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. public health, statistics, or demography)
• At least two years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation
• Proven experience in managing and processing data, including conducting data quality audits in the health sector, experience with HIV/AIDS programmes is preferred
• Experience building capacity of programme staff to use data for decision making
• Computer skills and experience using MS Excel, Outlook and Access are a requirement
• Knowledge of DHIS2, Commcare, SPSS, Epi info, Epi-data or Stata packages (at least one of these)
• Fluency in English and Swahili


• Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to concentrate on detail for long periods of time
• The ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced, and rapidly changing environment
• Ability to deliver accurate work
• Ability to work independently and in a team
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to deliver to deadline
• Possess good analytical and interpersonal skills
• Basic understanding of digital health platforms such as CommCare , DHIS2, DATIM
• Understanding of Microsoft Excel and Access
• Mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer.

We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people. Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.


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