Strategic Information Director (Eswatini)


The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and well-being and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions.

CGHPI has recently received an award from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The program will support the Kingdom of Eswatini to provide comprehensive, quality assured care, treatment and prevention HIV/TB services in Manzini and Lubombo regions. As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for the following position, and seeks exceptional individuals to join the team and further enrich our unique offerings.

Job Location:  Mbabane, Eswatini

Job Overview

The Strategic Information (including Monitoring and Evaluation) Director will oversee all strategic information activities including health management information systems, health informatics, data analytics, program monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the program. The Strategic Information Director will also lead production, collation, packaging and visualization of data and evidence to inform key clinical, programmatic and management decisions. In addition the SI Director will be a key technical resource to the Ministry of Health enhancing capacity of MOH personnel to sustain SI systems strengthening.

The SI Director will lead development and implementation of an efficient data quality assurance system and will work with the MOH regional and district health management teams plus health facility staff to institutionalize and routinize data quality assurance processes. The position will also lead program reporting program outcomes internally and to external partners. 

Specific Duties

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan (EPMP) and Data Management Plan (DMP) to efficiently track, use and disseminate performance indicators and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Lead and collaborate with a wide-ranging technical team to design a system for data collection, analysis, and indicator-based reporting to support demonstration of programmatic results and their contribution to regional and country improvements.
  • Ensure data quality through verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Lead a team of staff to ensure effective analysis of data to produce information on inputs, outputs, outcomes, and impact of the project.
  • Support MOH, R/DHMT,
  • Lead development of quarterly reports and other documents disseminating program findings
  • Strengthen internal capacity of staff and innovative thinking in new areas of program performance measurement. Work with existing program faculty and staff in Washington and in Eswatini to build critical thinking and knowledge of data science concepts.
  • Ensure that existing and new data science methods are understood and shared across the program.
  • Plan and lead baseline assessments, mid-term and end of project evaluation for the purpose of rigorously assessing the impact of the program
  • Drive and synthesize analysis initiatives across program teams and provide regular analyses overviewing relevant program topics and disseminate information to the proper stakeholders
  • Develop monitoring strategy operationalized through monitoring systems; design monitoring tools; monitor project activities, outputs and progress towards anticipated results.

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience leading strategic information activities for public health programs including HIV/AIDS programming
  • At least a Master’s degree in statistics or epidemiology. PhD will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic leadership for PEPFAR programming
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Expert proficiency in statistical software packages e.g., Stata, R, SAS, SPSS
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity at the national and regional level
  • Experience supervising a multi-disciplinary team of M&E experts and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR data reporting requirements and systems (DATIM)
  • At least 5 years of experience leading data quality assessments

To Apply
Interested applicants should send a current CV, cover letter, and references to CGHPI at