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Monitoring & Evaluation Maternal Child Health (MCH) Data Assistant

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  • Harper Liberia
  • TBD USD / Year
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Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Maternal Child Health(MCH) Data Assistant

Reports to: M&E Officer

Department: Health Monitoring, Evaluation & Informatics

Work Location: Maryland (Harper City )

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview:

The Monitoring & Evaluation Maternal &Child Health(MCH) Data Assistant will support the introduction, scale-up and further development of high impact Maternal &Child Health (MCH) interventions, including the program approaches to effectively deliver those interventions, to achieve measurable reductions in under-five and maternal mortality and morbidity. In the context of its objective, the Maternal Child Health Integrated Program will merge the functions of the following programs: Antenatal Care (ANC), Family Planning, Normal Delivery, Neonatal and Postnatal upon completion, to improve programmatic and administrative efficiency and effectiveness and to respond to evolving global Maternal &Child Health(MCH) needs for PIH Cross-site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The role of M&E Data Assistant will be mainly in data management. This includes but not limited to collection, cleaning, analysis and management of the database especially Maternal Child Health (MCH) in ALL PIH supported facilities with support from Maryland County Health Team District Data Officer and Health Monitoring & Evaluation Informatics Supervisor.

The Potential Maternal &Child Health Data Assistant will provide leadership in implementing monitoring strategies and assessing data quality, collection methods, and data use for strengthening and integrating program activities related.

Purpose and rationale

The Maternal & Child Health(MCH) Data Assistant is responsible to coordinate the data collection and reporting efforts for Maternal &Child Health backlog or implementing Retrospective Entry for 2023 – March 2024 with a focus on entering, Validating data using sources and work orders using Commcare App on a Tablet.

The M&E Maternal &Child Health(MCH) Data Assistant will provide support to Program M&E activities within four Health District in Maryland county namely: JJ Dossen, Pleebo Health Center, Edith Wallace with support to Boniken clinic. He will lead a team of Interns in these supported Facilities to implement this Maternal &Child Health(MCH) due to his/her experience and expertise.

Expectations and deliverables

Under the supervision of the M&E Officer, the Maternal &Child Health(MCH) Data Assistant or Data Clerk is expected to enter Accurate Data from Ledgers/patient treatment cards or notebook using COMMCARE App, update the databases, ensure data quality, track project performance and provide weekly data feedback to his supervisor and Leads. He is expected to take part in Mentoring interns he supervises.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Effectively and efficiently deliver in PIHL M&E data collection and reporting system ensuring the that Quality of Data, Turnaround Time, Data Loss Rate are monitored.
  • The Data assistant is accountable for data security compliance, data confidentiality, data release process, and meeting standards for volume, speed and accuracy of data.
  • Assist the data analyst as a learning process with the design and development of forms and questionnaires for data collection and analysis;
  • Assist with data management and cleaning, and quality control with County Health Team upon his supervisor request
  • Support the team through various administrative duties;
  • Work with Clinicians at PIH supported facilities along with Maryland County Health Team to support the implementation of key health interventions in Maryland County
  • Support any other M&E activities in PIH supported areas.
  • Work with PIH supported counties and sites in quarterly Maternal &Child Health(MCH) data collection and timely submission/entry to data systems;
  • Support as a learning process the Data analysis for Maternal & Child Health(MCH) related Quality improvement and research projects.
  • Attend data review meetings with MOH upon delegation from supervisors;

Evaluation and Expectations

The data assistant will be evaluated by the data HMEI manager of his/her HMEI work section on a yearly basis based on the performance goals established with the supervisors at the beginning (First quarter of employment/or fiscal year).

Regardless of the HMEI section or subunit of assignment (M&E, Health informatics,EMR…) the data assistant is expected to master the fundamentals(basic knowledge’s) in EMR ,Comcare, Power BI,and any other Health informatics related system.


The key competencies required for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Maternal &Child Health(MCH) Data Assistant:

  • Bachelor degree in Health information and technology, Bachelor degree in Statistics, Bachelor degree in epidemiology.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in research, monitoring and evaluation or data collection preferred;
  • Ability to collect and analyze data using software such as COMMCARE, EXCEL with skills in SharePoint, Power BI, and Tableau as an advantage.
  • Skill in data quality assurance desired;
  • Strongly abiding by all Health Laws and Policy of PIH, Liberia and WHO
  • Ability to utilize and troubleshoot M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations;
  • Familiarity with DHIS2 and HMIS


  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team with culturally diverse individuals and communities;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment requiring significant collaboration;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Effective written and oral communication;
  • Training and facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated passion for strengthening the health system in Liberia
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to communication style and content to audience, active listener, and provides constructive feedback

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health Care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members –as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partner In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partners In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Social Justice

We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.

How to apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to send their functional resume and cover letter to: [email protected] on or before January 31st, 2024 not later than 4:30 pm. All open positions with PIH are also posted on our employment website: https://www.pih.org/pages/employment

Deadline: 31-Jan-24

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