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CHAI is a registered Non-Government Organization in Namibia operating under a Memorandum of Understanding between CHAI and the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Currently, CHAI is supporting the malaria programme to implement its strategic plan and scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance to achieve the country’s strategic goal of eliminating malaria by 2022. To reach this target, the country will need to rapidly detect and effectively treat infections, to identify and aggressively target areas where malaria transmission persists which require a robust functional surveillance, monitoring and evaluation system. Therefore, CHAI is supporting the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in Namibia, to strengthen its surveillance, monitoring and evaluation system, develop targeted and evidence-based plans; successfully implement these plans, scale-up interventions in high-risk and hard-to-reach populations and to coordinate implementation of strategic interventions.
Overview of Role:
The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme of Namibia, with support from the Clinton Health Access Initiative, is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be in charge of providing overall technical guidance and support to the functions monitoring and evaluation of all programmatic/ thematic areas of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme. Specifically, this will involve development and institutionalization of monitoring and evaluation guidelines (both global and national), ensure best practice across all programmatic areas and at all levels in the health system, as well as identify challenges and propose solutions for improved practices moving forward. As per needs, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will also provide light-touch budgeting support, as it relates to planning and implementation of all monitoring and evaluation activities. He/she will work closely with the Health Program officer, who will provide oversight from a surveillance system strengthening perspective on all work streams. He/she will however report to the Chief Medical Officer.
The objective of the Monitoring and Evaluation role is to ensure development and implementation of timely and quality programme annual work plans (and related budgets for monitoring and evaluation components); continuous and routine monitoring implementation of planned program activities (case management, vector control, surveillance interventions and other program implementations), ensuring timely and quality reporting on programme performance and assess intervention-specific and overall program impact as least once every year. In addition, the M&E officer will coordinate reviews and evaluations of the programme, including the implementation of M&E plans and protocols, and best practices & other programme related studies.