• Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

    Country
    Namibia
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low- and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

     

    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.

     

    Objective:

    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.

    Responsibilities

    • Providing technical support to the programme work plan development, review and alignment of medium term and annual plans with the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2017-2022
    • Ensure that adequate monitoring and evaluation practices are in place at the national, sub-national level, and they align with national level recommendations and/ or guidelines
    • Coordinate and provide technical support to components in all programme monitoring and evaluation
    • Review, update and support the preparation of the overall programme performance and monitoring and evaluation frameworks to ensure that all activities maintain their strategic vision and result in the achievement of intended targets.
    • Coordinate and conduct impact assessments (which includes data review, analysis and visualizations) that are specific to interventions or more broad, the Programme Mid-Term review; and End of Term Evaluation and other related programme operational research including data review, analysis and dissemination
    • Work with various programme components to compile regular, timely and quality monitoring and evaluation data, and reports on progress towards achieving the programme performance outcome and output indicators;
    • Collaboratively conduct capacity-building on M&E for all thematic areas and at all programme levels including training and support supervision of the regional, district, health facility and partner staff as required.
    • Maintain administrative oversight over the M&E database; collate, analyze and aggregate findings in collaboration with Surveillance health programme officer.
    • Conduct regular assessment of the existing M&E data and systems to identify bottlenecks and develop recommendations for corrective action including identifying areas where technical support to regions/districts and partners is required. This will include; reviewing the quality of existing data (from all available and relevant sources) in the different programme areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
    • Support strengthening of the Health Management Information System (HMIS) including timely availability, accuracy and completeness of programme data and accessibility of information by the programme and key stakeholders
      Undertake any other duties assigned by the CMO and other NVDCP staff including reporting writing for various M&E working groups or specific task committee
    • Other responsibilities as needed

    Key Outputs:

    • Summarized annual, quarterly, monthly and other reports (e.g. WMR, SADC Reports) and technical updates on program planning, monitoring, evaluation and operations
    • Consolidated annual programme work plans
    • An approved and operational programme monitoring and evaluation framework for tracking programme outcomes, outputs and resources
    • Program M&E tools and database for data collection, verification, management and reporting linked to overall performance framework
    • Program and operational reporting templates/tools (e.g. DHIS2 dashboards) to monitor programme indicators of outputs, outcomes and impact
    • Documentation of results from mid-term reviews, end of term evaluation, program-specific implementations and operational research studies

    Qualifications

    • First level university degree in statistics, economics, business administration and master’s in public health/ Epidemiology or a related field.
    • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in an M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of programme /international development projects.
    • Experience in designing, implementing, and operating M&E systems in programme settings or project.
    • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.
    • Experience in managing and analysing large datasets with multiple variables and uncleaned data.
    • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
    • Excellent written and spoken command of English.
    • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use personal computers and office information technology equipment, as well as Microsoft Office Applications and other statistical software such as STATA, SPSS or R;
    • Excellent drafting, report writing and communication skills; strong cognitive skills for evaluating and solving problems; good communication, team work and other interpersonal skills;
    • Self-motivation, ability to work under minimum supervision and a demonstrable and unquestionable level of integrity.
    • Excellent knowledge of programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
    • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of the programme and excellent analytical skills.
    • Ability to work in a team with good interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Adaptable and able to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines.

    Advantages:

    • Post-graduate training and qualification in monitoring and evaluation or project planning and management is an added advantage;
    • Experience in developing, refining data collection tools, data quality assessments and oversight.
    • Experience in managing and providing training to regions / districts /partners and target beneficiaries.

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