Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

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Published on 16.08.2019

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Position : Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

FELLOWSHIP TITLE: TB Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor    
HOST ORGANIZATION: National Tuberculosis Program, Ministry of Health

Location : Lusaka, Zambia   

Position Level : Mid-Career Advisor

STAR-P1-045

Travel: 15% estimated travel

Fellowship Opportunity Description

Background:

USAID is a leader in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) and supports anti-TB efforts in high burden TB countries. STAR Fellowship is a key component of the USAID Administrator's TB Accelerator initiative that aims to reach the UN General Assembly TB Declaration targets as well as to build the capacity and commitment of the host governments to ensure TB self-reliance through evidence-based TB programs.    

Introduction:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (Advisor) shall provide state-of-the-art technical expertise to support the National Tuberculosis Programs (NTP) in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of National TB Strategic Plans (NSPs) through development and utilization of a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) platform to track progress over time and ensure the optimum use of data for decision and policy making.

Reporting structure:

The Advisor will receive technical direction from the NTP Manager who will serve as the Onsite Manager and will provide regular updates to USAID/Zambia.

Essential Duties and Outcomes:

Building capacity of NTP to provide technical assistance

  • Strengthen NTP M&E frameworks and systems for both collecting and using data at all levels.
  • Implement the TB data usage recommendations from previous monitoring missions and analyze any issues with timely and complete reporting, and present options to NTP for corrective actions.
  • Provide support with the adoption, integration and/or interoperability and ongoing use of electronic notification tools (Smartcare, and DHIS 2), with other systems of electronic medical records (e.g. lab and pharmacy).

Improved monitoring of PMDT Activities Financed by Global Fund

  • Monitor and report the implementation of Programmatic Management of Drug resistant TB (PMDT) activities financed by Global Fund, supporting DR-TB adviser with overall M&E and data needs for DR-TB programming.

Improved Coordination of M&E Activities among stakeholders

  • Monitor data collection and analysis activities such as prevalence surveys, catastrophic cost surveys, inventory studies, epidemiological assessments and other studies aimed at improving measurement of TB burden at national and subnational level.
  • Participate in collating, summarizing and presenting the findings from special studies, including clear descriptions of the implications and recommendations for future TB programming; document resulting policy decisions and next steps. 
  • Provide technical support and mentorship to provincial and district levels.   
  • Liaise with the TB Data Impact Assessment and Communications Hub (DIAH) project on data reporting from the country.

Anticipated learning outcomes: * Required 10% time

  • Demonstrate proficiency across the core global health competencies defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease that is necessary for persons practicing in global health.
  • Apply tuberculosis and monitoring and evaluation knowledge to strengthen program.  
  • Apply and distinguish international standards within TB and monitoring and evaluation to support programming.
  • Cultivate leadership skills based on the STAR GH mentorship curriculum to effectively facilitate capacity building and knowledge sharing activities amongst staff and peers.
  • Expand access to knowledge and resources through networking and collaborative practice within global health.
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FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience with master's degree in public health or equivalent or a minimum 9 years of relevant technical experience with bachelor's degree.
  • At least 5 years working on monitoring and evaluation in the public health field; specific experience in a TB program would be additional value.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and practical experience in managing a surveillance system for an infectious disease.
  • Proven record in coaching and training.
  • Excellent report writing, analysis and presentation.
  • Experience working with the key stakeholders in the TB program, preferably the national stakeholders and international donors.
  • Zambian citizenship required.

Additional skills (preferred)

  • Familiarity with indicators and reporting on TB program in Zambia is desirable.

Thank you for applying before the closing Date 28 August, 2019.

Job criteria for job ad : Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Job category:
Health and social professions
R&D, project management
Industries:
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Research and development
Employment type:
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Lusaka
Experience level:
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
College
Number of Position(s):1

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