Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor – Malawi

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the first deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context.

We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide.

 

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the USAID-funded 5-year (2014-2019) global flagship program for implementing USAID’s TB strategy to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries as well as contributing to TB/HIV activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). To implement the project, we lead a unique international consortium of eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The overarching strategic objectives of CTB are to improve access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

 

Purpose of the Position

The main responsibility of the M&E Advisor is to work with partners to provide high level technical support and facilitate building capacity of the National TB Program (NTP) in monitoring and evaluation, as well as contributing to a strong surveillance system.

 

Organizational position

The M&E Advisor reports to the CTB Malawi Country Director and works in close coordination with the NTP M&E Technical advisor.

 

Job profile:

Duties and Responsibilities

 

As Project/Administrative assistant you will:

 

In coordination with the NTP M&E Technical Advisor the M&E advisor:

  • Contributes to the enhancement of a strong surveillance system
  • Advises the National TB Program in optimizing the M&E systems and the use of surveillance data for the programmatic management of TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB
  • Mentors TB officers in M&E to ensure quality TB data at all levels
  • Provides on the job training to analyze surveillance data at all levels
  • Supports TB officers to use surveillance data to strengthen TB, TB/HIV and MDR TB control
  • Participates in joined TB/HIV supportive supervision visits within the region ensuring M&E aspects are well addressed
  • Identifies bottlenecks and opportunities to improve M&E in the regions and districts, and initiates and guides further capacity building
  • Assists in the development and co-facilitates M&E trainings
  • Contributes to the review and revision of guidelines and tools, such as SOPs for M&E at all levels
  • Coordinates with the NTP M&E Technical Advisor to prepare the CTB M&E plan
  • Identifies M&E areas for crosscutting collaboration with all partners
  • Actively shares knowledge with National, Zonal and district NTP staff
  • Ensures that up-to-date knowledge on TB control areas and new technologies is accessed and shared
  • Support efforts to establish an e-surveillance system in coordination with other partners.

 

The M&E Advisor will spend about 50% of the time in the field.

 

Who are we looking for?

 
Education:

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or other relevant field

 

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience in M&E
  • Experience in M&E for USAID projects is an asset
  • Experience in Operational Research is an asset
  • Experience in data management and analysis in the field of health , TB and TB/HIV is an asset
  • Knowledge of electronic registration systems is an asset
  • Experience in infectious diseases preferably TB control, TB/HIV and MDR-TB
  • vExperience with USAID, and/or PEPFAR projects is an asset

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and knowledge of the local culture is an advantage
  • Experience in teaching and capacity building

 

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Demonstrated facilitation skills
  • Personal Integrity
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail

 

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract until 30 June 2019, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme

 

Application

You can apply for this position, by submitting your CV including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the KNCV website before the 6th July 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via +265 994 869 999 or +265 993 915 705 or +265 999 491 208 or send an e-mail to recruitmalawi@kncvtbc.org.

For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled person.

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor – Malawi