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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Windhoek, Namibia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime:

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Duty station: Windhoek, Namibia

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the 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. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate TB professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health and project management.

Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in The Netherlands, and since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors.

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the new USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with 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 drug-resistant TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

Purpose of the position

The main responsibility of the M&E Officer is to work with partners to provide high-level technical support and facilitate building capacity of the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) in monitoring and evaluation. The M&E Officer also contributes to a strong surveillance system.

Organizational position

The M&E Officer reports to the CTB Namibia Country Director.

As M&E Officer you will:

  • Provide in-country technical leadership and support for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of a strong surveillance system;
  • Advise the National TB Program in optimizing the M&E systems and the use of surveillance data for programmatic management of TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB;
  • Mentor TB officers in M&E to ensure quality TB data at above-site levels;
  • Provide on the job training to analyze surveillance data at above-site levels;
  • Support TB officers at national, regional and districts level to use surveillance data to strengthen TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB Care and Prevention
  • Participate in joined TB/HIV supportive supervision visits within the region ensuring M&E aspects are well addressed; including Data Quality Audits
  • Identify bottlenecks and opportunities to improve M&E in the regions and districts, and initiates and guides further capacity building;
  • Assist in the development and co-facilitates M&E trainings;
  • Contribute to the review and revision of guidelines and tools, such as SOPs for M&E at all levels;
  • Coordinate with the NTLP M&E Technical Officer to prepare the CTB M&E plan;
  • Identify M&E areas for crosscutting collaboration with all partners;
  • Actively share knowledge with National, Regional and district NTLP staff;
  • Ensure that up to date knowledge on TB Care and Prevention areas and new technologies is accessed and shared;
  • Support efforts to establish an e-surveillance system in coordination with other partners;
  • Design and utilize innovative tools for site-level data collection;
  • Collect and enter data for TB/HIV annual M&E plan and use those data to improve project performance;
  • Lead the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, and ad-hoc technical reports for both USAID- as well as PEPFAR-funded initiatives, in line with the required formats;
  • Assist KNCV Namibia in decision-making on resource allocation based on Challenge TB/HIV priorities and performance;
  • Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project;
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

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

Who are we looking for?

Knowledge/Experience

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, , Epidemiology, M&E, Information Management or other relevant field;
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in M&E;
  • Experience in writing project reports and management plans;
  • Experience in M&E for USAID- or PEPFAR-funded projects is an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of data management systems.

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently and participate in field activities/surveys in remote areas;
  • Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge;
  • Flexible and a team player;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full-time (40hours per week) fixed term contract for 12 months with the intention to extend to 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 and information

You can apply for this position via the form below before  17 February 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-4167228 or recruitnamibia@kncvtbc.org. Please note that our application procedure requires favorable recommendations from at least three professional references. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.