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Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer The Hague, The Netherlands

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer  (fulltime)

Duty station: The Hague, The Netherlands

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. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the 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 Challenge TB 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 Challenge TB Senior M&E Officer has the primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining systems to measure, compile, analyze and report project data at all levels and across levels, providing regular project reports to USAID and for developing special reports as needed, producing analysis of program data and identifying methods to use results for program improvement, and independently building host-country capacity to gather and analyze data for program improvement. Solid knowledge of and experience in the TB field combined with M&E experience is of the utmost importance.

Position in the organization

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is a member of Challenge TB Project Management Unit at KNCV in The Hague and is answerable to the Deputy Project Director. The Senior M&E Officer leads the Challenge TB M&E team (two M&E Officers and Knowledge Exchange Officer).

As the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer you:

  • Manage optimum M&E system performance;
  • Support global data analysis and reporting;
  • Review, map and analyze core, regional and country work plans, budgets and reports from a perspective of M&E;
  • Direct Challenge TB country M&E officers and engage them in assisting NTPs and country level partners in the field of M&E including surveillance, analysis, use and presenting data;
  • Manage and ensures the M&E quality related technical assistance is provided at country level, while ensuring there is no duplication of efforts among the partners;
  • Develop and implements a data quality assurance system for the project at all levels;
  • Conduct and oversee baseline/end line data collection activities/studies;
  • Liaise with technical partners (i.e. TBTEAM, the Stop TB Partnership, Global Fund and other USAID-funded projects) on global M&E issues and initiatives;
  • Support assigned projects throughout the work plan development and reporting cycles;
  • Review work plans, MOTs, quarterly reports, annual reports, EMMPs, success stories, etc; (M&E team member assigned to each project). Troubleshoot project-specific M&E issues; Monitor project milestones and collect deliverables for assigned projects;
  • Work on evaluation studies or projects in line with the evaluation agenda;
  • Ensure high-quality M&E related TA is provided, while ensuring there is no duplication of efforts among the partners;
  • Build capacity of internal/CTB M&E staff, as well as external/NTP/national M&E systems; provide remote and in-country TA to project teams and governments on M&E;
  • Develop and implement a CTB evaluation agenda;
  • Conduct and oversee baseline/end line data collection activities/studies;
  • Develop and execute a data quality assurance system for the project at all levels;
  • Develop and execute a system for monitoring the Operations Research studies;
  • Support the collection, development and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned of M&E related work in countries;
  • Put Challenge TB on the global map by disseminating program results at various global, regional and country-level platforms.

Who are we looking for?

Education

At least Master’s degree in health program evaluation or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • More than 7 years of experience in implementing a monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Knowledge of planning and monitoring processes;
  • Managing and experience in managing a team;
  • Experience in each of the following areas:
  • Design and implement M&E systems for TB, MDR/TB, HIV/AIDS and/or other complex health programs;
  • Evaluate quantitative and qualitative health data sets;
  • Support data collection teams/staff;
  • Manage the utilization of the data for project and other reporting.
  • Knowledge and experience with medical biostatics and statistical software is an advantage.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Networking, diplomacy and coordination;
  • Excellent oral and written English skills;
  • Ability to work-proactively and work well in a team;
  • Ability to develop and maintain efficient working relationships among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance;
  • Ability to work independently within a set policy framework of responsibilities and assignments;
  • Ability to frequently travel abroad for up to 30%.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • A salary package depending on education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and information

You can apply for this position, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the form below  before 13 April 2017 . If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in The Netherlands: +31(0)70-41672222 or mail to recruit@kncvtbc.org.

Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applicants that are sent to the recruit email account are not taken into consideration

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.

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