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SSA - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (NTD/VBD)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-19

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Summary of Assigned Duties:
The M & E Officer will be placed within Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division (EDCD), and under the guidance of EDCD Director, Team Lead CDS, WHO and National Professional Officer will perform the following:


• Work very closely with the vector borne disease control unit, EDCD and assist in monitoring and surveillance of kala-azar elimination programme, leprosy control program, malaria control program and other NTD/VBDs.


• Collect and collate epidemiology data from all national sources and conduct review and analysis of these data.


• Support in preparing monthly, quarterly and yearly updates and reports for NTD/VBDs.


• Undertake frequent monitoring visits to districts and provide support in recording & reporting, data management and surveillance etc.


• Support the national KA elimination programme in verifying new foci of KA, including support in outbreak investigation of KA as necessary.


• Monitor the logistics in relation to kala-azar elimination programme, and leprosy control program assisting the central, provincial and local officials to develop and maintain a detailed inventory on drugs, diagnostics and other materials for regular monitoring and feedback.


• Develop and maintain close working relationships with the national, provincial and local level health unit for NTD/VBD control and elimination.


• Perform any other task related to monitoring and review of the NTD/VBDs programme.


• Any other functions assigned by the supervisors.
Note: Extensive field travel required for monitoring and evaluation.

Qualification:
Education:
Essential: Master’s in public health (MPH)
Desirable: Additional training in communicable disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.


Experiences:
Essential:
• At least two years’ experience in public health disease monitoring, evaluation and surveillance.
• Experience in data management and GIS mapping.
Desirable:
• Experience working in the National NTD/VBDs disease surveillance and M&E system.
• Previous experience of conducting desk review research, report writing and supporting field operational research.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
1. Ability to handle work in a timely and accurate manner with tact and discretion, as required.
2. Ability to maintain and update knowledge.
3. Very good interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to generate options, decide, prioritize and execute and multi-task under pressure.
5. Excellent analytical skills, strategic thinking and good judgement.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy.
7. Ability to effectively work with government, development partners/donors and collaborating agencies.
8. Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts.
9. Proven ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results and solve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics.
10. Technical expertise: Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.
11. Analytical skills including ability to collect and analyse technical data and information and to draw and present conclusions in written and spoken form.
12. Writing skills in English, including the ability to write clear and concise progress reports, analytical reports, plans and proposals.


Other Skills (eg IT):
1. Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), data management and GiS software.

WHO Competencies
Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results

Use of Language Skills: Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Nepali

REMUNERATION: NPR 196,102.00

Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR 196,102.00. at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The duration of the position is for one year is only for nationals of Nepal.
    - Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
    - A written test and the interview may be used to screen applicants.
    - Any extension of contract would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
    - WHO only considers higher educational qualification obtained from accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/
    - Extendable subject to satisfactory performances and continuing need for the function.
    - Any misrepresentative of facts would disqualify the candidate.
    - No telephone enquiries or paper applications please.
    -WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
    -Application from qualified female candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are -strongly encouraged.
    -WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

Summary of Assigned Duties:
The M & E Officer will be placed within Epidemiology and Diseases Control Division (EDCD), and under the guidance of EDCD Director, Team Lead CDS, WHO and National Professional Officer will perform the following:


• Work very closely with the vector borne disease control unit, EDCD and assist in monitoring and surveillance of kala-azar elimination programme, leprosy control program, malaria control program and other NTD/VBDs.


• Collect and collate epidemiology data from all national sources and conduct review and analysis of these data.


• Support in preparing monthly, quarterly and yearly updates and reports for NTD/VBDs.


• Undertake frequent monitoring visits to districts and provide support in recording & reporting, data management and surveillance etc.


• Support the national KA elimination programme in verifying new foci of KA, including support in outbreak investigation of KA as necessary.


• Monitor the logistics in relation to kala-azar elimination programme, and leprosy control program assisting the central, provincial and local officials to develop and maintain a detailed inventory on drugs, diagnostics and other materials for regular monitoring and feedback.


• Develop and maintain close working relationships with the national, provincial and local level health unit for NTD/VBD control and elimination.


• Perform any other task related to monitoring and review of the NTD/VBDs programme.


• Any other functions assigned by the supervisors.
Note: Extensive field travel required for monitoring and evaluation.

Qualification:
Education:
Essential: Master’s in public health (MPH)
Desirable: Additional training in communicable disease surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.


Experiences:
Essential:
• At least two years’ experience in public health disease monitoring, evaluation and surveillance.
• Experience in data management and GIS mapping.
Desirable:
• Experience working in the National NTD/VBDs disease surveillance and M&E system.
• Previous experience of conducting desk review research, report writing and supporting field operational research.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
1. Ability to handle work in a timely and accurate manner with tact and discretion, as required.
2. Ability to maintain and update knowledge.
3. Very good interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to generate options, decide, prioritize and execute and multi-task under pressure.
5. Excellent analytical skills, strategic thinking and good judgement.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy.
7. Ability to effectively work with government, development partners/donors and collaborating agencies.
8. Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts.
9. Proven ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results and solve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics.
10. Technical expertise: Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.
11. Analytical skills including ability to collect and analyse technical data and information and to draw and present conclusions in written and spoken form.
12. Writing skills in English, including the ability to write clear and concise progress reports, analytical reports, plans and proposals.


Other Skills (eg IT):
1. Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), data management and GiS software.

WHO Competencies
Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results

Use of Language Skills: Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Nepali

REMUNERATION: NPR 196,102.00

Monthly Salary: (Net of tax) NPR 196,102.00. at single rate (taxable as per Nepal Government laws and appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA)


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The duration of the position is for one year is only for nationals of Nepal.
    - Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
    - A written test and the interview may be used to screen applicants.
    - Any extension of contract would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
    - WHO only considers higher educational qualification obtained from accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link: http://www.whed.net/
    - Extendable subject to satisfactory performances and continuing need for the function.
    - Any misrepresentative of facts would disqualify the candidate.
    - No telephone enquiries or paper applications please.
    -WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
    -Application from qualified female candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are -strongly encouraged.
    -WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

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