Background Information – Asia Regional Health Cluster
The Asia Regional Health Cluster (ARHC) was established in 2018 for efficient delivery of grants and funds management, and the provision of quality pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. The ARHC aims to significantly impact the targets of UN Sustainable Development Goal #3 on good health and well being by expanding the population benefitting from UNOPS-managed health-related engagements across the Asia Region. The ARHC portfolio manages the Principal Recipient (PR) Programme of the Global Fund in Asia. The Global Fund, which has been providing financial support to the Greater Mekong Sub-Region for malaria programs since 2003, has selected UNOPS as a PR, responsible for delivering the targets set out in the grant agreements, in collaboration with selected Sub-Recipients (SRs) from the National Programmes, international and local non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies.
UNOPS is the Principal Recipient managing the RAI2E grant (2018-2020), established by Global Fund in 2018, providing USD242million for malaria elimination activities in the Greater Mekong Subregion and USD154million for TB and HIV activities in Myanmar (2018-2020). Under the overall supervision of the Programme Director and the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (TB), the M&E Analyst will contribute to the successful grant management of the ARHC particularly in the area of programmatic and minoring grant implementation. S/he will Assist in the development and maintenance of a functioning monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for UNOPS PR, carry out data auditing and verification and support the preparation of the progress update and disbursement request.
Grant Implementation Tracking and Monitoring
- In coordination with M&E officer, develop and maintain a functioning monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for UNOPS as Principal Recipient (PR), which ensures that all Sub-Recipients (SR) submit timely, regular and structured monitoring reports.
Support M&E officer in data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of programme activity, monitoring data reported by all SRs, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits to SRs at all levels.
Conduct regular field visits and Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) to SRs at all levels to ensure that reported data is accurate and in line with GF indicator guideline and national standard indicators.
Facilitate review of progress on a quarterly basis; problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed. Reporting and data Management
Ensure timely completion of the programme section of the Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PU&DR) and subsequent submission to the Local Fund Agent, including reviewing overall performance of the whole grants and individual indicators against achieved cumulative results and making recommendations to improve performance.
Review for clearance of technical reports of SRs, focusing on data quality and programmatic deviation.
Contribute to the application and maintenance of electronic databases of National TB Programme.
Assist in the interpretation and use of M&E data, through regular review meetings between PR and SRs.**Capacity building of implementing partners**
Provide technical support to the National TB programme (NTP), and other relevant sections of the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems for TB programs.
Evaluate SR capacity in M&E and develop and lead the implementation of a capacity building plan
Facilitate in developing system, tools and training materials to train National Tuberculosis Programmes (NTP), Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and SR personnel
Provide on-site coaching to field staffs and project partners regarding data collection, accuracy and analysis to ensure data quality.
Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion forums to establish a dialogue on monitoring and evaluation results (recommendations/ lessons learned/feedback) and issues and ensure linkages with planning frameworks.
Develop SR risk matrix and regular follow up for timely update.
Support overall Management, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of the Global Fund TB grant.
Effective M&E system put in place to ensure timely and quality reporting. In addition, SR are capacitated to implement and meeting their grant targets and contribute to realization of the overall programmes objectives.
- Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics with a strong experience in relevant area is required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in above field with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s Degree.
Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in the health sector with responsibility for monitoring and evaluation is required.
Experience in development and implementation of an M&E system at programme level is desirable.
Work experience in Tuberculosis projects is desirable.
Strong coordination experience with National Programme is preferred.
Experience with the Global Fund or other donors/multi-donor funds is preferred.
- Full knowledge in English and Myanmar language (written and oral) is required.