The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) was set up as an international financing institution to increase resources to fight the three diseases, namely HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. The Global Fund has supported large-scale prevention, treatment, and care programme against the three diseases while supporting the strengthening of the health systems of host governments. The purpose of GFATM is to attract, manage and disburse resources in a public-private partnership that will make sustainable and significant contribution to the reduction of mortality and morbidity caused by the three major diseases and contributing to the achievement of the sustainable development goal.
UNDP is a key partner to the GFATM and is the UN Agency assuming the role of Principal Recipient of GFTAM grants in South Sudan. As Principal Recipient for GFATM, assisting the country to meet its main goals in reducing mortality and morbidity from HIV and TB, UNDP South Sudan Country Office is responsible for the financial and programmatic management of the GFTAM grants as well as for the procurement of health and non-health products. It provides capacity development services to relevant national institutions, Sub-Recipients, and implementing partners in all areas of implementation. Currently, UNDP, as Principal Recipient, bears the full responsibility for the operational and financial management of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant, New Funding Model (NFM) for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.
For the implementation of the Global Fund programme, UNDP South Sudan has established a Program Management Unit (PMU) that will coordinate the projects' implementation and provide general guidance of Global Fund rules and procedures to all Sub Recipients participating in the implementation of the projects.
UNDP signed and started implementation of the NFM 3 (2021-2023) as well as the C19-RM grant. Scaled up reporting of quality and integrated data through the DHIS2 is a key component of the support to the MOH under the current grant. To further reinforce the implementation of the national M&E system, and strengthen the national M&E function through facilitating the data collection process and mentoring M&E health workers at State, County and Health Facility levels, UNDP South Sudan is seeking the services of a national Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst.
The National M&E Analyst will focus on activities which will strengthen the national M&E system. The incumbent will be required to travel to implementation sites for the purposes of strengthening the National M&E system through onsite capacity building, validation of data and scaling up of reporting of health data into the DHIS2 (an open source software platform for reporting, analysis and dissemination of data for all health programs, developed by the Health Information Systems)
Summary of Key functions:
- Provide technical and capacity building support the to the MoH M&E
- Work in close collaboration with the MoH M&E department to collect, verify and share data from the States, Counties, and health facilities on monthly basis.
- Support scaled up reporting of health data into DHIS2 from the Health Facilities, County and State levels.
- Identify the capacity gaps of States, Counties and Health facilities in the field of M&E and propose remedial actions
- Assist MoH M&E directorate in the development of guidelines, tools and standard operating procedures
- Assist State, counties, and health facilities in the development of M&E Plan
- Assist in developing and conducting surveillance, and operational research
- Assist UNDP GFATM M&E in the compilation of Quarterly, Semesterly and Annual PU and PUDR including support with LFA verifications
- Support quarterly performance evaluation review meetings
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the GFATM M&E Specialist and the MoH M&E Department, the M&E Analyst will be responsible for the following key tasks:
- Ensure that the State, counties, and health facilities collect, validate and report data into the DHIS2 on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
- Follow monthly State, county and health facilities reporting into the DHIS2
- Participate in the capacity building of State, County and Health Facilities M&E staff
- Perform onsite data verification at county and health facilities
- Review State, Counties technical report and provide comments
- Assist in consolidation of periodic report for submission to GFATM
- Ensure that all indicators monitored have the necessary means of verification to ensure data quality (e.g. reporting templates, checklists, forms etc.)
- Support the preparation of periodic global ATM reports such as the GAM and the Global TB Reports
- Perform regular site level supervisions and mentorship
- Participate in the analysis of data and elaboration of recommendations
- Develop tracker and monitor the implementation of recommendations against the findings from supportive supervision.
- Provide data to facilitate reconciliation of treatment data with levels of commodities utilization for accountability purposes
- Participate in the organization of field visits in coordination with national M&E and GFAM M&E unit
- Undertakes periodic and adhoc field visits in coordination with the national M&E system
- Develop a field monitoring plan based on agreed upon progress and target indicators set
- Participate in technical working group meeting as required
- Liaise with County, State and National Information Management units for effective coordination of the programme under the technical guidance of MOH M&E Directorate, and UNDP M&E Specialist
- Ensure standard M&E tools are used in all areas implementing GFATM grants
- Follow up state and county reports in close collaboration with implementing partners
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Treats al people fairly without favoritism
- Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example.
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan, and applies newly acquired skills
- Builds strong relationship with states, counties, focuses on impact and results for the PR and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrates ability to manage HMIS programme and ensure effective monitoring and evaluation system.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to maintain flexibility in working hours
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts.
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Social Science, or related field with 2 years’ relevant experience
- A first Degree or Higher Diploma in Community Health, Health Information Technology or related medical and HMIS IT field with 5 years’ experience
- Training and knowledge in Statistics, Epi-info, SPSS, DHIS2 will be an added advantage
- At least 2 years of relevant working experience in an international, multilateral/bilateral, or national organization
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation of project activities particularly at field level will be and added advantage
- Basic M&E skills, Epidemiological literacy, and skills in epidemiological surveillance
- Preference will be given to a candidate with experience in Health Management Information System.
Excellent command of written and spoken English
Application Procedure :
Kindly note that this vacancy announcement is for qualified South Sudanese nationals only
To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.undp.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNDP Personal History Form. Please note that UNDP only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through http://jobs.undp.org will be considered and applications received after closing date will not be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNDP South Sudan vacancies, only applicants short-listed for written test and interview will be contacted.
UNDP is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs and encourages applications from qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities.
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Contract Duration: 12 Months