Regional Senior Programme, M&E and Health Systems Specialist

2 weeks ago
Thailand
10+ years
National
18-02-2024
Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Programme Monitoring and Evaluation for all grants in the five Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in development of evidence based programming, M&E Plans and frameworks.
  • Lead discussions and negotiations with the donor on issues related to M&E and health systems.
  • In collaboration with program partners, design data verification and data audit systems to ensure adequate donor reporting.
  • Lead the teams in M&E and health systems capacity assessments.
  • Review and redesign as necessary the M&E systems of the civil society organizations that are implementing activities financed under Principal Recipient - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (PR-GFATM).
  • Oversee UNOPS periodic reporting (Progress Updates) to the Global Fund and provide recommendations to improve performance.
  • Provide technical leadership and supervision of the PR M&E Specialists, including the international experts in the PR in all GMS Countries.
  • Build national capacity and support strategic planning activities across the five GMS countries
  • Represent PR-GFATM at the Ministries of Health, Country Coordination Mechanisms, regional Steering Committee, Technical Strategic Meetings, and others as required.
  • Identify and advise on potential implementation problems and bottlenecks.
  • Lead teams in national capacity building activities in all GMS countries.
  • Engage with the Head of Programme, national partners and NGOs in the multi-year planning process, providing substantive scientific, evidence-based, timely inputs toward the development of budgets and work-plans.
  • Support national strategic planning in proposal writing for resource mobilization.
  • Conduct critical analysis of risk.
  • Implementation of Health Systems strengthening (HSS) components in the five GMS countries
  • Coordinate the implementation of health systems activities ensuring MOHs’ and donor priorities are met.
  • Lead advisor and team leader on health systems strengthening across the GMS.
  • Technical lead providing input toward the design of a health management information systems (HMIS).
  • Manage knowledge and information dissemination throughout the GMS countries, keeping UNOPS PR and its key partners abreast of important developments.
  • Lead on Development of a library of relevant international scientific evidence and best practices
  • Lead the PR participation in all technical reviews and evaluations in the GMS countries.
  • Manage knowledge and information dissemination and storage of relevant scientific evidence, best practices and lessons learnt to inform programme development.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s Degree preferably in Public Health, Health Economics, Health Sciences, Medicine, Epidemiology, Statistics or in a similar discipline.
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in the same areas with 12 years of relevant experience is considered as equivalent.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of health sector experience
  • 7 years of progressive experience in health programme M&E is required.
  • Prior experience working with donors/ multi-donor funds is required.
  • Experience working in local governance including but not limited to formal local government structures, local and community based NGOs, traditional governance systems, and informal networks is desirable.
  • Experience in South East Asia region is preferred.
  • Sound knowledge of the UN and regulations and rules is an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to travel is necessary.

Language

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Understanding of other UN and/or local languages is an advantage.
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