Closing Date : 2019-05-31
Duty Station : Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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Organization: Public Health Institute
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 31 May 2019

SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

FELLOWSHIP TITLE:TB Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
HOST ORGANIZATION:National TB Program, Ministry of Health
LOCATION:Jakarta, Indonesia
POSITION LEVEL: Mid-Career Technical Advisor
STAR-P1-029

TRAVEL*:* 20% estimated travel

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:

Individualized, tailored support to enhance the fellow s achievement personal and

professional goals.

Personalized learning plans and access to learning resources (courses, conferences,

mentoring) based on fellow s learning style and preferences.

Access to broad professional networks to enhance peer learning and knowledge sharing.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Background:

USAID is a leader in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB) and supports anti-TB efforts in high burden TB countries. STAR Fellowship is a key component of the USAID Administrator's TB Accelerator initiative that aims to reach the UN General Assembly TB Declaration targets as well as to build the capacity and commitment of the host governments to ensure TB self-reliance through evidence-based TB programs.

Introduction:

The M&E Advisor shall provide state-of-the-art technical expertise to support the National Tuberculosis Programs (NTP) in monitoring and evaluating the implementation of National TB Strategic Plans (NSPs) through development and utilization of a robust M&E platform to track progress over time and ensure the optimum use of data for decision and policy making.

Reporting structure:

The M&E Advisor will receive technical direction from the NTP Manager who will serve as the Onsite Manager and will work in close collaboration with USAID/Indonesia and USAID/Washington TB team.

Essential Duties:

Strengthen the capacity of the NTP to provide quality of M&E technical assistance

Strengthen NTP M&E frameworks and systems for both collecting and using data at all levels

Implement the TB data usage recommendations from WHO Monitoring missions and analyze any issues with timely and complete reporting, and present options to NTP for corrective actions.

Provide support with the adoption, integration and/or interoperability and ongoing use of electronic notification tools (e.g., SITB, and DHIS 2 TB and MDR-TB modules if adopted), with other systems of electronic medical records in use in the country.

Provide input during the development of M&E frameworks for USAID TA projects.

Improved implementation of PMDT activities financed by Global Fund:

Support the NTP PMDT officer(s) to accelerate PMDT activities financed by Global Fund.

Improved coordination of M&E activities nationwide

Monitor data collection and analysis activities such as prevalence surveys, catastrophic cost surveys, inventory studies, epidemiological assessments and other studies aimed at improving measurement of TB burden at national and subnational level.

Participate in collating, summarizing and presenting the findings from special studies, including clear descriptions of the implications and recommendations for future TB programming; document resulting policy decisions and next steps.

Conduct monitoring visits during implementation of GF TB grant and review and analyze technical reports submitted to GF and other partners.

Liaise with the TB Data Impact Assessment and Communications Hub (DIAH) project on data reporting from the country.

Submit progress report monthly and twice annually a monitoring and evaluation report to USAID staff.

Participate in regular conference calls with USAID staff as needed.

Learning objectives: *required 10% time

Demonstrate proficiency across the core global health competencies defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease that is necessary for persons practicing in global health.

Apply tuberculosis and monitoring and evaluation knowledge to strengthen program

Apply and distinguish international standards within technical/content area to support programming

Cultivate leadership skills based on the STAR GH mentorship curriculum to effectively facilitate capacity building and knowledge sharing activities amongst staff and peers.

Expand access to knowledge and resources through networking and collaborative practice within global health.

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Required:

Master s degree in public health or equivalent.

Minimum 7 years of relevant technical experience with master's degree or a minimum 9 years of relevant technical experience with bachelor's degree.

At least 8 years working on monitoring and evaluation in the public health field; specific experience in a TB program would be additional value.

Demonstrate expertise in design and analysis of quantitative and qualitative studies, rapid assessment, bio behavioral surveys and methods for data analysis.

Demonstrate a thorough understanding and practical experience in managing a surveillance system for an infectious disease.

Proven record in coaching and training.

Excellent report writing, analysis and presentation.

Experience working with the key stakeholders in the TB program, preferably the national stakeholders and international donors.

Fluent in English and Bahasa with ability to actively participate in meetings held in English.

Additional skills (preferred):

Familiarity with indicators and reporting on TB program in Indonesia is desirable


How to apply:

To apply to this position, please send your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, to https://recruitment.ghstar.org/positionDetail.html?pid=85

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