Position: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Reference: Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP)
Contract type: Full time, fixed term contract
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: Friday, 19 March, 2021
Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) is a technical assistance programme to the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), funded with UK Aid, designed to support the goals of Nepal Health Sector Strategy (2015/16 - 2020/21) and contribute to the MoHP’s efforts to provide quality health services leaving no-one behind. It is implemented by a consortium led by Options, with HERD International and Oxford Policy Management.
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Officer will provide TA under the Data for Decision-making Thematic Area. The key purpose of the Thematic Area is to ensure evidence-based planning and decision-making is practiced and embedded in government processes sustainably.
The key objective of this role is to support the NHSSP programme to build evidence and support internal learning for better programme delivery, as well as to share learning with key counterparts and other external audiences. The MEL Officer will contribute to the planning of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to ensure that the objectives of the programme are achieved. They will work closely with the programme’s Communications and Advocacy Manager on an ongoing basis to keep them abreast of documented learning and identify key pieces to re-package and disseminate internally across the programme as well as to external audiences.
To succedd in this role, you will have:
A degree in Public Health, Demography, Social Statistics or Econometrics
At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of programme within the health sector, proactively engaged in evidence-building and supporting evidence based planning and decision-making and strengthening government health system, preferably in Nepal
Robust knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software package, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-info, Stata, MS Access
Knowledge of the issues affecting women’s health and access to service in Nepal
Knowledge and experience of working closely with supporting/implementing health programmes with measureable outcomes (preferably large scale TA programmes)
Understanding of the operations of GON, MoHP, and familiarity with all spheres of government
Proactive and a self-starter, able to work independently or as part of a team
Critical thinking and problem solving skills
Excellent planning and organising skills
Strong internal and external communication and facilitation skills
Ability to collaborate and be a team worker
Excellent negotiation abilities
Commitment to equal opportunities
Commitment to the programme’s and NHSSP principles of Safeguarding, Do No Harm, and to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Nepal
Ability to travel within Nepal as required
Fluency in written and spoken English
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