Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Officer

Full Time
Monitoring and Evaluation

Overall Responsibilities

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) Officer will support the implementation of MERL activities for the Global Fund (GF) TB/HIV program.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead the overall implementation of TB program M&E activities and provide the overall leadership and management of all district program performance reporting, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E).
  • Work closely with the MERL team, program team leads and data management staff to ensure TB program data management processes and M&E systems are managed in line with Department of Health (DOH) information management guidelines, policies, and procedures as well as GF reporting requirements.
  • Report on program performance indicators and monitoring frameworks.
  • Collate monthly and quarterly progress reporting.
  • Facilitate training and capacity development for data capturers.
  • Participate in performance indicators monitoring and data quality audits (DQA). 
  • Provide inputs towards the monitoring of activities, outputs and outcomes and validity of information. 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of learning agenda to inform the National Department of Health (NDOH) and other stakeholders about the lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support the development of work plan and data collection instruments and tracking of progress against the set program targets. 
  • Provide MERL technical assistance on data analytics, reporting and data utilization for decision making to the district, subdistrict, and facility levels through training, coaching and mentorship. 
  • Capacity building on existing national health information systems such as EDR.Web, TIER.Net, DHIS, HPRS, etc. to enhance data visibility via dashboards and allow cascade analysis for program improvements. 
  • Participate in district and subdistrict MERL meetings, workshops and discussions and provide ongoing technical support.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience in program M&E including the development and implementation of M&E plans, systems, procedures, and policies
  • Experience in managing and building M&E capacity including training, mentoring, coaching and supportive supervision of field-based data management teams
  • Ability to take initiatives, work under pressure and multitask with minimum supervision
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualification, Education and Experience:

  • NQF level 6 or equivalent qualification in M&E, information technology, public health, data management or statistics.
  • At least three years’ experience in HIV and/ or TB programming, with a specific focus on M&E.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and reporting systems including tools development, data capturing, analysis and report writing. 
  • Experience of working in GF, PEPFAR or other donor funded projects is desirable.
  • Good understanding and experience in using one of the following NDOH information management systems: DHIS, Tier.Net and Electronic Drug Resistance Register (EDR.Web) would be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Packages. 
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s licence is essential.