Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Number: GHFP II-P2-074
Status: Open
Close Date: 6/5/2013
All online applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on the closing date.
Global Health Fellows Program II
Technical Advisor III: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
National AIDS Commission (USAID/Indonesia)
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Assignment: Two year fellowship
GHFP II-P2-074


The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.

Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.

BACKGROUND:
The cumulative number of reported HIV infection in Indonesia has risen sharply from 7,195 in 2006 to 76,879 by 2011 (Ministry of Health (MOH), Year End Report on Situation of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, 2006 and 2011). According to the 2009 national estimates of HIV infection, about 186,257 people were infected with HIV and 6.4 million people were at risk (MOH, Estimation of at-risk Adult Population, 2009).

The United States Government (USG) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) play a major role in the response to HIV/AIDS in Indonesia. Since 1993, USAID has provided assistance to Indonesia for a comprehensive HIV/AIDS response program. At present, USAID/Indonesia is planning to develop a new design for USAID-funded HIV/AIDS Program. The PEPFAR strategy in Indonesia supports the Government of Indonesia (GOI) achieving its goals to prevent and reduce the transmission of HIV infection; improve the quality of life for people living with HIV; and reduce the socioeconomic impact of the AIDS epidemic on individuals, families and society. The current USAID-funded activities focus on reducing sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS by accelerating condom availability and use among high risk groups (MSM, high-risk men, sex workers, transgender people); building the capacity of civil society organizations and government counterparts to provide appropriate prevention services; technical assistance to support MOH and National AIDS Commission (NAC) efforts to expand coverage and improve the quality of prevention and treatment; and expanding access to HIV services in Papua and West Papua.

USAID/Indonesia provides direct funding support to the NAC’s Indonesia Partnership Fund for HIV/AIDS (IPF). The IPF was launched in 2005 as funding mechanism to receive and channel funds from domestic or international partners, government, and the private sector. Its primary goal is to support and strengthen an effective and sustainable multisectoral response to the HIV epidemic by increasing Indonesia’s capacity to halt, and begin to reserve, the spread of HIV/AIDS infection.

In 2012, USAID/Indonesia provided a limited scope grant to NAC for $6 million over five years. The purpose of the grant is to strengthen the capacity of the NAC to act as the leader in the planning and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention activities nationwide, and to ensure that US support for HIV/AIDS prevention in Indonesia is coordinated with activities undertaken by the GOI and other bilateral donors.

Additionally, the USAID grant provides support to the IPF administered by the NAC in order to: a) support central and satellite offices of the NAC at national, provincial and district levels; b) support NAC’s capacity for rapid response to the HIV epidemic; and c) support a grants program for civil society and local partners to implement activities in support of the NAC’s National Strategy and Action Plan.

To ensure that NAC has adequate technical support for monitoring and reporting the impact of grants, and can provide technical leadership to the GOI for strategic planning and monitoring changes in the epidemiology of the disease, USAID plans to place a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at the NAC.

INTRODUCTION:
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (Advisor) will provide ongoing technical assistance to the NAC to strengthen the capacity of NAC to effectively manage the performance of grant awardees, to gather and analyze data for decision-making and policy development for HIV/AIDS strategies at the national and sub-national levels, and provide technical assistance and guidance to implementing partners, including the provincial and district level NAC offices.

The Advisor will be located at the NAC offices, and provide ongoing mentoring of NAC M&E staff, lead the design of standardized monitoring and reporting tools for NAC to monitor the performance of grants under IPF, and report on program performance and the contribution of approaches to stakeholders and donors, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (Global Fund, or GF) and USAID.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Secretary of the NAC. At the USAID Mission, the Onsite Manager will be the Director, Office of Health.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary responsibilities of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor include:

Technical Advisor to NAC for increasing technical capacity of NAC for M&E (50% LOE)
  • Provides ongoing mentoring and coaching to NAC M&E staff with the goal of establishing a cadre of technically qualified local staff at NAC.
  • Develops appropriate overarching performance indicators that demonstrate NAC’s performance as a GF principal recipient, as well as the contribution of grant awardees.
  • Responsible for staying up-to-date with GF and US Government HIV/AIDS monitoring and reporting requirements, and global standards and norms for HIV/AIDS program strategic information, to ensure that NAC benefits from current global best practices.
  • Develops training modules, guidelines and standards as necessary for NAC staff to ensure that technical skills are transferred to local staff.
Technical Advisor for the development of NAC monitoring information and reporting systems (40% LOE)
  • Supports NAC secretariat and member staff to develop and implement information management and analysis tools and systems that will strengthen the capacity of NAC to monitor the performance of IPF grant awardees.
  • Provides technical assistance to grant awardees, to ensure they are able to report on appropriate performance indicators.
  • Provides technical assistance to the MOH as requested for strategic information; advocacy and reporting to the GOI and donors.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of various approaches to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic (prevention of sexual transmission, treatment, harm reduction, etc.) to ensure effective resource allocation.
  • Works with NAC M&E staff to design and develop standard indicators and reporting tools and guidelines for IPF grant awardees.
  • Develops systems and tools that will facilitate prompt, timely and informative progress reports for donors, IPF steering committee members and enhance transparency and strategic allocation of resources.
  • For NAC, provides key PEPFAR reporting and budget tracking documentation regarding implementation of GF activities, for example input to the Mission’s Country Operational Plan (COP), Annual Reports, and other reporting processes.
  • Prepares technical and program assistance documentation for actions related to GF Fund technical assistance.
Liaise with other USAID-funded resources (10% LOE)
  • Communicates and coordinates with USAID-funded HIV/AIDS programs and technical advisors to ensure that technical resources available through the Mission’s flagship HIV program “Scaling Up for Most-at-risk Populations” (SUM) Project, are coordinated and contribute to the development of NAC’s capacity
  • Communicates and coordinates with GF Liaison to support NAC’s role and performance on GF activities, including technical working groups, reporting, etc.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, social or behavioral science or a related field.
  • Minimum ten years’ progressively responsible experience in public health programming, with at least three to five years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Ability to provide leadership and make decisions regarding monitoring and evaluation approaches and HIV/AIDS standards and norms.
  • Demonstrated, comprehensive understanding of public health prevention and community-based health care initiatives, including program design, implementation and evaluation in HIV/AIDS.
  • Ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to analyze problems/situations and plan, design and carry out project studies and to conceptualize, develop and implement new strategies/initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and teambuilding skills/experience.
  • Strong working competency in computer applications to develop data bases and carry out statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with senior government officials, international organizations, multilateral and bilateral agencies, implementing partner chiefs of mission, and the local partner community.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Bahasa Indonesian preferred
  • Ability to obtain medical clearance to live and work in Indonesia
  • US Citizenship or permanent residence required
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs  

TO APPLY:
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/index.fsp?FUNC=1&PID=199772, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time June 5, 2013.
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