Performance and evaluation senior officer

Terms of Reference

Information and Evaluation of Nutrition programs senior officer

Job Title

Performance and evaluation senior officer

 

Organization

MoPH (hired by UNICEF)

 

Duty Station

Afghanistan, Kabul (with frequent travels to provinces)

 
   
 

Contract Duration

One Year (Extension Possibility)

 
 
 

Sex

Male/Female

 
 

Job Status

Long term contract

 

Salary                                     Based on NTA salary scale

Announcing Date:                2018/09/16

Closing Date:                        2018/09/30

Background:

The Government of Afghanistan has undertaken several measures to bring strong focus on child nutrition including strengthening research, evaluation and data collection for proper decision making on nutrition interventions (both community and facility). Among other measures, Public Nutrition Directorate (PND) of MoPH through support from development partners focused on improving the quality of data, assessments, surveys and research.

In order to improve the quality of surveys/researches of the nutrition programs at management, facility and community level, it is critical to improve and coordinate all assessments and researches. Therefore, the MoPH-PND is looking for an individual consultant to improve assessments and surveys such as Af-DHS, AHS, ALCS, SMART, RNA, SQUEC, HMIS, etc. This piece of work will enable the Ministry of Public Health to properly assess the nutrition programs for evidence based decision making. 

Objective:

The objective of this consultancy is to provide support to and implement technical and managerial nutrition activities through better follow up/monitoring of nutrition program in the health facilities, conducting research studies and proper coordination of conducting/overseeing nutrition related assessments and surveys such as Af-DHS, AHS, ALCS, SMART, RNA, SQUEC, HMIS, etc. As well as, provide technical advices to the Public Nutrition Directorate for further enhancement of the technical and managerial capacities to address this important issue through a systematic manner in the future. 

 

Activities:

  • To prepare financial, operational, technical and other plans for related field of an organization or project.
  • To implement related part of the organization or project working plan.
  • To support to and implement the organization or project operational plans.
  • To supervise and manage related functional units.
  • To do gap analyses and properly plan appropriate assessments and surveys.  
  • To coordinate, facilitate and conduct nutrition related surveys, researches, assessments and studies according to the PND`s plan.
  • To assist the AIM technical working group within the frame of MoPH-PND.
  • To ensure that existing and ongoing assessments/researches and surveys are in line with PND plan and priorities.
  • To perform monitoring and supportive supervision of nutrition assessments/ researches and surveys and to provide appropriate inputs.
  • To collect nutrition relevant data from different sources including HMIS, nutrition database, nutrition surveillance and any assessment reports and compile it for timely dissemination.
  • To provide recommendations for key indicators and information that should be assessed.
  • To keep abreast of relevant nutrition policies and guidelines and communicate necessary updates to all PND`s staff, PNOs and the NGOs focal points. 
  • To participate in assessments of facility based and community based nutrition activities that include travel in highly insecure provinces.
  • To develop working relationships with the MoPH-EHIS Directorate and all stakeholders who are involved in the area of nutrition assessments/ studies and surveys.
  • To attend nutrition and EHIS assessment related meetings and other relevant events in-side and out-side the country and to represent MoPH-PND.
  • To collaborate with other nutrition component`s representatives (including IYCF, micronutrients, IMAM, growth monitoring, surveillance capacity building and coordination) for strengthening all nutrition interventions.
  • To explore several approaches for improving data collection, data analysis and data use of nutrition activities.
  • To establish, lead and chair a Nutrition assessment coordination committee among all implementers and relevant stakeholders at national level.
  • To develop necessary guidelines, protocols, ToRs, survey checklists/questionnaire and etc. as and if needed.
  • To conduct/organize and/or facilitate any research related trainings inside/outside PND.
  • To undertake other related activities as requested by the PND director, as required to ensure an overall efficient implementation of community based nutrition activities.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years related experience in the related field

General skills:

  • Ability to prepare operational plans of organization or project.
  • Having required skills in the related technical field.

Language Proficiency:

  • Fluency in English is essential
  • Fluency in both local languages (Pashto and Dari) is must

Computer:

Be able to work in all aspects of Ms. Office (Ms. Word, Ms. Excel, Ms. Power point and etc.), outlook and internet browsers

Key qualifications

  • Degree in medicines, nutrition and/or public health with focus on nutrition 
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in the field of public nutrition
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills in English, Pashtu and Dari
  • Excellent facilitation skills

Submission Guidelines

(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.

2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma

 Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education

 Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries

 Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

 Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education

 Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education

B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

 

(II)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail

• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.

• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Mojib Rahimi, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-700991056

Note:

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Mojib Rahimi ) for confirmation.

• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.

• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.

• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.

• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

Instruction for test and interview:

The test and interview will be taken from the following references:

1. Main points of the TOR.

2- Evaluation

3- Research

4- Monitoring

5- Supervision

6- Statistic

7- Epidemiology

Submission e-mail

gdhr.moph2018@gmail.com