National M&E Officer

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 892
Date Posted:Jan 1, 2020
Closing Date:Jan 11, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About RIZ Strategy Consulting:


National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) for Polio Eradication, Afghanistan is the central location from which to coordinate the interventions for fighting against polio in the country. It provides a platform for all stakeholders to work directly and collaboratively, share information in real time, and formulate a joint plan of action. EOC under the leadership of National PEI & EPI Focal Polio (Senior Advisor of Public Health Minister) allowing for more immediate coordination and cooperation within the government and along with stakeholders at different levels. EOCs generate quicker, better synchronized, and more effective emergency responses to the Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) Program in Afghanistan.

Job Summary:

Monitoring and Evaluation Unit is an integral component under the NEOC structure with the overall role to assess the PEI program is achieving its set targets as describe in the program strategic document, National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP)2020. As per the expressed need, NEOC restructure its M&E unit and create M&E officers’ position to strengthen the manpower of respected unit.  

Skills Required:


Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

·        Mandatory both national languages and intermediate knowledge of the English language and report writing

·        Required computer use and analytical skills in MS (excel, word, power point and email writing)

Duties & Responsibilities:

Scope of Work:

The incumbent/s will work within the M&E Unit of NEOC to provide technical and administrative support in designing and implementation of NEOC M&E Plan.

Objective of National Monitors

Objective of deployment of national staff for the polio supplemental immunization activities (SIA)/ campaigns is to:

·        Contribute in developing of annual M&E Plan

·        Identify any constraints that are likely to affect the implementation of the program and find solutions to remove any bottlenecks during the preparatory phase.

·        Assess the quality and completeness of coverage of children who are less than 5 years old during implementation phase of a campaign.

·        Supervise and monitor for both PCM and LQAS during post campaign implementation phase to ensure high quality of post campaign assessments.

·        Analyze PCM and LQAS and other data to develop quality improvement plans for the following campaign.

·        Develop and strictly following up an action oriented “improvement plans” to address the gaps identified at the provincial level (as focal point of a region or a province). 

Duties and Responsibilities

As part of the EOC team under the direct supervision of the M&E coordinator and in close collaboration with relevant EOC Task Teams, the Monitoring Officer will perform the following duties:

·        Review the NEAP to have complete understanding of its content.

·        Prepare SIA monitoring plans for regions and provinces in close coordination with National M&E Coordinator, SIAs Coordinator WHO, and UNICEF.

·        Monitor PEI and EPI interventions during the different campaign phases (e.g. pre, intra and post SIA) and specific quality aspects of SIA (campaign preparedness, training, evening meetings, vaccine distribution, cold chain, Surveillance, ICN, PTTS, selection committees, HRMP, polio plus activities and etc.) for priority provinces and districts with high risks and/or performance issues and as areas determined by the office.

·        Validate at least 3-4 training session according to provincial training plan during pre-campaign stage (special attention)

·        Validate selection of FLWs in at least 3-4 districts per province during pre-campaign stage (special attention)

·        Validation of community engagement (Maliks, head of village, wakils of Guzars) on their engagement in the selection of resident FLWs including Social Mobilizers (special attention).

·        Monitor ICM, PCM and LQAS through in process and post-process during intra and post campaign implementation phase to ensure high quality of post campaign assessment of the program is in place and in order to generate accurate data for programmatic interventions.

National Monitors are given the scope to take immediate corrective action:

·        Identify key issues, take timely prompt actions so that corrective measures can be initiated immediately and follow-up the issues that have not been resolved the issues reported by the previous monitors visited the areas.

·        Reveal the underlying causes, generalizability of issues and problems observed during the missions.

·        Review previous monthly reports of the field, ahead of new field mission and make follow up of the findings, recommendation and plans and randomly check to ensure the implementation of previous monitoring findings, observations and follow up actions.

·        Provide on the job support to the team including volunteers, supervisors, and coordinator.

·        Provide debriefing of his/her field mission main findings to regional and provincial EOC managers and relevant focal points.

·        Produce quality mission report within 3 days of return using the “standard format” given and share the report with M&E coordinator, other M&E officers, relevant departments, WHO and UNICEF assigned staff for M&E affairs. Upload copy of mission report into the share drive.

·        Present the work plan to the M&E Task force for a consolidated feedback and take active part in developing it.

·        Make follow up with the BPHS implementing NGOs against AFP zero doses and the actions taken by the outreach program of routine.

·        Participate in the Data and M&E working group. Follow-up on the implementation of the relevant recommended actions from EOC, and report back to Head of Data and M&E WG.

·        Submit monthly work plan and monthly progress reports prior to the start of the next month.

·        Be the focal person for assigned regions and/or provinces in regards to M&E affairs. The focal person will be mandated to have complete set of information and data about the settings, HR, coordination and issues related the program and develop an “improvement plan” on the bases of information collected through multi sources including field visits and assessments and post every campaign and make its regular follow of implementation.

·        Perform other relevant tasks assigned by EOC Director.

Performance review:

The Officer’s performance will be continuously reviewed by M&E coordinator and NEOC Director. However, formal performance review will be conducted in frequency set in the contract using different sources of data against his TOR, the work plan and the results.  

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


At least 4 years of relevant technical experiences in monitoring and evaluation or management and coordination of PEI and or EPI related fields, or MPH with at least 3 years of experience with MoPH, NGOs and international agencies/UN organizations. Experience in the polio program is an asset.

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