World Health Organization (WHO)

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (Epilepsy Team)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Myanmar, the M&E officer will work under the direct supervision of the National Professional Officer (NCDs and Mental Health), WHO Country Office Myanmar, and in close collaboration with the Myanmar Epilepsy Initiative Programme. The candidate will provide support to Ministry of Health and Sports for expansion of Epilepsy project in line with National Health Plan (2017-2021), WHO Myanmar Country Cooperative Strategy (CCS 2019-2023) and Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (2018-2030). Routine tasks are performed independently with detailed guidelines. Overall supervision is focused on the successful implementation of Myanmar Epilepsy Initiative Program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Reference to WHO country cooperation strategy for Myanmar, relevant indicators and targets of Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan 2018-2030 and national health plans 2017-21 and 2022-26, the monitoring and Evaluation Officer is responsible; 1.To conduct visits to project townships to monitor implementation of project activities especially in relation to Data Collection and reporting. (3 times a year) 2.To conduct M &E visits to the selected RHCs whenever required to ensure effective and timely implementation of project activities.

3.To provide supportive supervision of the BHS in data collection, recording and filling up recording formats including checking the validity of the data compiled at the township and RHCs.

4.Provide Technical Support and supportive supervision for BHS, AMWs, CHWs, other volunteers and CBOs in collaboration with Project Staff 5.To ensure that monthly reports from the project townships are obtained, data entered into the prescribed formats at the Project Office 6.To submit quarterly M &E reports to the Project Manager.

7.Facilitate documentation of process and impact of the project as required.

8.To participate in trainings at the Central/State and Regional and township levels.

9.To submit assignment report at the end of assignment, and quarterly.

Work relations and partnerships

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be visiting the project sites to interact with implementation partners and to monitor activities. This would require supportive supervision to Basic Health Staff in project township for data collection and timely reporting. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will have continuous communication with central team for periodic reporting.

Impact of functions

The function plays a key role in strengthening the technical inputs to the scale-up phase of MEI programme, specifically for supervision, monitoring and evaluation perspectives. Since this new approach is based on decentralization of epilepsy services through non specialist health care providers by enhancing capacity at state/regional level, the services provided by the incumbent will have direct impact for the successful implementation of new phase.


Educational background

Essential: University degree in medicine or medical science Desirable: Postgraduate degree in public health/ related field

Professional experience and knowledge

  • Minimum two years experiences in monitoring and evaluation field
  • working knowledge Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet search engine
  • Minimum two years working experience in epilepsy control under National Epilepsy Programme, national or international non-government organization.

Language Skills

Excellent knowledge of English and Myanmar languages (spoken and written)


  1. Producing Results – Core Competency
  2. Communicating in a Credible and Effective Way – Core Competency
  3. Ensuring the Effective Use of Resources – Management Competency
  4. Team Work – Core Competency
  5. Knowing and managing yourself – Core Competency


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