HIV/TB Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Adviser

Position: HIV/TB Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Adviser

Reports to: Southern Africa Medical Unit ( SAMU)  Operational Research (OR) Coordinator

Purpose of the Job: The HIV/TB Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser will work as part of the MSF Southern Africa Medical Unit (SAMU).  The post holder will manage the Flying M&E Implementer and together they will coordinate and support M&E activities of MSF’s medical programmes primarily within the Southern Africa region.

This is a one year, full-time post with the option to renew.  The post is based in Cape Town, South Africa, with frequent travel to field programmes.


Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or to people that are excluded from access to health care.  The organisation has health projects in more than 68 countries.


The Southern Africa Medical Unit (SAMU) of MSF Southern Africa and Operational Centre Brussels (MSF-OCB) was established in 2006, and provides support to projects with tuberculosis (TB, including drug-resistant TB), HIV  and Hepatitis B &C activities across Africa and beyond.  MSF Southern Africa is currently recruiting an HIV/TB M&E Adviser to be based in Cape Town, South Africa as part of the SAMU team.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

M & E Coordination

  • Coordinate all M&E activities across SAMU-supported HIV/TB missions
  • Together with the OR Coordinator develop an overall  M&E framework
  • Maintain overview of tools and strategies employed in different projects
  • Participate in choice of routine variables and indicators, reporting and development of data management tools for HIV/TB projects
  • Identify gaps in M&E field capacity and appropriate support needs
  • Participate in choice of simple and innovative tools and data management systems.
  • Develop and engage with network of data management and M&E support capacity with relevant internal (eHealth Unit, LuxOR and other and external partners ( University of Cape Town, the World Health Organisation and others).

M&E support (activities developed together with SAMU M&E MIO and M&E and OR Coordinator)

  • Support simplified, quality routine data collection, analysis and reporting in close collaboration with the data managers and epidemiologists with focus on local project management (production of quarterly dashboard)
  • Set up simplified data monitoring system (DMS) for projects where not yet in place, update outdated DMS according to new strategies and provide input into software system improvements
  • Support the mentorship and stewardship of data collection and management of the routine M&E and additional data collection required for OR
  • Together with the Flying M&E Implementer,  ensure effective remote and hands-on support to M&E activities and associated OR projects, including field support visits
  • Support workshop, training and mentoring and horizontal communication for field staff engaged in M&E
  • Ensure that data collection is streamlined with the needs of the Ministries of Health in the respective countries where MSF works

Operational research support (activities developed together with SAMU OR Coordinator)

  • Support in writing and ethical approval of research protocols, preparation and analysis of data (with focus on routinely collected data) and writing and publication of study reports.
  • Support in maintaining databases and inventories of OR projects at different stage of development (protocols, ethics clearance, reports, abstracts and peer-reviewed publications)

Profile of Successful Candidate


  • University degree in public health epidemiology (MPH, MSc, or equivalent)
  • A minimum of three years of field experience in data management and/or M&E within the field of HIV/TB
  • Practical Experience in using Excel, Access, EpiData, EpiInfo and Stata, and fluency with quantitative analysis
  • Track record in TB and HIV research, and record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to travel frequently (up to 3-4 months per year)
  • Fluency in English essential


  • A medical background is an asset
  • Field experience in similar capacity with MSF
  • Practical Experience in using specific MSF HIV TB monitoring platforms ( and FUCHIA)
  • A working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese an advantage

Closing date for applications in 20 January 2018. Preferred start date 1 April 2018.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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