The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with Governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the pledge to leave no one behind reflect the interconnectedness of health and sustainable development issues such as the widening economic and social inequalities, the climate crisis, rapid urbanisation, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis, COVID.19), the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and the emergence of health threats. The scope and scale of delivering health and well-being for all demands innovative partnerships and financing.
UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund (GF), in line with UNDP’s HIV and Health Strategy 2022-2025: ‘Connecting the Dots’, makes a vital contribution to UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the pledge to leave no one behind. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR), working with national partners and the Global Fund to ensure management, implementation, and oversight of GF grants, while simultaneously strengthening health institutions and systems for national entities to assume the PR role over time.
UNDP has been identified by the Global Fund as the interim PR for the Venezuela malaria grant, which is in the final year of grant implementation, having started on 1 January 2021 and ending on 31 December 2023. The grant was exceptionally approved by the Global Fund Board as a result of the sustained increase in malaria cases which began in 2010.
UNDP implements the programme in close coordination with the Ministry of Popular Power (MPPS), and other technical agencies, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).
In order to manage the HIV/TB and malaria grants and achieve its aforementioned goal, a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU), has been established to ensure strategic, programmatic and operational management and oversight of the grant. Importantly, since there is no CCM in Venezuela, a multi-stakeholder advisory group (‘the malaria technical advisory group, the HIV technical advisory group and TB technical advisory group) has been established.
In March 2023, UNDP was nominated to serve as PR for the next Global Fund grants – one malaria grant and one HIV/TB grant, both of which will start on 1 January 2024 for a 3-year grant period.
• Coordinate with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to collect data and information for an aligned to the Grants M&E Plans and Results Framework.
• Conduct routine data validation exercises and participate in the development and revision of data standards with key partners by applying lessons learned from the data validation exercises to standards currently used in local systems and processes.
• Support in preparing quarterly and annual programmatic progress updates on the Programme with relevant and robust data.
• Support strategic and operational decision-making by processing and analyzing data and presenting the information it in the format most useful for the targeted audience or purpose (e.g. reports, maps and infographics).
• Produce geo-referenced data analysis and mapping using Geographic Information Software (GIS).
2.) Assist in design, develop and maintain databases
• Support the development of monitoring and evaluation systems, tools and processes required to ensure robust, quality and timely reporting to the PMU Programme Management and the HIV TB and Malaria National Programmes and the GF.
• Maintain various databases such as 5W, e,g a database of malaria cases, daily reports as required.
• Promote data readiness and a common data repository, for use in semi-annual M&E analyses, progress reports, presentations, others.
3.) Liaison with strategical partners
• Conduct regular field visits to the different geographic areas where the grants are targeted and going to be implemented to assess and support the improvement of data collection practices under UNDP implementing partners.
• Support the development of M&E materials for training sessions for the Ministry of Health staff, the Malaria National Program, the Sub-recipient (SR) M&E focal point, and other key stakeholders for data collection and analysis.
• Collaborate with the PAHO technical team at the Central and State and the HIV/TB and Malaria Programs, specifically related to their programmatic and information system teams.
• Coordinate and communicate with local situational rooms staff who manage the primary data that contribute to the Health Information System.
• Support the programme activities/processes in accordance with the work plan, the Performance Framework targets and the timely identification of workplan variations and generate appropriate and quality data for the decision-making process.
• Contribute to the implementation of trainings and workshops related to UGP processes, programmatic and cross-cutting issues, reporting and monitoring activities, proposal development, and other programmatic topics.
• Contribute to organizing field missions, conferences, meetings, and related events.
• Support response to inter-agency programmatic requests.
• Undertake other duties that may be required by the Head of Office, the M&E Analyst or PMU team in terms of data analysis.
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
|Digital & Innovation
|Being skilled in Data Sorting, Data Cleaning, Survey Administration, Presentation and Reporting including collection of Real-Time Data(e.g. mobile data, satellite data, sensor data).
|Digital & Innovation
|Ability to extract, analyseand visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making
Evidence and Data
|Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the
goal of discovering usefulinformation, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making
|Digital Awareness and Literacy
|Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact andempowering others to use them as needed.
|Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil societyand private sector
partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.
|Ability to provide managersand key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy betweenplanned
and actualactivities and programme performance and results
Secondary Education is required.
University degree (Bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Sciences, Statistics sciences, health information technology or any related field will be given due consideration, but is not a requirement.
Essential knowledge and skills required for entry into position.