Organization: Malaria Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Hoima, Arua, Fort Portal (Kabarole) and Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Coordinator
Salary: USD 13,320 gross per annum
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5 years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be responsible for implementation of M&E framework related activities within the project. The M&E Officer will be expected to work with the MAPD project team and partners to provide timely and relevant information on the project’s progress to stakeholders. The M&E Officer will also coordinate, organise and supervise data collection, both routine and assessments (quantitative and qualitative), which will be used to monitor and evaluate project activities, outcomes and impact in line with the project objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· Steer the development and implementation of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure the achievement of project targets and to inform quality control of project activities.
· Data/information management:
· Work closely with the respective national and sub-national stakeholders to ensure their involvement in project M&E activities and the effective flow of data and information.
· Facilitate the collection of appropriate health information from relevant data sources.
· Responsible for the data assembly, management, and analysis and reporting of surveys and routine monitoring activities.
· In charge of the design and manage the databases for all monitoring and evaluation activities in relation to this project. Work with the M&E Advisor and M&E Specialist to ensure that these are aligned with other Malaria Consortium information systems.
· Provide the Chief of Party, M&E Advisor and M&E Specialist with any data needed for management decisions.
Communications and Reporting: Prepare and submit regional consolidated progress reports for regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.
Representation and Documentation:
· Actively participate in relevant meetings at national and sub-national levels and where possible present results and experiences of the project.
· Provide effective support to all donor visits relating to both project planning, delivery and review.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID MAPD Monitoring & Evaluation Officer job opportunity should hold an undergraduate degree in Statistics, Project Management, Public Health, or a related subject.
· A minimum of three years’ experience with performance monitoring and evaluation for international or national development projects, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis.
· Previous exposure and experience in the design and implementation of data collection and data management systems
· Prior experience in data analysis and evaluation
· Previous experience in translating data into accessible reports for diverse audiences
· Previous experience in conducting surveys
· Previous experience in engaging and supporting others to contribute to M&E work
· Working knowledge of project management techniques and tools
· Familiarity with the Ugandan health system
· Previous experience in writing project reports
· Experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis
· Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills
· Excellent planning and organising skills
· Excellent communication skills (i.e. both written and spoken English)
· Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit
· Excellent knowledge in the use of data management and analysis software such as Excel, Access, EpiData, STATA
· Willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the country
· Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail
· Excellent report writing and presentation skills
· Capable of working with minimum supervision
· A self-starter with enthusiasm
· Innovative and ideas driven
Delivering Results: Takes on pieces of work when required and demonstrates excellent project management skills
· Shows a flexible approach to taking on additional work / responsibilities when needed to achieve results
· Demonstrates excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets, donor requirements)
· Makes clear and timely decisions within remit of own role Analysis and use of information
Uses evidence to support work:
· Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
· Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
· Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
· Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs Interpersonal and communications
Listens and clearly presents information:
· Actively listens and pays attention
· Presents information and facts in a logical way
· Shares information willingly and on a timely basis
· Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively
Collaboration and Partnering: Collaborates effectively across teams
· Proactive in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
· Raises difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive resolution
· Proactive in building a rapport with a diverse range of people
Leading and motivating people: Open to learning and responds positively to feedback
· Willingness to manage own development and performance
· Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked
· Open to learning new things
· Responds positively to feedback from others.
· Identifies mistakes and takes positive steps to improve
Flexibility/ Adaptability: Remains professional under external
· Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
· Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
· Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well under pressure
· Learns from own successes / mistakes
Living the Values: Demonstrates Malaria Consortium values
· Demonstrates integrity, honesty and fairness in dealing with colleagues and stakeholders
· Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
· Treats all people with respect
Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness: Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities
· Takes account of team members and others workload when planning.
· Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
· Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.
Deadline: 16th September 2016 by 2:30 pm
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