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Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Research Career Opportunity - FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
FHI 360 is a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science, behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

About USAID CHC Program:
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five-year program implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/ Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to design and implement quality health communication interventions to contribute to reduction in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal & child mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis.

Job Summary: The Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Research will provide overall technical leadership to the Monitoring and Evaluation unit of Communication for Healthy Communities Program, an integrated health and health systems strengthening project with implementation nationwide in Uganda, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This position will specifically spearhead performance monitoring systems, database development and maintenance, quality assurance, and documentation and reporting for the program, currently in year 4 of implementation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         The incumbent will provide technical oversight in support of surveillance, research, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and knowledge management activities in the M&E/Research unit per the project’s performance monitoring plan (PMP); and in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research.
·         Offer technical guidance in the design and development of M&E systems and procedures for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor reporting requirements. This includes Establishment of key components of an M&E system including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key output, outcome and effectiveness indicators for the program;
·         Ensuring adherence to M&E methodologies and systems using developed tools and indicators;
·         In charge of facilitating data analysis, interpretation of results, and use of products and mechanisms to promote evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets. Working closely with the program team to ensure compatibility and coordination within the existing M&E framework
·         Provide desk and on-site technical oversight to M&E activities;
·         Work closely with the technical team to ensure that research activities are responsive to the CHC research and evaluation agenda Lead Data Quality Assessments and submit DQA and semiannual reporting of data to USAID;
·         Build core competencies of M&E staff in data collection, analysis and reporting;
·         Provide technical assistance to implementing partners in data synthesis and use of data for decision-making;
·         Keenly review key project documentation, including reports and work plans.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the USAID Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Research career opportunity must hold an MS/MNMPH in public health or related field
·         A minimum of five to seven years’ experience in HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, and/or other relevant services, including maternal health, malaria and TB within international development programs;
·         Significant exposure and experience in the implementation of performance monitoring systems;
·         Previous experience in epidemiologic and social science research, including questionnaire development, data collection, data analysis, reporting and presentation;
·         Computer proficiency in word processing, databases and spreadsheets, with advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access;
·         Previous experience working on USAID-funded programs;
·         Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow;
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed;
·         Previous experience working in Uganda preferred.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360 Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, UGANDA or via email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org

NB: Please indicate the title of the position in the email subject line and on the envelope if you submit a hardcopy.

Deadline: Friday, 28th October 2016.

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