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12 October 2016

USAID MCSP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Career Jobs - John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Project Name: USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Team Lead

About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About USAID MCSP Program:
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival program aims to accelerate the reduction of Maternal, new born and child Mortality in USAID Priority countries with high disease burden such as Uganda though scaling up evidence based high impact interventions. Building on Experience, MCSP addresses major causes of mortality by influencing and implementing high impact and innovative interventions at scale based on the country context and data; building global consensus and sustained government commitment to support MNCH interventions; maximizing the use and integration of local programs

Job Summary: The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer will take lead of the project in the use-of-data capacity building and mentoring efforts at different levels of the health system, as well as managing internal monitoring/evaluation and learning needs—which include capturing systematic documentation of activities and progress. The ME&L Officer will work in liaison with the MOH and select districts in the Eastern Region to support the implementation of the MNCH Sharpened Plan in the roll out of low cost, high impact, evidence based MNCH interventions that can be applied at different levels of health care that can contribute to reduction in maternal, newborn and child mortality.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning and Development:  As a key member of the team, the ME&L Officer will contribute towards the development and implementation of MCSP MNCH strategy, including, but not limited to:
·         Oversee program documentation, both qualitative and quantitatively
·         Actively contribute to the development of, and advocacy for, MCSP related indicators
·         Participate and the take the lead in developing and updating the program’s internal ME&L plan
Data Management:  The M&E Officer will provide leadership for data management at MCSP, including, but not limited to:
·         Support data management in the MCSP program, including advising on data collection, processing, analysis, and reporting. This would include developing and implementing data quality management (DQM) systems, including data quality assessment/ auditing, assurance, and storage guidelines
·         Work closely with the MOH resource centre in the generation and reporting of the EPI information
Project-Specific Monitoring and Evaluation: Work in liaison with the project’s staff members to ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of projects, including, but not limited to:
·         Support the program team and MCSP partners to ensure that performance indicators are developed/followed and are met
·         Develop a culture where baseline surveys, mid-term and end-of- program evaluations are routinely done and take a lead on the preparation of terms of reference and data collection methods and tools for such surveys and evaluations
·         Generate in consultation with other project staff monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports as required by the funder and submit the reports to the project Chief of Party according to provided time schedule
Disseminating of lessons leamt and best practices in a way that supports continuous improvement in selected program districts
·         Take lead in learning reviews for the program to identify critical lessons and best practices from MCSP work that can be widely disseminated to inform health managers on best practices
·         Support inclusion of M&E information in papers as well as co- authoring abstracts and papers, or presenting at conferences, as appropriate
·         Perform any other duties within MCSP as required by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant for the USAID MCSP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health or Bachelors in Statistics or Quantitative Economics from a recognized university. An accompanying diploma/qualification (add-on) in monitoring and evaluation or program management and planning will be an added advantage.
·         A minimum of four years of previous experience working in handling datasets using statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, EPI-data, etc.
·         Knowledge of major MNCH best practices as well as implementation of RMNCH programs in Uganda.
·         Previous experience working with the MoH both at the central and district level
·         Experience working with USG funded programs.
·         Strong training and computer skills
·         Ability to coordinate a broad spectrum of partners in health
·         Excellent writing, data collection, analysis and reporting skills
·         Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
·         Ability and willingness to travel to Eastern Region up to 70% of time

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated and cover letter to with the subject line as “MNCH ME&L Officer” as the e-mail subject according to your application.

Deadline: 14th October, 2016 by 5:00 pm

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