Job Title: Evaluation Officer
Project Name: Sayana Press Project
Funding Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Tracking Code: 7819
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
About Sayana Press Project:
The Sayana Press Project is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). Sayana Press (SP) is an innovative subcutaneous contraceptive. The project facilitates the introduction of Sayana Press through existing delivery channels in four African countries - Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Uganda. Research on the new delivery mode of Sayana Press self-injection in Senegal and Uganda is underway. A new project will launch in January 2017 to generate evidence and guidance that decision-makers and implementers in Uganda and beyond can use to advance self-injection programs. This work will provide insights on how to design and implement self-injection programs that are cost-efficient but still achieve client proficiency and satisfaction; reach a range of women and adolescents through multiple channels; and ensure acceptability among health providers across multiple channels. The principal results of this new project will be optimal self-injection program components that can advance scalable and replicable self-injection programs in Uganda and elsewhere.
Job Summary: The Evaluation Officer will take part in Sayana Press evaluation activities, including the development of tracking forms and collecting quantitative and qualitative data, Implement evaluation activities in the field to test effective Sayana Press self-injection training design approaches and program components, collect evaluation and monitoring data through client and provider surveys and qualitative research methods in the field, working closely with health providers and other project team members.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
· The Evaluation Officer will implement evaluation activities in the field to test effective Sayana Press self-injection training design approaches and program components (practice injections, training, reminders and follow-up).
· Significantly contribute to development of program planning and data collection tools, training materials and translation of key documents.
· Collect evaluation and monitoring data through client and provider surveys and qualitative research methods in the field, working closely with health providers and other project team members.
· Carry out supervision of partners, district collaborators and health facilities participating in evaluation and research activities.
· Support and participate in dissemination of evaluation results.
· Contribute to overall project planning processes with Sayana Press team members.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The ideal candidate for the PATH International Evaluation Officer job placement should hold a Master’s degree in public health or related.
· At least five to seven years of qualitative research experience, including data collection and qualitative data analysis; quantitative research experience desirable.
· Prior evaluation experience in the health sector, ideally in reproductive health and familiarity with reproductive health products and services.
· Possess excellent analytical skills.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
· Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
· Ability to work with a variety of work styles and personalities.
· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
· Demonstrated success working effectively while under deadlines.
· Must have legal authorization to work in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join PATH in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online by clicking the link below.
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