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8 USAID RHITES-E Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Placements - IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in Eastern Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-E) Project
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: M&E Manager

About Intra Health:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A. that has been in existence for over 30 years in more than 100 countries and it has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships. In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private- sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.

About USAID RHITES-E Project:
IntraHealth International will implement the USAID RHITES-E which supports the Government of Uganda (GOU) and key stakeholders to increase availability and utilization of high quality health services in 21 districts in Eastern Uganda and 2 in Karamoja by strengthening health systems and improving the quality of, access to, and demand for health services with attention to equity and underserved populations.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will serve as important members of the RHITES-E Project’s M&E unit and will be responsible for data collection within the districts to which s/he is assigned.  The incumbent will also support quality data collection, compilation, analyses and reporting at the district, facility and community levels. S/he will be participate in the implementation and maintenance of the RHITES-E Project’s M&E system that excels in capturing and reporting project progress in achieving outcomes and results.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Support the assigned districts in results reporting, data utilization for program decision-making and knowledge management.
  • Provide routine data collection and data quality assurance at the facility and community level in the districts to which he/she is assigned.
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of the project’s as well as district level M&E performance monitoring plan to effectively track project and district activities, outcomes, and results.
  • Work in liaison with RHITES-E technical teams, develop and operationalize a schedule for monthly facility and district level monitoring visits to review status in service delivery, data collection and reporting in order to identify gaps, areas of support and mentorship.
  • Work closely with counterparts at the facilities and sub grantees to continually build their capacity in the areas of data management and data usage.
  • Offer technical support to facility and district health records personnel.
  • Lead in the active audit of both paper M&E tools and electronic medical records for data quality assurance.
  • Analyze project quantitative and qualitative indicators.
  • Significantly contribute to the development and maintenance of project tools and databases to capture relevant data on key indicators.
  • Carry out periodic routine data quality assessments and implement corrective actions to address gaps identified.
  • Actively participate in writing regular, timely progress reports of district-level project activities and results for USAID and other stakeholders.
  • Significantly contribute to the dissemination and utilization of project results to inform project operations and share lessons learned.
  • Stay abreast with developments in the M&E field, particularly with respect to HIV/AIDS, TB, MNCH, family planning and HSS.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-E Monitoring and Evaluation Officer career opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in public health, public policy or related discipline with coursework in M&E, Informatics, and Demography; or a Bachelor’s degree in the same disciplines
  • A minimum of three years’ experience for Masters and five years for bachelor’s degree of relevant experience of implementing monitoring and evaluation of formal and informal health and social supporting systems; and community program activities
  • Proven analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the activity interventions and support activity supervision.
  • Must possess a firm command of M&E issues in one of the following technical areas: HIV/TB indicators, MNCH/FP indicators and HSS. 
  • Work experience M&E USAID-funded programs preferred.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office especially Excel.
  • Knowledge of statistical package e.g. EPI-Info, SPSS and R is an added advantage.

Personal Competencies:
  • Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives that result in improvement of IntraHealth's performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Accountability: Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high quality results for IntraHealth's success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence: Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written): Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed upon strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of and the ability to effectively interact within and across Divisions, Departments/Country Offices in a constructive and collaborative manner.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES-E Project should upload an updated CV/Résumé, completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet, download here and three professional references at the web link below


Deadline: 4th June, 2017

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