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02 June 2017

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager- Research & CLA Career Placement - 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: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor

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 (M&E) Manager- Research & CLA steers the provision of technical expertise to ensure that  the RHITES-E Project has a strong results framework, generates high quality evidence, captures and reports high quality results and applies state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation (M&E) approaches. S/he will lead the evaluations and research component, including but not limited to assessments and operations research. S/he will be in charge of drafting the collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) plan.  Working collaboratively with the M&E Manager, s/he will implement a system of constant data collection and analysis that informs the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor as well as the technical team leads so that they can determine whether targets are being achieved and if programmatic changes are needed. S/he leads the design and implementation of strong M&E plans, including baseline, midterm, endline, MIS and supplemental data collection, analysis and reporting; and promotes data-driven decision-making. S/he contributes significantly to the development of knowledge management (KM) products, including project-related publications that disseminate results and best-practices to project stakeholders

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Helps develop the protocols and M&E plans for supplemental data collection efforts as required, including assessments, special studies, in coordination with appropriate project team members.
  • Offers technical assistance and oversight for the project’s data collection efforts, including the baseline, endline or periodic assessments and surveys, in addition to management of external data collection and research agencies.
  • Supports in the design and implementation of all evaluation and research efforts linked to the RHITE-E Project targets and deliverables.
  • Maintains an efficient and easy-to-use information management system for data generated by the project, including the baseline facility and community mapping exercises, annual assessments and the final evaluation.
  • Provides leadership in the development of project operational research assignments including the use of statistical packages such as SPSS, R, and Epi Info.
  • Oversees the planning, facilitating and conducting data analysis efforts
  • Work in close collaboration with the MEL team, develops and ensures quality implementation of the overall M&E and KM plans for the RHITES-E Project.
  • Establishes CLA forums at district/cluster level and collaborates with the KM Manager in the documentation of success stories and lessons.
  • Actively contributes significantly in the writing of project publications and other KM products, obtaining inputs from Project’s technical Team Leaders, the district staff and sub grantees to develop high quality dissemination materials, including peer reviewed publications, technical briefs, reports, case studies, blogs etc. to a wide audience in consultation with the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor. 
  • Represent the RHITES-E Project in external meetings nationally and internationally, as required
  • Works closely with IntraHealth’s headquarters’ MER and Communications teams, as appropriate, and share achievements and results within IntraHealth for organizational learning.
  • Collaborates with HQ-based MEL unit on any assessments or research, as well as data quality assessments. Respond to HQ requests for country or project data.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-E Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager- Research & CLA career opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in Public Health, Population Studies, Statistics, Social Sciences or similar field; Ph.D. or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of six years of related M&E and KM work experience. USAID and/or PEPFAR reporting requirements preferred.
  • Previous exposure and experience using quantitative statistical  and qualitative data analysis software
  • Proven skills in conducting research, developing research protocols, articulating research questions, quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis and management, and in development of knowledge management and dissemination products such as reports, briefs and case studies.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Uganda health programs.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize assignments, work effectively under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skill and effectiveness in communicating with others, particularly technical and program project staff.
  • Proven ability to work well with diverse groups and as part of a team using a consultative and collaborative approach.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Microsoft Office computer skills, proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Personal Competencies:
  • Managing Performance: Ability to plan and design practices, processes and procedures that allow for effective management of people, resources and processes to optimize overall organizational performance. Managing for performance includes the ability to delegate and encourage growth and leadership across the team(s) as part of maximizing performance and productivity.
  • Strategic Thinking: Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization- and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Effective Communication (Oral & 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
  • Risk Management: Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization's exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Innovation: Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role 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. 
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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