Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor USAID RHITES-E Project Jobs - IntraHealth International

Organisation: IntraHealth International
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E)
Duty Station:  Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party

About US:
IntraHealth International is a non-profit organization that was founded in North Carolina, United States and has been working in over 30 years in over 100 countries. IntraHealth 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 implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) activity in Uganda. The purpose of the RHITES-E activity is to increase utilization of health services through the following key result areas: increased availability of and accessibility to health services; improved quality of health service; increased availability of resources for public sector health services; improved organization and management of service delivery and increased adoption of healthy behaviors and practices.

Job Summary: The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system that excels in capturing and reporting project progress in achieving outcomes and results and in program implementation. The M&E system will provide USAID with timely and accurate information. S/he will support the Uganda Ministry of Health to build long-term capacity in M&E to support improved health access and outcomes. S/he will collaborate closely with US-based technical staff from the IntraHealth Chapel Hill office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Provide strategic and technical leadership to the project in monitoring and evaluation, results reporting, data utilization for program decision-making and knowledge management
·         Actively facilitate development and implementation of the project’s M&E performance monitoring plan and budget to effectively track project activities, outcomes, and results
·         Develop project quantitative and qualitative indicators and targets as well as processes and tools to measure them
·         Develop and maintain project databases to capture relevant data on key indicators
·         Carry out periodic routine data quality assessments and implement corrective actions to address gaps identified
·         Participate in writing regular, timely progress reports of project activities and results for USAID and other stakeholders
·         Quickly respond to all USAID requests for data and reporting
·         Engage with other program and technical staff in developing and implementing annual project work plans
·         Conduct rigorous annual data quality assessments on all project indicators, and write up and disseminate results
·         Provide leadership in the development and  design of all project evaluation and research efforts, and ensure that they are linked to project  objectives and deliverables and are properly budgeted and staffed.
·         Ensure compliance with human subjects protection procedures
·         Identify short-term M&E technical assistance needs, develop scopes of work for these assignments, and arrange for contracting of consultants, as needed
·         Actively contribute to the dissemination and utilization of project results with a global audience using a variety of fora such as publications, conference presentations, technical briefs, research reports, etc.
·         Stay abreast with developments in the M&E field, particularly with respect to integrated health and community-based health services
·         Directly supervise and mentor a team of M&E professionals and contribute substantially to any research which is undertaken by the project
·         Work closely with Ministry of Health counterparts to continually build capacity in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, research design and implementation, and data usage


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal applicants for the Intrahealth International Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor job placement should hold a master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, Social Sciences, Bio-statistics or a related field
·         At least eight to ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of large scale health and HIV/AIDS service delivery and strengthening programs
·         A minimum three years of management experience
·         Significant experience with PEPFAR and USAID reporting regulations,  including experience with service delivery indicators in MNCH, FP, and malaria
·         Demonstrated skills in quantitative data analysis, data management (i.e., maintaining a database, quality control measures) and in the presentation of results for the identification of best practices and to inform decision-making
·         Proficiency in using databases and statistical software is required (e.g. SPSS or EPI-Info) as well as strong skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and mobile technologies to report data
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and must be able to communicate and coordinate effectively with other donors and project partners
·         Local candidates strongly preferred

Personal Competencies:
·         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.
·         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.
·         Organizational Stewardship – Approaches role and duties as a primary caretaker and steward of the organization, encourages a cooperative environment that focuses on placing the organization’s interests and success first, before another individual, department or team.
·         Client Relationship Management – Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy current client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements; includes influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating; build and manage new relationships and collaborative alliances.
·         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.
·         Business Acumen - Knowledge, insight, and application of business concepts, tools, and processes that are required for making sound decisions in the context of IntraHealth’s business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations; including supporting, identifying, assessing, and/or securing new business for the organization.
·         Effective Communication - Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language (English and other required languages) appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret idea, information, and needs through the application of appropriate professional communication behavior.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should upload a cover letter, updated  CV, and a USAID 1420 Biodata Form at the link below.


Deadline: 31st December 2017

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