USAID Project M&E Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, SURE

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, SURE
Location: Kampala, Uganda
About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide. MSH Uganda is currently running a number of USAID and other donor funded projects including SURE (Securing Ugandans’ Right to Essential Medicines) and Supply Chain Management System (SCMS).
The SURE Program will ensure that the population of Uganda has access to adequate quantities of good quality essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS) by strengthening the national essential medicines and health commodities supply system.
SCMS is implemented by The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) contract for USAID as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. SCMS strengthens or establishes secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable supply chains capable of meeting the care and treatment needs of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. In coordination with in-country and international partners, SCMS assists programs to enhance their supply-chain capacity; ensure that accurate supply-chain information is collected, shared, and used; and provides quality, affordable, health care products to those who need them.
In Uganda the SCMS project is managed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). MSH now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of Laboratory Procurement Officer (SCMS) and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist SURE Program.
Job Summary:The M&E Specialist reports to the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, and works closely with the Senior M&E Advisor, Regional Pharmaceutical Field Coordinators and stakeholders in the public health commodities supply chain at all levels. The M&E Specialist works closely with the M&E team to establish a data quality assurance system and works with other project staff to improve utilization of SPARS (supervision, performance, assessment and recognition strategy) information. S/he supports the implementation of M&E training in all project areas.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Develops and disseminates standard operating procedures (SOPs) for management of SPARS data in consultation with the Senior M&E Advisor.
·         Coordinates the implementation of the reproducibility study in all regions including report writing, dissemination of findings and designing data quality improvement interventions.
·         Coordinates the collection, aggregation and summarization of PMP data to ensure timely availability of this data including data from external sources including Joint Medical Stores, National Medical Stores, National Drug Authority and MoH Planning department.
·         Coordinates the collection and entry of Pharmaceutical financial data from all supported facilities.
·         Conducts periodical support supervision visits to the regional teams in order to build capacity in M&E and quality assurance.
·         Plans, organizes and prepares reports and presentations to stakeholders including district reports, national reports and financial management reports.
·         Participates in relevant training activities including monitoring and evaluation training, district report training, financial management training.
·         Contributes to the SURE periodic reports including quarterly and annual reports.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
        i.            Bachelor’s degree in statistics, social sciences and any health related field. A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage,
     ii.            Five years relevant experience,
   iii.            Experience in supply chain management,
    iv.            M&E training experience and skills a plus,
      v.            Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team-oriented environment and ability to work in a multi cultural environment.
How to Apply:
Please note that both the M&E Specialist is a local position and therefore does attract international allowances
All applications should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Partner – MSH, Plot 15 Princess Ann
Drive Bugolobi, P O Box 71419, Kampala Email:  HRUG@ msh.org  
Deadline: November 30, 2012 at 12.00pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates.
Deadline: 23rd November, 2012
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