USAID PATH Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Uganda Advocacy for Better Health Program

Organisation:
PATH
Project: United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) Advocacy for Better Health
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Tracking
Code:
5691
  
About PATH:
PATH is an international
nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We
take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact,
low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative
programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and
our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.
Project
Goal:
The goal of this program is
to contribute to improvements in the quality, availability and accessibility of
health services by increasing citizens’ knowledge and voice; increasing
community participation in health service delivery planning and improvements;
and fostering cooperation among civil society actors on issues of common
benefit in order to strengthen the sector over the long term. The key program
objectives are to:
  • Ensure
    that communities in selected districts can identify and articulate their
    needs and demand quality services;
  • Ensure
    that the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) develop effective advocacy
    initiatives, and are able to represent the communities’ demands for 
    better  quality  services;  and 
  • Build
    the technical and operational capacity of the CSOs to qualify them as
    potential direct recipients of future USAID funding. 
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop
    the overall framework for M&E systems, including requirements,
    baseline and evaluation surveys;
  • Ensure
    the alignment of research and M&E activities with program goals, and
    contribute to the development of annual workplans to identify project
    targets and ensure inclusion of M&E activities;
  • Develop
    and implement M&E reporting guidelines and systems designed to inform
    the direction of the project, including data quality and data use
    strategies;
  • Train
    program staff on M&E guidelines, survey instruments, data collection
    tools, and other tools  for M&E;
  • Supervise
    all staff involved in collecting and analyzing data and reporting results;
  • Design
    process for monitoring and evaluation of subgrantees, in collaboration
    with program leadership;
  • Foster
    participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving primary
    stakeholders (using a rights-based approach)
  • Conduct
    field-based monitoring, technical assistance, and training to program
    teams, and partner organizations, to strengthen their capacity in the
    collection, cleaning, and analysis of data for program management and
    donor reporting
  • Collaborate
    with counterparts and partner organizations, including other USAID programs,
    in work planning and program implementation;
  • Contribute
    to the development and implementation of a strategy for synthesizing and
    disseminating key results, programmatic lessons learned, and other
    research outputs of the program;
  • Contribute
    to and review program reports prior to submission to donors and
    headquarters
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should possess a Master’s Degree in a relevant field
    (development studies, public health, demography, statistics, etc.);
  • At
    least eight (8) years’ experience and demonstrated practical skills in monitoring
    and evaluation of voice and accountability programs, preferably for donor
    funded programs;
  • Excellent
    knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and practices is
    essential
  • Demonstrated
    capacity to use project M&E to advance strategic goals and provide data
    for decision-making;
  • Demonstrated
    ability and skills in data analysis and synthesis, performance evaluation
    and correction,  and report writing;
  • Knowledge
    of family planning, reproductive health, and adolescent health issues
    related to M&E
  • Competency
    in training, institutional capacity-building, citizen participation, and
    advocacy and public policy is highly desired;
  • Excellent
    representational and communication skills;
  • Written
    and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or
    more local languages.
  • Knowledge
    of statistical software (such as SPSS, STATA, and SAS) and familiarity
    with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access (or similar tools) is
    preferred.
  • Knowledge
    of USAID data collection and reporting requirements is highly desirable;
  • Ability
    to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in the development and implementation of monitoring and
    evaluation frameworks and systems required for community development
    programs;
  • Experience
    developing study design and methodology including sampling procedures,
    assisting with implementation, analysis and write-up to inform policy is
    preferred.
  • Must
    have legal authorization to work in Uganda
How to Apply:
All applicants must have legal authorization to work in Uganda to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter. Application materials must be submitted in English. Please submit a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. All suitably qualified
candidates should visit the web link below for details on How to Apply and fill
their profiles to express interest in the vacancy
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