USAID ASSIST Project Careers – Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at University Research Co., LLC (URC )

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of
About URC ASSIST Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is
implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems
(ASSIST) Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement dedicated to
improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support
to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country
missions, and cooperating agencies.
Job Summary:   The
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will be responsible for the daily
implementation of evaluation including work planning, tracking progress towards
objectives, development of data collection instruments and sampling strategies,
on-site research and data collection, supervision of an evaluation team,
writing/ editing required reports, developing/conducting presentations of
findings, and liaising with stakeholders on technical matters. The Advisor will
be part of the USAID ASSIST design and implementation and will plan for and manage
the implementation of existing and new data systems.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Leadership and Supervision:
  • Oversee
    and mentor monitoring and evaluation Officers
  • Management
    of research assistant staff conducting data collection and validation
  • Offer
    leadership to the collection and analysis of data and turning it to useful
    information for ASSIST MoH and donors.
2. Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Work
    closely with the technical team, provide on-site support and management of
    quality improvement information.
  • Support
    the evaluation of current indicator and the identification of new ones
  • Strengthen
    and support both internal and external evaluation processes for USAID
    ASSIST supported projects
  • Monitor
    data entry process and ensure programmes are adequately utilizing the
    USAID ASSIST database.
  • Maintain
    quality monitoring system in USAID ASSIST to enable the generation of
    reports to donors and other stakeholders
  • Ensure
    programme staff are using data collected to make informed and timely
    decisions related to program implementation
  • Take
    overall responsibility in assisting Ql teams both in office and at
    facilities supported in data collection and validation of 25% of the
    Quality Improvement indicators, compilation, analysis, storage and
3. Programme Design and
  • Offer
    technical oversight in developing and implementing evaluation activities
  • Working
    closely with ASSIST staff, prepare specific logical models, performance
    measurement frameworks, including the collection of baseline data and
    establishing targets and defining objectives, for newly designed projects
  • Work
    in close collaboration with Quality Improvement advisors and officers,
    ensure monitoring and evaluation components are well integrated in the
    design templates
4. Capacity Building and
  • Support
    USAID ASSIST and partner staff to increase their technical capacity in the
    area of monitoring, evaluation and operational research
  • Technically
    support partners we work with in utilising Quality improvement tools for
5. Reporting Responsibilities:
  • Supports
    the compilation of: Progress Towards Objective Reports, Annual Program
    Reviews, Semi-Annual program Reviews,
  • Represent
    USAID ASSIST and create presentations at professional meetings and
  • Render
    support in the reviewing regular programme reports prepared by programme
    staff for submission to stakeholders.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s degree in either public
    health, demography, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field
  • At
    least seven years’ experience and a proven track record in the
    implementation science encompassing health project monitoring and
    evaluation including outcome evaluations, health informatics and
    biostatistics, M&E systems,, research methodology, statistical
    analysis and epidemiological methods.
  • The
    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor should have proven data management and
    health programming experience and knowledge and usage experience of
    statistical software.
  • Be
    a good team player
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal skills
  • Possess
    the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent
    written and oral communication skills
  • Proven
    ability to review, synthesize information and produce quality reports
  • Proven
    self-starter and ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Flexibility
    to travel on a regular basis.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join University Research Council’s USAID
Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and relevant academic
documents as well as names and contact information for three professional
references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource Officer- USAID
ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly indicate the position in the subject if you are sending
electronically. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 24th July, 2015 by 5:00PM

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