8 Team Leader/Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person Global Fund Vacancies – Ministry of Health

Organisation: Ministry of
Health
Funding Source: Global Fund
Reports to: Director Health
Services (Planning & Development)
About US:
The Government
of the Republic of Uganda under the Ministry of Health has received funding
from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support
among other things recruitment of key staff to assist in improvement of the
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) grant performance. The goals of the Health
Systems Strengthening grant are to:
·        
Strengthen the Procurement and Supply Management
(PSM) system
·        
Support improvements in the Management Information
Systems and Monitoring and          
·        
Support community involvement in the delivery of
health services
Additionally,
the National TB and Leprosy Program (NTLP) is under the department of the
National Disease Control (NDC) in the Ministry of Health. NTLP’s overall
functions are to establish country wide quality diagnosis and treatment
services for TB and Leprosy and to coordinate the implementation of TB and
Leprosy control activities. Under the National Program is a National TB
Reference Laboratory whose functions are; to provide technical guidance to all
TB diagnostic facilities and standardization of Laboratory TB and Leprosy provide
technical supervision and training of laboratory staff on TB and Leprosy
Diagnosis Techniques, Confirmation of drug resistant TB and provide follow up
culture and drug susceptible tests as a national referral facility. It also
supports coordinated drug resistant TB surveillance and technical support roll
out of new laboratory technologies and support their uptake and utilization. It
also carries out operational research activities.
Job Summary:  The Team Leader/Monitoring and Evaluation Focal
Person will take charge of the team and act in line with the Uganda Global Fund
Health Systems Strengthening interventions. The incumbent will be responsible
for performance management of all the other team members as stipulated.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Oversight of the entire Regional Performance
Monitoring Team (RPMT) to ensure that it functions as a unit.
·        
Responsible for the management of the RPMT staff,
including handling administrative issues, staff appraisal, work schedules and
resource allocations.
·        
Management and implementation of the M&E Plans
for the Health Sector
·        
Performance and Monitoring Plans (HSSIP), HIV/AIDS,
malaria, Tuberculosis Reproductive Health i.e. reporting, training, work plan
development, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, bi-annual, midterm and end term
reviews for M&E and operationalizing the national disease M&E plans and
there tenant sub component M&E plans;
·        
Coordinate regular tracking of relevant core
HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and HSSP M&E indicators to inform the review of the
national level programs in line with the expectations of the “Three Ones
Principle” and the Global Team recommendations of program alignment
·        
Conduct site visits/support supervision to provide
training and ongoing mentoring to core program staff at district, facility and
community levels within the region.
·        
Manage quarterly M&E plan performance reviews
and feedbacks to stakeholders.
·        
Coordinate regular identification of best practices and
lessons learnt, weaknesses, and Technical support needs in line with the
national M&E requirements
·        
Responsible for coordinating submission of
quarterly, semester and annual program reports to Ministry of Health (FCO) and
disease specific programs to enhance speedy consolidating of the reports.
·        
Serve as a technical representation for MoH/FCO
within the Regional partner Malaria, HIV/AIDS and TB M&E meetings.
·        
The incumbent will also serve as a technical
representative for MoH/FCO at the Regional partner HIV/ AIDS meetings or
similar for a
·        
Provide direction on M&E policy guidelines and
standard operating procedures.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by FCO
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicants should hold an MBChB, Bachelors in
Nursing, Economics or Demography and a Master’s degree in Public Health,
Demography, Epidemiology or the equivalent.
·        
A minimum of five years of postgraduate working
experience with bias in M&E and health planning management is required, two
of which should have been in a management / team leader position (similar staff
numbers and expertise).
·        
Prior experience leading long-term projects, with
time-bound deliverables is important given the requirement for timely delivery
of outputs on the RPMT activities.
·        
Past exposure and experience in a rural health
setting is an added advantage.
·        
Proven facilitation, relationship building,
negotiating and influencing skills especially within a complex public, private,
donor, and implementing partner environments.
·        
Self-starter with competence to assess priorities,
manage a variety of complex activities in a time-sensitive/emergency
environment, and meet competing deadlines and ability to work with minimum
direct supervision
·        
Previous experience in handling, managing and
analyzing multiple datasets, within the health setting is a requirement since
practical knowledge of related issues are what shall need to be addressed by
the RPMT team.
·        
Prior exposure and experience and knowledge of HMIS
structures and operations is a pre-requisite given the fact that all health
facilities at a minimum report via the HMIS.
·        
Working knowledge and experience with other
functional and established systems is an additional advantage.
·   Strong and
demonstrated writing skills are required, considering this is the person
responsible for consolidating technical reports.
·        
Computer literacy skills mandatory  
·        
Demonstrated strong leadership skills and a
supportive management style are required.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
addressed to the Permanent Secretary, MOH to the address below;
Ministry of
Health,
Plot 6 Lourdel
Road, Room D213, Block D, 2nd Floor.
P.O. Box 7272,
Kampala,
Kampala.
Uganda.
Deadline: 11th September 2015.
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