4 USAID RHITES Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer Job Placements – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
Duty Station: Mbarara,
About US:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS
through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a
global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15
countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of
HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the
highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25
years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and
new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country
program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with
various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality
of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment;
maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition
assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other
primary carer services.
Job Summary:  The Strategic Information & Evaluation
Officer works closely with the DBTs, and technical advisors for the under
clinical services, quality improvement, health systems strengthening and
community linkages and demand generation, the incumbent will work towards
coordinated and efficient efforts in designing, implementing, monitoring,
evaluation and quality improvement to improve measure progress towards
attainment of site, district and project targets and goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The job holder will ensure that the quarterly,
semi-annual and annual data collection mechanisms on additional indicators
reported through routine HMIS as supported required, functioning as appropriate
Technically support the implementation of community
surveys such as LQAS, PLACE and other studies as required
Leads and supports data quality assessment and
assurance activities at the Foundation, district and health facilities in close
collaboration with the DBTs as required.
Provides technical support to the data clerks in
ensuring implementation of electronic data management systems at site level.
The electronic patient management systems include, but not limited to
Open-Medical Records System
The Strategic Information and Evaluation officer
will also work closely with the QI advisor to provide technical support to the
DBTs, the data clerks and health care workers in data utilization to inform
continuous quality improvement. Through a functional working relations with the
Quality Improvement Advisors the SI&E officer will ensure the following:
Ensuring that the district and sites have annual
plan for monitoring and evaluating QI interventions
Ensures the district and facilities maintains a
database for QI by ensuring the tracking of progress on performance of the QI
Support the DBTs to ensure that the Foundation
supported facilities have QI tools (for example documentation journals), and
all procedures necessary for the implementation of the QI interventions
Coordinate the collection, aggregation and analysis
of analyze project QI qualitative and quantitative data
Technically supports the district focal persons for
HMIS and other health data to collect, analyze and report programmatic
indicators in a timely manner and ensuring that the project’s technical staff
especially the DBTs  are provided with
timely, accurate and reliable information generated through the project’s
M&E system
Mentors and supervise the data clerks working at the
health facilities
Qualifications, Skills and
The Strategic Information & Evaluation Officer
must hold a Master’s degree in Public health or demography or statistics,
population studies, epidemiology
At least five years’ experience in the design and
implementation of monitoring, evaluation
Broad knowledge and understanding of the Uganda MOH
HMIS system using the DHSI2.
Detailed understanding of USAID and PEPFAR
expectations and trends for monitoring and evaluation.
Previous experience of working with international
NGOs, MOH, district administration, public health facilities will be an
Practical experience in working with routine health
information systems at the facility, district and national level.
Ability to work independently with minimal
Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations
on programs and results
Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think
concisely, critically as well as distill information to lay audience
Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret
public health and epidemiological data.
Familiarity with computer programming, routine
management of information systems, and maintenance of electronic databases 
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of major
databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, STATA, SPSS
and Epi Data, and GIS
Good trainer skills
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all
aspects of working
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;
The Country
Director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo
Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 14th December 2015
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