M&E Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Evaluation and Research at World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision
International
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
Duty Station: Uganda
About WVU:
World Vision International
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World
Vision is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people
whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”
Job Summary: The Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer – Evaluation and Research will be mainly 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 job holder will be part of the implementation of existing and new data
systems. S/he will be an investigator on Operational Research studies and will
provide technical support for protocol writing, data collection and analysis,
use of evaluation tools and processes. The Officer will therefore have
substantial technical expertise in implementation science encompassing health
project monitoring and evaluation including outcome evaluations, health
informatics and biostatistics, M&E systems, research methodology,
statistical analysis. The job holder will provide leadership and support day to
day operations of mHealth interventions for Health and where need be offer
technical guidance and support to World Vision Uganda for established and
upcoming mHealth Initiatives in the project area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1.
Research and Documentation:
·        
Plan and coordinate the initiation of the research
study protocol, and the establishment of operating policies and procedures in
line with the partnering institutions of higher learning for IRB and the other
relevant approvals for operational research.
·        
The job holder will ensure the smooth and efficient
day-to-day operation of research and data collection and MSC documentation
activities within the Cluster and acts as the primary point of contact and acts
as the principle operational liaison on behalf of the Project Manager for all
documentation and research issues
·        
Provide a monthly technical brief on the status of
the operations, systematically writing it to the needs and outcomes of the
research and provide a clear way forward for the next steps in the processes
not forgetting maintaining and running the research database
·        
Provide technical support to the Project through
initiation and all other processes meant to produce MSC on a quarterly basis,
this need to be integrated into the Cluster activities and produce quarterly
publications to that effect.
·        
Involving the research subjects, making sure that it
is fed into the World vision connection website in liaison with the
communication department at National office for the MSC issues.
·        
Attract and supervise intern students both at
undergraduate and graduate studies in the fields of Community Medicine, Public
Health, Health social sciences and development studies, Nutrition and
Dietetics, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology to participate and offer peer
review of the status of the research on an annual basis from the different
recognized institutions.
2.
mHealth Management:
·        
The job holder will support the MoH Health
Information Management System strengthening through the operationalization of
the DHIS2 platform in all the health centres in the project area.
·        
Support to Community Health Information Management
System strengthening by ensure the operationalization of the community health
Mobile phone platform for reporting on ttC for and the entire CHMIS MoH System.
·        
Serve as the technical lead in supporting the relay
of mHealth mobile phone generated reports and effective management of platform
and the data sent on it in line with World Vision Uganda VHT MHealth system.
·        
Support the ttC-based household counseling and
reminder platform mechanism for MNCH, to facilitate effective household
counseling.
3.
Reporting Responsibilities:
·        
Assists in the compilation of: Progress towards
Objective Reports, Annual Program Reviews, and Semi Annual program Reviews, the
Evaluation and baseline reports.
·        
Represent and create presentations at professional
meetings and conferences.
·        
Work in liaison with the project coordinator
document lessons learned and best practices from programming, including
dissemination plans
·        
Support in the reviewing regular programme reports
prepared by programme staff for submission to stakeholders.
·        
Communicating results to the scientific community
via published papers; presenting ongoing work and findings to colleagues at
conferences, and producing academic posters
4.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
·        
In collaboration with the PM, provide onsite
management of MNCH evaluations and targeted evaluations in the field.
·        
Work in liaison with staff (as relevant) to ensure
that lessons learned and recommendations from M&E activities are used to
modify existing programmes and in the design of new activities.
·        
Assist with the evaluation of current indicator and
the identification of new ones
·        
Strengthen and support both internal and external
evaluation processes for the MNCH project
·        
Monitor data collection, collation, storage,
analysis and reporting ensuring that data is audit worthy.
·        
Monitor data entry process and ensure programmes are
utilizing the data and lead outcome monitoring using LQAS and List
·        
Maintain quality monitoring system in MNCH to enable
the generation of reports to donors and other stakeholders
·        
Ensure Program staff are using data collected to
make informed and timely decisions
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Monitoring and
Evaluation Officer – Evaluation and Research vacancy should hold a Degree in
Social Sciences, Statistics, or related field. Additional training in M&E
will be an added advantage
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in Monitoring
& Evaluation work in a humanitarian/NGO setting
·        
Prior experience with developing and delivering
knowledge sharing programs.
·        
Previous experience in establishing effective
partnerships within and outside the organization.
·        
Past exposure and experience in working with Local
Government Health System and Health Management Information System
·        
Excellent communication and writing skills.
NB: Only Ugandan Nationals are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.
Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 20th November, 2015

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