USAID QED Group Jobs – Public Health M&E Support Officer

Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About QED:
The QED Group,
LLC is a full-service international development firm that provides practical
solutions to social problems through sound analysis, proven management
techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts on two core
practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management. We work
with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international donors,
private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around the
world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About USAID Project:
USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project (Learning Contract) is
the five-year organizational program support vehicle through which USAID/Uganda
will pursue realizing its development objectives within the complicated and
shifting Ugandan development context. 
The purpose of the Learning Contract is to provide monitoring,
evaluation and learning support services and build capacity of USAID/Uganda to
implement USAID’s Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting methodology to
strengthen the implementation of USAID/Uganda’s Country Development Cooperation
Strategy and enhance USAID’s organizational effectiveness. 
Job Summary: The Public
Health M&E Support Officer (MESO) will offer direct support to the
USAID/Uganda Strategic Information Unit (SIU) at the Health and HIV/AIDS (HH)
Office (aka DO3 Team).  The incumbent will
work directly under the technical guidance and oversight of the HH Senior
Strategic Information Adviser (SSIA). 
The SSIA will have the authority to assign appropriate tasks, set
deadlines, review deliverables, provide feedback, etc.  At the beginning of the assignment, the MESO,
the Learning Contract COP, the SSIA and the Learning Contract CoR will work
collaboratively to identify generalized major tasks and deliverables for the
duration of the assignment.  Further
coordination will occur through regularly scheduled meetings (e.g. monthly)
among Learning Contract staff and the SSIA. 
All operations and contractual issues will be managed by the Learning
Contract, with USAID consultations on a merit basis  
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Work in liaison with other Strategic Information
(SI) Unit staff in the development, design, coordination and implementation and
assessment of M&E activities in the Health and HIV Office (HHO)
Actively participate in processes to collect,
collate and analyze performance data and assist with Uganda Mission,
Washington, GOU and other reporting requirements
Work with DO3 staff and IPs to review and finalize
AMELPs, progress reports, research/study proposals and work plans
Work closely with the SI Unit staff to analyze
various datasets e.g. PRS, LQAS, DATIM, HMIS, DHS, AIS, MIS to inform the team
on progress towards achieving Development Objectives
Take part in the monitoring and review of reports
from data collection efforts such as DHS, MIS, AIS, Afro-barometer and other
similar efforts
Render support in the development, follow up,
coordination and implementation where appropriate on studies and Science
Technology Innovation and Partnerships (STIP)
Assist with the creation and implementation of any
necessary tools for the data collection related to planned studies and research
as well as regular data collection activities like SIMS, DHS, AIS, LQAS and
Identify problems, trigger questions that could lead
a potential research/ investigation together with the technical teams
The incumbent will manage DO3 staff in complex
analysis of data which will guide programmatic and management decisions
Carry out complex data analysis outside routine
reporting e.g. secondary analysis of national data sets (surveys, assessments,
impact studies, etc)
Render support in the management of evaluations,
studies, surveys and assessments 
Assist in the drafting, editing, production and
submittal of project technical reports (assessments, evaluations, trip and
monitoring reports, etc.) and other deliverables
Perform any other duties as appropriate
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate should hold graduate Degree
(MSc. equivalent) in a field related to health and/or population studies such
as Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography or Anthropometry.
At least seven years relevant experience in the
health sector, notably in monitoring and evaluating health programs in
developing countries
Ability to interpret performance results of health
programs and analyze the implications of such results in the country context
Broad knowledge and understanding of public health
monitoring and evaluation systems
Working knowledge of epidemiology and programmatic
interventions related to HIV, TB, malaria, Nutrition, MNCH and Family Planning
Excellent knowledge of analyzing health data and
disease patterns, such as epidemiology
Skills for analyzing complex and interrelated health
and demographic data – familiarity with STATA, SPSS and/or similar statistical
analysis software packages desirable
Familiarity with methods for assessment of
nutritional status and calculation of FP and demographic indicators
Previous experience in writing study proposals
Ability to design data collection forms and design
databases (Excel, Access, epi-info or similar)
Broad working knowledge of research topics in the
field of HIV/TB, Malaria, FP, MNCH and Nutrition
Ability to coordinate and collaborate well with
personnel within and outside the project, meeting deadlines, and work with
minimal supervision.
Record of quality work and deliverables.
Computer competency, including ease of use of data
analysis software
Previous experience with statistical analysis and
sampling strongly preferred.
Excellent organizational, writing and communications
Fluency in English required, knowledge of Luganda
and/or other local languages is an advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above criteria should send
their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,
expressing interest to with the subject
line as “ATTN: M&E Public Health Support Officer.’
Deadline: Friday November 13th, 2015 by
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