NGO M&E Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at International Rescue Committee (IRC)

International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Health Manager
International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are
shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of
their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been
working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones
where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million
displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and
looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children
from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will primarily ensure that
quality data is obtained from the program facilities, VHTs as well as program
staff when performing activities aimed at increased quality and coverage of
child and maternal healthcare in the districts. The incumbent will oversee the
data collection, data cleaning and input, ensuring a robust data base with
analysis and data interpretation on which to base program decisions.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Technical:
Work in liaison with the program team to develop a
detailed M&E plan for the program based on the project log frame to track
progress against agreed indicator.
Keenly track the M&E plan and frequently
provide the district and program team with trend analysis of tracked indicators
while identifying outliers.
Conduct field visits to the health facilities to
mentor and coach facility staff on data collection, reporting and data cleaning
to inform program and HMIS reports.
Support the district/health facilities and program
staff to frequently use data for program improvement.
Support the health facilities to engage in
continuous quality improvement processes.
Actively participate in quality of care monitoring
together with the DHT and IRC project staff while ensuring availability of data
at the facilities for assessing program quality.
Provide accurate information that informs the program
review meetings.
Ensure the availability of data collection tools
at the health facilities and for community programming.
Maintain an accurate and up-to-date database for
the health program.
Maintain a good record keeping system and
undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project
2. Liaison:
Work closely with the district M&E team while
ensuring that accurate and timely data on the program is fed into the district
HMIS and program reports.
Attend relevant meetings to represent IRC’s
program activities in the district.
3. Communication/Reporting:
Provide regular feedback to the program Manager on
project implementation.
Provide the program Manager, program staff and
districts with monthly reports on indicator trends.
Support in the preparation and submission of donor
Facilitate the health facility/VHT reporting
requirements for program reporting and to feed into the HMIS and program
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the M&E Officer
vacancy should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, demography,
M&E or related field. A master degree or a bachelors plus an advanced
certificate in M&E, statistics or economics preferred.
A minimum of three years’ experience in Primary
Health Care settings with proven success in designing, implementing and
operating project M&E systems from project initiation to close out stages.
Prior experience in data quality assessments and
Past exposure and experience working with District
Health teams and building the district capacity in data collection, reporting
and analysis.
Prior experience in data analysis, trend analysis
and interpretations.
Previous experience in continuous quality
improvement processes.
Working knowledge of the major evaluation
Past experience in the use of the MOH data
collection tools.
Experience working with district health teams,
health facility staff and community based groups such as VHTs
Previous work with an NGO in similar programs.
Good experience in monitoring and evaluation of
Good report writing skills.
Ability to enhance good interpersonal
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent command of both written and spoken
Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and application
of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online by clicking on link
15th January, 2016
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