UN Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – RMNCH Fund Project at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Organization: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: RMNCH Country Focal Person
About UNFPA:
UNFPA,
the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a
world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young
person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and
young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA started working
in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from complications of pregnancy
or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller and healthier. Young people
are more connected and empowered than ever before.
About UNFPA RMNCH Project:
The
RMNCH fund project will be implemented by the respective divisions of the
Ministry of Health as well as the district local Governments and district
health teams.
Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be
responsible for monitoring and evaluation of the Ministry of Health work plan
to increase access to high impact RMNCH interventions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. The job holder will
develop monitoring and evaluation process, output and outcome indicators and
tools for Implementation of the project at district, Ministry of Health
headquarters and Implementing partner (IP) levels
2. Keenly monitor
implementation of the following activities to ensure timely delivery of desired
results in the following areas/ activities:
  • In charge of the recruitment, mentoring and
    supervision of midwives for the 30 project districts
  • Evidence generation and continued advocacy
    for interventions to increase recruitment and retention of midwives
  • Facilitation of postnatal visits by VHTs and
    health facility workers
  • Responsible for the procurement and
    distribution of essential equipment and supplies, as well as minor renovations
    for the selected project districts
  • Implementation of MPDSR in targeted
    facilities
  • Maternal and newborn health vouchers for increased
    access to RMNCH services
  • Piloting of the use of telemedicine in
    providing skilled and quality care to women and newborns with
    complications
  • Blood donation campaigns and expansion of
    services
  • Research on outpatient treatment of newborn
    sepsis
  • Establishment of new born centers, training
    of health workers in newborn resuscitation, e-learning on essential
    newborn health packages and procurement of essential commodities and
    equipment for newborn care
  • The incumbent will be tasked with the establishment
    of a central LMIS data warehouse at the MOH
  • Tracking of pregnant women by VHTs in the
    selected project districts
  • Regularly review and revision of the family
    planning behavior change communication strategy
  • Responsible for the implementation of Social
    behavior change communication in the selected project districts
  • In charge of the development of protocols and
    guidelines for provision of comprehensive family planning services,
    printing and dissemination of MNH protocols and guidelines, review of
    tools to include preterm birth surveillance
  • Capacity building for and delivery of
    comprehensive family planning services at facility and community levels
  • Implementation of computerized training for
    IMCI (ICATT)
  • Procurement of non-malaria commodities for
    ICCM activities funded through the global fund.
  • Overall leadership and governance capacity
    gap assessment at district and regional level and subsequent training
  • DHMT Provision of Support supervision and
    mentoring to implementing facilities
  • Regional DHMT quarterly RMNCH review meetings
3. Support the Ministry
of Health in:
  • The compilation of quarterly progress and
    related reports to UNFPA for the Ministry of Health
  • Providing the necessary support to district
    local governments to monitor coverage of high quality RMNCH interventions.
  • Development of quarterly work plans for the
    project
  • Ensuring regular reporting progress to the
    RMNCH core and country teams
  • Ensuring that value for money is ensured/
    upheld.
4. Identify document and
share best practices (including promotion of inter and intra-district technical
exchanges) and programme innovations.
5. Conduct Mid-term and
end of project evaluation
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the UNFPA Monitoring
    and Evaluation Officer job vacancy should hold a Master’s Degree or higher
    in Public Health, or a related health discipline.
  • Strong evidence of teamwork and facilitation
    skills.
  • High levels of computer literacy including
    quantitative/analytical skills and advanced proficiency with MS Excel
  • Demonstrated technical writing ability
  • The applicant should ideally also hold a
    certificate or advanced training in Monitoring and evaluation.
How to Apply:
All
candidates who so desire to join the United Nations UNFPA in the aforementioned
capacity are encouraged to send a cover letter and P11 Form, download here  to vacancyug@googlegroups.com. Please clearly
indicate position title in the subject of the email and include your full
names.
NB: The complete applications should be less than
10MB.
Deadline: 6th February 2016
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