09 June 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist NGO Job Careers - Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager, The Ugandan Academy for Health

About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University - John Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.

About The Academy:
The Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact ('The Academy’) is one of the programs housed within the IDI. The Academy was formed after a MOU between several partners including Uganda Ministry of Health, IDI, Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson and Johnson, and the Johnson and Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust in 2015. The Academy’s mission is to urgently and demonstrably improve health outcomes for people living with or being affected by HIV and TB through a range of carefully focused interventions combining applied relevant research resulting in improved national policy/guidelines, and associated training and systematic ongoing support. The Academy will manage funding for projects in clinical development, operational research and capacity building. Primary focus will be HIV/TB, with the potential to expand to maternal and child health. The Academy is managed by a Board and supported by a Secretariat, which is closely connected to the Infectious Diseases Institute and headed by a Program Director and Program Manager.
The Ugandan Academy for Health Innovation and Impact is an independent group of health experts who collaborate in an open innovation spirit to tackle health problems specific to Uganda. The Ugandan Academy was established as part of the Connect for Life program of Janssen Global Public Health (part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies) and receives funding through the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will play a focal role in guiding the Academy staff and other relevant stakeholders in the participatory design and implementation of the M&E system. This includes contribution to capacity development and training of the Academy staff and other stakeholders involved in the implementation of the M & E system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in the review, design, coordination and update of the Academy performance framework, collaboratively with the relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop and design the approved Academy M&E system including assisting in supervising and quality checking the development of the prescribed database programming (Optimy system), and conducting trainings on the system;
  • Implement the M&E system including assisting with the design and implementation of evaluations for the framework, with particular focus on internal and participatory evaluation methods;
  • Post implementation follow-up actions including drawing up an M&E action plan that specifies the responsibilities of implementing partners for prescribed deliverables, including timelines;
  • The jobholder will establish priorities for annual work plans in cooperation with the program coordinators; and compile and consolidate the proposed annual rolling work plans for project implementation;
  • Offer technical assistance where necessary to all Academy partners (including sub grantees) in data collection, data management, and information management for decision-making;
  • Coordinate the collection of performance data from all Academy-related work plan activities;
  • Render support in the design and conduct of special evaluation surveys for the Academy and implementing partners;
  • Responsible for the coordination and production of periodic reports on the Academy implementation and performance;
  • In charge of the preparation and presentation of the annual performance reports on the Academy to key stakeholders, as required;
  • Serve as a resource on global ‘best practices’ including documenting lessons learned in the design and implementation of an M&E system for dissemination both nationally and globally;
  • Develop and prepare an electronic repository of quality intellectual resources for easy retrieval by the Academy staff and other stakeholders,

Key Result Areas
  • A quality M&E system in operation, facilitating effective implementation of the Academy program;
  • An M&E plan in place, providing direction and overall guidance to implementing partners in the delivery of agreed outputs;
  • Capacity built within the Academy and implementing partners to effectively manage and operate the overall M&E system; the Optimy M&E system and the reporting frameworks.
  • All necessary resource materials and manuals prepared for M&E training programs and capacity development initiatives;
  • Regular performance reporting of high quality to relevant bodies, such as the Board, Janssen Global Public Health, and the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust and implementing stakeholders.
  • An electronic depository of intellectual resources, ‘best practices' and lessons leamt studies in the area of M&E and work plan implementation;
  • Effective implementation of the Academy programs.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Post-graduate degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Demography or Public Health
  • Possession of a Post graduate training in M&E principles and concepts will be an advantage.
  • At least three years’ work experience in the design and/or implementation of an M&E system, preferably in the public sector.
  • Previous experience in conducting training sessions, including facilitation skills.
  • Excellent planning, system development and organizational skills, including results orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficient in the following software applications: Word, Excel, and Power point.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their application cover letters with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:

The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute Knowledge Center,
Makerere University, Main Campus College of Health Sciences,
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: hr@idi.co.ug

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Deadline: 20th June, 2016 by 5:00 PM

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