2 Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job Placements - International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda

About US:
The 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.

Job Summary: The Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will 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. S/he is to supervise the data collection, data cleaning and input, ensuring a robust data base with analysis and data interpretation on which to base program decisions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Work closely 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 indicators.
·         Keenly track the M&E plan and frequently provide the district and program team with trend analysis of tracked indicators while identifying outliers.          
·         Carry out 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 activities.
·         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.
·         Prepare and submit regular feedback to the program Manager on project implementation.
·         Provide the program Manager, program staff and districts with monthly reports on indicator trends.
·         Offer support in the preparation of donor reports.
·         Facilitate the health facility/VHT reporting requirements for program reporting and to feed into the HMIS and program reports.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant must 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.
·         At least four (4) years working 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.
·         Previous experience in data quality assessments and oversight
·         Prior exposure and experience working with District Health teams and building the district capacity in data collection, reporting and analysis.
·         Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.
·         Experience in continuous quality improvement processes.
·         Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies.
·         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 programs.
·         Good report writing skills.
·         Ability to enhance good interpersonal relationship.
·         Good communication skills.
·         Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
·         Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and application of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link below.

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