03 May 2017

Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor Employment Opportunity - Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Organization: Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
Duty Station: Kampala / Masaka, Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) is a private-not-for profit Company under Makerere University. MJAP works to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.

About Project:
MJAP will work in close collaboration with the Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP) to implement a program on Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Masaka region (Gomba, Butambala, Sembabule and Mpigi districts). In addition, MJAP is anticipating a sub-award grant for accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control in Kampala region; under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor will offer technical guidance and coordinate efforts for strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation system in the districts and health facilities; and supports the use of strategic information to improve programming in the districts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Regularly monitor the progress of project activities and oversee reporting requirements in participating districts (completeness, accuracy and timeliness).
  • Summarise PEPFAR reports from participating districts.
  • Ensure operational OpenMRS (running tools and software in place) and ensure completeness of entries into the DHISII, HIBRID etc.
  • Assist the DHTs and facilities to plan M&E activities, collect and disseminate lessons learned
  • Work in close collaboration with the CQI Advisor to support the districts and health facilities to operationalize data management systems to track progress of performance and outcome indicators.
  • Offer guidance to the districts, health facilities and project staff to build capacity for managing data from the DHIS2 and HIBRID at the district level.
  • Provide support in the monitoring and evaluation activities geared towards the attainment of targets specified in the project strategic and operational work plans

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor should preferably hold a Masters’ degree in Public Health, Medicine Epidemiology or Biostatistics.
  • The applicants must hold Bachelor’s degrees in Statistics, population studies, Health Sciences, or relevant disciplines
  • Possession of a post- graduate training in Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • At least four years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, in donor funded programs
  • Knowledgeable of MoH and National frameworks and understanding of Local Government Structures.
  • Previous exposure and experience with OpenMRS, DHIS2, HIBRID and knowledge of MER 2.1 PEPFAR indicators.
  • Strong skills in Statistical analysis packages like STATA, SPSS, EPiDATA, Epifo, for data analysis and database management packages.
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Previous facilitation experience especially with partners at the district and lower levels.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good team player and able to build good working relationship with the district partnership.
  • Ability to work in a rural setting

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should email their applications, detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant academic documents addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) via Email to: hr@mjap.or.ug

NB: Please indicate the position and region you’re applying for in the subject. Your attachments should not exceed 5MB.

Deadline: 17th May 2017 by 5:00pm

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