15 June 2017

Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor USAID Career Placement - University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:         Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

About USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and childe development services.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will provide support in design of the project’s monitoring and evaluation agenda and creation of systems to ensure that data to measure the project’s output, process, outcome and impact is routinely and systematically collected, analyzed and presented to program staff, partners and donors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Keenly monitor the implementation of the RHITES-EC Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP), including managing efforts to collect relevant data, manage information and use it to prepare periodic progress reports;
  • Work closely with project staff to design, implement and maintain a robust M&E system that excels in capturing and tracking project’s progress in program implementation;
  • Ensure that all stakeholders in the collection and management of data to be used by the project have a clear understanding of the AMELP, including the results framework, indicators and data collection processes and tools;
  • Manage the data collection, analysis and reporting of routine M&E data according to the project’s AMELP;
  • Carry out data verification, validation and other quality control exercises and provide support towards improving the quality of site /facility and program level data;
  • Conduct Data Quality Assessments (DQA) of data collected and ensure quality control measures are in place and observed;
  • Actively contribute to the Learning activities including operations research studies;
  • Ensure that data needed by the donor and other stakeholders is captured in the relevant systems: DHIS2, DATIM4U, HIBRID, TRAINET, PRS;
  • Track project performance against targets using the AMELP and timely provide data to the technical advisors and the Senior Management Team to inform timely decision making;
  • Work in liaison with the project’s Knowledge Management Specialist during the writing of the progress reports, and provide suggestions and recommendations as per the M&E findings;
  • Contribute to the compilation of the RHITES-EC’s periodic expenditure analysis reports;
  • Support activities for disseminating results and lessons learned;
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of project performance monitoring plans, including review of the project’s AMELP;
  • Actively contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual workplans development and preparation;
  • Work with the project’s MEL team to determine technical and logistical needs for strengthening the project’s M&E system;
  • Keenly track the performance on implementation of activities of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the USAID RHITES-EC Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor career opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Epidemiology, Public Health or other related field;
  • A minimum of six years’ experience in monitoring and implementing programs in the field of health services.
  • Proven skills in developing project M&E plans;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • S/he must have strong writing and organization skills for reporting on program and study results;
  • Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR reporting regulations and requirements;
  • Proficiency in using statistical analysis packages (STATA, SPSS, EPI-info) and data management skills;
  • Previous experience and working relationship with partners & stakeholders in health system strengthening.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send their cover letters, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot10 Kiira Lane, Mpumudde Division, UGANDA

E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

Deadline: 16th June 2017 by 12:00pm

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