Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Project Careers - Ministry of Health (MoH)

Organization: Ministry of Health (MoH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator

About US:
The Government of the Republic of Uganda has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Services Improvement Project herein after referred to as the “Project.” The objectives of the Project are to: (i) to improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (ii) Scale up birth and death registration BDR) services.

Job Summary: The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will primarily ensure that the project strategies and activities are directly linked to the Project Development Objectives and outcomes as outlined in the Project Appraisal Document, operations manual and results framework. This will be achieved through review of implementation of the workplan, coordination of data collection processes and preparation of periodic progress reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  In accordance with the Project Appraisal Document, Project Operations Manual, and the Financing Agreement between the Republic of Uganda and the World Bank which are the guiding documents for this assignment, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall:
  • Establish the Project monitoring and evaluation system and prepare periodic project progress reports;
  • Conduct regular data quality audits on a sample basis to verify data reported through the HMIS and specific activity reports.
  • Steer the process for identifying and designing the key process indicators for each component, to record and report progress of the project.
  • Develop the overall M&E framework for the project including annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Manage the design and collection of data for baseline surveys and needs assessment that may be required under the different components of the project.
  • Guide and supervise organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies especially those relating to monitoring and evaluation, data management and verification services.
  • Ensure that all service provider contracts include specifications for the internal monitoring required of them, the reporting systems and the penalties for failure to report as specified.
  • Develop a plan for project-related capacity- building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.
  • Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the Project Grant and Financing agreements and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed including the scope of the project/workplan, results framework, project implementation manual and legal covenants.
  • Prepare for implementation support missions, verification and support supervision visits across all components of the project including: preparation of the necessary progress reports, supervision checklists, requisition for funds and planning for the associated logistics.
  • Prepare project progress briefs for dissemination to stakeholders including insertions in the media to keep the public appraised about progress of project implementation.
  • Working in liaison with the RBF specialist in extracting information from the District Health -formation System, quality assessments, and lead the process of analysing it for progress reporting and for triggering RBF payments.
  • Work closely with NIRA to capture the relevant data from the civil registration data base.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants must be Ugandan Nationals with a basic university degree in Statistics, Social Sciences or Physical Sciences and should have a Master's Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning, Public Health, Development Economics, Demography, or a related field.
  • Possession of an additional qualification in M&E will be an added advantage.
  • Seven or more years of related experience in the design of M&E systems and approaches and should be knowledgeable in M&E analytical tools.
  • Previous experience working with multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • Extensive knowledge of working with the Public sector in Uganda will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of HMIS / DHIS2
  • Broad knowledge and experience in conducting data quality audits.
  • Previous experience in facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders;
  • Computer skills including data processing, information analysis and report writing and should demonstrate competence in SPSS, Stata, MS Word and Excel.
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources
  • Familiarity with government systems and procedures
  • Familiarity with World Bank/ related multi-lateral or bilateral agencies systems and procedures
  • Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandans are encourage to hand deliver their applications with updated Curriculum Vitae and copies of all your academic qualification plus other relevant supporting documents to the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 5:00pm

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