Earn 22K US Dollars as M&E Specialist – Malaria Consortium

Job Title:    M&E Specialist
Organization: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Salary: USD 22,758 gross per annum
Reports to: Program Manager

About US:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.

About Project:
Malaria Consortium Uganda has received funding from DFID/UNICEF to implement the Strengthening Uganda’s Response to Malaria (SURM) project which will focus on reducing the impact of the leading causes of U5M morbidity and mortality in 16 districts in Northern Uganda. The project will address lagging maternal and neonatal mortality through a combination of iCCM and selected maternal and neonatal care interventions. The project is implemented with UNICEF and spans a five-year period (April 2018-March 2023) in 16 districts in the Northern region of Uganda.

Job Summary: The M&E Specialist will provide technical support and oversight to monitoring and evaluation (M & E) activities in the SURM programme. The person in this role is responsible for the oversight and technical input of M&E advice and concepts to all project activities. He works directly with the project managers in ensuring all their activities, and reports have a monitoring & Evaluation aspect embedded. This role is responsible for reviewing all reports from M& E Officers before they are linked with the overall project reports.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support project staff in the development and implementation of M&E systems and plans as listed below. Where required, assist in the supervision and coordination of their implementation (15%)
  • Log frames with appropriate project indicators, targets and data collection methods
  • Routine monitoring systems, including databases, systems for data collection, maintenance and storage
  • Templates and schedules for routine reports including quantitative and narrative reports (where necessary)
  • Provide technical support in business development; particularly proposing innovative approaches to conducting M&E activities (10%)
  • Provide technical support for routine data collection and management including IT applications for data transfer (5%)
  • Advise project staff in the design, implementation and analysis of large scale quantitative surveys and smaller scale qualitative surveys. Where necessary, oversee the implementation of the same (5%)
  • Support Project Managers and staff to ensure effective use of data for decision-making (5%)
  • Conduct field visits to validate data and monitor the quality and completeness of collected data (10%)
  • Provide technical oversight, on-going support and supervision to M&E project staff (10%)
  • Participate in capacity development (including trainings) for Malaria Consortium staff with respect to M&E (10%)
  • Assist in analysis and presentations of cross-project data (5%)
  • Prepare the SURM program quarterly report to stakeholders (5%)
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant Ministry of Health officials, so as to stay abreast of and involved in related HMIS and M&E developments (5%)
  • Represent Malaria Consortium at district, national, and regional meetings as relevant and required (5%)
  • Assist project staff in preparing donor reports (10%)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Malaria Consortium M&E Specialist job opportunity should hold a post-graduate degree in public health (with focus on epidemiology/bio-statistics) or a pertinent social science discipline such as demography
  • Experience working in public health in developing countries within government, an international organization or research institution
  • Experience in the management of project M&E systems
  • Significant experience in survey design and implementation
  • Proficient in the development of data entry programmes and in using statistical analysis software (EpiInfo, EpiData, Excel, Access, Stata)
  • Experienced in applying qualitative methods of data collection and analysis
  • Familiar with Uganda’s routine HMIS
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Proven significant experience working for an International Non-Government Organisations
  • Some experience with programming desirable (e.g. Pendragon)
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills and proficient in word-processing and data management and analytical software
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills

How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web link below.

Deadline: 27th April 2018

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