Project Assistant / Database Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Abt Associates

Job Title:       Project Assistant / Database
Coordinator – VectorLink

Organisation: Abt

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Monitoring
& Evaluation (M&E) Manager

About Abt:

Abt Associates is an
international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who
provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training
services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to implement a five-year project
funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID).

About USAID Project:

Abt Associates, a
major American business and government research, technical assistance, and
consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task
Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to
plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal
of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying
(IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering
the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under
this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs
focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI
in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22
African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support
PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

participates in the collection, cleaning, analysis, and reporting of M&E
data according to the project’s M&E plan

and maintains functionality of the M&E database, including performing
periodic updates and improvements

and supervises data entry clerks and M&E assistants, while supervising
their work during and after the campaign

and prepares data centers before and during each spray campaign

in the regular monitoring of project implementation against established targets
and objectives, including supervising data collectors in the field and data
entry clerks at data centers

periodic internal data quality assessments (DQAs) and prepares the project for
possible external DQAs to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability
and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting
corrective actions on time

analyzes, and presents program data for project staff, partners, counterparts,
and donors

to the project’s work in HMIS, and in linking country-level HMIS to project
monitoring and evaluation, as appropriate

the configuration and deployment of mobile-based supervisory data collection,
bulk SMS job aides, and daily performance monitoring using mobile technologies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the USAID Project Assistant / Database Coordinator –
VectorLink  job placement should hold
a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, information systems/technology,
Community Health, Sociology, Health Economics, or other relevant field

minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in database management,
monitoring & evaluation, or other relevant social science activities

with quantitative and qualitative research methods

literacy, including knowledge of analytical software (Microsoft Access and
Excel, SPSS, Stata, Arc GIS, DHIS2, etc.)

of health project implementation in general, with a focus on malaria prevention
programs with PMI or USAID very desirable

experience working with mobile data collection systems very desirable
(CommCare, ODK, KoboCollect, Ona, DHIS2 mobile, etc.)

of material logistics systems is desirable

in English

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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