3 Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist USAID Project Jobs – Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB)

 

Job Title:      Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist
(3 Jobs)  

Organization: Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
(UPMB)

Duty Station: Jinja, Mbarara and Gulu, Uganda

 

About US:

The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB), a leading
Christian organization coordinating 302 Member Health facilities all over
Uganda is implementing a five-year Local Service Delivery (HIV/AIDS) Activity
supported by USAID to be implemented in three USAID regions of Uganda (Gulu,
Mbarara, Jinja). The project will support private not-for-profit (PNFP) sites
to address gaps through optimization of high yielding HIV Testing and Counseling
Services approaches, improved retention and viral suppression, provision of
HIV/TB care and treatment, scale up services to reach men and key populations,
strengthen the PNFP institutional capacity and quality for sustainable service
delivery and contribute to Uganda’s efforts in reaching and maintaining
epidemic control.

 

Job Summary:  The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall
Develop M&E plans for the project, tools for monitoring and evaluation,
monitoring and reporting of the achievement of project objectives, and
conducting intermediary evaluation activities. Spearhead capacity building of
staff for supported facilities in M&E. The job holder shall also ensure
that there is continuous delivery and utilization of information from supported
health units in line with the current National policies and guidelines.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support the project in establishing an M&E
framework and systems to ensure effective implementation of the project plans
as well as key project based initiatives.

·       
Work with PNFP facilities/sites to ensure the
collection of relevant and appropriate data which is needed for an effective
M&E system to be utilized in monitoring of strengths, weaknesses and gaps
in program implementation

·       
Produce periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual)
M&E reports based on agreed performance indicators that shall guide
decision making and program implementation.

·       
Facilitate by serving as a technical resource
person for capacity building for diocesan and supported health unit staff to
enable them to monitor and evaluate activities, gather relevant data and
produce required progress reports.

·       
Participate in support supervision of member
health units with the aim of providing technical support to HFs/sites in
M&E including management.

·       
Act as a liaison between the UPMB secretariat
and the supported facilities on matters of M&E.

·       
Ensure that HFs/sites are regularly provided
with national HMIS tools and relevant staff are oriented and updated on HMIS
policies, guidelines and tools

·       
Ensure submission of data into the national
online systems

·       
Documentation of best practices and lessons
learnt

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Statistics, Public health, Demography, Biostatistics, or a related field is
required.

·       
A Post graduate qualification in Monitoring and
Evaluation.

·       
Minimum of Five (5) years of work experience
managing data intensive projects in designing, monitoring, and evaluation
methodologies.

·       
Knowledge and experience in Ministry of Health
and National M&E and quality improvement frameworks.

·       
Knowledge and experience of designing and
managing M&E systems. Experience in designing M&E methodologies and
tools, and the ability to coach and train others in their use.

·       
Experience with qualitative and quantitative
M&E data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome
indicators.

·       
Excellent command of MS Excel, and working
knowledge of at least two statistical data management packages/software’s
(quantitative & qualitative) e.g., SPSS, EPIINFO, STATA etc.

·       
Excellent spoken English skills are required,
including the ability to communicate effectively in a multi-cultural
environment and diplomatically manage collegial relationships.

·       
Expertise in other local Ugandan languages is
desired.

·       
Must be detail oriented and highly organized,
able to support and respond to the needs of the project teams as quickly as
possible to support evidence-based decision making data/information needs of
the project

·       
Must exhibit a flexible work attitude, with
ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to meet
unexpected demands

·       
Excellent cross-cultural communication and
interpersonal skills demonstrated by ability to interact professionally with
culturally and linguistically diverse staff, clients and consultants.

·       
Strong Report writing, communication skills,
research skills

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons who wish to
apply hand-deliver an application letter with a detailed CV naming at least two
referees, to:

 

Executive Director

Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

Plot 877 Balintuma Road Mengo

P.O. Box 4127

Kampala-Uganda

 

E-mail: upmbadmin@upmb.co.ug

 

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