Job Vacancy at IDI Uganda – Training Evaluation and Research Specialist

Location: Uganda
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) has been developed based on an international partnership of infectious diseases and public health specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to build capacity in Africa for the delivery of sustainable, high quality HIV/AIDS care and prevention through training and research.
A need has arisen for IDI to recruit a Training Evaluation and Research Specialist in the Training Department as follows;
Main Role of position: Provide leadership and daily oversight for internal monitoring, and evaluation of training activities and design and implementation of evaluations of educational/training interventions
Specific Roles:
1.      Internal monitoring and evaluation of training activities
·         In collaboration with other technical officers, take lead and guide development and monitoring of departmental annual and quarterly work plans
·         Ensure availability of updated needs assessment; monitoring and evaluation tools for both classroom and onsite training activities.
·         Manage and maintain a quality assurance and control system to ensure accuracy, integrity and validity of training departmental data
·         Ensure timely electronic filing and storage of training data; including proper day to day management of the Management Information System for Training (MIST)
·         Produce monthly and quarterly progress report s of implementation of core training and project activities.
2.     Reporting and Compliance:
·         Maintain an updated departmental reports monitor for both training core departmental and project activities
·         Coordinate with technical officers and program M&E officers within the department to ensure that timely preparation of reports according to expected guidelines
·         Review all programme reports for quality and consistency with grant sub agreements
·         Produce departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and progress reports on quarterly basis as well as other periodic and adhoc departmental reports
·         Establish tool for tracking reporting requirements for various core and training project activities
3.     Training/Education Research design, analysis and reporting:
·         Support the design of training/education research interventions; including proposal development support
·         Lead and coordinate development/adaptation of data collections tools and data management systems of training/education intervention projects
·         Lead and support analysis of data from training/education intervention projects.
·         Maintain database of training research projects conducted to date Building capacity for data management; monitoring and evaluation
·         Lead and coordinate all trainings for data management; and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases programs for both internal and external trainees
·         Maintain and update database of resource persons for supporting data management; and Monitoring and evaluation trainings.
·         Ensure quality implementation of data management; and monitoring and evaluation training including review and continuous updating of course to meet needs of trainees
·         Maintain updated training curricula for data management; monitoring and evaluation
·         The ability to work both independently and in a team setting is critical, as is the ability to present ideas clearly both orally and in writing.
·         A basic degree in statistics or health/medicine or education with a Masters in epidemiology; health systems research; public health; and or management information systems
·         Broad and appropriate experience or training in educational evaluation, measurement, statistics, quantitative and/or qualitative research; report writing; writing for publication; with at least 1 to 2 years conducting research and evaluations is required.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·         Prior experience working with health sector especially in the area of HIV/AIDS and or other infectious diseases
·         Familiarity with existing Ministry of Health Management Information Systems.
·         Successful track record in designing, implementing, and managing “ program evaluations;
·         Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines (i.e. proposal deadlines)
·         Familiarity with software such as SPSS; STATA; ORACLE and My SQL
·         Excellent training, communication (writing and oral), and interpersonal skills.
How to Apply
Qualified and interested persons who wish to apply may e-mail, or hand-deliver an application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least two professional referees to:
Human Resource Manager
Infectious Diseases Institute
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
Applications should reach us not later than Wednesday, August 8,2012.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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