US Embassy M&E Jobs – Public Health Specialist – Evaluation

Organisation: U. S. Mission, Uganda
Vacancy Number: 030/2013
About CDC Uganda:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an international public health agency engaged in HIV prevention and care programs and research activities in Uganda. CDC offers excellent career opportunities for professional growth, training, and collaboration with other health professionals. The main CDC offices are located at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe. CDC is an agency of the United States Mission in Uganda.
Job Summary: Working in support of the Ministry of Health (MOH), and implementing partners consistent with PEPFAR and MOH Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Guidelines, job holder provides technical assistance in the design and implementation of training and evaluation systems of public health projects/program at the community, regional and/or national level to strengthen evaluation of HIV/AIDS projects to ensure implementation of quality, viable and appropriate programs.
A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available on http://kampala.usembassy.gov/job_opportunites.html
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Incumbent works with the Monitoring and Evaluation Team Lead to develop and implement the performance monitoring system and indicators to track and report project results;
  • Provides oversight for project results reporting and management in conjunction with other staff members;
  • Provides evaluation technical assistance capacity building for local partner organizations.
  • Job holder works with Program Monitoring Specialist to develop and implement an M&E Plan for the CDC-Uganda strategic plan.
  • The job holder works to strengthen systems and staff capacity at the MOH to collect, manage, and use quality M&E data to inform programs and policies in the national response to HIV and AIDS.
  • The job holder assists the PEPFAR team in measuring the USG contribution toward achieving the PEPFAR targets through MOH reporting systems, and to adapt PEPFAR-supported M&E and other Strategic Information (SI) tools to improve PEPFAR programming and service delivery.
  • Jobholder represents the agency on evaluation issues at technical, and policy planning meetings at the community and national level, including meetings with collaborators and donors.
  • Responsible for day to day delivery of evaluation projects carried out by CDC-Uganda staff. Incumbent reports to the M&E Team Lead.
Qualifications & Experience:
NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
Education required: Completion of a university degree in public health, public policy, social sciences with specialization in monitoring and evaluation is required. Must have demonstrated expertise in basic program evaluation.
Work Experience required:  Five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience working as an M&E, or Evaluation specialist in a health/medical research organization, US agency, university or public health program implementing agency is required.
Language required:  Level IV English ability (fluent written, spoken and reading). Knowledge required:  Detailed knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use is required. Good knowledge of data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems is required. High level of competency in managing data information and evaluations on large scale health or HIV/AIDS activities required. Working knowledge of the objectives and operations of the USG, or the program activities of other international donor organizations, is required. Specialist knowledge of USG HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/AIDS programs is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.
Skills and Abilities required: 
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare required written reports.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of survey indicators and monitoring systems, evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, field experience in data collection, and methods in data analysis.
  • The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is complex and can be threatening to stakeholders.
  • Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS M&E programs to adopt appropriate strategies for evaluating their program activities. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required.
  • Keyboarding skills that include speed and accuracy are required.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
1.  Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174).
2.  A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1-24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicants work experience attached as a separate sheet.
3.  A current resume or curriculum vitae.
4. Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application.  Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
5.  Any other documentation (e.g. essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO
Human Resources Office
By email at KampalaHR@state.gov
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please send all documents in one file attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5
Deadline:  9th April, 2013
The US Mission in Kampala provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.  The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
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