UHMG NGO Careers – Head, Strategic Information and Innovations

Organisation: Uganda
Health Marketing Group (UHMG)
Reports to: Managing
Director
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Uganda Health Marketing Group
(UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee with an NGO status, whose Vision is “A
good life for all Ugandans”. UHMG works in partnership with public, private,
and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans
through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions. Using
the Good Life Platform as its launch pad, UHMG has employed uniquely designed
interventions and innovative behavior change communication approaches to raise
people’s awareness of and demand for health care services for Reproductive
Health, HIV, Malaria, and Maternal & Child Health.
Job Summary:  The Head, Strategic Information and
Innovations will steer the delivery of appropriate Research, Knowledge
Management, and ICT e-solutions and services to enable the monitoring and
evaluation of progress in achieving the strategic and business objectives of
the Organization in accordance with defined quality criteria including the
engagement of wider technologies and clarifying change in projects and
programs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Research, Monitoring and
Evaluation:
  • Serve
    as the key senior-level M&E resource at UHMG, working in conjunction
    with the senior management team to provide and maintain the organization’s
    overall strategic vision;
  • Work
    in liaison with the Project Directors/Chiefs of Party to link the project
    PMP & M&E Plan with the UHMG’s overall strategic plan, business
    plan, annual operation plan and budget;
  • Offer
    guidance to the team to develop, implement, and revise the UHMG and
    project’s PMP and M&E Plan;
  • Develop
    and employ a systematic approach to data collection that includes a
    process for data quality assurance, and tested data collection tools,
    forms, and methodologies;
  • Establish
    a system for periodic internal data quality assessments (DQAs), and
    coordinate external DQAs as required by the donor or UHMG;
  • Facilitate
    the development of research protocols and Internal Review Board
    applications (as needed);
  • Oversee
    the day-to-day work of the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and
    Knowledge management staff;
  • Actively
    monitor the quality and completeness of the UHMG data for documenting
    organization, project and product facility performance, ensure data use
    within the projects and product facility for evidence-based decision
    making
  • Compile
    and analyze data from each of the UHMG, products facility and project
    technical areas and support the project technical team in presenting
    recommendations to the COP for improvements in implementation on a quarterly
    basis;
  • Plan
    and coordinate internal organization and project mid-term reviews;
  • Plan
    and draft project baseline, midline and final evaluation reports in
    collaboration with senior level management;
  • Produce
    written documentation to highlight best practices, and what ‘works’ in a
    particular context;
  • Manage
    the development and maintenance of the UHMG database and ensure timely
    data entry;
  • Build
    macro-level capacity for leading and coordinating R,M&E& Knowledge
    Management, including data quality auditing and the use of data for
    decision making;
  • Technically
    support the development of effective liaison and coordination mechanisms
    for ongoing involvement and participation of partners in R,M&E &
    KM activities;
  • Represent
    the UHMG’s R, M&E & KM interests at meetings with stakeholders,
    including government partners, USAID, and other agencies;
  • Disseminate
    and assist the UHMG staff to disseminate data on organization and project
    progress and results;
  • Develop
    Terms of Reference (TOR) for M&E technical consultants, support their
    recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of
    qualitative and quantitative data collection, database design, and other
    relevant activities;
  • Actively
    participate in annual staff performance assessments, goal setting, and
    supporting professional development of directly reporting M&E staff;
2. Strategic Leadership:
  • Steer
    the development and implementation of integrated Research and Knowledge
    Management strategies and coordinate their implementation.
  • Provide
    overall strategic leadership in the development and implementation of an
    effective and efficient ICT infrastructure to support the organizational
    needs.
  • Lead
    the Knowledge Management initiatives in the delivery of the KM vision, and
    strategy for the Organization
  • Develop
    knowledge strategies that help to drive Knowledge Culture Change across
    the Organization through the promotion of e-tools and processes which
    increase information flow and best practice sharing.
3. Knowledge Management:
  • Manage,
    support, and oversee the promotion of knowledge sharing, open
    communication, and networking within the Organization.
  • Lead
    the program managers to develop appropriate evaluation designs,
    indicators, and data collection methods.
  • Actively
    support and facilitate the development and implementation of knowledge and
    information management and sharing processes, so that teams exploit the
    Knowledge Management tools and techniques available.
  • Work
    closely with the management and stakeholders to ensure that networking and
    internal communication requirements are assessed, addressed, and aligned
    with UHMG core strategies.
  • Plan,
    coordinate and monitor progress of elements of projects which support the
    roll-out of planned knowledge management systems across the Organization.
  • Develop
    and deliver training programs which encourage and facilitate research and
    knowledge sharing behaviours, and train staff in proper use of knowledge
    tools, techniques and best practice.
  • Establish
    strong relationships with users and stakeholders to identify Knowledge
    Management needs/requirements.
4. Resource Mobilisation: Identify funding opportunities and liaise
with the Resource Mobilization unit to coordinate efforts to mobilize financial
resources.
5. Performance
Management: 
Supervise, motivate and manage the performance
and development of staff in the department, in line with the Organisation’s
goals, objectives, policies and regulations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the UHMG vacancy should hold a Post-graduate degree
    (Master’s Degree or higher) in public health, development, statistics or
    related field
  • A
    minimum of seven years’ experience in public health programs, M&E,
    Research & KM of international, multilateral, and/or USG-funded
    programs.
  • Significant
    experience supporting public health projects with an HIV and AIDS,
    Malaria, Maternal and Child Health and Reproductive Health focus.
  • Demonstrated
    capacity in performance management and strategic design at the
    organizational level.
  • Past
    experience in the design, conduct and analysis of research studies
    (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently and to manage various projects on a
    daily basis with minimal supervision.
  • Computer
    literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation
    software (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Prior
    experience with database development and management in Access (or
    something similar). Experience using mapping (e.g. Arc-GIS, Health Mapper,
    etc.), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, Epi Info, STATA®, SAS®, or
    similar)
  • Excellent
    organizational, analytical, and time management skills and strong
    attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good
    presentation and report-writing skills
  • Highly
    innovative and able to work independently
  • Good
    project management skills
  • Ability
    to train users in new systems
  • Ability
    to work within and across teams, and with all levels of staff in the
    organization
  • Knowledge
    Management certification is an added advantage
  • Fluency
    in speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Management
    skills in relation to building teams and client relationships.
  • Highly
    self-motivated, with the ability to work independently with minimum
    supervision.
  • Excellent
    conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Excellent
    facilitation, presentation and writing skills.
  • Excellent
    communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability
    to work collaboratively in a team.
  • Business
    development skills.
  • Highly
    computer literacy skills
How to Apply: 
All qualified candidates should
send their applications with copies of Curriculum Vitae, names of three
professional referees, copies of certified academic documents, and telephone
and email contacts to: The Human Resources Manager, Uganda Health Marketing
Group Ltd.; Plot 20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, or to P. O. Box 4553,
Kampala, Uganda.
N.B:  Hand deliveries should be submitted at the
UHMG reception.
Deadline: Tuesday 24th February 2015 by 5:00 pm (East African Time)
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