University Research Co., LLC (URC) Jobs – Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Applying science to strengthen and
Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
About URC ASSIST Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC), a US-based public health organization working in Uganda since 2005, is
implementing the USAID Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems
(ASSIST) Project which is a five-year cooperative agreement dedicated to
improving health, population and nutrition services through technical support
to service delivery institutions, country Ministries of Health, USAID country
missions, and cooperating agencies.
Job Summary: The USAID
ASSIST Project Monitoring and
Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of
the M&E system to meet the M&E needs of the program. The incumbent will
effectively plan and implement quality M&E activities of HIV/AIDS care and treatment
services for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, MNCH, FP, TB
and malaria services. The M&E coordinator will keep abreast of state of art
M&E approaches to ensure the use of technically appropriate monitoring,
evaluation and information systems.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Provide
    leadership, guidance and support to the technical teams in all aspects of
    the M&E work
  • Ensure
    M&E technical assistance is available and provided at all times to the
    different program areas.
  • Design,
    develop and implement a strategy in line with the USAID agency for
    supporting the various districts
  • Steer
    the analyzing and writing of monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual
    programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated
    deadlines and support other project staff in writing skills.
  • Guide
    the data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and
    validity of project activity monitoring data reported by all districts,
    through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
  • Actively
    facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the
    quarterly district review meetings between the project and the district
    health Team.
  • Technically
    support HMIS/ District Biostatisticians to ensure timely and accurate
    entry of reports into DHIS2
  • Facilitate
    review of progress on a quarterly basis; problem solving and development
    of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual
    outputs are addressed.
  • Take
    part in and contribute to the development of Monitoring and Evaluation
    performance monitoring plan.
  • Facilitate
    implementation of capacity building courses through workshops and on the
    job trainings on monitoring, evaluation and reporting as required for
    districts.
  • Offer
    assistance and support to field staff in the development and
    implementation of monitoring tools, which will include, but not be limited
    to, data collection, analysis and reporting on program indicators;
  • Support
    the coordination and execution of events in the department such as,
    organizational project learning by developing, collecting and
    disseminating relevant information on monitoring, evaluation and research.
  • Perform
    other duties as assigned by the supervisor/chief of party.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator should hold a Master’s degree in
    Public health or demography or statistics
  • At
    least five (5) years’ experience in design and implementation of
    monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Thorough
    familiarity with the MOH HMIS system using the DHSI2
  • At
    least four years of providing training and in a supervisory and/or
    management role in monitoring and evaluation
  • Good
    knowledge and understanding of USAID expectations and trends for
    monitoring and evaluation.
  • Past
    experience of working with international NGOs, MOH, district
    administration, public health facilities will be an advantage
  • Possess
    the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts
  • Computer
    literacy skills –in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet and
    statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info and others
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join University Research Council’s USAID
Project should send an application Letter, updated CV, and relevant academic
documents as well as names and contact information for three professional
references and day-time contact numbers to: The Human Resource Officer- USAID
ASSIST Project, University Research Co., LLC, Plot 40, Ntinda II Road, Naguru,
P.O. Box 28745, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail:
assistugandarecruitment@urc-chs.com 
NB: Please clearly indicate the position in the
subject if you are sending electronically. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted.
Deadline: 3rd April,
2015 by 5:00PM

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