USAID ASSIST Project Careers – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job Title:  Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Applying science to strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: M & E
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 URC Project Monitoring & Evaluation
Officer will be responsible for the planning and implementation of activities
to improve the monitoring and evaluation of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
(MNCH) activities at USAID ASSIST.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Actively
    participate in strengthening existing M&E system for the USAID ASSIST
  • Technically
    support in preparing bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual
    programmatic performance reports and their submission in stipulated
  • Render
    support to the Quality Improvement Advisors and M&E Advisor at the
    Head Office in preparing other relevant reports and lessons learned from
    project innovations
  • Technically
    support the M&E Advisor to respond to data queries from donors and
    head office
  • Work
    in liaison other ASSIST staff to design support plans to support
    implementing sites to adopt formats required by MoH
  • Support
    districts and supported health facilities to use and adhere to established
    MoH reporting systems
  • Collects
    and collates reports and other documents from supported health facilities.
  • Actively
    facilitate the preprocessing of data to locate missing records and
    follow-up with project staff for completeness of data as necessary
  • Entering
    all M&E relevant reports into the reporting systems
  • Render
    support to the HMIS Officers/ District Biostatisticians to ensure timely
    entry of reports into DHIS 2
  • Develop/
    update indicator definitions and reporting guidelines according to program
    team needs
  • Support
    the project staff with data for program decision-making as per the M&E
  • Technically
    support the analysis of data in line with the M&E framework.
  • Offer
    guidance 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;
  • Actively
    participate in the guiding of ASSIST staff in monitoring of activities
    based on indicators and targets set out in the PMP;
  • 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
    any other duties as assigned by the supervisor. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a bachelor’s degree (preferred) in
    Statistics or its equivalent experience with formal training and hands on
    experience in M & E
  • At
    least three (3) years of experience in design and implementation of
    monitoring, evaluation and research
  • Past
    exposure and experience of working with international NGOs, district
    administration, public health facilities will be an advantage
  • Computer
    literacy skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet
    and statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info and others
  • Possess
    the ability to collect data; expertise in compilation; analysis of data
    and writing reports.
  • Past
    experience of DHIS2 Data Entry and basic reporting
  • Ability
    to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability
    and willingness to travel within the supported districts
  • Good
    strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health
    and epidemiological data.
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.
NB: Please
clearly indicate the position in the subject if you are sending electronically.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 10th March, 2015 by 5:00PM
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