Earn Over 2000 US dollars monthly as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at AFENET

Organization: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary Range:
US$2000-US$4000 monthly
About AFENET:
The African Field Epidemiology Network
(AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that
brings together field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa
working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional and international partners.
AFENET works to strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance
capabilities of African countries that are critical to meeting the requirements
of the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy, and the
International Health Regulations (IHR). Established in 2005, AFENET has
supported more than 20 African countries across sub-Saharan Africa advance
their capabilities in early detection and response to infectious and non-
infectious diseases.
About Project:
AFENET has recently been awarded a 5 year Cooperative Agreement (Coag)
to implement Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) projects in Nigeria,
Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and other African Countries. The major purpose of this
Coag is to contribute to Immunization system strengthening and capacity
building in the African region with focus polio eradication, routine
immunization, new vaccine introduction and strengthening VPD surveillance.
Job Summary:  The AFENET Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
will be responsible for implementing M&E activities for the entire
cooperative agreement.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Steer the design and implementation of the
    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) function for the NSTOP/Immunization
    Coag, including monitoring progress towards achievement of the Coag
    objectives.
  • Offer technical input into monitoring and
    evaluation components of funding and project proposals
  • Provide technical guidance and support in
    the evaluation design, methods, and implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance to program/project
    staff to develop, update and implement monitoring and evaluation of their
    programs/projects.
  • Support implementation, analysis and
    reporting for some program/project evaluations (as needed)
  • Render support in developing M&E data
    collection tools and training field staff and partners in usage.
  • Enter and manage M&E data, generate
    findings/results and translate these into actionable recommendations.
  • Carry out internal data quality audits for
    quality assurance purposes.
  • Support project staff and partners to
    understand M&E requirements and procedures including indicators,
    definitions and targets.
  • Maintaining an updated filing system for
    all M&E data and resultants reports, including for funding
    agreements/project reports
  • Foster reflection and dialogue on the
    evaluation process and outcomes both within the Organization and with key
    stakeholders.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences,
    Development Studies or relevant discipline plus an advanced certificate in
    M&E.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of Post
    Graduate practice in implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities in
    Public Health related organizations and institutions.
  • Proof of applied skills and experience in
    designing, implementation and operating M&E systems from project
    initiation to close out; experience in NGO sector is preferred advantage.
  • Past experience in handling M&E for
    multiple donor funds including US CDC, Gates Foundation and USAID.
  • Working knowledge of the major evaluation
    methodologies and experience in analysis of qualitative and quantitative
    data.
  • Knowledge of vaccine preventable diseases,
    surveillance and immunization programs, particularly in Africa, would be
    an advantage
  • Past exposure and experience in reporting
    on M&E findings through reports and powerpoint presentations
  • Working knowledge and skills in monitoring
    and evaluation methodology, including ability to develop/interpret a logic
    model and an evaluation plan
  • Possess skills in developing M&E
    indicators and data collection plans for research or applied evaluation
    projects.
  • Possess the ability to design monitoring
    and evaluation activities for public health programs/projects and/or funding
    proposals
  • Ability to organize and communicate with,
    staff from many organizations to work together, including organization of
    meetings and workshops
  • Excellent skills in conducting qualitative
    and quantitative data analysis using statistical and/or qualitative
    software packages.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical
    skills, results oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communication,
    including presentation skills.
  • A team player
  • Possess the ability to speak French and/or
    Portuguese is an, added advantage
How
to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send an updated resume (CV), application letter, and 2
professional referees’ recommendations via Email to: sec@afenet.net
NB: Only successful candidates
shall be contacted for an interview.
Deadline:
5th June, 2015
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