USAID FHI 360 Project Careers – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor

Organisation: FHI 360
Funding Source: USAID 
Reports to: Chief of Party
Duty Station: Gulu, Uganda
About FHI:
FHI 360 is an
international non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving
lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our
staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic
Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a
unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development
challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries.
About USAID Project:
FHI 360 seeks
to implement an anticipated USAID-funded integrated health services project in
Northern Uganda. The project will work to increase utilization of HIV /AIDS,
MNCH, nutrition and TB services.
Job Summary: The MEL Advisor
will provide support and direction to all technical aspects of the USAID project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Manage the design and implementation of the project’s
monitoring and evaluation activities, including the development of the
project’s performance monitoring plan; development and monitoring of project
indicators; implementation of project evaluation; synthesis of data and study
outcome reports; quality assurance and auditing of data.
·        
The incumbent will steer the design and
implementation of the project’s learning activities working closely with other
technical staff in FHI 360 Head Quarters and the project, including required operations
research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations and rapid/special
studies. Lead efforts to develop studies which inform the improvement of
integrated health services in the region.
·        
Design and implement mechanisms for continuous
learning, collaboration and adaptation for project staff, partners, donors,
host country government counterparts and other stakeholders.
·        
Work closely with and collaborate with technical
sector backstopping staff in M&E, research, and research utilization and
learning, to achieve the highest technical quality of deliverables in these
domains.
·        
Liaise with USAID and lead implementation of Site
Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) at project sites.
·        
Manage the dissemination of information on
successful and promising approaches, lessons learned and other program results
to local, national and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors,
partners and other stakeholders. Promote forums which facilitate collaboration,
learning and action as a result of this information among these actors.
·        
Ensure that the project is aligned national health
management information systems and promote data use among stakeholders for
learning and policy development and programming.
·        
Build the capacity of staff, implementing partners,
government counterparts, and other stakeholders in program monitoring and
evaluation, data collection and management, and research and learning methods.
·        
Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360
and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically
sound. Usher research protocols through FHI 360 Internal Review Board and national
external review processes.
·        
Oversee a team of monitoring, evaluation and
research staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and
lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
·        
Significantly contribute to work plans, quarterly
and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing
project results and evidence.
·        
Prepare and present presentations at professional
meetings and conferences.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
Degree or higher in monitoring and evaluation, public health, demography,
health management, social science, biostatistics, statistics, or a related
field required.
·        
At least eight years’ experience in monitoring,
evaluation and research efforts, preferably with respect to child welfare and
protection systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening,
and service delivery. Three years of supervisory experience.
·        
Strong quantitative or mixed-method and analytical
skills and ability to articulate technical information clearly and effectively
to both technical and non-technical audiences.
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use
of MS Excel Word, PowerPoint and Access, and at least one data management
software program (SAS, SPSS) and experience training others in its use is
highly desirable.
·        
Demonstrated leadership qualities, depth and breadth
of technical and management expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal,
writing, and oral presentation skills.
·        
At least two years’ experience living or working in
Uganda or another developing country is preferable.
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Prior experience with a USG-funded projects is preferred.
·        
Proven ability to create and maintain effective
working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO
partners, and international donor agencies.
·        
Excellent interpersonal writing and oral
presentation skills in English.
·        
Ability to work independently and manage a high
volume work flow.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV/resume
including salary expectations to: The Human Resource Office, FHI 360 Plot 15
Kitante Close Kampala, Uganda or via Email to: uganda-info@fhi360.org. Please clearly
indicate the position you are applying for in the email subject line.
Deadline: Monday, 7th
September 2015.
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