ACDI/VOCA USAID RWANU Project Jobs – M&E Specialist – Behaviour Change, Health and Nutrition

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency
through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding Source: USAID
Reports to: Monitoring
& Evaluation Manager
Duty Station: Uganda
About USAID RWANU Project:
ACDI/VOCA is an
international NGO that is currently implementing the USAID-funded PL 480 Title
II Development Food Assistance Program entitled “Resiliency through Wealth,
Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU).” The RWANU Program aims to
reduce food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected
sub-counties of Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program’s
strategic objectives are (1) improved availability and access to food and (2)
reduced malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five.
The RWANU Program takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition,
focusing on the first 1,000 days of life when conditional food rations will
have the highest impact. RWANU promotes diversified livelihoods strategies
including linkages to market opportunities to ensure long-term food security
and resilience to food insecurity shocks.
Job Summary: The M&E
Specialist – Behaviour Change, Health and Nutrition will be responsible for the
implementation the M&E strategy under the program component of reducing
malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The
M&E Specialist will offer technical direction to the Health and Nutrition
Director in the evaluation, monitoring and reporting plus providing timely and
relevant information for decision making. The incumbent will carry out quantitative
and qualitative assessments, carry-out data analyses, prepare reports, and
carry out knowledge management and learning exercises. The main focus of the
position will be assessing and reporting behaviour changes in household health
practices, nutrition and health facility capacity.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·        
The applicant should hold a Master’s degree in
Public Health and Development Studies (with strong competence in statistics).
·        
At least three years’ experience in M&E and
conducting qualitative surveys.
·        
Strong presentation skills, speaking and writing.
·        
Excellent track record of achieving results in a
difficult working environment is required.
·        
Working knowledge of office systems, including
experience with computer applications (including SPSS, Epinfo, MS Word, MS
Excel, and Database management) is required.
·        
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the
Karamojong language is desirable.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU
Project should send their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human
Resources Manager attaching their application letters and CV to
jobs@acdivocaug.biz
NB: Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an
equal opportunity employer. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be
contacted.
Deadline: 14th November 2015
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