Entry Level American GHC Career Placements – Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow at LifeNet International

Organisation: Global
Health Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation: LifeNet
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Salary: Monthly
Stipend of 550 dollars per month
Eligible Citizenship:
American
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs
intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking
and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to
remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability
to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. We currently
place fellows in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the United States, and
Zambia.
About LN:
LifeNet International (LN) is a
not-for-profit organization that creates innovative solutions for the everyday
health challenges facing East Africa’s poor. In 2011, LN launched a Conversion
Franchise network to build the capacity of 10 church-based primary care clinics
in Burundi, East Africa through nurse training, management systems, growth
financing and medicine supply. We will expand to 60 clinics by year-end 2014,
and in early 2015 we will be expanding our network to Uganda to build on our
success. Our goal is to improve clinical performance by 50% within the first 12
months of partnership, across all core functions ranging from nursing care to
financial management. We impact our clinic partners in four general categories:
nursing basics, financial/management consulting, pharmaceutical supply, and
loans for equipment. LN aims to make significant and sustainable improvements
in the health of Uganda’s poor through a clinical network of 10 health
facilities in 2015. We want to replicate and improve upon the successes and
lessons learned in Burundi, with a focus on establishing our medical training
and management consulting programs with new partners in Uganda.
Job Summary: The
GHC Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow will work closely with LN management to
develop a monitoring & evaluation framework for our program in Uganda.
Importantly, the fellow will recommend and implement health outcome metrics to
measure the impact of our programs, focused on key outcomes: reducing maternal,
infant and child mortality, as well as increasing sustainability and access to
quality medicines. One of LN’s strengths is monitoring & evaluation of our
training programs and our existing tools help drive the implementation of
clinical best practices. Building on that, the fellow will take the lead in
establishing our M&E program in Uganda, through:
  • Piloting
    data collection and metric calculation with real data from our partner
    clinics
  • Recommending
    metrics to leadership
  • Leading
    strategic planning for building our M&E system, and implementing it
  • Part
    of the M&E strategic planning will also involve internal KPIs and
    measuring our processes to make sure we are as efficient and effective as
    possible.
The fellow will report directly
to the Uganda Country Director on a weekly basis to deliver project updates,
discuss successes and challenges, and collaborate with LN team members as would
be helpful to develop their assignment. Performance feedback will be given at
each stage of the operation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In
    charge of the assessment of current M&E systems including internal Key
    Performance Indicators as well as program impact measurements in Burundi
    and development of plans to implement and improve those systems as needed
    in Uganda
  • Ensure
    data collection, metric calculation, data management and presentation for
    leadership
  • Roll
    out an evaluation system to measure LN’s impact on our key health outcomes
  • Develop
    a strategic plan for LN Uganda M&E, in collaboration with management
  • Implement
    approved M&E strategic plan
  • Utilize
    Salesforce customization to create an M&E database
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should hold a post-graduate degree in a related field such
    as Public Health, Epidemiology, International Development, Economics,
    Statistics or Mathematics, Business Management, or Finance, with a strong
    research and statistical analysis component
  • Related
    data analysis, business or management experience
  • Previous
    experience developing or analyzing health outcome metrics
  • Past
    salesforce experience
  • The
    ideal candidate should have solid knowledge of, and experience in data
    collection, complex data analysis and presentation
  • Possess
    the ability to analyze complex organizational problems, identify
    innovative solutions, and engage others to implement solutions, preferably
    in a limited-resource environment
  • Computer
    literacy i.e. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including an excellent
    working knowledge of data analysis and graphic representation in Excel and
    other statistical packages
  • Perform
    in a highly independent entrepreneurial environment, deliver strong
    results, and ask for help when needed
  • Willingness
    to work in Ugandan cultural and political environment, including
    sensitivity to LN clinic partners’ religious beliefs and contexts
  • Willingness
    to travel outside of Kampala to rural areas when needed (most of the work
    will be in Kampala, the capital)
Job Terms and Conditions: Fellows
will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Housing will be arranged in
Kampala.
Note: The living
stipend and completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as
determined by the placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be
placed by the Global Health Corps in the aforementioned organization should
express interest by clearly following the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 2nd February, 2016

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