2 Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Job Placements – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Organization: International
Rescue Committee (IRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and
livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and
gain control of their future. It was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years
and has been working in Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the
conflict zones where tens of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6
million displaced. Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning
home and looking to rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and
children from violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and
encouraging education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and
helping communities promote peace and long-term development.
Job Summary: The Senior
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will ensure that quality data is obtained
from the program facilities, VHTs as well as program staff when performing
activities aimed at increased quality and coverage of child and maternal
healthcare in the districts. S/he is to supervise the data collection, data
cleaning and input, ensuring a robust data base with analysis and data
interpretation on which to base program decisions.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Technical:
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Work closely with the program team to develop a
detailed M&E plan for the program based on the project log frame to track
progress against agreed indicators.
·        
Keenly track the M&E plan and frequently
provide the district and program team with trend analysis of tracked indicators
while identifying outliers.          
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Carry out field visits to the health facilities
to mentor and coach facility staff on data collection, reporting and data
cleaning to inform program and HMIS reports.
·        
Support the district/health facilities and
program staff to frequently use data for program improvement.
·        
Support the health facilities to engage in
continuous quality improvement processes.
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Actively participate in quality of care
monitoring together with the DHT and IRC project staff while ensuring
availability of data at the facilities for assessing program quality.
·        
Provide accurate information that informs the
program review meetings.
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Ensure the availability of data collection tools
at the health facilities and for community programming.
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Maintain an accurate and up-to-date database for
the health program.
·        
Maintain a good record keeping system and
undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of the project
activities.
Liaison:
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Work closely with the district M&E team
while ensuring that accurate and timely data on the program is fed into the
district HMIS and program reports.
·        
Attend relevant meetings to represent IRC’s
program activities in the district.
Communication/Reporting:
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Prepare and submit regular feedback to the program
Manager on project implementation.
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Provide the program Manager, program staff and
districts with monthly reports on indicator trends.
·        
Offer support in the preparation of donor
reports.
·        
Facilitate the health facility/VHT reporting
requirements for program reporting and to feed into the HMIS and program
reports.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
statistics, demography, M&E or related field. A master degree or a
bachelors plus an advanced certificate in M&E, statistics or economics
preferred.
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At least four (4) years working experience in
Primary Health Care settings with proven success in designing, implementing and
operating project M&E systems from project initiation to close out stages.
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Previous experience in data quality assessments
and oversight
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Prior exposure and experience working with
District Health teams and building the district capacity in data collection,
reporting and analysis.
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Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and
interpretations.
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Experience in continuous quality improvement
processes.
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Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies.
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Experience in the use of the MOH data collection
tools.
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Experience working with district health teams,
health facility staff and community based groups such as VHTs   
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Previous work with an NGO in similar programs.
·        
Good experience in monitoring and evaluation of
programs.
·        
Good report writing skills.
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Ability to enhance good interpersonal
relationship.
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Good communication skills.
·        
Excellent command of both written and spoken
English.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and application
of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications online at the link below.
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