M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist NGO Jobs – Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior M&E
Advisor
Salary: USD 20,160 gross per
annum
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation
dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with
communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and
local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and
evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of
the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps
relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan Global,
Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The M& E
and Knowledge Management Specialist will provide technical support to
monitoring, evaluation and knowledge sharing activities in the MAPD project.
The incumbent is responsible for the oversight and technical input of
M&E advice and concepts to all project activities. S/he works directly with
the technical officers and M&E officers to ensure all their activities, and
reports have a monitoring & Evaluation aspect embedded. This role is
responsible for reviewing all reports from M& E officers before they are
linked within the overall MAPD project reports.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Support
the project in the development and implementation of M&E systems and
plans as listed below. Also, assist in the supervision and coordination of
their implementation (15%).
o   Log
frames with appropriate project indicators, targets and data collection methods
o   Routine
monitoring systems, including databases, systems for data collection,
maintenance and storage
o   Templates
and schedules for routine reports including quantitative and narrative reports
(where necessary)
·        
Offer
technical support for routine data collection and management including IT
applications for data transfer (5%).
·        
Take
part in the design, implementation and analysis of surveys. Where necessary,
oversee the implementation of the same (5%).
·        
Where
necessary, design systems for the storage of both qualitative, quantitative and
knowledge generated from the project implementation.
·        
Support
MAPD districts to ensure effective use of data for decision-making (5%).
·        
Carry
out field visits to validate data and monitor the quality and completeness of
collected data (10%).
·        
 Provide technical oversight, on-going support
and supervision to M&E Officers (10%).
·        
Actively
participate in capacity development (including trainings) for MAPD districts
staff with respect to M&E (10%).
·        
Assist
in analysis and presentations of routine and evaluations project data (5%).
·        
Prepare
and submit MAPD quarterly report to stakeholders (5%).
·        
Build
and maintain relationships with relevant Ministry of Health officials, so as to
stay abreast of and involved in related HMIS and M&E developments (5%).
·        
Represent
MAPD at district, national, and regional meetings as relevant (5%).
·        
Assist
in preparing donor reports (10%).
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID
MAPD M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist career opportunity should hold
a Postgraduate degree in public
health (with focus on epidemiology/bio-statistics) or related social
science discipline such as demography
·        
A
minimum of eight years’ experience working in public health in developing
countries within government, an international organization or research
institution
·        
Previous
exposure and experience in the management of project M&E systems
·        
Significant
experience in survey design and implementation
·        
Computer
literacy i.e. proficient in the development of data entry programmes and in
using statistical analysis software (EpiInfo, EpiData, Excel, Access, Stata)
·        
Experienced
in applying qualitative methods of data collection and analysis
·        
Familiar
with Uganda’s routine HMIS
·        
Proven
ability to work both independently and as part of a team
·        
Proven
significant experience working for an International Non-Government Organisation
·        
Some
experience with programming desirable (e.g. Pendragon)
·        
Excellent
communications and presentation skills and proficient in word-processing and
data management and analytical software
·        
Excellent
organization skills
·        
Previous
experience in capacity building/ transferring of skills
Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Supports others to achieve results
·        
Displays
a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding
alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
·        
Supports
others to plan and deliver results
·        
Supports
others to manage and cope with setbacks
Analysis and use of
information:
 Works
confidently with complex data to support work
·        
Interprets
complex written information
·        
Works
confidently with data before making decisions: for example; interpreting
trends, issues and risks
·        
Acquainted
with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence
Interpersonal and
communications:
Communicates complex technical and/or
sensitive/high risk information effectively
·        
Communicates
complex operational, technical and strategic issues clearly and credibly with
widely varied audiences
·        
Uses
varied communication to promote dialogue and shared understanding and
consensus across a variety of audiences
·        
Influences
internal and external audiences on specific issues
·        
Scans
the internal and external environment for key information and messages to
support communications strategies
Collaboration and partnering:
Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external
networks and think tanks
·        
Builds
strong networks internally
·        
Participates
actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
·        
Engages
with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
·        
Shares
and implements good practice with internal and external peers
Leading and motivating
people:
Effectively leads and motivates others or direct
reports.
·        
Gives
regular, timely and appropriate feedback
·        
Acknowledges
good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
·        
Carries
out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
·        
Develop
the skills and competence of others through the development and application of
skills
·        
Coaches
and supports team members when they have difficulties
Flexibility/ adaptability: Clarifies priorities and ensures
learning from experience
·        
Clarifies
priorities when leading change
·        
Sees
and shows others the benefits of strategic change.
·        
Helps
colleagues/ team members to practice stress management through
prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and
care
·        
Makes
time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new
situation
Living the values: Supports
others to live Malaria Consortium’s values
·        
Demonstrates
personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
·        
Cultivates
an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility
and respect for individual differences
 Strategic planning and thinking
and sector awareness:
Keeps up to date with the internal and external
environment
·        
Takes
into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up
medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
·        
Looks
beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
·        
Engages
with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on
future plans
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 2:30 pm

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