Senior Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Research Career Opportunity – FHI 360

Organisation: FHI 360
Project Name: USAID
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
FHI 360 is a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to
improving lives around the world. Our professional staff includes experts in
education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society and environment
as well as cross-cutting experts in gender issues, research, applied science,
behavior change and technology giving us the unique mix of capabilities to
address today’s diverse and interrelated development challenges. FHI 360
operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.
About USAID CHC Program:
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a five-year program
implemented through a cooperative agreement between the United States Agency
for International Development (USAID/ Uganda) and FHI 360. The program supports
the Government of Uganda (GOU) and US government (USG) implementing partners to
design and implement quality health communication interventions to contribute
to reduction in HIV infections, total fertility, maternal & child
mortality, malnutrition, malaria & tuberculosis.
Job Summary: The Senior
Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Research will provide overall technical
leadership to the Monitoring and Evaluation unit of Communication for Healthy
Communities Program, an integrated health and health systems strengthening
project with implementation nationwide in Uganda, funded by the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID). This position will specifically
spearhead performance monitoring systems, database development and maintenance,
quality assurance, and documentation and reporting for the program, currently
in year 4 of implementation.
Key Duties and
The incumbent will provide technical oversight
in support of surveillance, research, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and
knowledge management activities in the M&E/Research unit per the project’s
performance monitoring plan (PMP); and in the development and dissemination of
tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research.
Offer technical guidance in the design and
development of M&E systems and procedures for the timely collection,
management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet donor
reporting requirements. This includes Establishment of key components of an
M&E system including data collection, analysis, and reporting on key
output, outcome and effectiveness indicators for the program;
Ensuring adherence to M&E methodologies and
systems using developed tools and indicators;
In charge of facilitating data analysis,
interpretation of results, and use of products and mechanisms to promote
evidence-based programming, and timely feedback in relation to targets. Working
closely with the program team to ensure compatibility and coordination within
the existing M&E framework
Provide desk and on-site technical oversight to
M&E activities;
Work closely with the technical team to ensure
that research activities are responsive to the CHC research and evaluation
agenda Lead Data Quality Assessments and submit DQA and semiannual reporting of
data to USAID;
Build core competencies of M&E staff in data
collection, analysis and reporting;
Provide technical assistance to implementing
partners in data synthesis and use of data for decision-making;
Keenly review key project documentation,
including reports and work plans.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the USAID Senior
Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Research career opportunity must hold an
MS/MNMPH in public health or related field
A minimum of five to seven years’ experience in
HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, and/or other relevant services, including maternal health,
malaria and TB within international development programs;
Significant exposure and experience in the
implementation of performance monitoring systems;
Previous experience in epidemiologic and social
science research, including questionnaire development, data collection, data
analysis, reporting and presentation;
Computer proficiency in word processing,
databases and spreadsheets, with advanced skills in at least two of the
following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access;
Previous experience working on USAID-funded
Ability to work independently with initiative to
manage high volume work flow;
Excellent written and verbal communication
skills in English; Ability to travel within country or region and
internationally if needed;
Previous experience working in Uganda preferred.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send a cover
letter, updated CV/resume including salary requirements to: The Human Resource
Office, FHI 360 Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 5768 Kampala, UGANDA or via
email to:
NB: Please indicate the
title of the position in the email subject line and on the envelope if you
submit a hardcopy.
Deadline: Friday, 28th
October 2016.
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