USAID MCSP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer Career Jobs – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Organization: John Snow, Inc
(JSI)
Project Name: USAID’s
Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Team Lead
About JSI:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of
individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial
assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in
100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international
offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.
About USAID MCSP Program:
USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival program aims to accelerate the
reduction of Maternal, new born and child Mortality in USAID Priority countries
with high disease burden such as Uganda though scaling up evidence based high
impact interventions. Building on Experience, MCSP addresses major causes of
mortality by influencing and implementing high impact and innovative
interventions at scale based on the country context and data; building global
consensus and sustained government commitment to support MNCH interventions;
maximizing the use and integration of local programs
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Officer will take lead of the project in the
use-of-data capacity building and mentoring efforts at different levels of the
health system, as well as managing internal monitoring/evaluation and learning
needs—which include capturing systematic documentation of activities and
progress. The ME&L Officer will work in liaison with the MOH and select
districts in the Eastern Region to support the implementation of the MNCH
Sharpened Plan in the roll out of low cost, high impact, evidence based MNCH
interventions that can be applied at different levels of health care that can
contribute to reduction in maternal, newborn and child mortality.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning and Development:  As a key member of the team, the
ME&L Officer will contribute towards the development and implementation of
MCSP MNCH strategy, including, but not limited to:
·        
Oversee program documentation, both qualitative
and quantitatively
·        
Actively contribute to the development of, and
advocacy for, MCSP related indicators
·        
Participate and the take the lead in developing
and updating the program’s internal ME&L plan
Data Management:  The
M&E Officer will provide leadership for data management at MCSP, including,
but not limited to:
·        
Support data management in the MCSP program,
including advising on data collection, processing, analysis, and reporting.
This would include developing and implementing data quality management (DQM)
systems, including data quality assessment/ auditing, assurance, and storage
guidelines
·        
Work closely with the MOH resource centre in the
generation and reporting of the EPI information
Project-Specific Monitoring and Evaluation: Work in liaison
with the project’s staff members to ensure appropriate monitoring and
evaluation of projects, including, but not limited to:
·        
Support the program team and MCSP partners to
ensure that performance indicators are developed/followed and are met
·        
Develop a culture where baseline surveys,
mid-term and end-of- program evaluations are routinely done and take a lead on
the preparation of terms of reference and data collection methods and tools for
such surveys and evaluations
·        
Generate in consultation with other project
staff monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports as required by the
funder and submit the reports to the project Chief of Party according to
provided time schedule
Disseminating of lessons leamt and best practices in a way that
supports continuous improvement in selected program districts
·        
Take lead in learning reviews for the program to
identify critical lessons and best practices from MCSP work that can be widely
disseminated to inform health managers on best practices
·        
Support inclusion of M&E information in
papers as well as co- authoring abstracts and papers, or presenting at
conferences, as appropriate
·        
Perform any other duties within MCSP as required
by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the USAID MCSP Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning Officer job opportunity must hold a Master’s degree in
Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health or Bachelors in Statistics or Quantitative
Economics from a recognized university. An accompanying diploma/qualification
(add-on) in monitoring and evaluation or program management and planning will
be an added advantage.
·        
A minimum of four years of previous experience
working in handling datasets using statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA,
EPI-data, etc.
·        
Knowledge of major MNCH best practices as well
as implementation of RMNCH programs in Uganda.
·        
Previous experience working with the MoH both at
the central and district level
·        
Experience working with USG funded programs.
·        
Strong training and computer skills
·        
Ability to coordinate a broad spectrum of
partners in health
·        
Excellent writing, data collection, analysis and
reporting skills
·        
Excellent facilitation, oral and written
communications skills
·        
Ability and willingness to travel to Eastern
Region up to 70% of time
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated
and cover letter to MCSPUgandaHR@jsi.com with the subject line as “MNCH
ME&L Officer” as the e-mail subject according to your application.
Deadline: 14th October, 2016 by
5:00 pm

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