USAID RHVP Technical Specialist /Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist NGO Jobs – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt Associates
Project Name: USAID
Reproductive Health Voucher Program (RHVP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries. Abt seeks to
implement a five-year project funded by the U.S Agency for International
Development (USAID).
About USAID RHVP Project:
Abt implements the USAID-funded Reproductive Health Voucher Program
(RHVP) in Uganda which aims to achieve measurable improvements in safe
motherhood services by supporting health financing and innovative service
delivery models in the private sector.
Job Summary: The Monitoring,
Evaluation & Learning Specialist will be mainly responsible for developing
operational research and evaluation plans that inform the management and
direction of the program, and ensure high quality and timely inputs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will develop the project’s
performance monitoring plan (PMP) according to USAID standards, and implement
on-going project monitoring and data collection activities related to the PMP.
Revise PMP as needed throughout project.
·        
Design and implement project evaluation and
research plan to include any needed formative research to inform activity
design, research to pilot new approaches, and evaluations (process and/or
impact).
·        
Take lead in data collection, analysis, and
reporting for ongoing monitoring, evaluation, and research according to PMP and
research plan.
·        
Support the procurement process for outside
research firms/vendors and provide day-to-day management of research
firms/vendors hired for monitoring, evaluation, and research activities.
·        
Prepare required USAID project reporting for
annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other project documents as
needed.
·        
Support the compliance process of the
Institutional Review Board at Abt Associates and in Jordan for evaluation
activities conducted with human subjects.
·        
Develop learning plan to disseminate research,
monitoring, and evaluation results internally and externally.
·        
Working closely with project technical
specialists and program management staff (including COP and DCOP) to ensure
appropriate and adequate monitoring, evaluation, and research efforts are in
place to provide each team with data needed to inform their program design and
implementation decisions.
·        
Building capacity of project staff to use
monitoring, evaluation, and research data to assist in project implementation.
·        
External learning activities will include:
Presenting M&E and research findings in written reports and at relevant
local and international conferences and meetings.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the USAID Technical
Specialist /Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Specialist vacancy should
hold a Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or other
relevant field.
·        
A minimum of six (6) years of experience in
designing and implementing research, monitoring, and evaluation activities for
complex international donor-funded (USAID preferred) development programs.
·        
Five or more ears of experience in the
monitoring and evaluation of safe motherhood/MNCH programs.
·        
Previous experience in M&E of health systems
strengthening and service delivery preferred.
·        
Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative
and qualitative research methods.
·        
Proven experience in research/study design and
implementation, including the design and data analysis of quantitative and
qualitative studies. Experience in designing and implementing rapid cycle
evaluations and/or randomized controlled trials (RCTs) preferred.
·        
Ability to communicate program data and results
to a variety of stakeholders, including program management staff, donors, and
researchers. Experience in capacity building, training, and supportive
supervision.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. proficiency with
statistical software packages used for data analysis, such as SPSS, STATA, and
Epi Info.
·        
Advanced written, presentation, and
communication skills in English.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
USAID Project are encouraged to send their updated resumes / CVs and
application letters that provide details of the applicant’s specific
qualifications via Email to ugandavouchers@abtassoc.com. Please clearly include
the position title in the subject of the E-mail.
Deadline: 26th October, 2016 by
5:00pm
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