Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning USAID SUSTAIN Careers – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS
Nationally (SUSTAIN) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief of Party
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to
improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education
worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS),
URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.
About URC SUSTAIN Project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID-funded
Strengthening Uganda’s Systems for Treating AIDS Nationally (SUSTAIN) project.
The project supports delivery of quality HIV prevention, treatment, care and
laboratory services at selected regional referral and general hospitals.
Job Summary: The Director
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is responsible for supporting the design
and implementation of the project’s monitoring, evaluation and learning agenda.
This position oversees SUSTAIN’s development and management of systems to measure
and document program process, learning, outputs and impact results by routinely
and systematically collecting and analyzing program data and presenting program
results to project staff, and donors. The position also provides oversight for
the Quality Improvement initiatives supported by the project
Key Duties and
Project M&E systems
Coordinate and work with other project staff to
manage a robust M&E system, identify and monitor key program activities in
order to document results and what interventions contributed to the results,
and ensure the integration of those results into Uganda’s health system’s
decision-management processes.
Participate in the development and review
process of the project’s Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan
Support the supervised teams to conduct frequent
and routine data verification and quality assessment exercises as per project
On a regular basis, prepare and ensure timely
submission of project performance monitoring plans, including developing and
defining program indicators and sources of data, as well as contributing to
annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports and other project documents.
Track project monitoring indicators for all (or
specified) project health component activities and periodically provide data to
the project’s Senior Management Team.
Document progress on outcome level indicators
attributable to project interventions at appropriate geographical levels
including community level indicators.
Direct and ensure coordination and linking of
data reporting with technical strategy discussions
Direct knowledge management and documentation
for project with emphasis on dissemination and lessons learned and present
results of program achievements and outputs in written reports and at
conferences and meetings.
Provide technical and coordination support to
M&E Advisor, Learning Advisor/ Specialist and Cluster M&E Officers to
effectively and routinely support the Cluster project and different service
delivery points i.e. health facilities and community centers.
Guide the project COP and senior management team
on trends for various performance indicators, as well schedules for project
deliverables as per prescribed timelines
Track district-level and facility-level performance
through District Improvement Advisors, Cluster teams, M&E team and the
various focus area TAs
Government HMIS strengthening:
Assist the M&E Specialists and M&E
Officers to provide technical and coordination support to district, facility
and community teams to effectively and routinely collect, analyse, and report
service delivery and program data and improve the accuracy and completeness of
their records and data.
Ensure that all stakeholders in the collection
and management of the data to be used by the project have a clear understanding
of the results framework, indicators and the data collection tools.
Supervise the projects’ Quality initiative: Lead the Quality
Improvement agenda of the project including supporting the supported districts
to attain more than 75% score in the health facility assessments.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants for the USAID SUSTAIN Director
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning job opportunity should hold a Master’s
Degree in Medicine Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or a relevant
A minimum of ten years of relevant professional
experience in leading M&E processes, and quality improvement, Knowledge
Experience with improving performance in Health
Systems Strengthening, HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, maternal, newborn
and child health, or nutrition is desirable.
Demonstrated expertise in performance management
and linking data to improvement
Previous exposure and experience in managing
complex data sets, including supervising data analysis and reporting, and
design of creative data visualization tools.
Experience in working with USAID-funded programs
and CLA
Ability to travel in country
Demonstrated team player and experience with
staff supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their
cover letter, certificate of good conduct, curriculum vitae, copies of academic
credentials and contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:
Human Resource & Administration Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 7 Ntinda View Crescent, Naguru
Kampala, UGANDA
E-mail to:
Deadline: 31st
October 2017 by 12:00 Noon

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