Project Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) NGO Jobs – AMREF Health Africa

Organisation: AMREF Health
Duty Station: Mbarara,
About AMREF:
AMREF Health Africa is an international African organization founded in
Kenya in 1957. Our Headquarters are in Nairobi with major programmes in
Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and two regional nubs in
Southern and Western Africa based in South Africa and Senegal Respectively.
Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments,
Amref Health Africa aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing
their basic right to health. Amref Health Africa is committed to improving the
health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities. Our
Vision is Lasting Health Change in Africa.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) will be primarily
responsible for daily implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research
activities including work planning, tracking progress of objectives,
development of data collection instruments and sampling strategies, onsite
research and data collection, supervision of an evaluation team,
writing/reviewing required reports, developing/conducting presentations of
findings, and liaising with stakeholders on technical matters.
The PO-MER will have the responsibility for identifying M&E needs,
designing and maintaining data collection systems and for ensuring that all
necessary information, from both routine reporting as well as from ad hoc data
collection efforts and special studies, is collected, analyzed and used in
guiding internal project planning and informing external partners about project
activities and accomplishments. The PO-MER will carry out all appropriate
analyses, including the use of complimentary data sets and secondary analysis,
and fully documents activities and accomplishments in the form of reports,
publications, and presentations. The incumbent will ensure quality, timely, and
accurate data collection, including baseline values as is appropriate to track
progress in meeting program objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the AMREF Project
Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) career opportunity must hold
a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Public Health, Statistics, Demography or
Social Sciences.
At least five years’ experience working in
development programs for public health with at least three years in
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn Child, Adolescent and Youth Health (RMNCAYH)
Extensive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
methodologies i.e. both quantitative and qualitative data collection,
processing and analysis.
Hands-on experience and knowledge in working
with routine health information systems at the facility, district and national
Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge of
major databases and analytical programs including MS access, MS excel, STATA,
SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS
Ability to work independently with minimal
Willingness to work and travel in rural settings
in Uganda.
Excellent verbal and written communications
skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal
presentations on programs and results
Good analytical thinking and ability to
interpret public health and epidemiological data.
Familiarity with computer programming, routine
management of information systems, and maintenance of electronic databases
Good training skills
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all
aspects of working
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV including three
professional referees and cover letter addressed to the Human Resources
Manager, Amref Health Africa in Uganda via Email to:
Emails should not exceed 2MB.
Deadline: 1st
November 2017

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