Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Job Opportunity – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Job
Title:          
 Director Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning
Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in East Central Uganda
Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) Project
Duty Station: Jinja,
Uganda
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 USAID RHITES-EC Project:
University Research Co., LLC
(URC) is implementing the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health
Services in East Central Uganda Project (USAID/Uganda RHITES-EC) whose aim is
to support the implementation of a comprehensive integrated investment in
regional  health, nutritional assistance and HIV/AIDS programs. The
five-year project targets 11 districts in East Central Uganda with an estimated
total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated package of
quality health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS and child development services.
Job Summary: The
Director Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is a member of the URC senior
management team that manages the USAID RHITES-EC Activity and reports to the
Chief of Party. S/he is responsible for supporting the design and
implementation of the project’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning agenda, and
provides strategic and technical leadership to the project in Monitoring,
Evaluation and Learning, including reporting of results, data utilization for
program decision-making and knowledge management
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Lead
    in ongoing review and implementation of the Activity’s Monitoring,
    Evaluation and Learning Plan (AMELP) to ensure responsiveness to evolving
    project, Donor and host government needs.
  • Provide
    support to M&E and HMIS teams at various levels to conduct frequent
    and routine data verification and quality assessment exercises as per the
    Activity AMELP and internal needs.
  • 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 various levels of indicators attributable to project
    interventions
  • Direct
    and ensure coordination and linking of data reporting with technical
    strategy discussions
  • Provide
    leadership for 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.
  • Develop
    and manage a robust and dynamic Learning and Operational Research agenda
    On a very frequent and regular basis, advise 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 focal technical
    staff, Cluster teams, and M&E team
  • Provide
    technical and managerial leadership in the development and design of all
    project evaluation and research efforts, and ensure that they are linked
    to project objectives and deliverables and are properly resourced
  • Manage
    various project databases to capture relevant data on key indicators
  • Participate
    in writing regular, timely progress reports of project activities and
    results for USAID and other stakeholders, including responding to all
    USAID requests for data and reporting in a timely manner
  • Engage
    with other program and technical staff in developing and implementing
    annual project work plans
  • Provide
    strategic, technical and coordination support to the project team to
    effectively support strengthening of the HMIS at district, facility and
    community levels



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant for the USAID RHITES-EC Director Monitoring, Evaluation, and
    Learning career opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree in either
    Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or another
    relevant field.
  • A
    minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in leading
    M&E processes, quality improvement and Knowledge Management.
  • Previous
    experience in implementation of 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
  • Experience
    with managing complex data sets and databases, including conducting and
    supervising data analyses, report writing, and design of creative data
    presentation and visualization tools
  • Experience
    in working with USAID and/or PEPFAR funded programs
  • Ability
    to travel extensively with the East-Central region of Uganda
  • Demonstrated
    team player and experience with staff supervision
  • Ability
    to hold self and others accountable for work-related commitments and
    deliverables, and consistently and all the time follow through on such
    commitments and focus on those activities that have the greatest impact on
    meeting measurable high quality results
NB:
Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period
without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the USAID RHITES EC Project should send
their cover letters, certificates of good conduct curriculum vitae, copies of
academic credentials and contact information for three professional references
addressed to:
Human Resource Coordinator,
University Research Co., LLC –
Centre for Human Services
Plot 1, East Victoria Close,
Mpumudde Division,
Jinja. Uganda
E-mail to: HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com
Deadline: Friday, 19th January 2018 by 12:00 pm

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