Project Assistant / Database Coordinator USAID Project Jobs – Abt Associates

Organisation: Abt
Associates
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Monitoring
& Evaluation (M&E) Manager
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 Project:
Abt Associates, a
major American business and government research, technical assistance, and
consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task
Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to
plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal
of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying
(IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering
the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under
this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs
focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI
in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22
African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support
PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
                    
Actively
participates in the collection, cleaning, analysis, and reporting of M&E
data according to the project’s M&E plan
                    
Tests
and maintains functionality of the M&E database, including performing
periodic updates and improvements
                    
Trains
and supervises data entry clerks and M&E assistants, while supervising
their work during and after the campaign
                    
Secures
and prepares data centers before and during each spray campaign
                    
Assists
in the regular monitoring of project implementation against established targets
and objectives, including supervising data collectors in the field and data
entry clerks at data centers
                    
Supports
periodic internal data quality assessments (DQAs) and prepares the project for
possible external DQAs to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability
and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting
corrective actions on time
                    
Collects,
analyzes, and presents program data for project staff, partners, counterparts,
and donors
                    
Contributes
to the project’s work in HMIS, and in linking country-level HMIS to project
monitoring and evaluation, as appropriate
                    
Oversees
the configuration and deployment of mobile-based supervisory data collection,
bulk SMS job aides, and daily performance monitoring using mobile technologies



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
                    
The
ideal candidate for the USAID Project Assistant / Database Coordinator –
VectorLink  job placement should hold
a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, information systems/technology,
Community Health, Sociology, Health Economics, or other relevant field
                    
A
minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience in database management,
monitoring & evaluation, or other relevant social science activities
                    
Familiarity
with quantitative and qualitative research methods
                    
Computer
literacy, including knowledge of analytical software (Microsoft Access and
Excel, SPSS, Stata, Arc GIS, DHIS2, etc.)
                    
Knowledge
of health project implementation in general, with a focus on malaria prevention
programs with PMI or USAID very desirable
                    
Prior
experience working with mobile data collection systems very desirable
(CommCare, ODK, KoboCollect, Ona, DHIS2 mobile, etc.)
                    
Knowledge
of material logistics systems is desirable
                    
Fluency
in English
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the USAID Project are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
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