Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager NGO Job Careers – Abt Associates

Organisation:
Abt Associates
Duty Station:  Uganda
About US:
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.
Opportunity
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.
 
Job Summary: Under the
supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party, the Monitoring & Evaluation
(M&E) Manager focuses on surveillance and information management,
monitoring programmatic IRS delivery, and evaluating associated
epidemiological, entomological, and environmental impact in targeted
communities.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead the needs assessments and baseline surveys/data collection
    process prior to IRS campaigns
  • Lead establishment of routine M&E systems to support tracking of
    IRS program activities, progress, and performance
  • Improve programmatic monitoring efforts through managing the data
    collection of routine spray activities from district-based spray teams and
    reporting the data for internal and client use
  • Design, review and test M&E tools for reporting formats and data
    collection
  • Ensure appropriate skills are developed and maintained with the
    national and district IRS staff through focused trainings for continued
    maintenance of the established M&E tracking systems. This includes
    training temporary field IRS staff on appropriate methods of data
    collection, entry, reporting, and quality
  • Track and report data on all project indicators to the Abt Home
    Office, local clients and PMI/Washington. This includes regular updating
    of the project’s official Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation plans, including defining program
    indicators and sources of data, as well as annual reports and other
    project documents
  • Conduct periodic internal Data Quality Assessments and prepare the
    project for possible external Data Quality Audits to ensure validity,
    integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data,
    identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time
  • The position requires frequent travel to IRS implementing districts
    and field sites for routine monitoring, program supervision, and support
    and frequent communication with site and home office staff to report on
    IRS campaign progress
  • Other duties as assigned by Abt Associates Inc.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a masters Degree in a relevant health
    sector field, such as Environmental Health, Public Health, Community
    Health, Health Information Systems, or Health Economics
  • At least six (6) years of relevant experience in program monitoring
    and evaluation and in research, with previous IRS or other malaria program
    experience desirable
  • Experience in MS Access, GIS applications, DHIS2 platform, and/or
    Tableau desirable
  • Experience with mobile platforms (ODK, CommCare, KoboCollect,
    EpiInfo, Fulcrum, etc.), mobile data collection, and/or GIS satellite
    imagery are highly desirable
  • Experience and familiarity with PMI program monitoring and
    evaluation, and performance monitoring
  • Strong analytic and quantitative database management skills,
    budgeting and report writing
  • English language fluency
  • At least (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the
    equivalent combination of education and experience
 How to Apply:
All candidates are
strongly encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Abt Associates is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse
workforce.  Abt Associates provides
market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local
candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Abt Associates will
never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
Deadline: 3rd December 2019
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