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

University Research Co., LLC (URC
Duty Station:
Jinja, Uganda
Reports to: Chief
of Party
About US:
University Research Co., LLC (URC): 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.
Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical
assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by
empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally
appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access
to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child
health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive
health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and
families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like
substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.
URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and
social challenges worldwide.
USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services –
East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES–EC) Project: Led by URC, the USAID-funded
RHITES-EC project (October 2016 – September 2021) is implementing a
comprehensive, integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB,
and nutrition assistance. This five-year activity targets 12 districts in
East-Central Uganda with and estimated total population of 4.1 million through
a district-based integrated package of quality health services.
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, 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.
Support 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 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
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 ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree
in either Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Epidemiology, or another
relevant field.
At least ten (10) years of relevant professional
experience in leading M&E processes, quality improvement and Knowledge
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
How to Apply:     
All Qualified candidates should apply on line at the link
Applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum
vitae, and biodata when applying.  
Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only
candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this
position will be contacted. No phone calls please. However, since we are active
around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV
in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.
Thank you very much for your interest.
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