Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Database Officer NGO Jobs – University Research Co. (URC)


Organization: University
Research Co. (URC)
Duty Station: Jinja,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior M&E Advisor

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.

Job Summary:  The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation &
Database officer is responsible for supporting the design of the project’s
monitoring, evaluation and Database management agenda. He/She will support the
creation of systems to measure and document program process, output and impact
data results by routinely and systematically collecting, analyzing and
presenting program data for project staff, partners as well as the donors
within the districts that are under their direct support and under G2G
mechanism. He/She is responsible for all the Districts’ M&E needs. He/She
will directly provide management of the data officer, working closely with the
database manager. H/she will provide database management support to EC region.
The responsibilities of the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Database
Officer fall into two categories: Technical support and management support to
cluster M&E Teams:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Database Roles
·       
Manage
all the project Information Systems and Databases
·       
Develop
and amend changes to the RHITES EC database as the organization requires.
·       
Manage,
administer, support and control UgandaEMR systems across the EC region to
ensure zero downtime
·       
Work
with Database Manager to design, manage and administer open source data
collections tools like ODK collect and ODK Aggregate server
·       
Support
Senior M&E officers, advisors to trouble shoot ODK, EMR challenges (seek
support from Database manager)
Senior M&E
Roles
·       
Build
capacity of Data officers and data clerks to provide technical support to
medical records assistants
·       
Ensure
proper data management procedures (SOPs, Job Aides etc) are disseminated and
maintained in the cluster districts (across supported facilities)
·       
Coordinate
District Biostatisticians and G2G M&E contact to conduct monthly/quarterly
data cleaning across districts
·       
Disseminate
to RHITES EC cluster staff donor specific reports/data (received from Jinja
office) to project teams and other stakeholders of RHITES EC
·       
Coordinate
between District Biostatistician and Cluster teams to ensure smooth
implementation of HMIS functions in the cluster
·       
Prepare
and disseminate HMIS technical support work plans and activity reports for the
allocated districts and submit to the Senior M&E Advisor and RPM.
·       
Establish
and maintain a project data storage mechanism for project data for easy access
by cluster teams
·       
Empower
data officers to conduct data verification, quality control & improvement
activities at health facilities to ensure quality DHIS2, HIBRID, ODK data is
collected
·       
Conduct
routine data quality assessments with Senior M&E Advisor
·       
Establish
and maintain a system to track availability of HMIS tools, patient files, and
logistics for proper storage of patient records and share with Senior M&E
Advisor
·       
Conduct
technical support supervision to health facilities to ensure patient registers
at health facilities are updated in time for HMIS reporting
·       
Build
capacity of cluster project team to understand project AMELP indicators,
including PEPFAR indicators as well as disseminate and explain project targets
within the cluster teams.
·       
Provide
M&E technical guidance to cluster project teams on M&E aspects relating
to project program areas
·       
Analyse
and disseminate data for cluster performance review meetings and cluster
stakeholder meetings(includes displaying data at cluster offices)
·       
Coordinate
HIBRID, KP Tracker, YAPs MIS, DHIS2, HRIS, SURGE, ODK data entry to ensure
quality data is submitted for measuring project performance.
·       
Tags
child development child health computer science data collection data entry data
management data quality database management family planning food and nutrition
health education health systems health systems strengthening local government
logistics malaria monitoring and evaluation pepfar qualitative research quality
control reproductive health social services social systems spss
·       
Ensure
functional data management electronic systems within the cluster (i.e. across
supported districts) to aide patient management and reporting (i.e. Uganda EMR,
ODK, Surge reporting platform)
·       
Work
with M&E Specialist for community to strengthen community M&E systems
(includes LQAS) in the cluster through ensuring availability of data collection
tools, equipping district community teams with data collection skills and
reporting in time to submit in DHIS2
·       
Provide
periodic and adhoc data as requested by Senior M&E Advisors (Includes data
calls)
·       
Perform
any other responsibilities assigned by supervisor.
Team Management
responsibilities:
·       
Supervise
and appraise District data officers to deliver required results
·       
Empower,
build capacity and support data officers and data clerks to ensure they are
equipped to support the health facilities of allocation.
·       
Support
District Data officers to raise requests, review and forward to Senior M&E
Advisor.
·       
Coordinate
with key District and cluster stakeholders including districts, Jinja office
M&E team and other key M&E stakeholders in the cluster.
·       
Conduct
regular update/coordination meetings for data clerks and data officers in the
cluster
·       
Contribute
to the development of cluster annual workplan, reports and other deliverables
to Jinja Office.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Database Officer job must
hold a Bachelor’s degree of Statistics (Statistical Computing Option), Computer
Science, Informatics, or equivalent qualification. Possession of a
Post-graduate qualification the same fields is an added advantage.
·       
Post-graduate
in Monitoring and Evaluation, public health, statistics, is desirable
·       
At least
three (3) years of relevant professional experience in leading M&E
processes, database management and survey activities for complex health systems
strengthening and/or service delivery programs.
·       
At least
2 years’ experience with providing HMIS support in a Health Systems
Strengthening approach, in HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, maternal,
newborn and child health, or nutrition is desirable.
·       
Experience
in the use of HMIS, DHIS2, PPEFAR Data management System, DATIM and UgandaEMR.
·       
Knowledge
of use of Ms Excel, SPSS, STATA, GIS, ODK
·       
Demonstrated
expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods (including
visual analysis using maps)
·       
Experience
with conducting Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) data collection
·       
Excellent
organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills and oral and written
communication skills in English.
·       
Previous
experience working on US government programs will be considered an asset.

Desired Experience
& Qualifications
·       
Experience
with USAID, PEPFAR and or other donor projects.
·       
Experience
collaborating and developing partnerships with Ministries of Health/National
Programs, District Local Governments, donors, NGOs, and/or other stakeholders
on HIV/TB and/or RMNCH initiatives in alignment with national strategic plans.
·       
Experience
in managing quality improvement interventions and technical/institutional
capacity building programs.
·       
Experience
working within Uganda is strongly preferred.

How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com their complete applications with a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and contact information for 3
professional references addressed to:

Senior Human
Resource Officer,
University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,
Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division,
P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda

Deadline: 26th June 2020 by 2:00
pm  

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