Monitoring and Evaluation Officer NGO Career Jobs – PATH

 

Job Title:    Monitoring and Evaluation
Officer, Uganda Self-injection Scale-Up

Organization:  PATH

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

PATH is a global
organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public
institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s
most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance,
technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales
innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and
approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

 

About Project:

PATH is launching a new three-year initiative in Uganda to coordinate and
monitor scale-up of contraceptive self-injection in alignment with the
country’s national plan, which aims to complete scale-up in the context of
informed choice across all sectors by end of December 2021. PATH will work with
the Ministry of Health (MOH) and partners on scaling the practice through
existing in-country partner networks (USAID bilaterals, DFID global awards, and
bilaterals, UNFPA) and to monitor implementation and uptake. A key outcome of
the work is strong coordination mechanisms to facilitate DMPA-SC and
self-injection service delivery data use in policies, decisions, and actions
that reinforce quality of care in family planning programs.

 

Self-injection data is in the early stages of being integrated into
Uganda’s national health management information system (HMIS) and gathering
routine self-injection monitoring data at scale is a priority of this project.
PATH, in partnership with the MOH, will design and implement a consultative
process to prioritize indicators and data collection approaches to be supported
through this investment, and ultimately integrated into the HMIS by the end of
the project. To supplement the routine monitoring and data work,

 

Job Summary:  PATH
is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Uganda. The M&E
officer will be responsible for participating in the Uganda Implementation of
the DMPA-SC (including Self-Injection) scale up plan activities with a focus on
monitoring and evaluation. The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will report to
the Uganda Deputy Project Director.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

 Working with the Deputy
Director, partners, and district biostatisticians, lead the timely collection
and processing of monitoring data, as follows:

·        
Develop
and conduct training of biostatisticians and implementing partners on systems
for recording and reporting self-injection data.

·        
Conduct
site visits for data collection and quality assurance, and work with
implementing partners, biostatisticians, Family Planning focal persons and VHTs
(as needed) to ensure that reporting forms are completed accurately and in a
timely fashion.

·        
Ensure
that data is entered into the database and scale up tracker and conduct data
quality assessments.

·        
Transfer
data to PATH/Seattle each quarter and enter Uganda data into the multi-country
AC online dashboard.

·        
Coordinate
and resolve issues as they arise, in consultation with project team and
partners, to assure effective implementation of monitoring activities.

·        
Plan and
ensure on-going data sharing for decision–making with partners and the MOH.
Participate in data review meetings with implementing partners and DHTs to
discuss progress with scale up and identify course correction strategies as
needed.

·        
Ensure
training data is entered into the MoH iHRIS (integrated Human Resource
Information System).

·        
Work
with the Deputy Director to track integration of DMPA-SC Self-injection data
into the national systems including product procurement, distribution, and
health monitoring and information systems as well as other relevant policies

Support Deputy Director to implement DMPA-SC country rapid assessment
activities, as follows:

·        
Manage
the process of developing and provide technical input into evaluation
protocols, data collection instruments, consent forms, and SOPs, and manage
translation of research materials into local languages.

·        
Conduct
field work, training, and supervise study staff and data collection.

·        
Participate
in the coordination of activities of any subcontracted organization(s), as
needed (including organizing & co-facilitating trainings, monitoring
quality of data collection and addressing problems/challenges with data
collection as they arise, overseeing data entry).

·        
Participate
in data analysis, in close collaboration with full project M&E team.

·        
Participate
in-country data dissemination plan and ensure on-going data sharing for
decision-making with partners.

·        
Coordinate
and resolve issues as they arise, in consultation with project team, to assure
effective implementation of rapid activities

·        
Participate
in overall project and team planning, implementation, documentation, and
dissemination activities, working closely with Uganda project leadership to
coordinate relationship building with governmental and non-governmental partners
both at the national and district levels.

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·        
The applicant
must hold a Master’s degree in public health, demography, epidemiology,
statistics, or related field. Preferred.

·        
At least
five years of experience in project monitoring and evaluation

·        
Knowledge
of standard data quality indicators and how to calculate them for a given
dataset.

·        
Experience
with oversight of data collection and management of health information system
data.

·        
Knowledge
of data systems in Uganda (DHIS2)

·        
Proficiency
in Microsoft Office Suite, and expertise using Excel.

·        
Ability
to translate data and research findings for lay audiences.

·        
Proven
ability to nurture effective and positive relationships with national and
district governmental stakeholders, NGO partners, and donor representatives.

·        
Proven
ability to work collaboratively with local and international project management
team to effectively oversee project implementation, and to work harmoniously as
a team member

·        
Strong
interpersonal skills as well as written and oral presentation skills are a
must.

·        
Demonstrated
success working effectively while under deadlines.

·        
Experience
applying qualitative analysis methods and software (NVivo or Atlas.ti).

·        
Understanding
of and proficiency in a range of qualitative and quantitative performance
analytic methods, including statistical methods

·        
Experienced
user of a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS, R or
similar), including biostatistics training.

·        
Understanding
of database design principles, including tables, keys, and table relationships.

·        
Familiarity
with responsible data use practices and data privacy/security concerns.

·        
Experience
with a human subject review application process.

·        
Experience
with Family planning work.

·        
Must
have legal authorization to work in Uganda.

 

How to Apply:

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should apply online at the link below.

 

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