Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Jobs – Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

 

Job Title:    Monitoring & Evaluation
Assistant

Organization:  Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Duty Station:  Entebbe,
Uganda

Reports to: Monitoring
& Evaluation Officer/HRL Project

 

About US:

The Uganda Virus
Research Institute (UVRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the US
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to strengthen Institute capacity through the
management and coordination of laboratory surveillance, epidemiology, public
health evaluations and training in Uganda under the U.S President’s Emergency
Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

 

Job Summary:  Under this cooperation, UVRI intends to
recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant on a one-year contract
renewal based on satisfactory performance and the availability of funds. This
position is based at UVRI Entebbe.  The
successful applicant will serve as an M&E Assistant for UVRI HRL Project in
Entebbe. His/her primary responsibility will be to assist the M&E Officer
to ensure the proper functioning of all M & E/ Quality management
activities performed under the project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Ensure
that data are properly captured using monitoring tools to track project
indicators and that national-level HIV QA/ QC laboratory data are available and
reliable.

·       
Participate
in field assessments and surveys, onsite mentorship, support supervision and
M&E capacity building of project personnel to ensure full compliance with
the grants requirements.

·       
Assist
in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual programmatic performance reports.

·       
Participate
in follow up of nonresponse for EQA schemes, and documentation of lessons
learnt and experiences gained.

·       
Establish
a Monitoring mechanism to provide timely feedback to all participants on HIV QA
progress at all levels of implementation and all times.

·       
Support
in the review and checking of QA data generated being in line with the M&E
reporting requirements.

·       
Support
the analysis of data in line with the M&E framework.

·       
Participate
in the training of HRL staff in monitoring of activities based on indicators
and targets set out in the PMP.

·       
Maintains
files and electronic records for M&E data.

·       
Assist
in monitoring the functionality and performance of laboratory instruments
installed at various sites in the country Ensure periodic updates of M & E
data bases.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a Laboratory related field is
required. In addition, a formal qualification of monitoring and evaluation will
be an added advantage.

·       
At least
three years of relevant public health experience in health program evaluation
activities that involve coordination with districts and stakeholders in health
is required.

·       
Familiarity
with PEPFAR indicators and reporting systems; DATIM, HIBRID and DHIS2 will be an
advantage.

·       
Knowledge
of designing and implementing participatory M&E systems, data quality
assurance, data analysis dissemination and data use is required. Knowledge of
data management processes and tools, including web-based database systems is
required.

·       
Working
knowledge of HIV/AIDS public health programs, strategies, methods, processes
and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of HIV/
AIDS programs is required.

·       
The
ideal candidate should have strong coordination, problem solving and networking
skills.

·       
Must be
honest, a team player, attentive to detail, a good communicator and able to
work under minimal supervision.

·       
She/he
must be willing to travel frequently to and from the institutes collaborating
sites around the country

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their applications together with copies of academic certificates,
transcripts, a CV, including names of two work-related referees indicating
their contacts with emails and phone numbers should be forwarded to the address
below:

 

The Director Uganda
Virus Research Institute

P.O BOX 49 Entebbe

Or hand deliver to
his office

Plot 51-59, Nakiwogo
Road,

Entebbe. Uganda

 

NB:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 1st November 2020 by 5:00pm

 

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