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

 

Job Title:    Senior Monitoring &
Evaluation Officer

Organisation: University
Research Co., LLC (URC)

Duty Station:  Jinja,
Uganda

Reports to:  Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
(with operational supervision of Regional Manager)

 

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.

 

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.

 

About USAID Project:

University Research
Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Regional Health Integration to
Enhance Services in East Central Uganda Activity (USAID’s RHITES EC). The
purpose of this project is to support the implementation of a comprehensive,
integrated investment in regional health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition assistance.
This five-year activity targets 12 districts in East-Central Uganda with an
estimated total population of 4.1 million through a district-based integrated
package of quality health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and child development services.

 

Job Summary:  Under the technical supervision of the
designated Senior M&E Advisor and operational supervision of the Regional
Program Manager, the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer is responsible
for supporting the design of the project’s monitoring and evaluation agenda and
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 with
in the districts that are under the direct support of the resident cluster.
He/She is responsible for all the Districts in a cluster and will directly
provide overall management of the cluster M&E teams. The responsibilities
of the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer are into two categories:
Technical support and management support to cluster M&E Teams:

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical
responsibilities:

·       
Work
with Senior M&E Advisor to implement robust M&E systems, identify and
monitor key program activities to document results and attribution.

·       
Oversee
the collection, analysis, and reporting of cluster data to inform programing at
cluster level.

·       
Conduct
data verification and quality control & improvement activities at health
facilities to ensure quality DHIS2, HIBRID, ODK (includes HIBRID-DHIS2
synchronization), and other data is collected

·       
Conduct
routine cluster led data quality assessments

·       
Working
with the cluster M&E team (District data officers, clerks) determine
technical and logistical needs for strengthening the cluster’s M&E system.

·       
Track
monitoring indicators of all health component activities and periodically
provide data to the cluster project team (includes ensuring data use at health
facilities and project office).

·       
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

·       
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 disseminate and explain project targets
within the cluster teams.

·       
Provide
M&E technical guidance to cluster teams on M&E aspects relating to
project program areas

·       
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

·       
Support the
District HMIS teams to ensure that relevant HMIS reports, HRIS reports
(aggregated data) are entered into the DHIS2 &HRIS (pre-designed electronic
system by MoH)

·       
Ensure
HIBRID (PEPFAR indicator data) data is entered timely in HIBRID system, as well
as additional project data entered in project data management platforms (ODK,
SURGE data)

·       
Ensure
supported health facilities have appropriate records storage mechanisms
(Cabinets, files etc), and functional Uganda EMR

·       
Provide
periodic and adhoc data as requested by Senior M&E Advisors (Includes data
calls)

·       
Mentor
and coach District HMIS teams (both facility-based & District based) on
appropriate use of HMIS data collection tools for data recording

·       
Support
the District Biostatistician & Health information assistants to design
patient and data flow charts for the health centres as a standard guide to
service providers and data users.

·       
Ensure
SOPs, and related M&E data aggregation Job aides are disseminated and used
in the cluster.

·       
Work
with the District HMIS team to provide at least one monthly feedback to the HCs
on the reporting status in the supported districts (including Cluster district
teams).

·       
Ensure
that copies of Districts HMIS reports (data) and relevant donor driven
quantitative data relevant to RHITES EC (at cluster) interventions are
accessible to project teams and other stakeholders at RHITES EC.

·       
Participate
in the planning for dissemination and lessons learned and present results of
program achievements and outputs in written reports and at conferences and
meetings.

·       
Ensure
coordination between District Biostatistician and Cluster teams to ensure
smooth implementation of HMIS functions in the cluster.

·       
Develop
periodic HMIS technical support work plans and activity reports for the
allocated districts and submit to the Senior M&E Advisor and RPM.

Team Management
responsibilities:

·       
Supervise
and appraise assigned staff to deliver required results

·       
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.

·       
Contribute
to the development of cluster annual workplan, reports and other deliverables
to Jinja Office.

·       
Perform
any other responsibilities assigned by supervisor.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Quantitative
Economics, Public Health, Demography, IT, Computer Science, ARTs, Social
Sciences

·       
Post-graduate
in Monitoring and Evaluation, public health, statistics, is desirable

·       
At least
five (5) years of relevant professional experience in leading M&E
processes, including routine health and survey data management and survey
activities for complex health systems strengthening and/or service delivery
programs.

·       
At least
two 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.

·       
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 qualified
applicants should hand deliver OR send via E-mail their complete applications
with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic credentials and
contact information for 3 professional references addressed to:

 

Snr. Human Resource
Officer,

University Research
Co., LLC – Centre for Human Services,

Plot 1 Bridge Lane,
Mpumudde Division,

P.O. Box 5053,
Jinja, Uganda

 

E-mail:
HR-RHITES-EC@urc-chs.com

 

Deadline: 27th November 2020 by 2:00pm

 

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