Senior Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job Careers – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

 

Job Title:    Senior Planning, Monitoring
and Evaluation Officer

Organisation: Ministry of Finance, Planning and
Economic Development

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

The Global Fund to
Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an international partnership
that provides grants to lower income countries with high disease burden such as
Uganda. Specifically, it focuses on prevention and control of the three
diseases HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. The Funds Coordination Unit (FCU)
was set up under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
(MoFPED) as the Principal Recipient (PR) to provide oversight over
implementation of the Grants. Implementation of the programs is a
responsibility of the Ministry of Health (MoH).

 

The overall
objective of the FCU is to support MoFPED to ensure effective and efficient
operation of the interventions supported by the Global Fund resources and it is
intended to strengthen the decision by the Government of Uganda (GoU) to use
its national mechanisms, as articulated in the 2006 Long Term Institutional
Arrangements (LTIA) strategy. The FCU functions are vested in Public Financial
Management (PFM) Reforms Coordination Unit (RCU)

 

Job Summary:   The Senior Planning, Monitoring and
Evaluation Officer will play a critical role in supporting planning,
implementation, monitoring, and knowledge management of the Global Fund grants
under MoFPED. The officer will lead Performance, Accountability and Quality
assurance processes for the performance update/disbursement requests (PUDRs),
specifically ensuring that programs (HIV, TB, and Malaria) are developing the
required operational plans and relevant monitoring and evaluations mechanisms.
She/he will be the technical reference point on M&E and programmatic issues
for the FCU and will ensure effective implementation and compliance with the grant
agreements, policies and guidelines.

 

She/he will play a
key role on the Funds Coordination Team, with a broad range of responsibilities
related to the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and programmatic components
of grants. The incumbent requires expertise in monitoring and evaluation of
health programs, stakeholder engagement and partnership building, ability to
make key decisions to ensure effective implementation and timely solutions for
the Principal Recipient.

 

She/he will also
play an important liaison role between MoFPED, )Ministry of Health (MOH, the
Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the Local Fund Agent (LFA), and the
Country Team (CT) ensuring leverage of existing synergies and coordination of
M&E efforts for successful delivery of M&E related initiatives emerging
from the Global Fund programs implementation.

 

The SPME will be
responsible to analyse information from the programs throughout the grants
cycle and provide advice on aspects related to quality of services,
appropriateness of interventions, and updated guidance from implementation
partners. This is useful in overcoming barriers to effective program
implementation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Advise on strategic
investments and develop M&E frameworks for the PR

·       
Participate
in the PR Dialogue process for concept note development and support
prioritization of appropriate package of interventions to achieve grant impact.

·       
Facilitate
alignment of the PR grant agreements are appropriate as possible to the
country’s epidemiological context, National Strategic Plans, strategic
investment frameworks and programmatic gap analysis.

·       
Coordinate
with other Global Fund key stakeholder CCM, PR2, SRs, LFA to facilitate
alignment with latest guidance provided by country team and consistent application
of the Global Fund policies and procedures.

·       
Participate
grant monitoring and assessment of performance.

·       
Identify
opportunities to strengthen M&E systems and improve program and data
quality.

Mobilize and
strengthen partnership

·       
Facilitate
communication and engage with Ministry of Health on grant related M&E and
programmatic issues and progress of implementation.

·       
Facilitate
discussion with key stakeholders on strategic investments, prioritization of
interventions for key populations, women and girls, building resilient and
sustainable systems for health and community systems strengthening.

·       
Ensure
adequate coordination with key stakeholders in planning and implementation of
M&E activities across the three grants.

Lead M&E and
programmatic risk assurance mechanism for data and program quality

·       
Manage
and lead the development of a risk assurance plans linked to program and data
quality including risk mitigation measures and assurance mechanisms.

·       
Provide
guidance on resolving bottlenecks related to data collection, PUDR reporting
and delivery of quality services.

·       
Select
appropriate program and data quality assessment tools, identify service
providers and monitor implementation of the recommendations with the Program
Monitoring and Evaluation teams.

·       
Support
program evaluation design, provide oversight to the methodology and protocol
development, and ensure selection of external service providers and appropriate
and timely implementation.

Facilitate building
of Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health

·       
Coordinate
efforts to close data gaps and ensure that adequate funds are allocated for
data systems for routine reporting such as HMIS/DHIS, surveys, etc. Ensure the
availability of data for reporting on impact including disaggregated data by
relevant population groups at national and sub-national levels.

·       
Lead
planning and implementation of special initiatives to provide additional data
to measure impact in selected countries.

·       
Ensure
establishment of systems for the measurement of data in priority work streams
(such as women and girls and key populations).

·       
Support
initiatives to improve domestic resource mobilization for the three programs.

Data analysis and
use

·       
Review
and analyses data from various sources such as routine data systems, program
reviews, evaluations, health facility assessments, surveys and special studies.

·       
Ensure
use of data for program improvement, efficiencies, and reprogramming.

·       
Promote
use of data by PR policy makers and program implementers for effective
planning, allocation and utilization of resources.

Contribute to the
overall work of the Grant Management

·       
Training
and capacity building of internal and external stakeholders of the Principal
Recipients, on M&E policies, procedures and tools.

 

Key Performance Areas

·       
Routine
support and monitoring Reports

·       
Updates
on programme progress reports

·       
Grant
documents updated

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and
a postgraduate qualification in medicine, pharmacy, public health, health
system management, health economics, epidemiology or related field ; OR a
bachelors degree in a health related field with postgraduate training in
monitoring and evaluation.

·       
Must
have sound M&E knowledge and at least 6 years experience in public health
and disease programs with focus on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

·       
Experience
in planning, collecting, analyzing and reporting information for assessing
progress and data quality.

·       
Experience
in developing partnerships in M&E and in managing complex M&E issues
and deliverables in the public sector is desirable.

·       
Professional
experience, including a good track record of working in strategy and policy
analysis, program planning and management, and/or equivalent experience.

·       
At least
three (3) years of professional experience (international or national) working
in planning, management and M&E of programs in the health sector, including
in developing countries.

·       
Understanding
of Global Fund processes is added advantage.

·       
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills.

 

Competencies

·       
Documented
field experience in strengthening health management information system,
executing large scale surveys, health program evaluation, and operationals
research.

·       
Experience
in developing M&E frameworks, policies, tools, and guidance.

 

How to Apply:

Applications must
include cover letter, CV, certificates and testimonials, and be addressed as
below and submitted online to reap@finance.go.ug

 

The Coordinator

The PFM Reforms
Coordination Unit

Ministry of Finance,
Planning & Economic Development

Floor 3 Finance
Building, Office 3.4

Plot 2/ 12 Apollo
Kaggwa Road

P O Box 8147

Kampala. Uganda

 

Please Note:

·       
Terms of
reference for the positions have been updated and individuals who previously
applied are encouraged to reapply.

·       
Email
subject should indicate file position applied for.

·       
We are
an equal opportunity employer, any form of lobbying shall lead to
disqualification.

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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