Uganda: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor- Uganda (Ugandan nationals)

Organization: RTI International
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018

RTI International’s Global Health Division is currently accepting applications for a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Health Systems Strengthening opportunity in Uganda. RTI anticipates the opportunity will focus on improving leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors, increasing availability and improving management of key health systems resources, and strengthening community systems for quality health services.

The M&E Advisor is responsible for leading, coordinating, and implementing all M&E tasks of the project, ensuring all performance monitoring, reviews, and evaluations are completed adequately and that implementation progresses per schedule. The position will be based with RTI in Kampala and local travel may be required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the field team in refining the project’s results framework and participate in work planning sessions.

  • Develop the project’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan by defining indicators and preparing indicator reference sheets.

  • Develop and lead the MEL plan across the project portfolio

  • Oversee the collection of baseline data and target setting.

  • Supervise the collection, analysis and reporting on performance indicators by other team members and project counterparts.

  • Ensure data quality and integrity through field visits and spot checks to verify data.

  • Identify and track reliable secondary data sources.

  • Maintain the MEL system, periodically evaluate its effectiveness, and adjust as necessary to provide the project with accurate and useful data.

  • Lead the development of monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation; contribute to other project reports such as annual work plans.

  • Integrate MEL into a routine project evaluation and performance improvement process that uses MEL findings to adjust program activities.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 9 years of professional experience in a similar M&E position in the health field. Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 12 years of professional experience in a M&E position in the health field, in the areas of Statistics, Program Management, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, or related field

  • USAID experience preferable and/or other international donor projects preferable.

  • Strong understanding of health sector in Uganda. Previous work experience with the Government of Uganda and public health sector of Uganda a plus.

  • Solid experience and familiarity with impact evaluations, quantitative and qualitative research methods, surveillance surveys, research methodologies, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing M&E systems preferable with donor-funded development programs.

  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, performance evaluations for improvement, reporting, and developing M&E and/or performance monitoring plans.

  • Strong skills in data collection and analysis, strategic analysis, M&E, identifying trends in data, and the ability to write convincing findings and recommendations.

  • Computer literacy, with ability to analyze and interpret data using Excel, online reporting tools, or statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, or STATA.

  • Excellent management, communication, and organizational skills (attention to detail is required); flexibility and capacity to multi-task.

  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

How to apply:

To Apply: Qualified candidates that are invited to apply. Please submit your CVs to: recruitGH@rti.org, please indicate in the subject line: M&E Advisor.-Uganda+ your name.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. This position is contingent upon award and funding. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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