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Monitoring & Evaluation Officer job at Jhpiego

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Job Description

Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to support and implement monitoring and evaluation activities for the Unitaid funded project aimed at mitigating antimalarial drug resistance in Uganda through interventions that rapidly diversify artemisinin -based combination therapy (ACT) use. The project will implement interventions that rapidly diversify artemisinin -based combination therapy (ACT) use. The project goal is to enable widespread access to affordable health products through scale-up by government and partners, to contribute to the global health response to diseases that predominantly affect people in LMICs.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the M&E function to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to efficiently track, use and disseminate performance indicators and results over the life of the project, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations

  • Support NMCD and district M&E teams, ensuring high-quality implementation of all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities

  • Develop and oversee implementation of robust context-appropriate systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis and reporting on activity outputs/outcomes and program quality

  • Lead results reporting to the donor by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate

  • Ensure alignment of project systems and approaches with Uganda national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems

  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping

  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership

  • Support project leadership to champion holistic approaches to collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA), including design and implementation of an action-oriented project research and learning agenda, routine analysis of available health sector data sources, and application of best practices in knowledge management

  • Oversee and/or conduct targeted assessment, evaluations and operations research, ensuring compliance with Ministry of Health and Johns Hopkins University institutional review board policies

  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle

  • Represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations

  • Ensure relevant data is entered into Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data

  • Support the project to provide Ministry of Health technical assistance to strengthen the country’s HMIS for the optimal use of routine HMIS data

  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team

  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets

  • Train and mentor project staff and implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation methods, tools, and systems

  • Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during all monitoring, evaluation and research implementation and dissemination processes

  • Support the designated Internal Review Board (IRB) focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI human subjects ethics course and 2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of three years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in in public and private facilities, local government institutions systems

  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies, implementation research approaches, health management information systems, data visualization and reporting

  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public, NGO and private sectors

  • M&E experience in Malaria, and health systems strengthening

  • Familiarity with Uganda Health Management Information System and other national M&E systems

  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using DHIS2 and one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel

  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector

  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts

  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination

  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English

  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff

  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally

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