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Program Officers- M&E-Care & Treatment job at Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP)

About the Organization

MUWRP is committed to actively engaging communities at various stages of the research process, from trial protocol development, through implementation, to dissemination of research findings. Scientists are encouraged to participate in engagement activities with the public both inside and outside the research community. Sharing our research work is a crucial part of the MUWRP pillars. MUWRP ensures the community members are informed of the research protocols taking place in their communities.

Job Description

Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP) is a non-profit biomedical research organization, whose mission is to mitigate disease threats through quality research, health care and disease surveillance. MUWRP was established in 2002 by a Memorandum of Agreement between The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) and Makerere University (Mak) undertake medical research to test HIV vaccines. Over the years, MUWRP's portfolio has progressively expanded to include vaccine research for Ebola and Marburg viruses, Emerging Infectious Diseases Program (EIDP) for surveillance of influenza and influenza-like viruses and other emerging infections in humans and animals; also, a PEPFAR funded program in HIV treatment, care and prevention in the districts of Kayunga, Mukono, Buvuma, Buikwe, Luwero, Nakasongola. Additionally. MUWRP seeks to fill the following position.
Contract Tenure: 1 year with a possibility of extension subject to the needs of the Organization

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework Development

  • Design: Developing M&E frameworks and plans specific to care and treatment programs, including defining indicators, targets, and data collection methodologies.

  • Tool Development: Designing data collection tools and systems to capture relevant information on care and treatment outcomes.

  • Integration: Integrating M&E activities into the overall program implementation plan to ensure alignment with program goals and objectives.


Data Collection and Analysis

  • Data Collection: Overseeing the collection of quantitative and qualitative data related to care and treatment services, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

  • Data Management: Managing databases and information systems to store, organize, and analyze program data effectively.

  • Analysis: Analyzing M&E data to assess program performance, identify trends, and generate evidence-based recommendations for program improvement.


Reporting and Documentation

  • Reporting: Preparing regular progress reports, M&E reports, and presentations for program managers, donors, and stakeholders.

  • Documentation: Maintaining comprehensive documentation of M&E processes, findings, and recommendations for accountability and learning purposes.

  • Dissemination: Facilitating the dissemination of M&E findings to relevant stakeholders to inform decision-making and programmatic adjustments.


Quality Assurance and Capacity Building

  • Quality Assurance: Conducting quality assurance activities to ensure data integrity, validity, and reliability of M&E findings.

  • Capacity Building: Providing training and technical assistance to program staff and partners on M&E methodologies, data collection techniques, and reporting standards.

  • Support: Providing ongoing support and guidance to ensure program teams understand and effectively implement M&E requirements.


Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaboration: Collaborating closely with program managers, healthcare providers, and other stakeholders to coordinate M&E activities and align strategies.

  • Feedback Mechanisms: Establishing feedback mechanisms to capture input from stakeholders and beneficiaries on care and treatment services.

  • Partnerships: Building and maintaining partnerships with external organizations, research institutions, and government agencies to leverage resources and expertise.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree: A bachelor’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, social sciences, or a related field is typically required. A master’s degree may be preferred, especially for senior positions.


Professional Experience

  • Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in healthcare programs related to care and treatment services.

  • Healthcare Background: Experience working in health systems, healthcare delivery, or programs focused on chronic disease management.

  • M&E Experience: Demonstrated experience in designing M&E frameworks, conducting data analysis, and preparing reports.


Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret complex data sets and generate actionable insights.

  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA), data visualization tools, and Microsoft Excel for data analysis and reporting.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills for preparing reports, presenting findings, and facilitating trainings.

  • Project Management: Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines effectively, with strong attention to detail and accuracy.


Personal Attributes

  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and across different organizational levels.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to adapt to changing program needs, priorities, and environments.

  • Ethical Conduct: Commitment to ethical standards and confidentiality in handling sensitive program data.


Knowledge Areas

  • Care and Treatment: Understanding of care and treatment services for specific health conditions, including clinical guidelines and best practices.

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Knowledge of M&E principles, methodologies, and frameworks in the context of healthcare programs.

  • Health Systems: Familiarity with health system components and their impact on care delivery and treatment outcomes.

How to Apply

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