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Technical Advisor - M&E 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

Framework Development

  • Design: Developing and designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including indicators, targets, and data collection methods.

  • Methodologies: Selecting appropriate methodologies and tools for data collection, analysis, and reporting.

  • Planning: Collaborating with program teams to integrate M&E into project planning and implementation processes.

Monitoring Activities

  • Implementation Oversight: Providing oversight and guidance on the implementation of monitoring activities to track project progress and outputs.

  • Data Collection: Ensuring timely and accurate collection of data using qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Quality Assurance: Implementing quality assurance measures to verify data accuracy and reliability.

Evaluation and Analysis

  • Impact Assessment: Leading or supporting impact evaluations to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of programs.

  • Data Analysis: Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to identify trends, patterns, and lessons learned.

  • Reporting: Preparing comprehensive reports and presentations on evaluation findings for stakeholders and funders.

Capacity Building

  • Training: Conducting training sessions and workshops for staff and partners on M&E principles, tools, and best practices.

  • Technical Assistance: Providing technical assistance and mentoring to build the capacity of M&E staff and program teams.

  • Knowledge Sharing: Facilitating learning and knowledge sharing on M&E within the organization or among partners.

Strategic Guidance

  • Strategic Planning: Contributing to strategic planning processes by providing evidence-based recommendations and insights.

  • Advisory Role: Serving as a technical advisor to program managers and senior leadership on M&E-related issues and decisions.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identifying areas for improvement in M&E systems and proposing adaptive management strategies.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaboration: Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including donors, government agencies, and implementing partners, to coordinate M&E efforts.

  • Communication: Communicating M&E results and recommendations effectively to different audiences, tailoring messages as needed.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Requirements

  • Advanced Degree: A master's degree or higher in a relevant field such as statistics, social sciences, public health, economics, or international development.

  • Specialized Training: Additional training or certification in monitoring and evaluation methodologies (e.g., PMD Pro, DME for Development) is highly desirable.

Professional Experience

  • Experience: Several years of progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in international development, public health, or humanitarian aid.

  • Technical Expertise: Demonstrated expertise in designing and implementing M&E systems, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.

  • Leadership Experience: Experience in providing leadership and guidance in M&E to teams or projects.

Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret data and provide evidence-based recommendations.

  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in M&E methodologies, statistical software (e.g., SPSS, STATA), and data visualization tools.

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

  • Project Management: Strong project management skills, including planning, coordination, and implementation of M&E activities.

  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams.

Personal Attributes

  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail in M&E processes and data analysis.

  • Adaptability: Ability to adapt to changing priorities and environments, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Integrity: Commitment to integrity and ethical conduct in M&E activities, ensuring confidentiality and data protection.

Knowledge Areas

  • M&E Principles: In-depth understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Sectoral Knowledge: Knowledge of specific sectors (e.g., health, education, agriculture) and their M&E requirements.

  • Development Context: Familiarity with international development goals, frameworks (e.g., SDGs), and donor requirements.

How to Apply

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