Management Sciences for Health

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Grade
L
Job ID
13-9699
Uganda-Kampala
# of Positions
1
Group/Office
HPG
Dept/Unit
GEN (General)
Project/Program
P000 - Proposal
Reports To
Deputy Chief of Party

Overview

MSH is seeking highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year USAID HSS/Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (UHSS) funded program in Uganda.The UHSS project will focus on strengthened health systems including human resources for health, strategic information, laboratory networks, Supply Chain logistics management, district based healthcare financing and good governance/leadership. This project focus will be essential for the attainment of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 set targets for the HIV/AIDS epidemic control and realization of the vision of an AIDS-free generation in Uganda.

 

Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID award, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in Uganda.

 

The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning is responsible for the overall management of monitoring and evaluation system for project. S/he leads and coordinates monitoring and evaluation, systems development and related activities. The Director ensures the smooth operation and quality performance of technical efforts and field activities by coordinating and overseeing quality programmatic reporting, quality of data management and strategic information.  S/he is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a plan to monitor progress, evaluate effectiveness, and disseminate results, as well as overseeing the conduction of operations research and other data based analysis to facilitate evidence based improvements in project performance and expand understanding and lessons learned.  The Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning ensures adherence to monitoring of project activities using developed tools and indicators.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide in-country technical leadership and support for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management.
  • Ensure the integration of M&E activities into all project components.
  • Collect, report and analyze information on project activities.
  • Ensure timely and complete reporting from in-country executing partners in accordance with approved reporting formats, especially supported health facilities and districts reporting into the national health database and reporting into PEPFAR reporting formats
  • Monitor and evaluate progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in the preparation of work plans/selection of indicators and annual implementation plans with a view towards the project’s M&E requirements.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, ad-hoc technical reports, and success stories for USAID funding in line with the required formats.
  • Collect data for annual M&E plan and use those data to improve project performance.
  • Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
  • Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project.
  • Assist the Chief of Party with decision-making on resource allocation based on project priorities and performance.
  • Participate on behalf of the project in appropriate technical meetings and conferences.
  • Provide support to institutional and human capacity building activities at the regional and local levels for project activities.
  • Develop a detailed annual work plan to build technical and managerial capacity of project.
  • Based on the capacity building work plan mentioned above conduct monthly seminars, hands-on training, mentoring and coaching for project staff.
  • Carry out any such duties as may be assigned by the Chief of Party.
  • Design and implement operations research.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Statistics or another related field.
  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation of large scale RMNCH and/or HIV/AIDS service delivery and systems strengthening programs in developing countries with PEPFAR/USAID.
  • Demonstrated research experience and skills, complemented by experience in collaborating with varying types of partners.
  • Must have extensive knowledge in collaboration, learning and adapting concepts to health projects.
  • Must have excellent writing, presentation and communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated decision making ability operating in a management culture built on consensus and results. Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Experience with Monitoring and Evaluation in USG supported projects in particular.
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills in IT as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experienced with project planning applications.
  • Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building.
  • Prior experience conducting operations research.
  • Experience establishing data quality assurance systems.
  • Excellent planning and data analysis and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate and document, including the writing of quality reports and detailed analysis of strategic information, using computer programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Deputy Chief of Party
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