Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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Uganda
Apply by 7 September 2018
Full-time staff position
Posted on 8 August 2018

Job Description

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to provide technical leadership and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH) program. The project aims to increase use of quality county-led FP/RMNCAH services. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The M&E Specialist will provide technical leadership to develop the program framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. The M&E Specialist will work closely with the M&E team to design, implement and supervise the program’s M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Specialist is responsible for documenting and disseminating program successes and challenges to USAID. The M&E Specialist will also be responsible for designing and conducting operations research.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Ugandan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and endline assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the program that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the program achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Kenya national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead efforts to monitor and evaluate project interventions, document results and provide feedback to stakeholders to guide decision-making
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other USAID projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project 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
  • Supervise a team of M&E professionals
  • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff
Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in public health, demography, statistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum seven years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating complex, large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately $10M per year)
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation and setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors
  • M&E experience in RMNCAH/FP
  • Firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality health service and support programs
  • Familiarity with Uganda health management information system and other national M&E systems
  • Experience and understanding of the USAID and Kenyan MOH RMNCAH/FP frameworks and reporting systems
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
  • 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
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • 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 and Swahili
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national programs and technical staff
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and 40 % of time

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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