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Monday, 7 April 2014

Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor - Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Uganda

Vacancy : Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
Recruiting Organisation: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Party
Job ID: 13-7418

About MSH:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is an international non-profit, public health organisation with headquarters in USA, whose purpose is to strengthen health programs worldwide.

Job Summary: The Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor works closely with the CoP and the Technical Advisors to ensure the development and implementation of the performance management plan (PMP) as well as program indicators necessary to track program targets and objectives. H/She also supports the MoH and other relevant stakeholders to establish adequate national supply chain indicators and works with the Technical Advisors to ensure that developed information system tools adequately capture these indicators. H/She oversees the tracking, analysis, interpretation and utilization of all program data as well as the compilation of program quarterly and annual reports. The Advisor reviews and analyzes data and helps ensure their dissemination and utilization. In coordination with other staff, the Advisor contributes to the development of the research agenda and provides leadership in the analysis and use of research results and findings. The Senior M&E advisor must be well acquainted and hand on experience with USAID M&E procedures and practices and have knowledge and experience of logistic and supply chain management indicators. The M&E will assist in the design and implementation of impact assessments in regards to pharmaceuticals and supply chain management. The Advisor provides these efforts in a participatory and inclusive manner. In carrying out these responsibilities, s/he establishes, nurtures, and maintains strong working relationships with a wide range of players with varied perspectives.

Offer technical leadership in the review and execution of the project performance management plan (PMP) including compilation and updating indicator sheets to enhance data collection, storage and use.
Work with the various stakeholder M&E Specialists in setting up their M&E systems and implementing them (Stakeholders include Pharmacy Division, JMS, MAUL, NMS, and NDA).
Offer technical expertise to acquire, manage, and analyze data in support of adhoc requests and studies as they arise and in support of standard reporting requirements.
In charge of  planning and implementation of M&E related capacity building activities including review of training materials , coordinating M&E trainings and supervision of consultants.
Take lead of the data quality assurance role for the project including implementation of data quality assessments to ensure accurate and consistent data collection among regional teams and implementing partners.
Prepare M&E related reports and contribute to quarterly and annual reporting as relevant.
Ensure timely and quality completion of all M&E deliverables in line with USAID requirements including update of the USAID reporting systems.
Contribute to the development of the annual work plan, ensuring alignment with project strategy, agreement on annual targets and inclusion of M&E activities in the work plan.
Ensure data cleaning of data collected from the Supervision, Performance Assessment and Recognition Strategy (SPARS), one of the key intervention areas, and of any other data collected in the project.
Offer technical leadership and guidance in the design of intervention studies and subsequent statistical analysis, write-ups and reports on these studies including evaluations of program interventions and supervision of consultants working on these studies.
Supervise staff working in M&E department.
Participate in regular meetings of Project management team.
Perform any other duties as assigned.

The prospective MSH candidate must hold a Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics or related field.

Skills and Experience:
At least ten years’ experience in health sector / systems monitoring and evaluation
Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications and statistical packages such as STATA.
Documented experience in pharmaceuticals, intervention study design/analysis/write-up.
Statistical education combined with MD/Pharmacist/MPH type qualification.
Good understanding and familiarity with supply chain concepts and pharmaceutical/logistic indicators
Capacity building/training experience a plus.
Practical experience with USAID M&E procedures and practices, and reporting requirements is highly desired.
Possess the ability to work in a fast-paced teamwork environment to meet required deadlines.
Demonstrated effective leadership and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write/edit reports.
Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda at least 20% of the time.
Past working experience in Uganda

All suitably qualified candidates should click the web link below to visit recruiting website.

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NB: We thank all applicants for their interest, but can only acknowledge shortlisted candidates. Please note that any form of canvassing by candidates will lead to immediate disqualification.

Deadline: 30th April, 2014