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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Associate / Monitoring and Evaluation DirectoR

JOB from Abt Associates

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries.

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

MA/MBA (7 – 10) years of experience OR PhD (4 – 6) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Responsibilities:

Abt Associates is preparing the upcoming USAID-funded Private Health Support program in Uganda and seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Director. The program will support the professional development of private health providers/private for profit (PHP/PFP) providers, selected private sector run company clinics, private health sector regulatory entities and commercial pharmaceuticals firms. To achieve this goal, it will focus on the expanded availability of health services by private service providers, increased affordability of private health services and products, and improved quality of private health sector facilities and services.

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director, reporting directly to the Chief of Party, is the M&E Team Leader for an International Health Division project, and is responsible for creating systems to measure and document program process, output and impact data results by routinely and systematically collecting, analyzing and presenting program data for project staff, partners, and donors.

Specific responsibilities include:

Supporting daily oversight of the project research and M&E agenda bycollecting and entering the data from current studies and pilot sites. Contributing to development of project indicators and reporting procedures. Collaborating with the other project members to plan, budget, schedule, and implement training activities for data collection and management in the pilot sites. Supporting the M&E team with drafting research analysis, M&E, and other project reports.

Skills Prerequisites:

Master's or Ph.D. in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, or other relevant field. 8 years of relevant professional experience in designing and implementing M&E activities and special studies for complex health systems strengthening and/or service delivery programs. Experience with M&E work in HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning, and/or maternal, newborn and child health desired Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods; firm command of M&E issues with respect to improvements in service delivery. Demonstrable analytical skills to measure the health impact of the project’s activities. Experience with capacity building. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, good judgment, and problem-solving abilities. Computer literacy (MS Word, Statistical Software) Experience working with the private health sector
 Closing date: 09 Mar 2013
How to apply:
Please apply online at: https://jobs-abtassociates.icims.com/jobs/7557/associate---monitoring-an...