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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist - Malaria Consortium Uganda

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist
Organisation: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports To: Project Coordinator

About MC:
Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity. Malaria Consortium is a global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health.

Due to a number of upcoming funding opportunities, Malaria Consortium anticipates scaling up its work in malaria and child health over the coming year and is looking to strengthen its team in a number of technical and programme management areas.

Job Summary: The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will provide technical leadership in monitoring and evaluation for this high profile, high value project, working closely with host country governments and other partners.

Support project staff in the development and implementation of M&E systems and plans including: log frames with appropriate project indicators, targets and data collection methods; routine monitoring systems, including databases, systems for data collection, maintenance and storage; and templates and schedules for routine and exceptional quantitative and narrative reports.
Provide technical support for routine data collection and management including IT applications for data transfer.
Advise project staff in the design, implementation and analysis of quantitative and qualitative surveys. Where necessary, oversee their implementation.
Support project staff to ensure effective use of data for decision-making.
Conduct field visits to validate data and monitor the quality and completeness of data collection.
Provide technical oversight and support to M&E project staff.
Participate in capacity development for Malaria Consortium and partner staff.
Coordinate reporting for the project.
Represent Malaria Consortium at district, national, and regional meetings as relevant and required.

The candidates should possess an advanced degree in public health or related field
Experience working in Africa
Experience in survey design and implementation
Proficiency in the development of data entry programmes and in using statistical analysis software (EpiInfo, EpiData, Excel, Access, Stata)

Skills and Experience:
Experience in applying qualitative methods of data collection and analysis
Excellent writing and oral communication skills, including the ability to develop and present effective presentations
Experience with programming (e.g. Pendragon)
Good understanding of Aid effectiveness and value for money principles
Strong analytical ability
Project management and planning skills
Able to delegate efficiently and technically support teams with no direct line management responsibility over them
Excellent personal and time management skills
Experience working in Uganda is desirable

 Apply To
For more information please visit our website www.malariaconsortium.org where you will have access to the full Job description. Please send a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV to: Human Resources at HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org. Please quote the position and country in the subject line of your application.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date.

Deadline: 2nd December 2013