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Sunday 23 February 2014

M&E Specialist - Behaviour Change, Health and Nutrition - ACDI/VOCA

Vacancy: M&E Specialist - Behaviour Change, Health and Nutrition
Recruiter: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Moroto,
Country Uganda
Reports to: M&E Manager

ACDI/VOCA is carrying out the USAID-funded PL 480 Title II Development Food Assistance Program entitled "Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)". The RWANU Program is focusing on reducing food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected sub-counties of Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program's strategic objectives are (1) improved availability and access to food and (2) reduced malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The RWANU Program takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the first 1,000 days of life when conditional food rations will have the highest impact. RWANU will promote diversified livelihoods strategies including linkages to market opportunities to ensure long-term food security and resilience to food insecurity shocks. RWANU would like to recruit for the following position:

Job Summary: The M&E Specialist shall be responsible for the implementation the M&E strategy underthe program component of reducing malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The M&E Specialist will provide technical assistance to Health and Nutrition Director in evaluation, monitoring and reporting plus providing timely and relevant information for decision making. S/ He will conduct quantitative and qualitative assessments, carry out data analyses, prepare reports, and carry out knowledge management and learning exercises. The main focus of the position will be assessing and reporting behaviour changes in household health practices, nutrition and health / facility capacity.

The applicant should ideally hold a Master's degree in public health and development studies (with strong competence in statistics).

 Skills and Experience:
Three or more years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and conducting qualitative surveys.
Excellent presentation skills, speaking and writing.
Good track record of achieving results in a difficult working environment is required.
Proficiency in the use of office systems, including experience with computer applications (including SPSS, Epinfo, MS Word, MS Excel, and database management) is required.
Fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of the Karamojong language is desirable.

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU Project should send their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human Resources Manager attaching their application letters and CV to jobs@acdivocaug.biz

NB: Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: 3rd March, 2014.