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Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer Job at Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program - Employment Opportunity in Uganda

Jobs at: Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

Vacancy title: Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer

Deadline of this Job: 05/07/2013
Job details: POSITION: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (ME&L) LOCATION:

Kampala, Uganda

MCHIP is USAID’s global maternal, neonatal and child health integrated technical

support program. In Uganda, USAID has requested assistance from MCHIP to

strengthen the country’s routine immunization system by providing technical

assistance to the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunization (UNEPI)

at central level and in select districts. MCHIP/Uganda’s emphasis is on

operationalizing the country’s national routine immunization strategy, Reaching

Every Child (REC), by introducing strengthening elements of Quality Improvement



The ME&L officer will lead MCHIP/Uganda in use- of-data capacity building and

mentoring efforts at different levels of the health system, as well as managing

internal monitoring/evaluation and learning needs—which include capturing

systematic documentation of activities and progress.

General tasks include:

Using creative low cost methodologies and existing structures such as review

meetings and supportive supervision, build capacity of and mentor district/facility

coaches and Ql team members (including HMIS officers/ biostatisticians) in data

collection, analysis, and use for decision-making (including EPI monitoring charts,

plan-do-study-act run charts, median calculations, trend/shift identification,

designing/testing/documenting a continuous data quality self-assessment “lite”


Lead in revising and updating the project’s internal M&E plan

Oversee project documentation, both quantitative and qualitative, including the

development, by sections, of a QI-REC “How to” guide.


At least five years of experience in primary health care and the Ugandan health

system, preferably with immunization-related experience.

Strong facilitation skills, including experience in leading capacity building efforts;

proven experience in coaching/mentoring and use of adult learning techniques to

build capacity of health workers.

Experience and strong knowledge in M&E activities and data management skills

including DOS.

Proven advanced writing and computer skills for documenting project activities.

Familiarity with quality improvement an asset.

English fluency in reading, writing, speaking.

Experience: 5

Job application procedure
This position is based in Kampala with approximately 60% travel to districts.

Contact information Applications should be:

Addressed to the Country Director, USAID MCHIP Project Plot 95/97, Martyrs Way,

Minister’s Village, Ntinda, P.O Box 4978 Kampala, Uganda or submitted by email to Paper required: Personal statement/application

letter, detailed CV (including phone contact and at least 3 references), and copy

of relevant academic qualifications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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