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

Job Title: Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer (ME&L)

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 (Ql).


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” approach)
    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

How to apply:

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.

Closing Date; 05/07/2013


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