Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director job at IntraHealth


Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Director job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 28 January 2022

Hiring Organization: IntraHealth

Job Details:

Summary of Role
IntraHealth is seeking a Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) for the upcoming USAID Uganda Health Activity (UHA). The project’s goals are to support the Uganda Ministry of Health (MOH) to increase the survival and well-being of vulnerable populations and improve overall health system resilience in priority districts. UHA will achieve this goal through: 1) Improved access to and use of quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); family planning (FP)/reproductive health (RH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) health services at community- and health facility-levels; 2) Enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and 3) Strengthened health systems at the regional-, district-, facility-, and community-levels.
Reporting to the COP, the Director, MEL will oversee all monitoring, evaluation, learning, and components of this Activity, including the design and implementation of the activity monitoring, evaluation, and learning plan (AMELP) and corresponding information system to track delivery against targets. As part of this work, the Director, MEL will guide reporting processes among technical staff, ensuring timely, accurate, and complete reporting. The position will also promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices, and dissemination of lessons learned and project outcomes as part of its collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA) approach. The Director, MEL will mentor and support all the technical staff in MEL functions and will manage any MEL-related program staff. This position will also strengthen integrated health and HIV reporting capacity among local PEPFAR and Government of Uganda (GOU) partners.
This position is contingent upon award and approval by USAID.

Essential Functions

• Provide direct support and technical assistance for the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation system/framework including the AMELP and CLA Plan.
• Lead the development and implementation of program evaluations, assessments, learning agenda and research activities.
• Support the project team to develop and use harmonized data capture tools and data analysis plans for reportable indicators at all levels, ensuring timeliness, quality, and completeness of data.
• Ensure alignment of project indicators against home office data management and use initiatives.
• Oversee development and Implementation of mobile monitoring tools and real-time data collection systems.
• Mentor and support the project team in the regular use of data at all levels to target and/or adapt programming.
• Ensure data quality by conducting and participating in data quality assessments (DQAs) on all project indicators.
• Supervise the MEL team and provide technical support, training and mentoring to MEL officers and technical staff as needed.
• Compile and visualize project data to facilitate regular data review/CLA meetings.
• Lead project evaluation and learning activities to facilitate adaptive management.
• Support project staff in collection and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned from the project and prepare technical reports based on results to assist project in knowledge sharing.
• Research, compile, write, and submit information, including results and their analysis, for project reports, including the quarterly and annual reports, and respond to requests for data from USAID and other stakeholders.
• Ensure the continuous monitoring of program progress in close collaboration with MOH, USAID, and other implementing partners.
• Work closely with government officials, USAID, and other key stakeholders.
• Participate in national/international working groups and other fora as requested.

• Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or social sciences.
• At least seven years of experience in managing and/or leading MEL activities for large-scale health service delivery or HSS programs in Sub-Saharan Africa, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member.
• Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing MEL systems that track performance as per the objectives of UHA.
• Knowledge of and experience with key MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and/or HIV/AIDS indicators and GoU and USG data collection systems (e.g. DHIS2, DATIM).
• Demonstrated ability to translate project objectives and vision into an evidence-based theory of change.
• Strong analytical skills to successfully use data and evidence to guide program adaptations.
• Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.

• Previous experience supporting MEL on USG-funded health programming in Uganda.
• Familiarity with CLA approaches.
• Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
• Data visualization skills.

Why Join IntraHealth?
IntraHealth International is a global health nonprofit that has worked for over 40 years in more than 100 countries. We improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.
IntraHealth’s programs generate long-term social and economic impact to keep communities around the world healthy, strong, and prosperous. And our dynamic staff are passionate about global health and committed to excellence.
Join us. The future of global health starts here.

Summary of Benefits
IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.
IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

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Date Posted: 2022-01-18




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