Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at AFENET

Duty station: AFENET Secretariat

No of vacancies: 1

BACKGROUND:

The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit, networking alliance and service organization that brings together field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works across 20 sub-Saharan Africa countries with a secretariat based in Kampala, Uganda. AFENET has recently been awarded a 5 year Cooperative Agreement (Coag) to implement Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) projects in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia and other African Countries. The major purpose of this Coag is to contribute to Immunization system strengthening and capacity building in the African region with focus polio eradication, routine immunization, new vaccine introduction and strengthening VPD surveillance. AFENET is looking to hire a capable and qualified person into the position of MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER, to implement M&E activities for the entire cooperative agreement.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead design and implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) function for the NSTOP/Immunization Coag, including monitoring progress towards achievement of the Coag objectives.

  • Provide technical input into monitoring and evaluation components of funding and project proposals

  • Provide technical assistance on evaluation design, methods, and implementation.

  • Provide technical assistance to program/project staff to develop, update and implement monitoring and evaluation of their programs/projects.

  • Support implementation, analysis and reporting for some program/project evaluations (as needed)

  • Assist in developing M&E data collection tools and training field staff and partners in usage.

  • Enter and manage M&E data, generate findings/results and translate these into actionable recommendations.

  • Conduct internal data quality audits for quality assurance purposes.

  • Support project staff and partners to understand M&E requirements and procedures including indicators, definitions and targets.

  • Maintaining an updated filing system for all M&E data and resultants reports, including forfunding agreements/project reports

  • Foster reflection and dialogue on the evaluation process and outcomes both within the Origanization and with key stakeholders.

  • Travel within Uganda will be required. There may be potential for a limited amount of travel outside of Uganda.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge and skills in monitoring and evaluation methodology, including ability to develop/interpret a logic model and an evaluation plan

  • Ability to design monitoring and evaluation activities for public health programs/projects and/or funding proposals

  • Ability to organize and communicate with, staff from many organizations to work together, including organization of meetings and workshops

  • Skills in developing M&E indicators and data collection plans for research or applied evaluation projects.

  • Experience in reporting on M&E findings through reports and powerpoint presentations

  • Excellent skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis using statistical and/or qualitative software packages.

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, results oriented

  • Excellent written and oral communication, including presentation skills.

  • A team player

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • A Masters’ Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or relevant discipline plus an advanced certificate in M&E.

  • Demonstrable and proven practical experience of at least five (5) years of Post Graduate practice in implementing Monitoring and Evaluation activities in Public Health related organizations and institutions.

  • Proof of applied skills and experience in designing, implementation and operating M&E systems from project initiation to close out; experience in NGO sector is preferred advantage.

  • Experience in handling M&E for multiple donor funds including US CDC, Gates Foundation and USAID.

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies and experience in analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Knowledge of vaccine preventable diseases, surveillance and immunization programs, particularly in Africa, would be an advantage

  • Ability to speak French and/or Portuguese is an added advantage

Salary range: US$2000-US$4000 monthly

APPLICATION:

Submit your resume, 2 professional referees’ recommendations, and application letter to sec@afenet.net . Please include the phrase “M&E OFFICER” in the title of your email.

Only email applications will be considered and ONLY successful candidates shall be contacted for an interview. For more information please contact nayebazibwe@afenet.net

Date posted: May 15, 2015

Application deadline: June 5, 2015

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HI-TRAIN Master of Science in Health Informatics Programme – 2015/2016

Makerere University (Mak) in partnership with Moi University and University of Bergen received a grant from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to establish a project entitled “HI-TRAIN: Health Informatics Training and Research in East Africa for Improved Health Care”. HI-TRAIN is under the NORHED programme within Norad.

HI-TRAIN now invites applications for a full-time two year Masters programme – Master of Science in Health Informatics. The Masters programme is tenable at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. The programme will begin in the academic year 2015/2016 in September 2015.

The deadline for the applications is Monday 4th/June/2015; at 3:00pm/15hours

Qualifications for suitable candidates

  1. Meet the common Moi University School of Medicine Graduate studies Committee (SOMGSC) entry requirements as they refer to Master of Science Programmes

  2. Pass admission interviews as determined by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee.

  3. Must have graduated in the year 2014 or 2015 with a first class degree.

  4. Must be willing to undertake teaching on the Health Informatics program at Makerere University upon graduation.

  5. A Bachelor’s Degree in the Health Sciences from Makerere University OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing or related discipline from Makerere University.

  6. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Applicants should submit their application and CV to the School of Computing & Informatics Technology, Makerere University; attention to: Dr. Josephine Nabukenya (HI-Train Project Coordinator). For applicants at the College of Health Sciences, please submit your applications to Dr. Nazarius Tumwesigye Mbona, School of Public Health, Makerere University.

The following documentation should be submitted as attachments to the application:

  • Certificates and/or grades for all post-secondary education, up to and including the bachelor’s level;
  • A motivation letter

Mode of study:    Fulltime (2 Year programme)

Venue:                 College of Health Sciences, Moi University, Eldoret
Commencing:     September 2015
Course cost:        Kshs. 174,000/= per year for East African Students and Kshs. 209,640/= per year for non East Africa. There are 10 scholarships for Makerere University Staff.

 

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Application and referee forms have been attached to this advert.

 

Further course details can be found at: www.hitrain.org

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS FOR TRAINING

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) was established with the primary aims of performing high quality malaria research, training and capacity building. One of the main goals of this organization is to train Ugandan scientists in disciplines that could be used to control malaria in developing countries. Trainees are expected to develop and maintain a productive career devoted to malaria research and prevention. IDRC together with Makerere University School of Medicine with support from Fogarty International Centre (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is now soliciting applications for training as follows:

1. Masters training in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Public Health, Molecular Biology and Immunology.

Successful applicants will be supported for Masters Level training in disciplines such as Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health and Molecular Biology at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Distance learning programs including PhDs at other institutions may also be supported if they include research programs to be conducted in Uganda. The candidates will be expected to do a malaria research project as part of their degree program.

Pre-requisites for Masters Training: MBChB, BSc Pharmacology, BSc Biochemistry or BSc Biomedical Laboratory Technology/Science from a recognized Institution.

2. PhD training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health, Molecular Biology, Immunology or any field of Health Sciences.

Successful applicants will be supported for PhD training in disciplines such as Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Molecular Biology and Health related sciences at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Distance learning programs including PhDs at other institutions may also be supported if they include research programs to be conducted in Uganda. The candidates will be expected to do a malaria research project as part of their degree program.

Pre-requisites for PhD Training: Masters training in Medicine, Pharmacology, Biomedical Sciences, or Molecular biology or Masters training in Health related sciences course from a recognized Institution.

3. Postdoctoral training.

Successful applicants will be supported for postdoctoral training either in Uganda or at an international institution. Specific malaria research projects will be developed based on trainee expertise and interested program faculty.

Prerequisites for Postdoctoral Training: PhD training in a field related to malaria research.

Criteria for Selection:

  1. Commitment to malaria research/control activities.

  2. Research experience

  3. Capacity to enhance research and malaria control activities in academic and public health programs in Uganda.

Application Process:

  1. Interested applicants should send an application letter and a statement of purpose, CV, copies of academic certificates and two letters of reference. The statement of purpose document should be no more than 1 page, and should include: 1) your academic background, 2) work experience, 3) academic/professional achievements, 4) research interest, and 5) career goal

  2. For master’s degree programs, applicants will be asked to show evidence of having applied or having already been accepted into the master’s program at Makerere University.

Deadline for applications is: 5:00pm on 22nd June 2015. Please send your application materials to:

The Human Resource Manager, Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Mulago Hospital Complex, New Mulago Hill road

MUJHU 3 Building, 3rd floor.

P.O. Box 7475, Kampala

Tel: 0414-530692

Website: www.idrc-uganda.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.