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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