Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program

Background
Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) has been funded by PEPFAR through theCenters for Diseases Control (CDC) to implement a 5 year Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program in Uganda. The METS program aims at strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation, Disease Surveillance strengthening the Capabilities of District Health Teams to manage the HIV response. Specifically, this program will work to strengthen capabilities of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and District Health Teams (DHTs) to conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV program, strengthen district led HIV programming (DLP); conduct population case-based surveillance, and strengthen the Ministry of Health (MOH) – owned national Health Management Information System (HMIS). This programme is part of the PEPFAR overall sustainability plan and transition of HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation into the primary national health care system towards alignment to the national HIV/AIDS M&E framework and achievement of one national M&E system

 

This is to announce the job opportunities available. See below;

 

  1. Job Title: Technical Advisor M&E(1)

 

Reports to: Project Coordinator – Monitoring and Evaluation

 

Job Summary:

The M&E TA is responsible for providing technical support for strengthening M&E and CQI systems at district and health facility levels through building M&E and CQI capacity of district and health facility teams, promoting good data management and use practices and facilitating evidence-based decision making. S/he will be involved in training, coaching, mentorship and support supervision in M&E and CQI approaches. The M&E TA will work in close collaboration with the Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) team, the District Led Programing (DLP) team, district-based Implementing Partners and the Ministry of Health to ensure a coordinated and systematic approach to program implementation.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing technical advice for strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives for CDC supported Districts through training, mentorship, coaching and support supervision
  • Participate in the development of training materials required to meet the training needs of the program
  • Participate in the development of Performance Monitoring Plan and work plans for the program
  • Conduct service quality assessments, data quality assessments and any other assessments, and train and mentor district and health facility staff to be able to conduct their own assessments.
  • Participate in the development of evaluation protocols and train and mentor MoH, district and health facility staff in the implementation of program evaluations.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching for the identified gaps and /or needs in the supported districts and health facilities
  • Preparation of periodic (quarterly, semi-annual and annual) reports on the Program activities.
  • Preparation, review and analysis of reports of the various programme areas as assigned by the coordinator and/or Program Manager.
  • Advise the program on ways of improving performance using information obtained from the supported districts and health facilities
  • Keep abreast of the updates relating to M&E and CQI of HIV/AIDS programs in Uganda and inform the program accordingly.
  • Contribute to the Makerere University School of Public Health M&E Centre of Excellence activities.
  • Perform any other duties of the program as may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor.

 

Qualifications and Experience

A Master’s degree in Humanities (MPH, M.MeD, Social Sciences etc.). Training and experience in M&E and CQI approaches is an added advantage. A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position is a desirable.

 

Required Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Should have training and mentorship skills
  • Should be ready to travel up country frequently (50% travel)
  • Communication skills, writing skills and computer knowledge are a must.
  • Desirable is knowledge and experience of the Uganda National and District Health Systems and a clear understanding of the National Health Management Information System
  • Basic HIV/AIDS knowledge

 

 

  1. Job Title: Technical Advisor DLP (1)

 

Reports to: Project Coordinator-DLP

 

Job Summary:

The TA is responsible for providing technical support to help districts in strengthening capacities of district health teams, promote good data use practices and evidence based decision making. S/he will also be involved in building capacity for district health teams and reporting through training, mentorship and coaching as well as contribute to program-wide learning. The TA will work in collaboration with the Informatics team, and M&E TAs to ensure coordinated efforts and a systematic approach to implementing program activities.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing technical advice for strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and capacities of districts teams for CDC supported Districts through training, mentorship and coaching.
  • Actively contribute to the development of training material to meet training needs of CDC supported districts in areas that are within the mandate of the program, and /or agreed initiatives during the lifetime of the program.
  • Conduct data quality and/or other assessments, and provide mentorship for district staff to be able to conduct their own assessments.
  • Participate in the development of evaluation protocols and train and mentor district and /or MOH staff in the implementation of program evaluations.
  • Participate in development of five year strategic plans and annual work plans as well as costed M&E plans for districts
  • Provide mentorship and coaching for identified gaps and /or needs in the supported districts.
  • Participate in the preparation of quarterly and annual reports on the activities of the Program.
  • Participate in the preparation, review and analysis of reports of various programme areas as assigned by the Project Coordinator.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct feedback meetings with districts on areas of mentorship focus and document and share proceedings from these meetings to support program learning and practice improvement.
  • Contribute to the Makerere University School of Public Health activities.
  • Perform any other duties of the program as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

 

Qualifications and Experience

A Master’s degree in Humanities (MPH, MMed, Social Sciences etc). Training and experience in M&E and strategic planning as well as leadership development is an added advantage. A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position is a desirable.

 

Required Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Should have training and mentorship skills
  • Should be ready to travel up country frequently (50% travel)
  • Communication skills, writing skills and computer knowledge are a must.
  • Desirable is knowledge and experience of the Uganda National and District Health Systems and a clear understanding of the National Health Management Information System
  • Basic HIV/AIDS knowledge

 

 

  1. Job Title: Assistant Health Information Systems (Asst. HIS) Analyst (1)

 

Reports To:    Project Coordinator HMIS

Liaise With:   Coordinators, Program Manager, Project Director, METS staff

 

Job Description

 

Under general supervision, the incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting in program/software support, software modifications, and systems analysis and design. The incumbent may have partial or complete responsibility for a project and will have extensive contacts with users in ascertaining needs and assessments of operations. He/she shall work alongside the HIS Analyst to ensure that all supported systems are running as expected. Specifically, the position shall provide technical support and troubleshooting to end users of the different supported systems including OpenMRS, DHIS2, fingerprinting and other systems that the project shall establish.

 

The Assistant HIS Analyst will work closely with all other METS team members in a coordinated, collaborative and cooperative manner to ensure realization of the project goals and objectives.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  1. Work as a contact point person for all HMIS related queries and troubleshoot or escalate where necessary to an appropriate staff as required.
  2. Maintain and manage in-house databases and project website
  3. Laisse with the IT Manager and HIS Analyst to support the procurement, installation and setup of IT infrastructure at all the high volume sites
  4. Assist in the development, modification, testing and operationalization of new and existing database systems including but not limited to DHIS2, OpenMRS and the B+ weekly database etc. at METS, national, district, health facility, and IP levels as may be required
  5. Support the rollout of national DHIS2 and electronic systems at high volume facilities through training, mentorship and coaching of the sites staff.
  6. Support the printing and distribution of national HMIS Tools across the country.
  7. Conduct IT infrastructure assessments at high volume sites and support the distribution of the IT infrastructure to the different sites.
  8. Assist in assessing and documenting existing data management capacity and needs at national, district and health facility levels.
  9. Participate in advocacy for collection, processing and reporting of quality data
  10. Participate in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports on the activities of the Project.
  11. Undertake such other tasks within the scope of the role as directed by management from time to time.

 

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  1. Desirable skills and ability to design, develop and implement electronic SQL-based relational databases (PostgreSQL, MS SQL, MySQL etc.), including entry screens and web-interfaces
  2. A Minimum basic SQL querying and data management skills, including data manipulation, data cleaning and validation; aggregating and report preparation
  3. Programming knowledge and skill with popular open source programming languages (either JAVA, Python or PHP and any other)
  4. Basic skills to maintain and troubleshoot Linux Servers through Shell Scripts and Commands, SSH and FTP clients.
  5. Practical Knowledge in major Content Management Software(CMS) including but not limited to Drupal, Joomla, and any other frameworks and Web design
  6. Competence in use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and some knowledge in any of the following: Epi-Info, MS Access, Stata, SPSS
  7. Able to work on multiple projects with different organizations simultaneously
  8. Able to work successfully in a team

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, software engineering and related IT courses.

 

Added Advantages

 

  • Working with any of the health information systems including DHIS2, OpenMRS, and fingerprinting system, etc.

 

 

 

  1. Job Title: Software Developers (3)

 

Reports To:    Project Coordinator CBS

Liaise With:   Coordinator HMIS, Co-PI, Program Manager, PI, Informatician

 

Job Description

 

The Software Developer shall be responsible for designing, developing, implementing, maintaining, auditing and improving new and existing health information systems and project software. He/she shall be responsible for customizing national health information systems including DHIS2, OpenMRS, and integrating fingerprinting technology for patients tracking, monitoring and referral across service sites. To ensure that electronic medical records and aggregate systems as well as patient’s tracker system are communicating, the developer shall develop an interoperability framework for OpenMRS and DHIS2 in collaboration with HIS Analysts. The developer shall also ensure that the different software developed conforms to the software development standards by conducting rigorous diagnosis, tests, code debugging, and documenting reference manuals.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To design and/or customize existing software solutions (OpenMRS, DHIS2, fingerprinting technologies, etc.) by studying information needs; systems flow, data usage, and work processes while adhering to the software development lifecycle
  2. Support the development of an interoperability framework between DHIS2 and OpenMRS to support automated synching of records to a central DHIS2 and other appropriate databases.
  3. Investigate, analyse and make recommendations to management regarding technology improvements, upgrades and modifications
  4. Analyse user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
  5. Develop and direct software system testing and validation procedures, programming and documentation
  6. Support the development and update of reference materials such as operating instructions, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  7. Liaise with all other METS programs as may be required to ensure the success of the project
  8. Undertake such other tasks within the scope of the role as directed by management from time to time.

 

Required knowledge, skills and abilities

  1. A minimum of 3 years of experience as a software developer or engineer; demonstrable success in developing a variety of software systems while taking on increasing responsibility for analysis, design, implementation and development tasks [reference required].
  2. Advance experience developing data-driven applications utilizing significant relational database engines as part of the overall application architecture (experience with either PostgreSQL or MySQL is required and any of the following highly desirable; Oracle, MS SQL Server, H2 SQL)
  3. Working experience using most of the following: Spring, Hibernate, JQuery, Subversion, Liquibase, Git, Restful web services, Agile methodology, Maven, Jasper server, android SDK
  4. Advanced knowledge and skill with popular open source programming languages JAVA and PHP 5.
  5. Proficiency in developing and troubleshooting complex software systems that run in mixed-environments including Linux, Unix and/or Windows on desktop, server, tablet, and mobile systems
  6. Demonstrable skills in enterprise application integration
  7. Ability to work successfully as a member of a team
  8. Report writing and communication skills

 

Qualifications and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or Information systems.A minimum of three years’ experience in software development or working with health information systems.

 

 

 

 

  1. Job Title: Program Officer – MOH Liaison(1)

 

Reports to: Project Coordinator CBS

Liaise with:  MoH, METS Coordinators Project Manager, Co-PI and PI

 

Job Summary: The Officer will be a liaison between MOH and METS and identify areas of collaboration and ways in which METS can support and collaborate with MOH to achieve the project goals. S/he will be responsible for facilitating information exchange by ensuring smooth and timely communication and cooperation between METS and MOH by serving as an official go-between between the two stakeholders.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide a liaison role between MOH and METS in terms of M&E, DLP, CBS and HMIS
  • Participate in the relevant Technical Working Group Meetings, especially Strategic Information (SI) and Surveillance, at the MOH and communicate deliberations from the TWG meetings to the rest of the METS team.
  • Coordinate and/or participate in capacity building activities of METS and MOH.
  • Update the METS team on new/ revised National and international HIV/AIDS surveillance policies, guidelines, initiatives and /or changes that have a direct bearing on the operations and mandate of METS.
  • Identify capacity needs in the surveillance implementation areas of METS and contribute to the design and conduct of appropriate interventions/activities.
  • Participate in the conduct of assessments, related to case-based surveillance (CBS), of districts and health facilities as need arises.
  • Provide support supervision, coaching and mentorship to address CBS  needs of the districts and MOH to ensure adherence to standards
  • To participate in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the project and to ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting.
  • Participate in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports on the activities of the Project.
  • Perform any other duties of the project as may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisor and/or management.

 

Qualifications

  • Must possess a degree in a Health related field from a recognized university
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related fields from a recognized University

 

Skills and competencies

  • Must be computer literate with skills in MS office
  • Knowledge and skills in HIV/AIDS and Disease Surveillance System is added advantage
  • Good understanding of the National Health care system including district led programing is added advantage
  • Understanding of the national HMIS system is an added advantage
  • A team player with experience of working with multiple stakeholders

 

 

 

  1. Job Title: Program Officer, Case Based Surveillance (1)

 

Reports to: Project Coordinator

 

Job Summary: The Program Officer, Case Based Surveillance (CBS) is responsible for providing technical support to districts implementing case-based surveillance for HIV/AIDS under the METS program

He/he will participate in strengthening CBS systems, promoting good practices and evidence based decision making. S/he will also be involved in building capacity for better CBS through training, mentorship and coaching. The job holder will work closely with the METS team members in a coordinated, collaborative and cooperative manner to ensure realization of the project Goals.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing support towards strengthening HIV/AIDS case based surveillance (CBS) Systems through training, mentorship and coaching.
  • Contribute to the development of CBS training materials to meet capacity training needs of CBS implementing districts.
  • Conduct data quality and/or other related assessments, and provide mentorship for district staff to be able to conduct their own assessments and improve data quality.
  • Participate in the write up and implementation of evaluation protocols
  • Work closely with software developers in ensuring that CBS databases meet project goals.
  • Participate in the preparation of work plans, quarterly and annual reports on the activities of the Project.
  • Coordinate and/or conduct feedback meetings with CBS implementing districts and share findings from these meetings to support project learning and practice improvement.
  • Participate, in a harmonised manner, in  the Makerere University School of Public Health METS projects activities especially M&E, Health information management system (HMIS) and District led programing (DLP)
  • Perform any other duties of the project as may be assigned from time to time by the immediate supervisors and/or management.

 

Qualifications

  • Must possess a Medical degree from a recognized university
  • Must be registered with a Uganda Medical and Dental practitioners council and a valid annual practitioners license

 

Skills and competencies

  • Must be computer literate with skills in Ms office
  • Experience in working with HIV/AIDS program for at least 5 years
  • Well versed with National and global policies related to HIV/AIDS surveillance
  • Familiarity with Uganda health system
  • Knowledge and skills in a disease surveillance system, especially HIV/AIDS surveillance in Uganda, is added advantage

 

Added advantage: A Masters’ degree in Public Health or its equivalent.

 

 

 

  1. Position Title: Driver(3)

 

Reports To:    Administrator

 

Job description:

The driver will support the project team with transport services and ensure that the vehicle is in good mechanical condition.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide transport support to office and field staff
  • Driving office and field teams while on their duties as may be directed by the Administrator
  • Assessing vehicle repair, servicing and maintenance needs and promptly reporting them
  • to the study coordinator
  • Keeping and filing of the vehicle log-book for all movements made, indicating
  • destination and authorization
  • While in field with the field team, assist in the location of health facilities and community sites

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • UACE certificate with a pass in English. Must have a valid driving permit with Classes B, DL and DM. A certificate in defensive driving is an added advantage. Experience driving for at least 5 years for an organization and ability to speak at least four local languages

 

 

 

 

Hand written applications with relevant documentation should be addressed and submitted to the office of the dean of School of Public Health at the address below;

 

Office of the Dean

Makerere University School of Public Health

  1. O. Box 7072,

New Mulago Hospital Complex Building

Level Two; Office No 216

Kampala

Uganda

 

Deadline for submission is 5pm on 3rd July 2015

*Only successful candidates will be conducted

 

Fellowship Program CDC, MOH and Makerere School of Public Health

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is implementing the Public Health Fellowship Program (PHFP), an initiative to develop the next generation of public health leadership for Uganda. The goal of this program is to develop a competent workforce by learning-through- service and responding to real public health problems of Uganda.

The PHFP is offered in five tracks, namely: Field Epidemiology Track (FET); Laboratory Systems Track; Health Informatics Track; Health Economics (Prevention Effectiveness) Track, and Monitoring and Evaluation Track.
The FET is a 2-year training-through-service program in applied epidemiology and public health leadership.

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Communications Officer CEHURD

 

Job Title : COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Reports to: PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR

Job Purpose:

To provide overall leadership and management of CEHURD’s communication and branding.

This includes leading, developing and executing targeted media relations, public relations,

publicity, publications and internal communications in line with CEHURD’s strategic plan and

policies. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in building communications and

promotional materials in the non-profit context. This individual will work with all facets of the

organization to promote its programs and share the organization’s work and ideologies with the

public. This is a dynamic position that includes fundraising, development and communications

responsibilities with a strong connection to CEHURD’s programmatic work and mission.

Main Duties:

* Create and manage the organizational Communications Calendar

* Point of contact for press, media and public relations person;

* Public Relations planning and messages, brand and image development;

* Manage media trainings, fellowships and feedback;

* Oversee the organization’s presence on all social networking platforms

* Write internal newsletters, designing reports, including mid and annual reports;

* Assist with coordination of updates & improvements on CEHURD’s Web site;

* Contribute and write stories and articles on the work of the organization in the different

programmes;

* Develop internal communications plan/strategy to help build organizational program

engagement;

* Coordinate presentations, logistics and messages for internal and external meetings for

CEHURD;

* Assist with grant applications and reports as well as integrating communications

components in existing and new program grants;

* Coordinate/assist with outreach efforts as determined by programs and management

* Work with staff to identify potential media opportunities and stories.

* Coordinate photography/videos for/of events, activities for use in publications, media,

etc. and ensure appropriate releases are signed and filed; maintain videos, graphics &

photo files

Skills/Qualifications:

The Communications Officer will be expected to have the following skills and attributes:

* Ability to use a range of personal computer software applications, including desktop

publishing, PPT, excel and word to support and enhance work;

* Professional level skills in proposal and publications development with writing and

editing experience;

* Skill in writing for a range of audiences including capacity to write and editing news and

feature articles;

* Ability to write/edit in a variety of writing styles, ability to draft materials on a wide range

of topics. Strong editing and proofreading skills;

* The ability to translate complex technical language and ideas into language easily

comprehensible

* Exceptional verbal, written presentation skills; * Resource mobilization skills, Innovative spirit and willingness to use creative thinking; * Team player with leadership skills, abilities and desire to interact with people at all levels; * Demonstrated dedication to work effectively with underserved, at-risk, and vulnerable populations * Knowledge of electronic media such as Web sites, e-Newsletters, Social Media, & other e-platforms The Communications Officer will be expected to have the following academic qualifications: * A bachelor’s degree in mass communication or related field; * Masters’ degree in Humanities, or related development field is added advantage; * Exposure to graphic design principles, e-communications, social media, internet and Journalistic skills will be an added advantage; * At least 3 years of relevant experience in a senior position, preferably with an NGO or Communications Agency. Key Relationships: * CEHURD Executive Director * CEHURD Programmes Coordinator * All CEHURD Programme Officers * CEHURD Partners and stakeholders

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