IRC Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Health Jobs in Uganda

IRC Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Health Jobs in Uganda


Job Description

  • The M & E Officer will ensure that quality data is obtained from the program facilities, VHTs as well as program staff when performing activities aimed at strengthening community-based and health-facility integrated disease surveillance and enhancing the quality of and safe access to primary health care.

  • S/he is to supervise the data collection, data cleaning and input, ensuring a robust data base with analysis and data interpretation on which to base program decisions.

  • S/he compiles a monthly data reports, assists in the narrative components, and prepares quality presentations for the review meetings while providing data trends to inform program decisions.

  • S/he works with M & E and Health Manager in writing donor reports and other reports required by the organization.

  • S/he works closely with the M & E department of the DHT and builds their capacity in data management while ensuring timely data collection from the health facilities to feed into the HMIS and program reports.

  • S/he will facilitate monthly data review sessions at the health unit, and conduct site visits to monitor data quality, while providing training, mentorships and coaching where needs are identified.

  • S/he will be primarily responsible to build capacity of health facility staff and program staff in data cleaning and interpretation of trends and performance on indicators.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Technical

  • Work with the program team to develop a detailed M & E plan for the program based on the project log frame to track progress against agreed indicators.

  • Track the M & E plan and frequently provide the program with trend analysis of tracked indicators while identifying the outliers.

  • Mentor and coach facility staffs on data collection, reporting and data cleaning to inform program and HMIS reports.

  • Supports program sites and program staff to frequently use data for program improvement.

  • Support the program sites to engage in continuous data quality improvement.

  • Participate in quality of care/intervention monitoring together with the District and IRC project staff while ensuring availability of data at the facilities for assessing program quality.

  • Provide accurate information that informs the program review meetings.

  • Maintain an accurate and up to date database for the health program.

  • Maintain a good record keeping system and undertake continuous monitoring and regular evaluation of program activities.

  • Informs the health manager on the availability and short fall of data collection tools at the health facilities and community programming.

  • Support the operation of feedback
    channels (logbook, client satisfaction and engagement surveys).

  • Support the recording of feedback, analysis and accessibility of feedback data for programmatic decision making.

    Liaison

  • Liaise with the district M & E team including Biostatistician while ensuring that accurate and timely data on the program is fed into the district HMIS and program reports.

  • Attend relevant meetings to present IRC’s program activities in the district.

    Communication/Reporting

  • Provide regular feedback to the MEL Manager/Health Managers on project implementation.

  • Provide the program staffs and District with monthly reports on performance against indicators and trends.

  • Assist in preparation of donor program reports.

  • Facilitate health facility/VHT reporting requirements for program reporting and to feed into the HMIS and program reports.

  • Assist with any duties as requested by the direct supervisor.

    Qualifications

  • University degree in Biostatistics/statistics, information technology, demography, economics, population studies or related discipline from a recognized institution

  • Postgraduate studies in M & E shall be an added advantage

  • Two to Three years working experience in primary health care settings with proven success in designing, implementing and operating project systems from initiation to close out stages.

  • Experience in data quality assessment and oversight

  • Experience in working with the district health teams and building the district capacity in data collection, reporting and analysis.

  • Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.

  • Experience in continuous quality improvement.

  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies.

  • Experience in using the MOH data collection tools.

  • Experience in working with health facilities and community-based groups such as VHTs.

  • Previous experience with an NGO in similar program.

  • Good experience of monitoring and evaluation of programs.

  • Strong facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to safely and accurately collect feedback from all members of a community regardless of their age, gender, or other diversity factors.

  • Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, internet, power point, etc.

  • Excellent knowledge in use of applications and systems Kobo Collect, ODK, DHIS2/HIS.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Health Jobs in Uganda


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