URC Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation Director - Proposal Jobs in Uganda

URC Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation Director - Proposal Jobs in Uganda


  • University Research Co., LLC (URC)
    URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.

  • With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

  • Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families.

  • In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

    Project Overview

  • The anticipated Uganda Malaria Control Activity will strengthen the local capacity for malaria prevention and treatment, as well as ownership of health issues at the community and household levels.

  • The project will also maintain gains made at the health facility level in focus districts.

  • This activity will also seek to improve private sector engagement and surveillance and strengthen the existing linkages between community health services/community-level leadership and facilities/District Health Teams to increase the ability to prevent, detect, and treat malaria in households.

    Program responsibilities

  • URC is seeking an experienced Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation (SME) Director to support the implementation of an overall project M&E strategy and framework to ensure timely information and feedback to project stakeholders; support the ability of key decision-makers to analyze, communicate, and manage information effectively; and, facilitate development of systems that enhance communications between the technical team and other interested parties, including USAID, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Uganda’s Ministry of Health.

    Working under the supervision of the Chief of Party, primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to

  • Support programmatic and technical aspects related to SME activities.

  • Support the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP) to assess project performance and results, including progress toward achieving project outcomes and targets.

  • Support project monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting, including the management of appropriate systems to track progress against targets, document lessons learned, and produce timely, accurate, and complete reports in compliance with USAID requirements.

  • In collaboration with project staff and government counterparts, support the planning and implementation of malaria control activities.

  • Liaise with USAID, government partners, and other key stakeholders to document and synthesize lessons learned from malaria control activities by ensuring that information is used to continuously improve the process of intervention implementation throughout the country.

  • Support program technical staff to contribute to surveillance and program monitoring, evaluation, and use of innovative technology as well as its documentation.

  • Support government and other key stakeholders to harvest best practices in program implementation to develop and disseminate appropriate communications messages and materials

  • Work closely with government counterparts and other local organizations to build capacity in data collection, reporting and use of data for programming and monitoring.

    University Research Co., LLC (URC)

  • URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide.

  • With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

  • Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems.

  • Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families.

  • In the US, we focus on improving
    communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations

    Project Overview

  • The anticipated Uganda Malaria Control Activity will strengthen the local capacity for malaria prevention and treatment, as well as ownership of health issues at the community and household levels.

  • The project will also maintain gains made at the health facility level in focus districts.

  • This activity will also seek to improve private sector engagement and surveillance and strengthen the existing linkages between community health services/community-level leadership and facilities/District Health Teams to increase the ability to prevent, detect, and treat malaria in households.

    Program responsibilities

  • URC is seeking an experienced Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation (SME) Director to support the implementation of an overall project M&E strategy and framework to ensure timely information and feedback to project stakeholders;

  • support the ability of key decision-makers to analyze, communicate, and manage information effectively; and, facilitate development of systems that enhance communications between the technical team and other interested parties, including USAID, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and Uganda’s Ministry of Health.

    Working under the supervision of the Chief of Party, primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to

  • Support programmatic and technical aspects related to SME activities.

  • Support the development and implementation of the Activity Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (AMEP) to assess project performance and results, including progress toward achieving project outcomes and targets.

  • Support project monitoring, evaluation, learning, and reporting, including the management of appropriate systems to track progress against targets, document lessons learned, and produce timely, accurate, and complete reports in compliance with USAID requirements.

  • In collaboration with project staff and government counterparts, support the planning and implementation of malaria control activities.

  • Liaise with USAID, government partners, and other key stakeholders to document and synthesize lessons learned from malaria control activities by ensuring that information is used to continuously improve the process of intervention implementation throughout the country.

  • Support program technical staff to contribute to surveillance and program monitoring, evaluation, and use of innovative technology as well as its documentation.

  • Support government and other key stakeholders to harvest best practices in program implementation to develop and disseminate appropriate communications messages and materials

  • Work closely with government counterparts and other local organizations to build capacity in data collection, reporting and use of data for programming and monitoring.

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Statistics, Health Economics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline.

  • At least 5-7 years of senior-level experience in the design and management of public health M&E activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement all technical, fiscal and administrative components of complex MEL programs, preferably malaria programs, of a similar scope and scale to this activity.

  • Ability to effectively manage M&E databases.

  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Excel.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and effectively communicate results and impact to a variety of audiences.

  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and communication skills, including oral presentation skills and samples of published scientific journal articles in French.

  • Background in field data collection in health programming with experience in qualitative/quantitative methods and analysis is strongly preferred.

  • Oral and written communication skills in English strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with USAID and PMI indicators and reporting requirements.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; URC Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation Director - Proposal Jobs in Uganda

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