USAID Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) Jobs in Uganda

USAID Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) Jobs in Uganda

General Statement of Purpose of the Contract

  • USAID/Uganda is seeking for qualified individuals to fill the Project Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (PMS-SI/MEL) position, located in the Education, Youth, and Child Development (EYCD) Office.

  • The PMS plays a leading role in developing effective PEPFAR strategic information and monitoring, evaluation, and learning systems, in support of the Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representatives (C/AORs) managing the Mission’s PEPFAR programs/projects/activities, works with the broader USAID

  • SI team and receives guidance and technical direction from the PEPFAR inter-agency OVC

  • Collaborative, applies evaluation research to monitor program/project/activity implementation in order to document results and to translate SI, MEL, and other data into meaningful policy and program improvements, serves as a subject matter expert and key contributor to strengthening information systems and providing technical guidance to EYCD Office leaders; the broader USAID Mission; implementing partners (IPs) involved in PEPFAR program monitoring and evaluation; and the Government of Uganda, and serves as Alternate A/COR, responsible for providing technical and programmatic guidance to the Improved Care and Resilience for Children and Youth (ICARE) project.


  • The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the premiere U.S. government response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and is the largest commitment in history by any nation to address a single disease. Thanks to American leadership and generosity, alongside the work of many partners, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives, averted millions of infections, and changed the course of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  • As countries progress towards HIV/AIDS epidemic control – the point at which new HIV infections are lower than the total number of HIV-related deaths – PEPFAR is now undertaking the challenge of sustainably controlling the epidemic. “PEPFAR 3.0 – Controlling the Epidemic: Delivering on the Promise of an AIDS-Free Generation” collects and uses granular data (disaggregated by sex, age, and at
    the site level) to do the right things, in the right places, right now to assist the populations and locations with the highest HIV burden.

  • As with all USAID programs/projects/activities, those within the PEPFAR Strategy require active and forward-looking Strategic Information to ensure that results make the best use of PEPFAR resources and are consistent with and meet Mission, PEPFAR, USG, and host-government priorities.
    (2) Statement of Duties to be performed.

    Program/Project/Activity Performance Management and Reporting - (40%)

  • Provides high-level technical guidance to EYCD Office, Mission staff, IPs, and other USG agencies on MEL concepts, processes, design, training, and best practices.

  • Provides professional direction and technical guidance for the EYCD Office portions of the Mission

  • Provides technical leadership to CORs/AORs and IPs to ensure activity work plans and monitoring plans include relevant and effective performance measures, to ensure greater results and more accurate measurement.

  • Leads, designs, and performs assessments/studies/research requiring independent analysis and interpretation, on a regular and recurring basis; studies and research are cross-cutting, and include
    substantive and often sensitive Mission and EYCD Office topics. Briefs EYCD Office and Mission

    Evaluation and Organizational Learning - (25%)

  • Provides technical guidance and leadership to ensure evaluations are planned and carried out in a highquality and professional manner by helping EYCD Office CORs/AORs draft appropriate Scopes of Work (SOWs) for evaluation teams; participation in and/or leading evaluation teams; and by ensuring that relevant team feedback on draft evaluation reports incorporated into final reports.

  • In collaboration with the USAID Strategic Information team, provides technical leadership and oversight to the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development to ensure that national-level data in the OVC MIS system is available and reliable, and works with inter-agency senior technical staff to ensure that USG data contributes to an accurate picture of the situation on the ground, that double-counting is avoided, and that results are attributable to USAID (and USG) interventions.

    Project Management – (25%)

  • Serves as C/AOR or alternate and/or Activity Manager for SI/MEL programs/projects/activities, providing financial and
    programmatic oversight to ensure contracts and grants achieve anticipated results and are linked to and enhance attainment of EYCD Office, Mission, and USG objectives.

  • Conducts site visits as required to monitor progress and to provide technical and programmatic recommendations to ensure effective, efficient, and judicious use of USG funding.

    Representation – (10%)

  • Represents the EYCD Office, Mission, and USG at national and/or international technical and programmatic meetings, and in consultations with government officials, and implementing partners.

  • Provides technical and strategic leadership in the preparation of key annual and mid-term planning reporting documents, including the Country Operational Plan, Operational Plan, Congressional Budget

  • Justifications, Technical Notifications, and Quarterly, Semi-Annual, and Annual Progress Reports.

  • Drafts talking points and/or speeches for the Office Director, Mission Director, Ambassador, and others, as required, and prepares briefing papers, presentations, and site visits for VIP visitors.

    Minimum Qualifications Required for This Position

  • Offers will be initially screened for compliance with application instructions and eligibility in accordance with the minimum qualification criteria listed below.

  • To ensure compliance with the entire set of this solicitation instructions (please see page 7 to 10 –

    Evaluation and Selection Factors and Iv. Presenting an Offer sections), the offer package must be completed and signed–where indicated - and offerors must include in their
    offers information to demonstrate that they:

  • have attained the required education level; and

  • meet the experience requirements, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to social science, statistics, mathematics, economics, computer science, epidemiology, health informatics, public health, infectious disease, zoonotic disease, biology, or
    other related discipline is required.

    Prior Work Experience:

  • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in monitoring, evaluation, and learning and other surveillance systems, evaluation of program/project/activity implementation, direct program/project/activity management required.

  • At least two years of this experience must have taken place in a development-oriented workplace (or a related field) for USAID, other donor agencies, host-country organizations, or private-sector institutions, and have included project design, performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large
    amounts of data required.

    Language Proficiency:

  • Level IV (fluent proficiency) in English, and in the appropriate host-country business language, both written and spoken, is required.

    Job Knowledge:

  • In-depth, professional-level knowledge of development approaches and methods for performance analysis, data visualization, and program design, monitoring, and evaluation.

  • Excellent knowledge of MEL systems, and international donor operations in the sector.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the economic, political, social, and cultural characteristics of the Uganda; development problems in the health or child protection sector in Uganda; resource availability
    and constraints; and Uganda’s overall development prospects and priorities.

  • Working knowledge of USG legislation, policy, and practice relating to monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and of USAID programming policies, regulations, procedures, and documentation is required

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute complex SI/MEL activities, including the ability to provide technical leadership to programming in the host country and the region.

  • Ability to issue precise and accurate factual reports using rigorous analytical and interpretive skills.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required, especially the ability to communicate technical subjects to individuals with a nontechnical background.

  • Ability to respond professionally and adjust to fluid situations in order to meet deadlines in the face of competing priorities and time pressures.

  • Excellent computer and software skills, including Excel, SPSS, STATA, R, and/or other data analysis software packages

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; USAID Management Specialist (Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) Jobs in Uganda

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