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Forum for African Women Educationalists, FAWE Rwanda Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Job Vacancy

As a national Chapter of the Regional Pan-African Forum for African Women Educationalists, FAWE Rwanda is a non-profit membership organization that brings together women and men interested in promoting girls’ and women’s education and development in Rwanda. Since its inception in November 1997, FAWE Rwanda has grown to become a reputable partner and a focal point for girls’ education in Rwanda.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 POSITION:               Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

REPORTS TO:         National coordinator 

LOCATION:             Kigali

 Background Information

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) is a pan-African non-governmental organization founded in 1992 by five women ministers of education to promote girls’ and women’s education in sub-Saharan Africa- in line with Education for All- by making sure girls and women have access to schools and are able to complete their studies and fulfill their dreams. With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, FAWE has a network of 34 National Chapters in 33 countries.

Established in 1997, FAWE Rwanda Chapter aims to build a world in which gender disparities in education are eliminated and all Rwandese girls access education, perform well and complete their studies. It promotes gender equity and equality in education in Rwanda by fostering positive policies, practices and attitudes towards girls’ education. This is done through increasing access and retention as well as improve the quality of education for all girls within the school system and for women in universities.

FAWE Rwanda interventions have mainly focused on changing the prevailing attitudes and mindsets regarding girls’ education to ensure gender equity and equality in education especially with regards to increasing girls access to basic education.  Specific interventions spanned from influencing education policies and laws to ensure they are gender sensitive, teachers training in gender responsive pedagogy in schools, empowering girls through TUSEME clubs where they are also taught life skills and through various advocacy and awareness-raising activities at the national and community levels. In partnership with funding partners (USG, MasterCard Foundation, Winrock/REACH, UNHCR, Beautiful World Canada and many individual sponsors) FAWE Rwanda supported to date more than 20,000 girls and boys achieve basic education i.e. primary and secondary education by providing tuition and non-tuition financial assistance to smart girls from disadvantaged households.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the National Coordinator, the Planning & Monitoring and Evaluation manager will lead all the organization’s planning & monitoring and evaluation process, collaborate with other senior staff on the development and implementation of an effective management information system (MIS) that can support policy, planning, and implementation, and reflect the strategic goal of full operations and organizational strategic and referral network operational plans.  As head of the planning and M&E, he/she will support the team in the final implementation, operation, and full use of the information systems in strategic planning and programs improvement.

Roles and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the National Coordinator, the in charge of Planning, M&E has the following responsibilities:

  • Designing and setting up of the planning processes and an M&E system of the chapter’s programs and developing the strategy for effective implementation. He/She will lead quarterly and annual project reviews, participatory impact assessment, process monitoring, operations monitoring and documentation of lessons – learned;
  • Develop tools for monitoring and evaluation;
  • Lead and guide the process for identifying and designing the key performance indicators of projects and programs together with project managers before the start of the projects.
  • Support project managers to set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of projects
  • Oversee the implementation and updating of the database of the project;
  • Supervise data processing and analysis and prepare projects periodic reports;
  • Conduct periodic evaluation of various projects intervention;
  • Lead the process of development and elaboration of the chapter’s annual Implementation Plan and ensure that the members of the Chapter are involved;
  • Guide all the staff in quarterly individual work plans and reports preparations, analyze them for impact evaluation.
  • Make regular reports to the Executive Committee through the National coordinator that highlights any area of concern for improvement 
  • Execute any other task considered necessary for the running of the Chapter by the National Coordinator.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. An advanced degree in science or social sciences preferably in development studies, Economics, Statistics, Social work, or related fields, or equivalent experience.
  1. Minimum of 10 years’ experience in program management with at least 3 years of planning and M&E experience
  2. Experience managing donor funded project in the public, private or NGO sector projects.
  1. Demonstrated successful experience developing data collection methods and writing reports;
  2. Demonstrated experience working independently with minimum supervision
  3. Demonstrated commitment to gender equity and participant-driver programming
  4. Demonstrated ability to foster team work and to work as a team member.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Should be computer literate with expertise in Microsoft tools.

How to apply:

If interested in the above-mentioned position, submit your application to FAWE RWANDA Office at Kimironko/REB premise not later than September 24th at 4:00 p.m. Please indicate in the subject line: “Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

With the following attachments:

  • Motivation Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of academic credentials

 Dr. Kathy Kantengwa

National Coordinator

Uganda: Monitoring and Evaluation Director

Organization: Jhpiego
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Director to provide technical leadership, oversight and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Uganda. The project aims to government-led multi-sectoral RMNCH+N systems for improved service availability and use. The project will operate over a five-year period.

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the MER Director will provide technical leadership to develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities. The M&E Director will supervise and manage the M&E team to design and implement project MER activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes. The MER Director is responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to USAID. The MER Director will also be responsible for designing and conducting operations research. The MER Director will liaise with consortium partners and the Ministry of Health to implement monitoring and evaluation activities.

This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Uganda nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction on M&E to ensure the project achieves its goals and corresponding objectives and targets
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting, baseline and end line assessments, and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations
  • Develop and oversee data flow pattern for the project that will ensure timely data collection and reporting
  • Lead results reporting to USAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for progress and annual reports, as appropriate
  • Ensure high-quality implementation, consistent with Uganda national monitoring and evaluation guidelines, protocols, information and reporting systems
  • Lead strategic collaboration activities with key stakeholders to learn from project data and adapt interventions as appropriate
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping
  • Use data to contribute towards strategic decision-making and project planning with project leadership
  • Oversee and/or conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures including routine data quality audits and that these are routinely carried out during the project lifecycle
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships and alliances with other USAID projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Support the project to provide Ministry of Health technical assistance to strengthen the country’s HMIS for the optimal use of routine HMIS data
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project team
  • Work with project and financial staff to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Supervise a team of M&E professionals

  • Coordinate all M&E capacity-building activities with project staff, implementing partners and facility staff

  • Support the designated Internal Review Board (IRB) focal point in-country including maintaining current certification from 1) CITI human subjects ethics course and 2) CITI Good Clinical Practices (GCP) course

  • Ensure protection of participant data and confidentiality during IRB process and implementation of study

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $4M per year)

  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation

  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in both the public and NGO sectors

  • M&E experience in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition, health systems strengthening, multi-sectoral coordination

  • Familiarity with Uganda health management information system and other national M&E systems

  • Experience and understanding of the RMNCH+N and USAID frameworks and reporting system

  • 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 Access

  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs

  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector

  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills

  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts

  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination

  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English

  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff

  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 40% of time

How to apply:

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/3276/monitoring-and-evaluation-director/job

United Republic of Tanzania: Deputy Chief of Party

Organization: FHI 360
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Aug 2018

Overview:

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions. FHI360 seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Chief of Party for an upcoming USAID-funded project- Tanzania Improved Nutrition for Better Life.

Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel.

Position Summary:

The Chief of Party leads the project and is responsible for achieving the project’s vision and strategy, directing the project technical team, and managing critical relationships with national and international partners and other key stakeholders. The Chief of Party has overall programmatic and fiscal responsibility for the project, including achieving project results, effectively communicating accomplishments, making financial reports, and ensuring compliance with all US government and organization’s regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute overall project strategy and work plan and achievement of project results.

  • Direct and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are performed to a high professional standard, effectively implemented and fulfill donor and the organization’s requirements.

  • Ensure that all program deliverables are met in a high quality and timely fashion.

  • Ensure compliance with all donor- related, organization’s, and program-specific policies.

  • Provide managerial oversight to all project activities and partnerships, and ensure compliance with the organization’s and USG regulations.

  • Oversee the sub-contract and sub- grant cycle from pre-award to close- out including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Provide oversight for the project’s financial management systems, with support from the Deputy Chief of Party, and ensure that they are in line with the organization’s policies and procedures and donor rules and regulations.

  • Oversees project budget development and undertake regular analysis of project expenditure, sub- awards and lead the preparation of budget amendments/modification for negotiation with donor.

  • Recruit, supervise, mentor, and motivate project team which includes staff from the

organization and international and national partners.

  • Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with government entities to support project implementation.

  • Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and

administrative functions within the project.

  • Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed.

  • Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in relevant technical areas, and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate working groups.

Qualifications:

· Master’s Degree in nutrition, public health, agriculture, social sciences, international development, organizational management, or a related field.

· Five years senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of programs of similar size, complexity, and setting.

· Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in organizational management, budgeting, and in staff development.

· Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration through productive working relationships to achieve program goals, meet program milestones, and produce quality program results.

· Knowledge of U.S. Government development initiatives, regulations and processes, and related reporting requirements and funding parameters.

· Exceptional English written and oral communication skills; Swahili preferred. Relevant experience in East Africa is preferred.

· Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively with other donors, host country institutions and international organizations;

· Demonstrated knowledge of USAID policies, procedures and approaches related to program design/implementation, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

· Ability to travel locally and internationally as requested.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

Please click here to continue searching FHI 360's Career Portal.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

How to apply:

https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FHI_360_External_Career_Portal/job/Dar-es-Salaam-Tanzania/Deputy-Chief-of-Party_Requisition-2018201349

United Republic of Tanzania: WASH Advisor, Improved Nutrition Activity

Organization: Path
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Jul 2018

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH is seeking a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Expert for an anticipated USAID-funded Improved Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The goal of the four-year activity is to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age, especially pregnant and lactating women, adolescents, and children under five.

The WASH Expert will work closely and collaboratively with the Chief of Party (and other senior technical leads) and will be primarily responsible for ensuring that strategies increase adoption of household hygiene practices, improve access to safe drinking water, facilitate access to safe sanitation in communities and schools, and reduce exposure to causes of disease and environmental enteropathy.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensure the smooth, efficient and effective start-up and implementation of the WASH marketing and hygiene behavior change components of the project.
  • Coordinate with all project staff on the design, implementation, and monitoring of the WASH component of an integrated platform that synergistically and holistically addresses nutrition-sensitive needs at the household level.
  • Provide technical leadership to achieve all technical WASH outputs.
  • Implement systematic and rigorous behavior change approach that identifies the key incentives, motivators, barriers, around desired WASH behaviors and design appropriate and targeted behavior change communication interventions that incorporate them.
  • Seek to continuously improve programs, initiate new project implementation strategies as needed, and plan for expansion of project impact, as appropriate.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate key staff for the WASH component – and oversee this process for less senior staff – and ensure that personnel policies are followed.
  • Oversee WASH activities carried out by implementation partners.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience managing water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in developing county contexts and preferably, in Tanzania.

  • Experience in the field of WASH marketing, including franchising, demand and supply side dynamics preferred.,

  • Experience in behavior change communication, and social marketing to improve household WASH.

  • Experience integrating WASH and Nutrition programs is highly desirable.

  • Minimum of MSc/Master’s in Civil Engineering, Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management, Public Health or qualifications that demonstrate relevance to WASH project management.

  • A history of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and background in community mobilization and engagement;

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.

  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects.

  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills is required.

  • Extensive work experience in Tanzania (local candidates strongly encouraged to apply).

Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. PATH is an equal opportunity employer.

Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit an application directly through the link: https://bit.ly/2Js0F84

UN Procurement Associate Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Reports to: Head of the Unit or Information Technology Officer
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary:  The Procurement Associate will provide coordination, administrative services and research to support the efficient and effective procurement services. The position requires a demonstration of responsibility and initiative to respond independently to queries and problems with only general guidance. It requires the use of judgment in dealing with unforeseen problems daily and requires the holder to a level of expertise and knowledge to adapt and contribute to the development of systems and processes to continually improve the level of support provided to client units.  The position is based in Kampala and the incumbent will supervise, provide technical advice, coach and coordinate a team of support staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide operational coordination and administrative services, to support procurement projects and activities, following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services.
  • Identify and recommend potential suppliers, and compile data/documents to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
  • Review, record and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide support to requisitioners, in order to support the procurement of appropriate goods and services, at lowest cost to WFP.
  • Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, alongside a senior officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP.
  • Prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, to enable the swift purchase of goods and services.
  • Resolve issues related to delivered goods, using initiative, liaising with all parties and following standard processes, to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems.
  • Research, collect and analyse data in order to produce reports to enable informed decision-making by Procurement Officers, and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Manage updates and further develop databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
  • Maintain relationships with internal counterparts, to support the alignment of procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
  • Supervise the work of support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Procurement Associate job placement should hold a University degree, equivalent, or its equivalent in Procurement, Finance, Economics or Business Studies from a reputable institution.
  • Certification in Procurement professional courses an added advantage.
  • A minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience in supply chain. Procurement, specificity an added advantage.
  • Good working knowledge and experience using MS Office applications is necessary.
  • Knowledge of WFP procurement policies and rule, regulation and procedures is desirable.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with locally purchased commodities/goods/services (e.g., cash based, in-kind donations).
  • Previous experience in conducting supplier research and coordinating with retailers, wholesalers and traders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement processes and linkages with other operations (e.g., logistics).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with locally purchased commodities/goods/services (e.g., cash based, in-kind donations).
  • Experience conducting supplier research and coordinating with retailers, wholesalers and traders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of procurement processes and linkages with other operations (e.g., logistics).
  • Languages: Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential;
  • Tendering and Contracting: Displays basic understanding of processes to support the contracting/tendering implementation at WFP by collecting necessary information.
  • Vendor Management: Leverages basic understanding of business needs to define vendor requirements and selection criteria.
  • Commodity and Product/Service Intelligence: Appropriately handles products/services based on an understanding of sources, technologies, properties, and public procurement principles/practices.
  • Systems & Reporting: Demonstrates strong understanding of procurement systems, Corporate operating System and tools to conduct range of analyses and generate reports to drive decision making.
  • Ethics and Compliance: Maintains accurate records of activities in line with compliance standards to increase ease of response to basic audit queries.
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 30th July 2018


2 Technical Officer – Supply Chain for PHE US Non-profit Job Positions – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Organization: Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Advisor – Supply chain for Public Health Emergency
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that improve health services for the greatest health impact.
Job Summary:  The Technical Officer works with and reports to the Technical Advisor supply chain for public health emergency. He/she will provide necessary support to the implementation of activities necessary for establishing a functional supply chain management system responsive to preparedness, prevention and response needs of public health emergencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare the necessary documentation and materials required to develop guidelines, training materials, SOPs, and tools needed for supply chain preparedness for public health emergency.
  • Assists the TA in the quantification of commodities required for stocking the identified regional emergency response supply chain nodes.
  • Liaise with the regional level supply chain coordinators to implement regional and district level supply chain for emergency response.
  • Work with the TA to provide assistance to and participate in training of the national and regional supply chain coordination teams and monitor implementation of the regional and district level trainings.
  • Write reports and provide feedback to the TA supply chain in emergency for action or advice.
  • Guided by the STA and TA, support district emergency supply chain strengthening activities including making arrangements for the training.
  • Support the organization of the national and regional meetings by making available technical materials to the regional and district teams and other documentation and support as deemed necessary.
  • Coordinate with district level coordinators to arrange district coordination meetings as planned
  • Support the process of design and implementation of simulations of emergency response operations at district level by mobilizing the teams during the simulation exercises.
  • Participate in project work plan reviews as needed. .
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Technical Officer – Supply Chain for PHE job placement must hold a degree in Pharmacy or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in the health sector supply chain management systems
  • Familiarity with supply chain concepts and pharmaceutical/logistic management in emergency
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced teamwork environment to meet required deadlines.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills, team player and good appreciation and dealing with team diversity.
  • Demonstrated excellent English language skills (both written and oral) with the ability to make presentations and effectively write reports.
  • Capacity building/training experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Uganda at least 20% of the time.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link below.



PMDT Team Lead USAID Project Jobs – University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Organisation: University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Project Name: USAID’s Defeat TB Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
University Research Co., LLC (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.
About USAID Defeat TB project:
University Research Co., LLC (URC) is implementing the USAID’s Defeat TB project. Aligned with Objective #3 in USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy and in support of the Government of Uganda’s TB Program, this five-year, USAID funded project’s goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening.  The Defeat TB project goal is to increase TB case notification, case detection, and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda.
Job Summary:   The PMDT Team Lead will design and lead the implementation of activities to strengthen and improve management and quality of DR-TB prevention, case finding, care and treatment services, which includes coordinating directly with the MOH National TB and Leprosy programme and key stakeholders. The PMDT Team lead will be responsible for coordinating technical assistance to all programmatic and clinical TB, and MDR-TB activities for the project. The PMDT Team lead will also be responsible for providing technical support to IPs, Districts and health facilities offering TB and DR-TB care services
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The jobholder will coordinate the DR-TB team to implement strategies to accelerate DR-TB case finding and enrollment including facilitate systematic contact investigation for all DR-TB patients (demonstrate 3-5% increase in yield); Gene Xpert testing for all PBCs and previously treated TB patients
  • Coordinate the assessment and improvement of DR-TB/HIV service delivery to improve treatment outcomes
  • Initiate activities to improve DR-TB service delivery at Mulago National referral hospital including decongestion and implementation of differentiated service delivery models;Support development of the home-based (DSD) patient centered models for MDR TB, begin with a pilot (Mulago) and then spread the implementation across other PMDT sites.
  • To coordinate DR-TB quality improvement activities identify and document changes which lead to improvement in the systems and processes in the TB diagnostic cascade
  • Develop a tool for DR-TB mortality audit and pilot it at 7 DSD sites to generate knowledge for improvement of DR-TB quality of care
  • Coordinate DR-TB team to support the facilities to improve the organisation of services through establishment of DS-TB clinic days to secure time for Quality improvement and community activities; conduct monthly QI coaching activities and weekly virtual site support, identify and document changes which lead to improvement in the systems and processes in the DR-TB care pathway. Develop case studies, success stories which will be shared and included in change packages
  • Coordinate the DR-TB team to conduct well organised learning events; trainings, meetings, mentorship and coaching activities
  • Coordinate the development of tools and the roll out of aDSM activities at all DSD and TA sites
  • Coordinate and monitor successful implementation of facilitated monthly DR-TB clinics, panel meetings and capacity building using the project ECHO platform, patient tracking activities, availability of supplies, partner coordination activities, DOT facility meetings
  • Coordinate development of DR-TB IEC and Job aid for STR; the DR-TB patient education flip chart is due for updating to include STR and there is an identified need to develop an STR clinical pocket guide
  • Coordinate the DR-TB team to develop comprehensive and timely periodic reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly) and workplans (Annual, quarterly and monthly) as required
  • Provide technical assistance to the NTP expert DR TB committees and TB technical strategic working group meetings to update DR-TB operational plans, annual work plans and procurement plans.
  • Lead efforts to develop and implement PMDT TA approach for Partners, and support PMDT implementation in the Ten IP supported sites
  • Monitor implementation of planned Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (PMDT) implementation through field visits, reviews, and analysis of performance reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to scale-up new DR-TB treatment regimens nationwide, including the shorter regimen, and new anti-TB medications (such as Bedaquiline and Delaminid)
  • Coordinate the institutionalization of a well-functioning monitoring system for DR-TB activities
  • Provide technical oversight for operations research on innovative TB prevention, screening, diagnostic, and treatment approaches, especially related to DR-TB.
  • To lead and supervise the Defeat TB PMDT team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the PMDT Team Lead USAID Defeat TB Project job opportunity must hold an MBCHB degree with masters training in internal medicine (MMED) or Public (MPH) or both
  • At least seven years of work experience in DR-TB Control related activities, including program implementation, monitoring and evaluation or additional training in Drug Resistant TB programming and management.
  • Demonstrated clear understanding of current key TB, TB/HIV control and MDR-TB issues at national and global level.
  • Strong managerial skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities and to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups.
  • Experience introducing and implementing new TB policies, such as new pediatric TB Gene Xpert drug formulations, shortened treatment regimens for MDR-TB, new TB drugs, and experience with a DSM and pharmacovigilance in the monitoring of TB medications.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to accomplish reporting requirements.
  • Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports.
  • Detailed knowledge of current TB, TB/HIV and DR-TB landscape in Uganda, the health care system, Ministry of Health policies, regulations and program priorities
  • Detailed knowledge of USAID Administrative policies and regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in onsite training, mentorship and QI coaching approaches
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills and abilities; sound judgment, and high ethical standards; flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
  • High level of integrity, Honest and Trustworthy and Flexible
NB: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the URC should upload their updated CVs / résumés and cover letters at the link below. Also, please complete your application form and attach a completed USAID Form 1420 Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet as well, download it here.


Uganda: Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Manager – Uganda

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 02 Aug 2018

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

The Maternal, Child, Health and Nutrition (MCHN) Manager will play a key leadership role in the implementation of a five-year $41 million USAID Food for Peace Activity to support pregnant and lactating women and children under five years of age living across the districts of Amudat, Kotido, Kaabong and Moroto in Karamoja. The Activity is multi-sectoral with programming in livelihoods, nutrition, WASH, and governance with cross-cutting attention to gender and youth.

General Position Summary

The MCHN Manager will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party to ensure the quality, efficiency, integrity and learning associated with behavior change for development and health system governance in the four districts. The MCHN Manager will be responsible for oversight of the quality maternal and child health and nutrition activities within Apolou as well as coordination between sectors and among partners related to the nutrition objective, including local Community Based Organizations, Save the Children and Whave. The MCHN Manager will work with staff to capture learning from the field and to support strategy and make tactical adjustments as needed. S/He will frequently write and edit reports, assessments, analyses, stories and other learning to articulate the work of the Apolou Activity in the health and nutrition sector.

Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision

  • Support the Apolou Leadership in developing a vision and strategy for the Activity.
  • Play an active role in identifying and developing new initiatives that foster or improve food security and nutrition strategic objectives of the Activity and the country office.**Program Management**

  • Support scale up of MCHN and nutrition Behavior Change strategy in four districts through Mother Care Groups, male engagement programming, and other activities as relate to the overall nutrition objective

  • Support implementation of health system governance activities across the four districts

  • Ensure nutrition activities are implemented according to best practice with technical oversight of implementation strategy and related materials

  • Develop and roll out associated MCHN curricula to community platforms as needed

  • Manage team of nutrition implementers, including national staff and international consultants

  • Provide budget oversight and administration for the health and nutrition component and ensuring staff compliance with donor and agency regulations

  • Work with partners and team leaders, advocate for nutrition and health priorities in line with Apolou strategy at key district, regional and national events

  • Ensure an integrated approach to health and nutrition related program activities in order to maximize resource utilization and synergy between the staff, consortium members, district local governments, the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners

  • Support coordinated data collection systems and reporting formats within the MCHN team and between partners, with integrated communications to ensure sharing of lessons learned and foster a supportive environment driven by achievement.

  • Identify and communicate learning agenda for the nutrition and health sector within Apolou.

  • Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new opportunities with high potential for impact in the areas of health, nutrition and gender.

  • Support the MEL Advisor to ensure that the correct tools and processes for collecting data in the field is being done.

  • Support Collaborative Learning and Adaption component in the Apolou program.**Team Management**

  • Lead quarterly review meetings, and monthly sector meetings to guide implementation, coordination and learning.

  • Participate in the recruitment of new staff, establish effective supervision structures, identify and meet training needs and ensure adherence to Mercy Corps' performance management system within the team;

  • Establish an adaptive management learning culture in which evidence is continuously generated and lessons learned are actively shared across the consortium for maximum impact

  • Work with HQ and national office staff to strengthen operations, identify and pursue complementary programming

  • Build capacity of team leaders to take primary responsibility for respective data gathering, quality control and communication to MELC focal person**Influence & Representation**

  • Ensure establishment and provide oversight on the team's maintenance of relationships with communities, village councils and local government in Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Amudat/Karamoja target areas.

  • Support and coordinate visits from regional and HQ based staff and external visitors, such as donors and media, in collaboration with DCOP and CoP.

  • Establish and maintain contact with all key actors as relevant for program implementation –government ministries, UN agencies, NGOs, private sector partners – and establish mechanisms for contacting local community organizations and partners and other local NGOs/CBOs in line with key Apolou areas of work

  • Advocate and make appropriate presentations when requested at local, regional, and where possible national and international platforms for Apolou supported strategies for health and nutrition

  • Represent Apolou at Nutrition-related meetings, implementing partner coordination meetings, events and conferences

Finance, Compliance AND Operations Management

  • Oversee the smooth flow of routine program support functions (e.g., finance, administration, logistics) in the field office and compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies and procedures.
  • With the support of the Operations Director and Senior Operation Manager ensure adequate operational systems are in place to provide for sector operations
  • Manage program budget(s) as secondary budget holder.
  • Strictly follow Mercy Corps Fraud and Corruption Prevention guidelines.

Security

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

MCHN Team: The MCHN manager will be responsible for directly managing the MCHN Team, Care Group Manager, Community Behavior Change Manager, Senior Health Systems Strengthening Officer and indirectly managing MCHN officers and community behavior change assistants. The MCHN manager should mentor an existing staff member to take over the role after their contract expires.

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Apolou Deputy Chief of Party

Works Directly With: Gender and Youth Manager, Resource Transfer Manager, Gender Advisor, Purpose1, Purpose 3 and Purpose 4 Managers, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Advisor, Deputy Chief of Party, Program Quality and Partnership Manager, Leads of Consortium Partner Teams in Apolou, Operations Manager and Operations staff**,** Finance staff and HQ Technical Support Unit

Ethics and Integrity

All Mercy Corps staff are expected to behave ethically and demonstrate highest integrity in their professional and personal life. Mercy Corps has zero tolerance to any form of fraud, corruption, abuse, harassment or exploitation. Any breach of our policies or misconduct will lead to a disciplinary action or may lead to termination.

Knowledge and Experience

  • A Master's Degree or equivalent in nutrition or Public Health;
  • At least 5 years' experience in nutrition specific programming with at least 3 of the years in nutrition programming implementation in developing country contexts, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience working with USAID Food for Peace programming will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key concepts in public health nutrition, community behavior change, preferably with an understanding of the facilitative approach to development;
  • Demonstrated experience with budget oversight and management.
  • Superb English verbal and written communication and presentation skills required;
  • Strong understanding of data analysis and statistics;
  • Ability to communicate with donors, private sector and civil society partners and host government representatives;
  • Demonstrated flexibility, creativity and enthusiasm as well as a willingness to learn and to be continually adaptive within a dynamic and often self-directed working environment is mandatory;
  • Self-starter, with strong capacity for critical thinking and problem solving;
  • Ability to focus on day-to-day tasks at hand while also working towards longer-term objectives with an understanding that these will change continuously;
  • Demonstrated capacity to generate and to translate innovative ideas into practical development approaches as well as marketable investment proposals and concepts;
  • Willingness to travel frequently and extensively in remote areas with basic services.

Success Factors

The success of the MCHN Manager will combine strong program management skills with one's ability to execute program activities with high quality. S/he will have an ability to develop, implement and manage innovative activities focused on health and nutrition. S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural teams and capacity building, individual staff development, and strong mentoring skills. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The MCHN manager is based in the Karamoja region. The town is small but there is an INGO presence with limited expatriate staff. Running water is frequently available and is still off the national electric grid so power is supplied by solar and generators. The position requires frequent travel to field sites around Karamoja. Mercy Corps has a large, well equipped field office and the expatriate communal residence is located in a well-built house on the office compound. The MCHN Manger will share the residence with other staff. The field location is ineligible for family members.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/short term assignment to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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Uganda: Director of Monitoring and Evaluation USAID Uganda Health Systems Strengthening

Organization: Oxford Epidemiology Services
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 05 Jun 2018

Company Background

Oxford Epi is a woman and minority-owned small business in international development that strengthens health systems by by generating evidence from data, and uses data-informed strategies to improve the human condition in developing countries.

Oxford Epi specializes in creating dynamic learning ecosystems that maximize existing structures using cutting edge technologies and processes. Whether about policy or daily practice, clients rely on us to to help them make objective decisions based on powerful evidence for the need to change or stay on course.

We believe that improvement of the health system in any country is intricately linked to better decision making. Our approach embraces the promotion of innovative approaches, scaling up what works, and continuously improving.

With experience in over 50 countries, our staff and associates are ready to strengthen health systems using cutting edge approaches, and make lives better for people in the countries we serve.

Opportunity

Uganda Health Systems Strengthening Activity is meant to “strengthen Uganda’s health system through technical assistance that will improve leadership and accountability for results in public and private health sectors at national, subnational and community levels; implement innovative interventions that increase efficient use, governance, and management of key health system resources including human resources for health, finance, equipment/infrastructure; and strengthen state and non-state community health systems that are critical for improved and quality health services.”

The proposed candidate will be in charge of the monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning components of the activity. The position will be responsible for developing monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance. S/he will also develop a research agenda for the activity and ensure methodological rigor of research undertaken. The MERL Director also oversees the development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting.

The proposed MERL Director must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience working in monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning on public health programs in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited settings

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in statistics, evaluation, public health, international development, social sciences, or other relevant field

  • Documented hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MER systems for health programs in developing countries, including data quality assurance

  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and experience in M&E capacity building

  • Proven ability to produce professional quality English-language documents such as progress reports, case studies, and research protocols

  • Full professional proficiency in English.

How to apply:

To apply, please send CV to dmensa-abrampah@oxfordepi.com

Fresher International UN Jobs – Information Technology and Communication Officer – International Organization for Migration (IOM)


Organization: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Mission (CoM)
Established in 1951, International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Job Summary:  The Information Technology and Communication Officer will provide all the necessary Information Technology and Communication (ITC) support to the mission.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the Information Technology and Communication (ITC) Unit for the mission, ensuring that all requests are addressed timely and accurately, with an efficient allocation of resources.
  • Secure the implementation of standard IOM ITC policies and guidelines, with regards to network systems, IT security, software licensing, telecoms and ITC procurement.
  • Ensure the required performance and stability of network services and servers (LAN, WAN, Messaging, Internet and VSATs connectivity, VPN, etc.), to prevent and minimize downtime or service interruptions.
  • Coordinate the configuration and performance of the HF/VHF networks and equipment, as well as the provision of Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) compliance devices to  staff and office vehicles.
  • Monitor daily the accuracy and completion of servers’ backups.
  • Liaise with ITC service providers and vendors for the adequate provision of supplies and services.
  • Maintain the office’s ITC inventory for hardware and software (safeguarding media and licenses), including regular updates to the technical documentation for the voice and data networks.
  • Ensure the adequate IT infrastructure performance for mission-critical and corporate applications such as Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA), PRISM, SAP Intranet, CAN VAC etc. Liaise with technical counterparts for technical support and day-to-day issues.
  • Facilitate the implementation of in-house development of required database information systems to support mission operations, included, but not limited to, data collection, data analysis and reporting and information management requirements facilitation.
  • Develop and implement when necessary, ITC training to all end users, data entry operators and enumerators to ensure productive use of the IT, telecommunications and information systems in the mission.
  • Advise mission management as necessary, for required improvements on mission IT Infrastructure and provision of services as required for the efficient functioning of mission operations.
  • In coordination with RMO liaise with Logistics and Procurement to ensure proper technical specification for purchase of ITC-related equipment and propose most suitable solutions.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Information Technology and Communication Officer job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
  • Significant experience in implementation and administration of Microsoft Windows network environment (LAN/WAN) and first level network/desktop support;
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows Operating System for Clients and Servers, Administration of a multi-site environment, TCP/IP, Telecoms, Network Protocols, Cisco devices, VPN, VoIP, MS Office, Antivirus Software and utilities. CCNA, MTA/MCSA/MCSE certifications would be a distinct advantage;
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of database information systems and data processing tools. Knowledge of web-based development, geographical information systems and/or mapping tools would be a distinctive advantage;
  • Experience working with an international organization or an international agency in a field location;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate high level of initiative, perseverance and professional commitment to achieve high-quality results;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential data in a professional, responsible and mature manner;
  • Demonstrated ability to coach individuals, to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues within a team from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.