Uganda: Monitoring and Evaluation Associate – Global Health Corps Fellowship

Organization: Global Health Corps
Country: Uganda
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

This position is a Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship role. GHC is a leadership development organization focused on building the next generation of diverse, disruptive global health leaders. Founded in 2009, we competitively recruit talented professionals (ages 21-30) from a range of sectors and backgrounds and place them in high-impact roles within partner organizations working on the front lines of health equity in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia.

Our Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate will be joining LifeNet International's M&E team, located in Kampala, Uganda, serving as a critical member to measure the impact of our programs; focusing on key performance indicators in adhering to best practices in maternal, neonatal and child health, patient safety; and increasing financial sustainability and access to quality medicines. One of LN’s strengths is the monitoring & evaluation of our training programs, and our existing tools help drive the implementation of evidence-based clinical practices that save lives and prevent disease and disability. Our M&E activities include:

  • An ongoing scientific research study related to maternal and neonatal health outcomes
  • Ongoing electronic data collection and evaluation through our online Salesforce data platform
  • Coordinating additional projects, such as a pilot electronic medical record (EMR) program, a non-communicable disease screening and treatment program, and continued research and project design opportunities
  • Generating reports and supporting data use throughout the organization, from the leadership team all the way through to our field training team members

About

LifeNet International (LN) exists to transform African health centers to provide quality, sustainable care. Operating in East Africa, LN works to improve the quality of health systems from the ground up, and is specifically dedicated to health systems strengthening in the private not-for-profit sector. In Uganda, approximately 60% of all healthcare services are provided by faith-based not-for-profit centers, many of these serving rural, low-income populations. Through partnerships with faith-based health centers, LifeNet implements practical responses to everyday health challenges facing the poor.

We currently are operating in Burundi, DRC, Uganda, and Malawi, with more than 100 health center partners receiving monthly training, support, and mentorship from our incredible LifeNet training teams. We have an incredible multi-disciplinary team that values impact at scale, sustainability, quality, and compassionate care. If you enjoy creative problem solving and being a part of a motivated team, consider joining us!

Responsibilities

The M&E Associate will support the activities of the M&E team through:

  • Assisting in the development and rollout of our expanding M&E systems, to monitor LN’s expanding programs and interventions
  • Data management – providing basic troubleshooting and management for LN data platforms (which include Salesforce and Formyoula)
  • Staff training – building the capacity of our staff through the provision of training and technical support to LN trainers across country sites, including the on-boarding of new hires
  • Building partner capacity through targeted initiatives with LN partners to improve their M&E capabilities
  • Research — providing support as needed for our impact evaluation study and other research projects that will be carried out by LN staff
  • Project Development — supporting the M&E team in the ongoing development of exciting new initiatives related to EMR, NCD care, and additional research opportunities**Skills and Experience**

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in statistics, public health, health research, or related field
  • Experience in monitoring & evaluation, statistics, quantitative research, public health, information technology, and/or data management systems*
  • A strong knowledge of and experience in data collection, complex data analysis, and presentation*
  • Strong technical skills and experience with or a demonstrable aptitude for online data analysis platforms and software packages*
  • Previous experience in health research design, implementation, and analysis
  • Technical Salesforce experience
  • An excitement for analyzing complex organizational problems, identifying innovative solutions, and engaging others to implement, preferably in a low-resource environment
  • Ability to perform in an entrepreneurial team-based environment, deliver strong results, and ask for help when needed
  • Ability to function well in a diverse, cross-cultural work environment
  • Cross-cultural experience is highly valued

How to apply:

https://ghcorps.org/monitoring-evaluation-associate-g12-int/

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