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Monday, August 7, 2017

Project Officer-M&E Job at ChildFund International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Officer-M&E

Jobs at:
ChildFund International

Deadline of this Job:
15th August, 2017

Duty Station:
Busia, Uganda

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Job details:
For over seventy years, ChildFund International has provided support to deprived, excluded and vulnerable children to have the capacity to improve their lives and opportunities to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting and advancing the worth and rights of children. Our core commitment is child-centered change that will ensure healthy and secure infants, educated and confident children, and youth who are skilled and engage meaningfully in the affairs and decision making processes within their communities.
ChildFund Uganda is working in over 30 districts to develop the capacities of local community based organizations to be able to mobilize resources and implement programs that improve the well-being of deprived, excluded and vulnerable children.
ChildFund Uganda intends to implement a three year maternal, new born and child survival project in 4 sub counties in Busia District. The purpose of the project is to increase availability, access and utilization of high quality health services both at community and health facilities. This will be done by improving access and quality of ECD services and strengthening health systems both at community and health facility. In respect to this, ChildFund seeks to recruit suitably qualified, self-driven and result-oriented candidates for the following position:
Title: Project Officer-M&E
Report to: M&E Manager
Location: Busia
The Project Officer — M&E is a position within the field programs and is responsible for developing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation system for ChildFund International Programmes with support from the ChildFund National Office Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. The position holder works closely with project staff and beneficiary community members to ensure that progress to impact, challenges and lessons can be learned and tracked to demonstrate a positive impact in the lives of children and targeted beneficiary communities The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will do all data entry on all M&E system components as per the M&E data base developed.
  • Support health facility staff in monitoring maternal, newborn and child health indicators.
  • Participate in setting up a client tracking system linking health facilities and communities.
  •  Participate in quality improvement initiatives at community and health facility level
  • Take lead in organizing and facilitating project performance reflection meetings.
  • Document project promising practices, case stories and project learning briefs.
  •  Analyze project data on a monthly basis for performance monitoring and data-driven decision making.
  •  Prepare and support timely and accurate quarterly and annual project reports for submission to the project sponsor.
  •  In collaboration with the Project Officer, identify key challenges and opportunities for the integration of the ECD and MNCH Projects.
  • In liaison with the ChildFund M&E team take lead in project evaluation sunreys.
  •  Lead the planned operations research activities within the project implementation sites to build evidence that displays the impact of the project.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics and Social science with exposure to monitoring and evaluation initiatives.
  • A post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management! Monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage
  • 2-3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation activities for community health/ECD projects.
  • Capacity to develop and use a project logical frame work, monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Capacity to develop work plans and write quality reports.
  • Knowledge of Uganda Health Management Information system.
  • Experience in use of DHIS 2 is an added advantage.
  • Computer skills Microsoft office.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge in the application of statistical computer packages such as Epi Info/SPSS/Epidata is an added advantage.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle /Willingness to learn.
Job application procedure
If you meet the above requirements and are interested, please submit your Applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional papers and names of 3 work related Referees with their Email/ daytime telephone contacts to:
Hand delivers to ChildFund National Office located on Plot 71/72 Namirembe Road P.O. Box 3341, Kampala
NOTE: While we appreciate every response to this advert, only short listed candidates will be contacted. ChildFund is an equal opportunity employer. Application Deadline 15th August, 2017