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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Job at Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist 

Jobs at:
Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service 

Deadline of this Job:
23rd November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 5th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

3.0 Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (1 POST)
3.1 Duty Station: Ministry of Health Headquarters -Kampala with frequent upcountry travel.
3.2 Duration: The duration shall be 2 years’ renewable on satisfactory performance.
3.3 Objectives of the Assignment
The objective is to ensure that the project strategies and activities are directly linked to the Project Development Objectives and outcomes as outlined in the Project Appraisal Document, operations manual and results framework. This will be achieved through review of implementation of the work plan, coordination of data collection processes and preparation of periodic progress reports.
3.4 Responsibilities and tasks
In accordance with the Project Appraisal Document, Project Operations Manual, and the Financing Agreement between the Republic of Uganda and the World Bank which are the guiding documents for this assignment, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist shall:
  •  Establish the Project monitoring and evaluation system and prepare periodic project progress reports;
  •  Guide the process for identifying and designing the key process indicators for each component, to record and report progress of the project.
  •  Develop the overall M&E framework for the project including annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, and evaluation.
  •  Oversee the design and collection of data for baseline surveys and needs assessment that may be required under the different components of the project.
  •  Conduct regular data quality audits on a sample basis to verify data reported through the HMIS and specific activity reports.
  •  Guide and supervise organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies especially those relating to monitoring and evaluation, data management and verification services.
  •  Ensure that all service provider contracts include specifications for the internal monitoring required of them, the reporting systems and the penalties for failure to report as specified.
  •  Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.
  •  Ensure that, in general, project monitoring arrangements comply with the Project Grant and Financing agreements and, in particular, the provisions of this agreement are fully observed including the scope of the project/workplan, results framework, project implementation manual and legal covenants.
  •  Prepare for implementation support missions, verification and support supervision visits across all components of the project including: preparation of the necessary progress reports, supervision checklists, requisition for funds and planning for the associated logistics.
  • Prepare project progress briefs for dissemination to stakeholders including insertions in the media to keep the public appraised about progress of project implementation.
  •  Working closely with the RBF specialist in extracting information from the District Health Information System, quality assessments, and lead the process of analyzing it for progress reporting and for triggering RBF payments. -. Work closely with NIRA to capture the relevant data from the civil registration data base.
    3.5 Reporting:
    The M&E Specialist will report the Project Coordinator and will work closely with the Quality Assurance Department and the Resource Centre.
3.6 Qualifications and Competences
  •  The applicants must be Ugandan nationals with a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences or Physical Sciences and should have a Master’s Degree in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning, Public Health, Development Economics, Demography, or a related fi eld.
  •  A qualification in M&E will be an added advantage.
  •  The candidate should have at least 7 years of proven experience in: the design of M&E systems and approaches and should be knowledgeable in M&E analytical tools.
  •  Should have experience working with multilateral and bilateral agencies.
  •  Knowledge of working with the Public sector in Uganda will be an added advantage.
  •  Demonstrate knowledge of the HMIS/DHIS2. -. Knowledge and experience in conducting data quality audits.
  •  Experience in facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders;
  •  Computer skills including data processing, information analysis and report writing and should demonstrate competence in SPSS, Stata, MS Word and Excel.
3.7 Other requirements:
  •  Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written.
  •  Strong coaching and leadership skills.
  •  Ability to work under minimum supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  •  Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources.
  •  Familiarity with government systems and procedures
  •  Familiarity with World Bank/ related multi-lateral or bilateral agencies systems and procedures.
  •  Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement.
Job application procedure
Submission of Applications
Written applications accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least three competent referees, one of whom must be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
P. O. Box 7272

The applications shall be delivered by hand or courier, not later than 17:00 hours on 23rd November, 2018 to:
Ministry of Health,
Room D109,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,

In addition, applicants should submit a soft copy of their Curriculum Vitae to .

6. Procurement Schedule:
The procurement schedule is (subject to minor changes) as follows:
S/N Activity Date
b. Closing date of Submission of applications 23/11/2018
c. Short listing and approvals 21/12/2018
d. Interviews 4/01/2019
e. Award of Contract 1/02/2019

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a Candidate.
Dr. Diana Atwine