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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Research (MERL) Job at FHI 360 - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, and Research (MERL)

Jobs at:
FHI 360

Deadline of this Job:
12th April 2019
Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 8th April 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1000000 , Minimum: 700000 , Maximum: 3000000 , Period: MONTH
Dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions for an anticipated USAID Uganda Project "The Social and Behavior Change for Transformation (SBC4T) Activity will aim to increase the ability of individuals, households, and communities to adopt priority behaviors that will result in improved health and development outcomes through social and behavior change (SBC). The focus will be on family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; malaria; nutrition; maternal, neonatal, and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); emerging pandemic threats and other infectious diseases; and, to a certain extent, other non-health development activities in education, economic growth, and democracy and governance, as the need arises."
The Director of MERL will work in close collaboration with the COP to ensure monitoring and evaluation (M&E), project collaboration, learning, and adapting (CLA), and research strategies are sound and support the results and goals of the anticipated Social and Behavior Change for Transformation (SBC4T) Project. In collaboration with M&E and team members, s/he will monitor program results and be responsible for the quality and accuracy of technical results and reporting. The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda and will report to the COP. This position is contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and availability of funds.

Job Responsibilities:
• Lead the design and implementation of the project’s M&E activities, including 1) the development of the project’s Activity M&E Plan; 2) development and monitoring of project indicators; 3) implementation of baseline and ongoing monitoring studies; 4) oversight of data collection and analysis; 5) synthesis of data and study outcome reports; and 6) quality assurance and auditing of data
• Lead the design and implementation of the project’s research activities, which may include operations research, performance evaluations, impact evaluations, and rapid/special studies
• Provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of the project’s evaluation
• Oversee the dissemination of information on successful and promising approaches, lessons learned, and other project results to local, national, and regional-level intergovernmental bodies, donors, partners and other stakeholders
• Promote forums that facilitate collaboration, learning, and action because of this information
• Ensure that data from the project is collected, analyzed and used among stakeholders for learning and policy development and on-going course correcting
• Build capacity of staff and partners in M&E, data collection and management, and research and learning methods
• Ensure research implementation adheres to FHI 360 and international policies and standards and remains technically and ethically sound
• Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Demography, Sociology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Psychology, or a related field.
• Seven years’ senior-level experience in M&E and research related to large scale SBC programs
• Experience working in one or more of the following areas is required: FP/RH, MNCAH, HIV/AIDS, malaria. Experience working with or in sectors outside of health preferred
• Demonstrated understanding of social and behavioral theory
• Strong experience in use of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
• Strong experience in developing, implementing, and disseminating a learning agenda
• Demonstrated experience in target setting and reporting against USG health initiatives
• Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification
• Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of M&E systems in developing country contexts
• Knowledge of USG Health initiatives and related reporting requirements and funding parameters

Job application procedure
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV including salary requirements/expectations by email to: not later than Friday, 12th April 2019. Please indicate the title of the position in the email subject line.

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