Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

General Summary

IDI has received a five-year transition award entitled USAID Local Partner Health Services-TB Activity. The purpose of the Award is to increase TB case detection and treatment success in Uganda to 90% of all cases and thus contribute to substantial reduction of Uganda’s TB burden by 2026. IDI will work through technical assistance to the national TB Program in the three districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso and Regional Referral Hospitals to increase availability, accessibility and utilization of integrated TB/HIV and MDR-TB services.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work closely with the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor (SMELA) to oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive data system that will successfully measure the impact of LPHS-TB Activity. S/he will also have primary responsibility for constructing data files for analysis, performing statistical analyses, and preparing tables and figures to present the results. In addition, s/he will support the SMELA to monitor progress on program work plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support in the design, development and implementation of the project M&E systems
  • Support the identification, adaptation or development of databases that are useful in monitoring key performance indicators
  • Ensure timely and accurate collection of data on key project indicators in collaboration with the MEL Officer.
  • Initiate data quality checks in all national and donor-supported Information systems and support the development of corrective actions.
  • Oversee input, storage and appropriate use of data to track project performance and provide feedback to stakeholders.
  • Develop and refine M& E indicators related to the realization of the Activity objectives.
  • Oversee completeness and accuracy of data submitted in point of care systems like eCBSS
  • Ensure that computer accessories and data are safe from time to time.
  • Carry out reviews and development of work plans and log frames.
  • Generate updates on key performance indicators regularly and coordinate the implementation of quality assurance and control systems to ensure data accuracy, validity and integrity.
  • Support data analysis and generation of summaries in various Microsoft packages to guide stakeholder engagement.
  • Construct data files for analysis and perform statistical analyses
  • Interpret results and prepare them for presentation both orally and in publishable form
  • Build capacity of project and health facility staff in the utilization of nationally recommended TB and TB//HIV HMIS tools and Activity-designed tools as need arises; reporting into the national systems as well as program specific databases.
  • Organize and coordinate data validation meetings and ensure the integrity of TB/HIV data reported in national and funder reporting systems.

Desirable Skills & Qualities

  • At least three years of relevant work experience in a similar position.
  • Good communication, organization and management skills
  • Understands client confidentiality and exhibits a high level of ethical conduct
  • Good interpersonal skills and can work in a team
  • Has basic computer literacy including word processing, excel, internet and PowerPoint

Educational requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Quantitative Economics, Health or Social /Behavioural Sciences or any other relevant field
  • Postgraduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation, Statistics, Biostatics or any related fields will be an added advantage.

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