M & E Intern

at University Research Co., LLC (URC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 14, 2019
Category Monitoring and Evaluation
Currency UGX


M & E Intern
Location: Kampala, Uganda
M & E Intern

Hours: 40 hours per week, maximum
Internship Period: 6 months (with no option to extend)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Stipend: UGX 555,150/month
Mentor/Supervisor: National M&E Advisor

University Research Co., LLC (URC)
URC is a global company dedicated to improving the quality of health care, social services, and health education worldwide. With a non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.

Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical assistance to strengthen health and social systems and service quality by empowering communities and health workers to identify and scale up locally appropriate solutions to critical problems. Internationally, we expand access to and improve the quality of services addressing maternal, newborn, and child health; infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; food and nutrition; and vulnerable children and families. In the US, we focus on improving communication related to issues like substance abuse, with a particular focus on reaching underserved populations.

URC’s mission is to provide innovative, evidence-based solutions to health and social challenges worldwide. Please join us in carrying out our mission (http://www.urc-chs.com/).

Division & Activity Overview:
The Quality and Performance Institute (QPI) is a division of URC that has implemented quality improvement and operations research programs in health care since 1981 and continues to be at the cutting edge of health care improvement work in countries around the world.

With the RHITES-N, Acholi Activity (Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda – Acholi), USAID will continue its support of the Government of Uganda’s (GOU) efforts to improve access to and use of health services in the country’s post-conflict northern region. The RHITES-N, Acholi Activity will build on USAID investments and national advances to increase access to and use of high-quality integrated services that accelerate the ability and capacity to respond to the specific health needs of residents in the Acholi sub-region, leveraging the URC-ASSIST project successes.

Internship Overview:
URC and the RHITES-N, Acholi Activity offers internships in an effort to provide current university students, recent graduates and new professionals, from various academic fields, the opportunity to apply their knowledge to actual work experience. URC and the RHITES-N, Acholi Activity strongly believe that internships are an important tool in developing and retaining new and innovative talent to assist us in our continuous goal of improving systems to empower communities. Internships provide on-the-job mentorship and training opportunities in the areas of public health, leadership, finance, human resources, and administration with experienced URC staff members and experienced staff members of partner organizations such as other Uganda-based NGOs and the Uganda Ministry of Health.

Interns will be provided with clearly defined roles and scopes of work and will be supervised by a URC staff member or, in the case of external placements, a suitable member of the staff within the organization in which the intern is assigned. Supervisors of interns will be responsible for monitoring the progress of their assigned intern(s) to ensure effective learning and a positive experience for internship participants.

Internship Learning Objectives, Roles and Responsibilities:
During the course of the placement, the intern will work with their mentor/supervisor and other members of the organization to gain experience and knowledge in the following professional roles and responsibilities:
Understanding and supporting data collection and performance review activities for the different technical areas
Learning how to enter online and offline data for quality improvement work in accordance with data entry protocols and guidance from supervisor.
Carrying out simple analysis of the data sets from the electronic database and understanding how to provide feedback on performance of indicators and quality of data.
Understand and support technical staff to conduct basic data analysis and interpretation and document unique findings from quality improvement database.
Keenly monitor reporting by all data sources and provide updates on submission of data for both online and offline data system
Routinely contacting with partners to follow up the process of data collection and reporting into databases.
Learning how to draft visual representations for use in reports and presentations
Provide assistance to the National M&E Advisor in the trainings and workshops, mainly focusing on M&E trainings
Work closely with supervisor to promote regular use of data in day to day program activities.
Supporting M&E team in revising existing indicators and generate new indicators for the database based on changing needs and quality improvement activities.
Other areas of development as may be prescribed from time to time.



Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in computer applications especially, Excel and Web based databases.
Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral.
Ability to work with a team and meet tight deadlines.
Desired Experience & Qualifications
Ability to work independently and display initiative
Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in Uganda for an indefinite period without a need for sponsorship will be considered for this position.

Experience Requirements


Education Requirements

Degree in Public Health Population Science or Statistics or related field.
Must have graduated within the previous 24 months. No candidates over 24 months post-graduation are eligible for the internship program.
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