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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

at IRC - International Rescue Commiittee
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted October 9, 2019
Category Monitoring and Evaluation
Currency UGX


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Uganda

Job Description


Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict development services for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC is currently working in over 25 countries around the world, addressing both the immediate and lifesaving needs of conflict affected people in emergencies and the reconstruction needs of post-conflict societies.

The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting refugees and vulnerable host communities. IRC Uganda has it country office in Kampala and regional offices in Amudat, Imvepi, Isingiro, Kitgum, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Moroto and Yumbe. The current program portfolio includes health, protection and rule of law, women’s protection and empowerment, and economic recovery and development programming. Since June 2019, IRC Uganda has been implementing an ECHO-funded, IRC-led Ebola virus disease (EVD) preparedness project in Kyegegwa, Kasese and Kagadi districts, as part of a consortium with Medical Teams International (MTI).


The M&E Officer will ensure that quality data is obtained from the program facilities, VHTs as well as program staff when performing activities aimed at strengthening community-based and health-facility integrated disease surveillance and enhancing the quality of and safe access to primary health care. S/he is to supervise the data collection, data cleaning and input, ensuring a robust data base with analysis and data interpretation on which to base program decisions. S/he compiles a monthly data reports, assists in the narrative components, and prepares quality presentations for the review meetings while providing data trends to inform program decisions. S/he works with M&E and Health Manager in writing donor reports and other reports required by the organization. S/he works closely with the M&E department of the DHT and builds their capacity in data management while ensuring timely data collection from the health facilities to feed into the HMIS and program reports. S/he will facilitate monthly data review sessions at the health unit, and conduct site visits to monitor data quality, while providing training, mentorships and coaching where needs are identified. S/he will be primarily responsible to build capacity of health facility staff and program staff in data cleaning and interpretation of trends and performance on indicators.

Under the supervision of the M&E Manager, the Monitoring and Evaluation officer will:


Work with the program team to develop a detailed M & E plan for the program based on the project log frame to track progress against agreed indicators.
Track the M & E plan and frequently provide the program with trend analysis of tracked indicators while identifying the outliers.
Mentor and coach facility staffs on data collection, reporting and data cleaning to inform program and HMIS reports.
Supports health facilities and program staff to frequently use data for program improvement.
Support the health facilities to engage in continuous quality improvement.
Participate in quality of care/intervention monitoring together with the DHT and IRC project staff while ensuring availability of data at the facilities for assessing program quality.
Provide accurate information that informs the program review meetings.



Community regardless of their age, gender, or other diversity factors
Computer literate in MS, internet, power point, etc
Strong facilitation skills, and strong understanding of how to safely and accurately collect feedback from all members of a

Experience Requirements

Two to three years working experience in primary health care settings with proven success in designing, implementing and operating project systems from initiation to close out stages.
Experience in data quality assessment and oversight
Experience in working with the district health teams and building the district capacity in data collection, reporting and analysis.
Experience in data analysis, trend analysis and interpretations.
Experience in continuous quality improvement.
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies.
Experience in using the MOH data collection tools.
Experience in working the health facilities and community based groups such as VHTs.
Previous experience with an NGO in similar program.
Good experience of monitoring and evaluation of programs.

Education Requirements

A degree in Biostatistics, Economics, public health or other field relevant to Data Management or Monitoring and Evaluation.
Postgraduate studies in M & E shall an added advantage