|Date Posted||August 19, 2019|
Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer
Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Job Code: 1218
The Strategic Information Officer performs under the leadership of the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. Working closely with the DBTs, and technical advisors for the under clinical services, quality improvement, health systems strengthening and community linkages and demand generation, the incumbent will work towards coordinated and efficient efforts in designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement to improve measure progress towards attainment of site, district and project targets and goals.
Core Duies and Responsibilities
• Ensure M&E technical assistance is available and provided at all times to all the program areas.
• Implements the M&E strategy in line with the USAID and MOH for supporting the various districts
• Support HMIS/ District Biostatisticians to ensure timely and accurate entry of reports into the electronic data bases
• Take lead in analyzing and writing of monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
• Facilitates data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
• Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between the project, the district health team and health care workers.
• Facilitate review of progress on a quarterly basis; problem solving and development of remedial actions ensuring any disparity between planned and actual outputs are addressed at district and facility level
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Practical experience in working with routine health information systems at the facility, district and national level.
• Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on programs and results
• Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, critically as well as distill information to lay audience
• Good analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data.
• Experience of working with international NGOs, MOH, district administration, public health facilities will be an advantage.
• Thorough familiarity with the Uganda MOH HMIS system using the DHSI2.