Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director
FHI 360 is seeking candidates to serve as Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for anticipated projects that will be funded by international donors such as USAID or FCDO in Uganda. reporting to the Project Director, the MEL Director will design, implement, and oversee all M&E, adaptive management, research and knowledge management functions for the project. The position holder will manage the project’s MEL Plan and related indicators; manage systems for data collection, quality assurance, analysis and dissemination that align with existing host government HMIS and data systems, including DHIS2 and mTRAC; track progress against project targets; and build capacity at national, regional and district levels in HMIS, MEL and particularly data visualization and use for decision-making and adaptive management. The MEL Director will oversee all CLA activities and ensure that appropriate methodologies are used to test and improve program interventions, relevant data of sufficient quality are available in a timely manner, and findings are disseminated and inform planning and implementation efforts at multiple levels within the Activity and with external stakeholders. The MEL Director will regularly present data to the project Senior Management Teams, GoU, the donor and implementing partners and produce MEL reports according to donor requirements. The position will be based in Kampala, Uganda. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to donor approval.
Provide leadership in the routine collection, management, and use of family health data for adaptive management, resource optimization, quality improvement and learning.
Oversees family health (reproductive, maternal newborn, child health, family planning, nutrition, and health systems strengthening) MEL activities.
Develops and directly contributes to the development and implementation of the family health component of MEL plan, tools and systems and oversees the implementation and integration of a Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach to collect, interpret, and apply data and project learning that demonstrates impact and project accountability and progress, and informs adaptation of project activities.
Develops and supports the design and implementation of high-quality quantitative and qualitative surveys and participatory methodologies to monitor program quality for performance and results.
Promotes dissemination and use of lessons learned by the project team and partners.
Provides training to staff and primary stakeholders on the MEL plan and tools.
Conduct data collection and verification and contribute project performance and data reports as required.
Oversees capacity development activities on MEL topics, including the development of relevant workshop materials, development of MEL guides and direct technical support to grantees on MEL.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's Degree or higher in medicine, public health, health management, social science, or a related field required.
Minimum of 12+ years of experience working on MEL for donor-funded health projects, preferably those involving health systems strengthening, capacity strengthening and/or addressing RMNCH and nutrition priorities.
Knowledgeable on reporting procedures, best practices, guidelines, and tools for MEL of health projects.
Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and study results.
Strong communication abilities, including communication with both technical and non-technical audiences.
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
Excellent health data analytical skills coupled with proven ability in using data innovative data presentation visuals like graphs, charts, maps, and GIS.
Excellent ability in navigating and using host government data systems like mTRAC and DHIS2 for reporting or analysis.
Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences; and
Demonstrated experience in successfully moving analysis, evaluation, and research findings to program actions.
Proven experience working with and building the capacity of Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels.
Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with implementing partners, donors and host country partners and stakeholders.
Working knowledge of and experience with donor-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.
Ugandan nationals/residents encouraged to apply.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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