Background: The new Uganda Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS) Technical Assistance Activity supports self-sustaining, responsive, uninterrupted, accountable delivery of quality-assured medicines and supplies to public and NGO health facilities. It will improve the performance of key actors all along the supply chain; advance transparent governance and effective, data-informed policies and regulations; and strengthen local capacities to accelerate Uganda’s progress on its Journey to Self-Reliance. SSCS will provide technical assistance to all USG Implementing Partners (USAID, CDC, and DOD) operating at the subnational level and deliver other assistance to improve the capacity of district health offices, health facilities, and medical stores. This project will strengthen the health system to more effectively combat infectious and non-communicable diseases and improve health services and outcomes for all of Uganda’s families and communities.
Main purpose of the job: The M&E Specialist performs routine analysis of data from various national information systems to produce reports, statistics, and performance evaluations. S/he supports data quality assessments including data collection, analysis of results, and dissemination. The position contributes to building capacity of local counterparts and partners around data use, including enhancing their capacity to interpret data and leverage data visualization from digital technologies; he or she will participate in national initiatives on digital technologies to improve data visualization. The specialist will support operational research and learning activities by running analyses
Data Use and Data Quality - 25%
- Collect, analyse and triangulate logistics data and patient statistics to inform supply chain monitoring across various programs
- Collect, analyse and present relevant facility based logistic gaps to inform technical assistance, support supervision by MoH and its partners.
- Support the project with the collection and analysis of data to assess performance of RRHs, districts, facilities and IPs
- Participate in the implementation of the NSCA recommendations by helping to strengthen the national DQA strategy with complementary techniques aimed at increasing data quality and usage
- Review available logistics data and identify facility based logistic gaps for periodic Facility Data Quality Assessments.
- Participate in the design and implementation of DQA across different systems/interventions
Reporting - 30%
- Pending transition of below activities to Pharmacy Department
- Assist with the development of the pharmaceutical sector M&E reports
- Assist with M&E related ad hoc initiatives and activities (to be defined)
- Assist in the compilation of SSCS project quarterly and annual reports as needed
- Assist in the preparation of periodic M&E reports for presentation in Medicines and Pharmaceuticals Management Technical Working Group, Regional Quarterly Pharmaceutical meetings and inform overall program planning and decision making.
Capacity Building 25%
- Support the progressive transition of M&E reporting activities listed above to Pharmacy Department
- Support the development of internal, local counterparts and partners’ staff capacity for M&E and data collection systems by supporting the design and implementation of trainings, coaching, mentoring and provision of technical support
Systems support - 10%
- Provide back-up support to the M&E Specialist in charge of systems support
- Support national initiatives on digital technologies to improve data visualization. This entails supporting the design and testing of new visualization as well as enhancement of existing ones
Collaboration Learning & Adaptation - 10%
Run analysis to support
- the implementation of the project’s CLA agenda
- the provision of inputs for the CLA forum
- project’s operational research
Any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time
REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION
Required: Bachelor’s degree in a health-related or an international development field with specialized training and/or experience is statistics, data analytics and research methodology or another closely related field and possess a Post graduate diploma in monitoring & evaluation.
REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE
- Minimum three (3) years related experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, preferably for USAID
- Strong familiarity with M&E databases
- Previous experience working on USAID-funded projects is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of USAID Evaluation Policy and ADS regulations a plus
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Demonstrated knowledge related to statistical analysis, project performance analysis, data visualization, and program reporting and monitoring required
- Working knowledge of technical and programmatic aspects of health sector and health systems strengthening in Uganda;
- Knowledge of supply chain concepts and pharmaceutical/logistic indicators
- Work experience with DHIS2 based systems.
- Excellent Analytical skills with good reporting and presentation skills
- Good command of statistics, sampling methodologies, and statistical analysis software such as STATA, SPSS, Tableau, Power BI etc.
- Ability to understand technical staff needs for data and to present information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written formats required;
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other stakeholders in developing creative and strategic solutions to achieve common goals.
- Willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and shifting deadlines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Travel: must be available for travel within Uganda
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.
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