Corus International
  • Business Development
  • Kampala, UGA
  • Regular Full -Time
  • EastAfrica

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning - Uganda Health Activity

In anticipation of a new multi-year, multi-sectoral USAID-funded "Uganda Health Activity", IMA World Health/Corus International is seeking a Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Director, MEL).

Corus International is a family of organizations which believes that those who were born into impossible circumstances deserve the opportunity for a better life. Corus was formed through the strategic merger of IMA World Health (operating as a public health organization since 1960), and Lutheran World Relief (operating as a livelihoods organization since 1945), and today includes the smaller entities of Charlie Goldsmith Associates, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Coffee. Corus International works in over 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, with a primary focus on health, livelihoods, and emergency response.

The Uganda Health Activity (UHA) aims to increase access to, and use of quality healthcare services, and to improve the performance of the health system at subnational levels in priority districts. Intended high-level results include: 1) improved access to and use of quality health services in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH), nutrition, water-sanitation-hygiene (WASH), and infection prevention and control (IPC) at the facility and community levels; 2) enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes; and 3) strengthened health system resilience at the regional, district, and community-levels. UHA also will strengthen the capacity of local PEPFAR implementing partners (IPs) to lead and sustain the epidemic response as part of sustainability efforts.

Reporting to the COP, the Director, MEL will oversee all monitoring, evaluation, learning, and related components of UHA, including the design and implementation of the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan (AMELP) and corresponding information system to track delivery against targets. As part of this work, the Director, MEL will guide reporting processes among technical staff, ensuring timely, accurate, and complete reporting. The position also will promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices, and dissemination of lessons learned and project outcomes as part of its CLA approach. The Director, MEL will mentor and support all the technical staff in MEL functions and will manage any MEL-related program staff. This position also will strengthen integrated health and HIV/AIDS reporting capacity among local PEPFAR and GoU partners. The proposed candidate must fulfill the position requirements detailed below.

Actual hiring is contingent upon successful agreement award and USAID approval. Nationals of Uganda are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

Required:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field, such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or social sciences
  • At least seven years of experience in managing and/or leading MEL activities for large-scale health service delivery or HSS programs in sub-Saharan Africa, with at least three of those years working in Uganda as a senior advisor or staff member
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing MEL systems that track performance as per the objectives of UHA
  • Knowledge of and experience with key MNCH, FP/RH, nutrition, WASH, and/or HIV/AIDS indicators and GoU and USG data collection systems (e.g. DHIS2, DATIM)
  • Demonstrated ability to translate project objectives and vision into an evidence-based theory of change
  • Strong analytical skills to successfully use data and evidence to guide program adaptations
  • Excellent ability to articulate oral and written technical information clearly and effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences

Desired:

  • Previous experience supporting MEL on USG-funded health programming in Uganda
  • Familiarity with CLA approaches
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Data visualization skills

LWR/Corus International is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). As such, Corus makes employment decisions and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an applicant's or employee's race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and local laws. If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please notify Corus's Human Resources department.

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