Data, Monitoring, and Research jobs in Uganda
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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the worlds most pressing health challenges.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer vaccines and Immunization will provide technical support in the implementation of the vaccines and Immunization Program in Uganda. He/ She will be responsible for developing an effective M&E Strategy, system and plans for PATH and MOH/UNEPI projects. S/He will work closely with the EPI M&E specialist, Data manager and digital health partners supporting coordination between PATH immunization activities and EPI. S/He will also provide technical assistance in the development of tools, protocols, quality indicators and reports to enable monitoring and evaluation of the Immunization Program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Development of an effective PATH M&E Strategy, system and plans for the Immunization Program and different donor supported programs in line with the EPI M&E framework.
Collaborate with national stakeholders including representing PATH on technical committees to facilitate evidence-based planning for Immunization services and ensuring that plans are aligned to National Strategic Plans for Immunization.
Collaborate with the EPI M&E specialist and EPI Data Manager on the development and monitoring of indicators to measure immunization coverages. This includes setting up performance review meetings, developing performance dashboards to influence data-to-decision making at national and sub national levels.
Coordinate and supervise support supervision to Districts and other Implementing Partners to; improve data collection, recording, reporting and compliance with the set standards.
In collaboration with the Division of Health Information (DHI) and National Medical stores, support UNEPI to collect, process, and manage data on immunization service delivery and logistics/supplies to ensure the data is of high quality for accurate reporting and use in planning, and keeping up-to-date data base.
Support preparation for and implementation of M&E and data improvement program activities, including close coordination with DHI, UNEPI and partners, maintaining timelines and documentation of program activities.
Review and update tools and formats for data collection to capture data requirements of the Immunization Program, for use in monitoring and reporting.
Participate in operational and conventional research useful to inform policy development and program design for implementation.
Support new business development by engaging with relevant stakeholders and partners.
The applicant should preferably hold a masters degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, Medicine, Biostatistics, Health, Health informatics, computer sciences, social sciences, or any other health related field.
A Post graduate qualification in Monitoring & Evaluation.
At least 5 years practical experience in developing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems with at least 3 years experience in the health sector. An added advantage for experience in Vaccines and immunization programs.
Comprehensive knowledge of the Uganda public health context, including MoH structure, policies, and procedures, particularly immunization
Excellent knowledge in partnership engagement, data cleaning and preparation, data analysis and exploration, statistical knowledge. Additional advantage if knowledgeable in data science tools such as SQL skills, Excel, Tableau for data visualization.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner.
Expertise preparing thorough, well-written, and concise documents.
Possess the ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, work independently, and maintain a high level of accountability.
To apply for this job please visit path.silkroad.com.