Commissioner Health Services, Quality Assurance/Program Manager AIDs Control
International Partnership that provides grants to lower income countries with
high HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis disease burden. The Fund also supports
health service delivery through grants that are dedicated to health and
community systems strengthening. These resources are additional to and not a
replacement for financing to the health sector from recipient Governments.
Recipient Countries are required to demonstrate transparency, traceability,
attribution and efficient accountability of the resources.
& Evaluation Specialist is mainly responsible for providing day-to-day
M&E technical assistance to the department in implementation and monitoring
the quality of the grant, Health Sector Development Plan and the department’s
activities. In accordance with the guidance from the sector M&E
requirements, the M&E Specialist will play a pivotal role in ensuring that
the M&E and QA activities are well documented and reported in a
results-based manner. The M&E Specialist will work closely with other
program M&E units, the Regional Performance Monitoring Teams (RPMTs), and
District Health Officers to ensure M&E requirements are fulfilled and the
M&E Frameworks are reported on time with quality checks. The jobholder will support the Department to coordinate the
Supervision, Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Technical Working group (SMER
TWG) to improve its effectiveness. The M&E Specialist will also provide
support for the capacity building of staff and partners in relation to sector
M&E, and facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing. He or she
will work in close consultation with Pharmacy Division, Resource Centre and
Global Fund Coordination Unit (FCU) collaborating and coordinating with all
other technical staffs at the Ministry of Health, partnership/ Technical
Working Groups, regional and district/Sub District level.
sector performance monitoring:
- Undertake M&E the Ministry of Health work plan/procurement plan implementation.
- Tasked with the preparation of quarterly and annual programmatic progress updates on programs based on Global Fund requirements.
- Ensure development and updating of databases with pertinent program data and reports, evaluations, etc.
and quantitatively according to the health sector annual work plans and log
frame focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Ensure timely preparation of the departmental M&E annual work plans in line with health sector planning processes in collaboration with Program and Project M&E Specialists. Ensure that activities are clearly defined, including indicative activities, tasks and sub-tasks as well as deliverables for each activity to enable effective and efficient monitoring.
- Continuous monitoring, review of programs and make field visits together to conduct qualitative and quantitative checks to obtain feedback.
- Collaborate with QAD, Ministry of Health RC and program M&E units in the data entry, analysis and preparation of progress reports at national level and recommend corrective action, if any, to streamline the process.
- Timely submission of required reports by other program M&E units at the Ministry.
collaboration with other partners such as Academia, WHO, Uganda National Health
Research Organization (UNHRO) to conduct M&E related studies or surveys
- Systems Strengthening Review (MESSR)
- Health facility assessments
- Operational research
focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Mid-term evaluations
- End-term evaluations
ensure coordinated and government owned M&E under the national, sector and
program M&E plan:
- Actively participate in development and dissemination of sector M&E Plans.
- Participate in develop of the sector operational research agenda.
- Support supervision and guidance of the RPMTs.
- Training and other capacity development initiatives to strengthen program and district capacity in results-based management and M&E.
- Establish and maintain regular dialogue with key national partners involved in HMIS, M&E including surveys and health facility assessments.
- Provides guidance to program counterparts and other stakeholders on M&E of national and sector policies and strategies.
- Actively facilitate strategic information sharing across departments, sub national levels and sectors.
- Support the identification and documentation of links, synergies, lessons learnt and best practices that can be useful in the institutional learning process and increasing the results of projects.
- Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.
- The ideal candidate for the Global Fund Health Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist job opportunity must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent of Public health.
- Possession of a post graduate qualification in M&E is a MUST.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in M&E at national level in the development field.
- Computer literacy skills i.e. proficiency in the use of statistical package (knowledge of MS Excel/Access, EPI Info and data analysis packages).
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of the dynamics of the functioning of the decentralized health service delivery system; the effects of day to day decisions on the functionality of the health systems at all levels, as well as use of system approaches in “causality and attribution” of performance situations.
- Previous experience in results-based programme management and complex level M&E frameworks.
- Prior experience in supporting capacity development or utilization of national HMIS systems, including surveys.
- A good mastery of the 12 components of a functioning M&E System.
- A good mastery of managing for results, mentoring and coaching.
- Managing Relationships: Working in teams, Communicating information and ideas, Conflict and self-management.
- Working with people: Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management.
- Design and management of evaluation processes.
- Survey design and implementation.
- Broad understanding of gender considerations.
- Logic modelling/logical framework analysis.
- Real-time, utilization-focused, joint, summative and formative evaluation.
- Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Participatory approaches.
applications addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box
7272, Plot 6, Lourdel Road, Wandegeya, Kampala and hand delivered to the open
Registry Room No. A103. Ministry of Health Headquarters between 8.00 am – 5.00
pm working days). The complete
applicants should include the following;
- Detailed curriculum vitae,
- Photocopies of Professional registration certificates and valid practicing licences where applicable.
- Copy of National Identity Card.
- All applications should bear the title of the post being applied for.
- Applicants should include their telephone and email contacts on their application forms.
- Applicants subsequently shortlisted for oral interviews shall be required to present Originals of their Academic Transcripts and Certificates and National Identity Cards at the time of sitting the Oral Interviews.
- Applicants who will not have heard from the Ministry within a period of one month after completion of the recruitment and selection exercise should consider themselves unsuccessful.