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The Uganda Health Activity (UHA) aims to increase access to and use of quality healthcare services and improve the performance of the health system at subnational levels in priority districts. Intended high-level results include:
- Improved access to and use of quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH); family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH); nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)/infection prevention and control (IPC) health services at facility- and community-levels
- Enhanced local ownership and leadership for sustainable health outcomes
- Strengthened health system resilience at the regional-, district-, and community-levels.
UHA Activity will also strengthen the capacity of local PEPFAR implementing partners (IPs) to lead and sustain the epidemic response as part of sustainability efforts.
The Uganda Health Activity is an anticipated project, and the position is contingent upon award from USAID.
The Director of MEL will oversee all monitoring, evaluation, learning, and components of UHA. The Director, MEL will guide reporting processes among technical staff, ensuring timely, accurate, and complete reporting. This position will also strengthen integrated health and HIV reporting capacity among local PEPFAR and Government of Uganda (GoU) partners.
You and Your Career:
If you are a problem-solver, collaborator, and doer, and you have expertise in MEL, maternal, newborn, and child health MNCH, family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), and PEPFAR experience we are interested in hearing from you. We are a learning organization and provide growth opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career!
Reporting and Supervision:
Director of MEL will report to the Chief of Party.
Key Competencies 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 health systems strengthening 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.
- 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.
- Previous experience supporting MEL on United States Government-funded health programming in Uganda.
- Familiarity with CLA approaches. Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and data visualization.
Professional Expertise/Competencies Preferred:
- Previous work experience in East Africa strongly preferred.
- Existing relationships with Ugandan stakeholders a plus.